It didn't take long for the Southeast Fire Centre to issue its first ban of the summer season.
Effective at noon Pacific Time on Monday, July 3, 2017, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety the BC Wildfire Service said Friday in a media release.
ICBC and police are urging drivers to plan ahead for a safe ride home if any of your activities this summer involve alcohol, especially with Canada celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend.
The problem of people starting illegal temporary residences continued in May as more transient camps were removed.
City bylaw services reported that it had removed nine more transient camps during the last month. Last month it removed 12 transient camps with a "relatively large" camp removed four separate times from the Grand Forks area.
BC Wildfire Service personnel have been responding to lightning-caused fires throughout the Arrow Fire Zone.
Although some fires are highly visible from surrounding communities, none of these fires is immediately threatening communities or structures.
Health Canada is reminding Canadians that it is not safe to taste or eat raw dough, batter, or any other product containing uncooked flour, as raw flour can be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli.
The City of Nelson has decided to hitch its wagon to provincially recognized WildSafeBC to reduce encounters between humans and wildlife — including bears, skunks and raccoons — within the city limits.
In a media release Tuesday, the city said it is working with WildSafeBC to launch an enhanced educational and support program to help reduce human-wildlife conflicts in the City.
Kelowna RCMP said the suspect who sparked a multi detachment man hunt Tuesday afternoon, and prompted a warning to the public to avoid picking up hitch hikers is now in police custody and faces potential charges.
It seemed like only yesterday residents of the BC Southern Interior were on flood watch.
However, following the first major lightning storm of 2017 Summer, BC Wildfire Service crews were back on the job after there were numerous lightning-caused fires throughout the Arrow Fire Zone and the Kootenay Lake Fire Zone.
The cream is beginning to rise to the top as the Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament enters Day three of competition Thursday at James Donaldson Park in the Boundary City.
Westchase Express and Seattle Studs control the lead in Division one while Northwest Honkers and San Francisco Seals top Division 2.
The recent dry spell hovering over the province has prompted the BC Wildfire Service to remind the public that a Category 3 fire prohibition is in place throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction.
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