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Penticton Western News
Campfire bans rescindedCampfires are now permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, the Ministry o
Campfire bans rescinded
Penticton Western News / Posted 5 hours ago
Campfires are now permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations announced Monday. Effective at noon Aug. 31, the ban is being rescinded due to the recent widespread precipitation which... Read more
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Eureka Times-Standard
Arcata Sunrise Rotary welcomes new presidentThe Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise has chosen Howard Stauffer as its new preside
Arcata Sunrise Rotary welcomes new president
Eureka Times-Standard / Posted 2 days ago
The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise has chosen Howard Stauffer as its new president for the 2015-2016 Rotary year. Stauffer is a retired professor of applied statistics from Humboldt State University, where he taught and engaged in research for 25... Read more
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BC Local News
Bryce Casavant transferred from Conservation Officer ServiceThis morning, Aug. 28, former North Island Conservation Officer Bryce Casavant
Bryce Casavant transferred from Conservation Officer Service
BC Local News / Posted 3 days ago
This morning, Aug. 28, former North Island Conservation Officer Bryce Casavant was found working in the Port McNeill Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations office. “Our union has filed a grievance over Bryce Casavant’s original... Read more
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BC Local News
No contract renewal for Mars: provinceThe Hawaii Mars will not have its contract renewed by the province, according t
No contract renewal for Mars: province
BC Local News / Posted 3 days ago
The Hawaii Mars will not have its contract renewed by the province, according to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. “We appreciate the assistance of the Mars and its crews during this busy fire season,” said MFLNRO... Read more
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Alberni Valley News
No contract renewal for Mars: provinceThe Hawaii Mars will not have its contract renewed by the province, according t
No contract renewal for Mars: province
Alberni Valley News / Posted 4 days ago
The Hawaii Mars will not have its contract renewed by the province, according to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. “We appreciate the assistance of the Mars and its crews during this busy fire season,” said MFLNRO... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
BC Hydro to survey recreational river usersBC Hydro has started a public recreation use survey along the Campbell River wa
BC Hydro to survey recreational river users
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
BC Hydro has started a public recreation use survey along the Campbell River watershed. The survey will canvass people on their perceptions of recreation use and compare those perceptions to reservoir levels. “As part of the Campbell River water... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
UVic rabbits have left Coombs for AlbertaThe remainder of the UVic feral rabbits from a Coombs sanctuary have retired to
UVic rabbits have left Coombs for Alberta
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 6 days ago
The remainder of the UVic feral rabbits from a Coombs sanctuary have retired to Alberta. The founder of the Earthanimal Humane Education and Rescue Society (EARS) has confirmed the rabbits are no longer on Vancouver Island. The Ministry of Forests,... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
B.C. First Nations man charged with illegal elk hunting on aboriginal landA member of the Ucluelet First Nation on Vancouver Island has been charged with
B.C. First Nations man charged with illegal elk hunting on aboriginal land
The Globe and Mail / Posted 7 days ago
A member of the Ucluelet First Nation on Vancouver Island has been charged with illegally killing and possessing elk on aboriginal land, one of nearly two dozen elk that have been poached outside of hunting season since 2013. The charges come amid a... Read more
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BC Local News
Smoke to stick around for a few daysSmoke blowing in from the large wildfires in the United States is going to stic
Smoke to stick around for a few days
BC Local News / Posted 8 days ago
Smoke blowing in from the large wildfires in the United States is going to stick around for the next few days, and is inhibiting firefighting air operations. The smoke was blown into southern B.C. Saturday evening by strong southerly winds. A... Read more
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Kootenay Advertiser
Kootenays now on Level 3 droughtWith the weather expected to remain warm and dry, the provincial government has
Kootenays now on Level 3 drought
Kootenay Advertiser / Posted 11 days ago
With the weather expected to remain warm and dry, the provincial government has announced a Level 3 drought rating for the Kootenays and is urging us to reduce water consumption. Level 3 drought conditions call for voluntary water-use reductions of... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Beaver dam war causing muddy creek watersAn ongoing battle with a beaver dam in Commodore Heights is most likely the rea
Beaver dam war causing muddy creek waters
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
An ongoing battle with a beaver dam in Commodore Heights is most likely the reason Missioner Creek was muddy last week, property owner Henry Vlodder told the Tribune. The dam, while located in a department of highways right of way, is next to 12... Read more
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Arrow Lakes News
Level 3 Drought and angling restrictions announcedArrow Lakes News A number of environmental factors have resulted in the provin
Level 3 Drought and angling restrictions announced
Arrow Lakes News / Posted 11 days ago
Arrow Lakes News A number of environmental factors have resulted in the province announcing a level 3 drought rating for the Kootenay Columbia region. This includes an angling closure of all streams in the Kootenay region effective August 15 through... Read more
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Kootenay Advertiser
Changes to outdoor water usage in CranbrookSUBMITTED The number of days per week that you are able to water your lawns an
Changes to outdoor water usage in Cranbrook
Kootenay Advertiser / Posted 12 days ago
SUBMITTED The number of days per week that you are able to water your lawns and gardens in Cranbrook will be reduced from 3 days per week down to two starting on Wednesday August 19. Even numbered properties can water on Thursdays and Sundays while... Read more
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Nelson Star
Ministry urges Kootenay Heli-Ski to hold public meetingThose waiting for a decision on Kootenay Heli-Ski’s commercial land tenure may
Ministry urges Kootenay Heli-Ski to hold public meeting
Nelson Star / Posted 18 days ago
Those waiting for a decision on Kootenay Heli-Ski’s commercial land tenure may be waiting a while longer. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations spokesman Greig Bethel told the Star the application is under review and there is no... Read more
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Nelson Star
Jumbo plans changeThe July 21 meeting of Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality received a le
Jumbo plans change
Nelson Star / Posted 18 days ago
The July 21 meeting of Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality received a letter from the Jumbo Glacier Resorts and development proponent, Oberto Oberti. It said: “Glacier Resort Ltd. (parent corporation of the proposed resort) cannot allow the... Read more
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Nelson Star
Kootenays now on Level 3 droughtWith the weather expected to remain warm and dry, the provincial government has
Kootenays now on Level 3 drought
Nelson Star / Posted 20 days ago
With the weather expected to remain warm and dry, the provincial government has announced a Level 3 drought rating for the Kootenays and is urging us to reduce water consumption. Level 3 drought conditions call for voluntary water-use reductions of... Read more
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BC Local News
East Kootenay now in Level 3 droughtOn Friday, the province announced a Level 3 drought rating for the Kootenays an
East Kootenay now in Level 3 drought
BC Local News / Posted 24 days ago
On Friday, the province announced a Level 3 drought rating for the Kootenays and Lower Columbia regions. With weather conditions expected to remain warm and dry, water users in the Lower Columbia, West Kootenay and East Kootenay regions are being... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Level 3 drought rating for Cariboo Chilcotin in placeWith weather conditions expected to remain warm and dry, water users in the Mid
Level 3 drought rating for Cariboo Chilcotin in place
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 24 days ago
With weather conditions expected to remain warm and dry, water users in the Middle Fraser region which includes the Cariboo and Chilcotin are being urged to reduce water consumption, and the Government of B.C. has announced a Level 3 drought rating... Read more
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BC Local News
Wei Wai Kum Nation gets historic woodland licenseWith an exchange of gifts at the new Campbell River Band office Friday, Wei Wai
Wei Wai Kum Nation gets historic woodland license
BC Local News / Posted 24 days ago
With an exchange of gifts at the new Campbell River Band office Friday, Wei Wai Kum Chief Robert Pollard and Steve Thompson, Minister of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, signed a woodland licence agreement designed to enhance... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Wei Wai Kum Nation gets historic woodland licenseWith an exchange of gifts at the new Campbell River Band office Friday, Wei Wai
Wei Wai Kum Nation gets historic woodland license
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 24 days ago
With an exchange of gifts at the new Campbell River Band office Friday, Wei Wai Kum Chief Robert Pollard and Steve Thompson, Minister of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, signed a woodland licence agreement designed to enhance... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Weeding out knotweedShuswap residents are encouraged to be on the lookout for, and help remove knot
Weeding out knotweed
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 24 days ago
Shuswap residents are encouraged to be on the lookout for, and help remove knotweed. The plant is an incredibly invasive perennial, and is classified as “noxious” under the BC Weed Control Act. There are four species of knotweed found in B.C.:... Read more
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Castlegar News
Toadfest’s early migrationThis year, the annual Toadfest event will be held on Wednesday August 12, from
Toadfest’s early migration
Castlegar News / Posted 25 days ago
This year, the annual Toadfest event will be held on Wednesday August 12, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Summit Lake Provincial Park, south of Nakusp. The free event, now in its sixth year, is coordinated by the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Forest board critical of Sonora Island loggingA complaint by residents on Sonora Island has led to the Forest Practice Board
Forest board critical of Sonora Island logging
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 27 days ago
A complaint by residents on Sonora Island has led to the Forest Practice Board recommending both TimberWest Forest Corp. and the provincial government review logging practices under an ecosystem-based management (EBM) plan for old-growth forests... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Sunken logging camp spoils Zeballos InletA derelict logging float camp partially submerged in Zeballos Inlet poses a ser
Sunken logging camp spoils Zeballos Inlet
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 27 days ago
A derelict logging float camp partially submerged in Zeballos Inlet poses a serious environmental and navigation hazard, but little is being done to remove it, says a Comox logger who has been trying to find someone to take responsibility for the... Read more
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Nelson Star
Public says no to Kootenay Heli-Ski applicationMany concerned Nelson area citizens believe they will have to say goodbye to pe
Public says no to Kootenay Heli-Ski application
Nelson Star / Posted 27 days ago
Many concerned Nelson area citizens believe they will have to say goodbye to peace and quiet in their backcountry should a land tenure application by Kootenay Heli-Ski inc. be approved. While many people wrote in a response to a call for public... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Fire on Joy RoadA structure fire that broke out on Joy Road early Friday morning is now under c
Fire on Joy Road
Penticton Western News / Posted a month ago
A structure fire that broke out on Joy Road early Friday morning is now under control. The fire was called in around 6:30 a.m. July 31 and because it was out of the jurisdiction of local fire crews, the Ministry of Forests was called to the... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Fish endangerment casts restrictionsTrout are now off hook, along with salmon. The provincial government is suspen
Fish endangerment casts restrictions
Vernon Morning Star / Posted a month ago
Trout are now off hook, along with salmon. The provincial government is suspending all angling in Middle Shuswap River due to warm water temperatures and low flows. “There’s a few trout in there so there’s some concern,” said Mike Ramsey, manager... Read more
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The Tyee
Wolf Advocates Stymied in Search for Cull DetailsMinistry officials killed 84 BC wolves last winter in an attempt to protect end
Wolf Advocates Stymied in Search for Cull Details
The Tyee / Posted a month ago
Ministry officials killed 84 BC wolves last winter in an attempt to protect endangered mountain caribou. Photo by Caninest, Creative Commons licensed. Critics of the B.C. government's wolf cull say they've been stymied in their attempts to get... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Drought conditions close fisheriesAnglers will have to reel in their rods on the Middle Shuswap River. Following
Drought conditions close fisheries
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 1 months ago
Anglers will have to reel in their rods on the Middle Shuswap River. Following on the heels of a federal Fisheries and Oceans Canada ban on salmon fisheries, the province has suspended angling from July 30 through to Sept. 30. The area affected is... Read more

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