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by Contributor on Thursday Jul 20 2017

In response to the minister of public safety and solicitor general's request for Canadian Armed Forces support to assist British Columbia's work on the wildfires, Solicitor General Mike Farnworth expressed his gratitude and thanks for the Forces' agreement to help.

"This is an unprecedented emergency, and it's a welcome relief to get more boots on the ground from the Canadian Forces to...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Premier John Horgan has pledged his ongoing support for the people and communities affected by wildfires in B.C.'s Interior, as the cabinet meets for the first time in Victoria.

"When we face difficult times, people and communities come together to help each other. Our government is stepping up our support of the people affected by the devastating wildfires in the B.C. Interior," said...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 18 2017

The BC SPCA is escalating rescue efforts to help animals impacted by B.C.’s raging wildfires.

“Our staff and volunteers have been very active in supporting emergency services in affected areas, but as the wildfires spread we are escalating our involvement,” said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.

“The animal evacuation centre being operated by...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 16 2017

The B.C. government recognizes the overwhelming generosity of British Columbians and the various organizations who are pulling together to help those affected by the wildfires burning in various areas throughout the province.

Anyone wanting to provide assistance to those affected by the wildfires has a variety of ways to do so.

The Canadian Red Cross is supporting the Government...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Jul 14 2017

Williams Lake - Targeted enforcement of prolific property criminals in the Williams Lake area resulted in the arrest of two individuals following a vehicle stop.

On July 11, 2017, two individuals were arrested as a result of a routine vehicle stop at 9 Avenue North and Latin Street. During a subsequent search of their vehicle, police officers located a television which is believed to...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 13 2017

The BC Wildfire Service is urging members of the public to stay away from active wildfires wherever they may be in the province.

British Columbia's fire management professionals, hardworking firefighters, aircraft crews and contracted firefighters need plenty of room to do this challenging work.

The presence of unauthorized people in these areas represents a significant safety...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 12 2017

The provincial government announced the first of 310 firefighting personnel from other Canadian agencies began arriving in British Columbia on Sunday, July 9, 2017, to help the BC Wildfire Service get the upper hand on the 225 wildfires that are burning in the province.

Under normal circumstances, the BC Wildfire Service has sufficient staff, aircraft and equipment available to tackle...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 10 2017

With the province under a state of emergency due to the hundreds of wildfires in progress throughout B.C., ICBC is advising customers to protect their vehicles and important documents and to avoid driving near impacted areas.

For customers on evacuation alert:

  • Pack all essential ID and documents in preparation...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 09 2017

Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement regarding the current wildfire activity in British Columbia:

“Our first priority during this period of extreme wildfire activity in the interior has been to ensure the safety of all those directly impacted.

“This included declaring a provincial state of emergency so that all possible tools are available to fight...

by Dermod Travis on Tuesday Jul 04 2017

They're the stories that tug at us.

Here's one from Waco, Texas: “My 86 year old mom...is losing her money to these people who promise her in order to accept her "sweepstakes" she has to keep sending them money for processing fees. She suffers from dementia and this company is taking advantage of her. Someone needs to find this company and make them stop abusing and taking money from...

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