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Long time Director of Sales and Marketing at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa passes

Long time Director of Sales and Marketing at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa passes

Beloved hospitality executive and tourism harrison creator passes

  • Jul 17, 2017
Long time Director of Sales and Marketing at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa passes
As of July 17 the human-caused wildfire on Harrison Lake is 16 days old, 188 hectares in size and 20 per cent contained. (BC Wildfire Service)

Crews keep human-caused Harrison Lake fire from growing

Blaze has been at 200 hectares for two weeks and is 30 per cent contained

As of July 17 the human-caused wildfire on Harrison Lake is 16 days old, 188 hectares in size and 20 per cent contained. (BC Wildfire Service)
More efforts made to rescue animals in wildfires

More efforts made to rescue animals in wildfires

The BC SPCA is stepping up to rescue more animals impacted by the B.C. wildfires.

  • Jul 17, 2017
More efforts made to rescue animals in wildfires
(BC Wildfire Service)
(BC Wildfire Service)
MP Jati Sidhu. Image Credit/Submitted.

MP Jati Sidhu applauds decision to form adhoc committee to help wildfire victims

MP applauds decision to form committee to help wildfire victims

MP Jati Sidhu. Image Credit/Submitted.
Delta Mayor Lois Jackson annouced on Facebook that evacuees may park their mobile homes or trailers at North Delta recreation centres and on local streets until the emergency in the Interior is over.                                James Smith photo

Wildfire evacuees welcome at Delta rec centres

Mayor announced that parking lots at local rec centres will be available for evacuees with RVs

Delta Mayor Lois Jackson annouced on Facebook that evacuees may park their mobile homes or trailers at North Delta recreation centres and on local streets until the emergency in the Interior is over.                                James Smith photo
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and Premier-designate John Horgan (Black Press)

NDP-Green office ‘misuse of public funds,’ B.C. Liberals say

NDP say they will comply with Comptroller-General’s decision

B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and Premier-designate John Horgan (Black Press)
Evacuees lined up outside the Sandman Centre in Kamloops. Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye photo.

Salvation Army feeds hundreds in Kamloops

The Salvation Army prepares more than 700 meals a day for evacuees.

  • Jul 17, 2017
Evacuees lined up outside the Sandman Centre in Kamloops. Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye photo.
VIDEO: Red Cross ramps up wildfire relief efforts
VIDEO: Red Cross ramps up wildfire relief efforts
Volunteers help setup an evacuation centre in Cloverdale on Sunday. (Lance Peverly/Peace Arch News)

VIDEO: Emergency reception centres open across B.C.

Wildfire evacuees will receive lodging and food at the centres

Volunteers help setup an evacuation centre in Cloverdale on Sunday. (Lance Peverly/Peace Arch News)
The Beacher Ranch at the corner of Highway 20 and Farwell Canyon last night. Raylene and Bryan Poffenroth’s home has been refuge for Riske Creek neighbours who have been fighting to save their homes since July 7. Crews were pulled off the fires again yesterday leaving Riske Creek residents hoping the fire won’t jump the guards they have made. (Bailey Fuller photo)

Wildfires displace more than 37,000 evacuees

B.C. has spent over $80 million on wildfires already

The Beacher Ranch at the corner of Highway 20 and Farwell Canyon last night. Raylene and Bryan Poffenroth’s home has been refuge for Riske Creek neighbours who have been fighting to save their homes since July 7. Crews were pulled off the fires again yesterday leaving Riske Creek residents hoping the fire won’t jump the guards they have made. (Bailey Fuller photo)
Wildfire evacuees asked not to renew ESS early

Wildfire evacuees asked not to renew ESS early

Emergency social services are busy registering Williams Lake evacuees

Wildfire evacuees asked not to renew ESS early
Travellers had to drive through a forest fire at Riske Creek Saturday to get back to Williams Lake, which was also surrounded by wildfires. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)
Travellers had to drive through a forest fire at Riske Creek Saturday to get back to Williams Lake, which was also surrounded by wildfires. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb (Black Press)

Williams Lake evacuation went well, mayor says

Highway 97 north reopening helped clear the city

Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb (Black Press)
VIDEO: Chilliwack prepares for Williams Lake fire evacuees

VIDEO: Chilliwack prepares for Williams Lake fire evacuees

Volunteers worked through the night to prepare Chilliwack secondary for people fleeing a wildfire in the north.

VIDEO: Chilliwack prepares for Williams Lake fire evacuees
(Kevin MacDonald photo)

VIDEO: Wildfire evacuees flee Williams Lake

Hwy. 24 was packed as evacuees drove to Little Fort and Kamloops

(Kevin MacDonald photo)
Evacuees lined up outside the Sandman Centre in Kamloops. Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye photo.

Evacuee benefits extended to July 20

Including accommodation, food and clothing vouchers.

  • Jul 16, 2017
Evacuees lined up outside the Sandman Centre in Kamloops. Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye photo.
UPDATE: Homes evacuated in Lake Country
UPDATE: Homes evacuated in Lake Country
Chilliwack prepares to take in wildfire evacuees. (Jess Peters/Chilliwack Progress)

Lower Mainland prepares for 13,000 wildfire evacuees

Surrey and Chilliwack have already begun preparations

Chilliwack prepares to take in wildfire evacuees. (Jess Peters/Chilliwack Progress)
BREAKING: Williams Lake is under evacuation

BREAKING: Williams Lake is under evacuation

Cariboo Regional District has issued the order due to strong winds creating violent fire activity.

BREAKING: Williams Lake is under evacuation