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2015/07/03 23:10
2015/07/03 23:10
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Continuing hot, dry, windy conditions have prompted the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources to announce on Friday a Level 4 drought rating for the Island. The province also suspended...
2015/07/03 23:10
2015/07/03 23:10
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2015/07/03 20:22
2015/07/03 20:22
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It is not surprising, given the recent heat waves and sporadic rainfall that have been sweeping over the valley, that the BC Wildfire Service has issued a campfire ban effective noon July 3. This...
2015/07/03 19:24
2015/07/03 19:24
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Responding to dry conditions, the Government of B.C. has announced a Level 4 drought rating for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and taken the additional action of suspending angling in streams...
2015/07/02 22:29
2015/07/02 22:29
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If you see unwatered lawns popping up in Port Alberni soon, don’t think of them as brown—think of them as golden. That’s the message that Alberni Valley Transition Town Society member Sarah Thomas is...
2015/07/02 21:45
2015/07/02 21:45
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The Katzie First Nation has rallied impressive support for its stance against the proposed new Sheridan Hill quarry. Katzie Chief Susan Miller has rallied 203 First Nations bands, and spoken with the...
2015/06/30 22:24
2015/06/30 22:24
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It has been a dry spring in Fraser-Nicola, and that means the possibility of wildfire is never far away. The recent fire that threatened homes south of Lytton is a frightening example. Forest fires...
2015/06/30 21:48
2015/06/30 21:48
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Starting this Friday, all campfires will be prohibited throughout all Central Okanagan municipalities. That’s the earliest in recent memory and a week and a half earlier than last year (July...
2015/06/30 21:18
2015/06/30 21:18
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Wildfire officials will be keeping a close watch on the forests following a thunderstorm that launched more than 5,000 lightning strikes in the Kamloops Fire Centre. Most of the strikes took place in...
2015/06/29 19:58
2015/06/29 19:58
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The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has placed an Evacuation Alert for three homes near Highway 33 after a wildfire in the Westbridge area, estimated to be 15 hectares in size, broke...
2015/06/25 20:45
2015/06/25 20:45
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The Maple Ridge Fire Department has slapped a total burning ban on the city as tinder dry conditions persist. “All camp fires, refuse fires, are prohibited. Fireworks or pyrotechnics are all...
2015/06/25 14:57
2015/06/25 14:57
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Meadow Creek Cedar is busy planting trees and doing road maintenance this summer in an attempt to reduce the liability that has caused the provincial government to cancel its forest licence as of Aug....
2015/06/24 16:20
2015/06/24 16:20
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The B.C. government appears reluctant to give municipalities more say on mines applications within their jurisdiction. At the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention last September, District of...
2015/06/24 15:44
2015/06/24 15:44
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Flares may have ignited a blaze in tinder-dry Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. Coldstream firefighters were alerted to a grass fire near Rattlesnake Point at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday. “Six citizens actioned...
2015/06/24 08:56
2015/06/24 08:56
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The Regional District of the Central Kootenay board will ask FrontCounterBC for a public meeting regarding a proposed heli-ski operation bordering Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. Rural Nelson...
2015/06/21 00:59
2015/06/21 00:59
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The State Cabinet has decided to formulate a special rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) package for over 86,362 families, who have encroached upon forest lands less than three acres across the...
2015/06/19 09:21
2015/06/19 09:21
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Kathmandu, June 19: The Department of Archaeology (DoA) has stated that the reconstruction of the quake-damaged archaeological structures would be completed within seven years provided there is...
2015/06/19 08:35
2015/06/19 08:35
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Dry conditions sparked quick action in a Lake Country neighbourhood. District firefighters and Ministry of Forests crews quickly tackled a blaze that broke out near Juniper Cove Road, off of...
2015/06/16 23:21
2015/06/16 23:21
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The Horsefly-Likely Forest Service Road (Ditch Road) has been re-opened after being closed following the Mount Polley Mine tailings impoundment breach last August. “The presence of heavy industrial...
2015/06/16 20:44
2015/06/16 20:44
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A grass fire near the Malcolm Knapp UBC Research Forest on Saturday evening illustrated how dangerous the present fire conditions are. The woods are so dry, Maple Ridge fire chief Dan Spence said a...
2015/06/16 16:30
2015/06/16 16:30
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Vancouver Island is facing drought-like conditions, with watering and burning restrictions coming earlier than ever. "This is the earliest we've ever gone to level three (watering restrictions), out...
2015/07/03 23:10
2015/07/03 23:10
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