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Jenna Hauck/ Progress File                                Chilliwack Flight Fest is on a one-year hiatus.

Chilliwack Flight Fest grounded

Low numbers at AGM forces one-year hiatus of free show

Jenna Hauck/ Progress File                                Chilliwack Flight Fest is on a one-year hiatus.
Raylene and Bryan Poffenroth of Beacher Ranch work to save their home as the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire moves toward them Sunday night. Raylene Poffenroth photo

Riske Creek ranchers go it alone in fight against dangerous wildfire

Hanceville-Riske Creek fire crests ridge at Farwell Canyon Road

Raylene and Bryan Poffenroth of Beacher Ranch work to save their home as the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire moves toward them Sunday night. Raylene Poffenroth photo
The greeting that returning Cache Creek residents saw as they made their way along Highway 1 to Quartz Road.                                Barbara Roden

Firefighters and volunteers gather to welcome reurning Cache Creek residents

After 12 days of being evacuated, the village started to come back to life on July 18.

The greeting that returning Cache Creek residents saw as they made their way along Highway 1 to Quartz Road.                                Barbara Roden
UNDER EVACUATION: Sleeping in cars and tents

UNDER EVACUATION: Sleeping in cars and tents

“People are being really generous and that’s the difference”

UNDER EVACUATION: Sleeping in cars and tents
(Kevin Macdonald/Black Press)

VIDEO: Evacuees fear it could be weeks before they return home

Now very much a waiting game for those displaced in Kamloops, Prince George and the Lower Mainland

(Kevin Macdonald/Black Press)
Crews stop fire at the doorstep of Tl’etinqox community

Crews stop fire at the doorstep of Tl’etinqox community

Redstone Gas Bar remains open to service Chilcotin

Crews stop fire at the doorstep of Tl’etinqox community
John Horgan enters the Government House ballroom. Horgan was sworn in as B.C.’s new premier and the new cabinet positions were announced at Government House in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Premier John Horgan, NDP cabinet get down to work

NDP’s 22-member cabinet includes minister of mental health

John Horgan enters the Government House ballroom. Horgan was sworn in as B.C.’s new premier and the new cabinet positions were announced at Government House in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
The BC and Yukon command of the Legion is suggesting money from the Poppy fund should be used to help wildfire victims. Wikimedia image

Legion poppy funds to aid wildfire evacuees

B.C. and Yukon command issues call to local branches

The BC and Yukon command of the Legion is suggesting money from the Poppy fund should be used to help wildfire victims. Wikimedia image
(BC Wildfire)

327,000 hectares burned across B.C.

$98 million spent on fighting wildfires so far

(BC Wildfire)
Lexy Fowlie and Chelsea Wallach of Prince George are coordinating the care of hundreds of evacuated livestock.

UNDER EVACUATION: Livestock safe, well cared for by volunteers

In Prince George, volunteers are walking, feeding and cleaning up after about 250 evacuated animals

Lexy Fowlie and Chelsea Wallach of Prince George are coordinating the care of hundreds of evacuated livestock.
Lotto winner to help wildfire evacuees

Lotto winner to help wildfire evacuees

“I believe in helping people.”

Lotto winner to help wildfire evacuees
Image Credit: Twitter/@BCGovFireInfo

Aussies are on the way to battle BC fires

These personnel will join more than 2,000 personnel already actively engaged in fire suppression

Image Credit: Twitter/@BCGovFireInfo
Lower Mainland residents woke up to hazy skies on Tuesday morning. (M_Otaka/Twitter)

Wildfire-related air quality advisory issued for Lower Mainland

Conditions are expected to last till wildfires ceases

Lower Mainland residents woke up to hazy skies on Tuesday morning. (M_Otaka/Twitter)
South Okanagan Events Centre staff and emergency social services volunteers set up 400 cots in the SOEC concourse Monday to house B.C. wildfire evacuees.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News                                South Okanagan Events Centre staff and emergency social services volunteers set up 400 cots in the SOEC concourse Monday to house B.C. wildfire evacuees. (Dustin Godfrey/Penticton Western News)

UNDER EVACUATION: Hope for 100 Mile resident in Penticton

A 100 Mile evacuee says the community will rebuild stronger than before when they return home

South Okanagan Events Centre staff and emergency social services volunteers set up 400 cots in the SOEC concourse Monday to house B.C. wildfire evacuees.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News                                South Okanagan Events Centre staff and emergency social services volunteers set up 400 cots in the SOEC concourse Monday to house B.C. wildfire evacuees. (Dustin Godfrey/Penticton Western News)
A charred utility pole in the Cariboo. (BC Hydro)

EMBC to deliver satellite phones to wildfire-affected areas

Agency warns that regular communications could go down

A charred utility pole in the Cariboo. (BC Hydro)
More than 50 ICBC wildfire claims filed

More than 50 ICBC wildfire claims filed

Agency says comprehensive insurance will cover wildfire damage

More than 50 ICBC wildfire claims filed
White Lake fire gives city a break, for now

White Lake fire gives city a break, for now

Streets of Williams Lake mostly empty

White Lake fire gives city a break, for now
A smokey view of Canim Lake earlier this week. Martina Dopf photo.
A smokey view of Canim Lake earlier this week. Martina Dopf photo.
VIDEO: Evacuees ask Lower Mainland businesses to pitch in

VIDEO: Evacuees ask Lower Mainland businesses to pitch in

An evacuee at the Cloverdale emergency reception centre has a message

VIDEO: Evacuees ask Lower Mainland businesses to pitch in
Mac, a therapy dog at UFV in Abbotsford, has been deployed to Kamloops to help bring comfort to wildfire evacuees.
Mac, a therapy dog at UFV in Abbotsford, has been deployed to Kamloops to help bring comfort to wildfire evacuees.