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Firefighters ignore campfire ban

Firefighters ignore campfire ban

A group of B.C. firefighters are being skewered online for enjoying a campfire Tuesday

Firefighters ignore campfire ban
Skies are clearing around Ashcroft, and work is underway restoring Internet, phone service, and secure power. (Barbara Roden/Ashcroft Cache-Creek Journal)

Ashcroft Reserve wildfire hit 10,300 hectares

Cause of the fire remains under investigation

Skies are clearing around Ashcroft, and work is underway restoring Internet, phone service, and secure power. (Barbara Roden/Ashcroft Cache-Creek Journal)
Image credit: Bob Marsh

No change in Princeton fire size

“The fire is 2,700 hectares in size and zero per cent contained.”

Image credit: Bob Marsh
An emergency reception centre in B.C.’s interior. (Momikara/Twitter)

Wildfire evacuees frustrated with Red Cross waits

Red Cross says first cash assistance packages came out yesterday

An emergency reception centre in B.C.’s interior. (Momikara/Twitter)
A small vessel ran aground on a Sandbank near Billings Spit on Tuesday afternoon. Six were rescued. (Facebook/Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue)

UPDATE: Six rescued after abandoning boat near Billings Spit

The small boat ran aground on a sandbank, near Sooke

A small vessel ran aground on a Sandbank near Billings Spit on Tuesday afternoon. Six were rescued. (Facebook/Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue)
Ryan Lehy, Jayde Haire, Cody Daku, Jeremy Newton and Andrew Dayton are all friends from the Brentwood Bay area and they’re driving to Kamloops Friday with trailers and trucks full of supplies to help people affected by the B.C. wildfires. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Brentwood Bay friends driving supplies to victims of the B.C. wildfires

A group of friends from Brentwood Bay will be driving three trailers…

Ryan Lehy, Jayde Haire, Cody Daku, Jeremy Newton and Andrew Dayton are all friends from the Brentwood Bay area and they’re driving to Kamloops Friday with trailers and trucks full of supplies to help people affected by the B.C. wildfires. (Steven Heywood/News staff)
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Loonie soars as interest rates rise

The Bank of Canada hiked the interest rate for the first time in 7 years on Wednesday.

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A fire can destroy many things - but not spirit

A fire can destroy many things – but not spirit

“William and I are still here and the property is still there and Allison Creek is still running through it.”

A fire can destroy many things - but not spirit
West Shore RCMP investigating morning robbery

West Shore RCMP investigating morning robbery

A woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following an incident at 9:00 a.m.

West Shore RCMP investigating morning robbery
Coast Hotels are offering rooms at 50 per cent off the best available room rate for those evacuated because of wildfire.                                Submitted photo

Discounted hotel rooms for wildfire evacuees

Coast Hotels offering support to help ease the burden on evacuees

Coast Hotels are offering rooms at 50 per cent off the best available room rate for those evacuated because of wildfire.                                Submitted photo
Brush fire closes Sooke Road

Brush fire closes Sooke Road

Firefighters have fire 100 per cent contained, says fire chief

Brush fire closes Sooke Road
“Stubborn farmers” working behind fire lines to protect homes, animals
“Stubborn farmers” working behind fire lines to protect homes, animals
Greg Sabatino photo. Lines are long at Lake City Secondary Williams Lake Campus Tuesday morning where hundreds are waiting to register with Emergency Social Services.

B.C. Wildfire evacuees asked to register early

Cariboo Regional District officials say it saves time and heartache

Greg Sabatino photo. Lines are long at Lake City Secondary Williams Lake Campus Tuesday morning where hundreds are waiting to register with Emergency Social Services.
Utility arborists work in a section of burned out forest near 150 Mile House Monday, where fire crews have made good progress keeping fires away from residential areas. Angie Mindus photo

VIDEO: BC wildfire service “optimistic” about 150 mile fire

Crews also make progress on fire west of Williams Lake

Utility arborists work in a section of burned out forest near 150 Mile House Monday, where fire crews have made good progress keeping fires away from residential areas. Angie Mindus photo
Video: Devastating footage from Boston Flats

Video: Devastating footage from Boston Flats

Firefighters do not expect to get a handle on this fire any day soon

Video: Devastating footage from Boston Flats
Pharmacy supplies provided for evacuees

Pharmacy supplies provided for evacuees

Many groups are helping to provide services or collecting donations for the Red Cross.

  • Jul 11, 2017
Pharmacy supplies provided for evacuees
BC Hydro trucks wait to board a ferry at Duke Point on Sunday afternoon to help assist the wildfire situation in B.C.’s Interior. (BC Hydro photo)

Hydro crews pulled from Island to help with wildfires

About two dozen workers and 20 trucks are on their way to the BC Interior to help restore power.

BC Hydro trucks wait to board a ferry at Duke Point on Sunday afternoon to help assist the wildfire situation in B.C.’s Interior. (BC Hydro photo)
The Hawaii Mars in action over Sproat Lake in Port Alberni. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Province says no to Hawaii Mars

The BC Wildfire services believes the waterbomber isn’t modern enough

The Hawaii Mars in action over Sproat Lake in Port Alberni. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
North Saanich Fire Chief John Trelford. (File photo)

Saanich Peninsula fire departments answering the call to fight B.C. wildfires

With more than 230 wildfires already having consumed more than 400 square…

  • Jul 11, 2017
North Saanich Fire Chief John Trelford. (File photo)
The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)

No charges for officer in connection with Beckett crash

Statement explaining decision to be released following sentencing of Fenton

  • Jul 11, 2017
The West Shore RCMP officer that was the subject of a police watchdog organization’s investigation will not be charged. (Gazette file photo)