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Calgary couple ghosted, loses $5,400 to Vancouver rental scam

Whether it be relocating to a city for a new job or moving out for the first time to study at post-secondary, finding a new place to live is stressful. Scammers know that people in the midst of moving don’t always have time or capacity to do the necessary research.  BBB serving Mainland BC & […]

RCMP increase policing efforts in Okanagan amid wildfires

The RCMP in the Okanagan region is reassuring the community that due to the increased proactive efforts overnight, there have been only minor concerns reported. Despite receiving a few calls regarding suspicious individuals, there have been limited reports of property theft in the affected areas. “Our officers did encounter a couple suspicious people near a […]

Province urges public to prepare for extreme fire conditions

The Province is preparing for extreme fire behaviour due to potential dry lightning and strong winds. People are urged to be prepared for evacuations and follow all regional fire prohibitions. During the past week, B.C. has seen record-breaking heat accompanied by dry air masses, especially in the south of the province. The...

Columbia River Treaty talks move forward after constructive Seattle session

 On Aug. 10 and 11, 2023, Canada and the United States held the 18th round of negotiations toward a modernized Columbia River Treaty. The U.S. delegation hosted the meeting in Seattle, welcoming the Canadian negotiating team, which included representatives of the governments of Canada and B.C., and the Ktunaxa, Secwepemc and...

BC cop wins gold at 2023 World Police & Fire Games

A Vancouver Island RCMP officer is coming home with a suitcase a little heavier after winning the gold medal in Cross Country Mountain Bike in the scope of the 2023 World Police & Fire Games which was held in Winnipeg. Forty-two-year-old Sgt. David Vunic, who is currently posted at the West Shore RCMP, has been an avid ...

BC Coroners Service issues public safety bulletin about wildfire smoke

As confirmed by his parents, the BC Coroners Service is investigating the death of nine-year-old Carter Vigh of 100 Mile House, related to an existing medical condition aggravated by wildfire smoke. The sudden and unexpected death of this young boy is a heartbreaking loss for his family and community. As the province experiences...

RCMP seek info after fatal plane crash in northern BC

Police are looking to speak with additional witnesses after a small plane crash killed one man near Simpson Lake on Sunday afternoon. On June 25, 2023 at 5:41 p.m., the Chetwynd RCMP received a report of a plane crash at Simpson Lake in the Mount Lemoray area. Police attended the crash site and confirmed that the pilot and ...

More than 1,000 lives lost to toxic unregulated drugs in first five months of 2023

Though the risk of death posed by the unregulated drug supply remains extremely high, the number of deaths in British Columbia due to drug toxicity decreased from near-record levels in April to 176 lives lost in the month of May. “BC Coroners Service findings confirm that this public-health emergency continues to be driven ...

FortisBC reminds customers to prepare ahead to minimize summer energy bills

With B.C.’s southern interior expected to experience extremely hot summer weather, FortisBC Inc. (FortisBC) would like to remind its customers that taking proactive measures to reduce energy use can help minimize higher bills during periods of extreme heat, while still keeping you and your household safe and comfortable....

Man dies in Quesnel crash

On June 14 at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Hwy 97 near Lansdowne Road in Quesnel, BC, Quesnel RCMP and BCHP – Williams Lake responded to a report of a fatal collision between a commercial Ford F-150 pickup truck and a Dodge Ram pickup truck that had been hauling a trailer. One male driver is deceased and a female passenger was...

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