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Hot and dry long weekend concerns BC Wildfire crews

Temperatures are forecasted to be unseasonably warm this weekend with highs into the 30’s for many areas.

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Tsartlip First Nation Chief Don Tom. (File)

Tsartlip Chief alarmed after escaped Atlantic salmon caught in Saanich Inlet

Tim Collins /News staff Chief Don Tom, Chief of the Tsartlip First…

  • Sep 1, 2017
Tsartlip First Nation Chief Don Tom. (File)
Thick smoke is billowing into the Similkameen Valley from the Diamond Creek wildfire, which has more than doubled in size in Canada.                                (Tara Bowie/Keremeos Review)

Diamond Creek fire doubles in size in Canada

The Canadian portion of the fire has grown from 1,700 hectares to over 4,000 since Thursday

Thick smoke is billowing into the Similkameen Valley from the Diamond Creek wildfire, which has more than doubled in size in Canada.                                (Tara Bowie/Keremeos Review)
Kevin M. McLaughlin took this photo Aug. 31 of a derelict boat at Island View Beach Regional Park. He’s wondering why is hasn’t been removed by the Capital Regional District. (Kevin McLaughlin)

CRD to remove derelict boat at Island View Beach

Park user Kevin McLaughlin sent complaint, photo seeking action

Kevin M. McLaughlin took this photo Aug. 31 of a derelict boat at Island View Beach Regional Park. He’s wondering why is hasn’t been removed by the Capital Regional District. (Kevin McLaughlin)
Province unveils free tuition for kids in foster care

Province unveils free tuition for kids in foster care

BC Premier John Horgan announced an expanded tuition waiver program Friday in Nanaimo for those living in Provincial care.

Province unveils free tuition for kids in foster care
WATCH: Drunk passenger assaults BC Transit workers in Victoria

WATCH: Drunk passenger assaults BC Transit workers in Victoria

An unruly passenger was taken into custody by police after assaulting a bus driver Friday morning near Uptown Shopping Centre.

WATCH: Drunk passenger assaults BC Transit workers in Victoria
Students head into a portable classroom in Chilliwack. Some urban centres are seeing rising enrolment. (Jenna Hauck/Black Press)

B.C. schools brace for more students, teachers

Hiring 3,500 more teachers going well, Education Minister Rob Fleming says

Students head into a portable classroom in Chilliwack. Some urban centres are seeing rising enrolment. (Jenna Hauck/Black Press)
A man aboard a Transport Canada patrol boat watches his boat sink near Ogden Point.                                Photo courtesy of Andrew Johns.
A man aboard a Transport Canada patrol boat watches his boat sink near Ogden Point.                                Photo courtesy of Andrew Johns.
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Last chance for summer sizzle?

Environment Canada has issued a special weather alert as temps are expected to reach 30 degrees this weekend.

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Saanich artist needs to brush up on copyright law

Saanich artist needs to brush up on copyright law

Artist will pay out $10,000 after turning photos into digital paintings

Saanich artist needs to brush up on copyright law
Town of Sidney electrian Ron Green demonstrates how easy it is to install new LED lamps in the municipality’s street lights. The Town upgraded their 110 lights and expects to save $4,500 a year in energy costs. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Sidney lights up with more efficient bulbs

Town estimates it’ll save $4,500 a year with new LED streetlights

Town of Sidney electrian Ron Green demonstrates how easy it is to install new LED lamps in the municipality’s street lights. The Town upgraded their 110 lights and expects to save $4,500 a year in energy costs. (Steven Heywood/News staff)
Victoria Hospice welcomes local man on his return from cross-Canada tour

Victoria Hospice welcomes local man on his return from cross-Canada tour

Coast-to-coast cycling adventure honoured Victoria man’s late father

Victoria Hospice welcomes local man on his return from cross-Canada tour
Province stepping in to protect ancestral remains

Province stepping in to protect ancestral remains

The province plans to make an application to the courts under the Heritage Conservation Act

Province stepping in to protect ancestral remains
Saanich Police are asking for public help in locating 30-year-old Justine Charlie.

UPDATED: Missing Saanich woman located safe

UPDATE: Sept. 1/9:45 a.m. Justine Charlie has been located by Saanich Police,…

Saanich Police are asking for public help in locating 30-year-old Justine Charlie.
The intersection of Ash Road and Cordova Bay Road near Mount Douglas Park is closed due to downed power lines. Google Maps

Road through Mount Douglas Park closed

Downed power lines forced the closure of the roadway through Mount Douglas…

The intersection of Ash Road and Cordova Bay Road near Mount Douglas Park is closed due to downed power lines. Google Maps
Another driver was fined $575 for tossing a cigarette butt out of a vehicle window outside of the West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Photo courtesy West Shore RCMP)

West Shore RCMP fines driver $575 for tossing a cigarette out the window

This is the second time this summer someone has been caught outside of the Langford detachment

  • Aug 31, 2017
Another driver was fined $575 for tossing a cigarette butt out of a vehicle window outside of the West Shore RCMP detachment in Langford. (Photo courtesy West Shore RCMP)
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Campers urged to stay out of back country this long weekend

While no ban is in place, patrols will be stepped up as officials expect hot and dry conditions to continue.

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Erris fire truck in 100 Mile House today (Aug. 31).
Erris fire truck in 100 Mile House today (Aug. 31).
Conservation Officer finds unattended campfire during a patrol. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service)

Careless campfires continue in B.C.

Patrols to be stepped up during Labour Day weekend

Conservation Officer finds unattended campfire during a patrol. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service)
Saanich residents will get a second chance to hear from at least seven of the candidates running for the open seat on council.

Second forum added to Saanich byelection campaign

Saanich residents will get a second chance to hear from some of…

Saanich residents will get a second chance to hear from at least seven of the candidates running for the open seat on council.