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A Skycrane helicopter works on the Flat Lake fire southwest of 100 Mile House. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

Planned ignitions at Flat Lake fire called off due to wind

Wildfire listed at 32,194 hectares saw ‘moderate fire behaviour’ Saturday

A handful of the many ducks the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce is hiding at businesses in 100 Mile House. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Do you feel lucky, duck?

Chamber of Commerce hides dozens of rubber ducks, offering ‘reward’ in Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt.

The CRD has downgraded an evacuation order affecting 482 parcels in the Canim Lake South to Mahood Lake area to an alert Saturday, July 24.
The CRD has downgraded an evacuation order affecting 482 parcels in the Canim Lake South to Mahood Lake area to an alert Saturday, July 24.
The CRD has rescinded a portion of its evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North, replacing it with an alert instead.

CRD rescinds portion of evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North

Order downgraded to alert for 664 parcels, covering 17,686 hectares

The CRD has rescinded a portion of its evacuation order for Flat Lake to Green Lake North, replacing it with an alert instead.
The Young Lake wildfire has grown to 2,631 hectares in size Tuesday. (BC Wildfire Service).

UPDATE: Aerial ignitions called off at Young Lake fire: BCWS

Wildfire southeast of 70 Mile now listed at 4,000 hectares

The Young Lake wildfire has grown to 2,631 hectares in size Tuesday. (BC Wildfire Service).
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Alberta bike gangs battle in Cranbrook

RCMP separate two brawling gangs; several bikers went to hospital with apparent stab wounds; one group escorted out of town

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Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).

‘Moderate’ fire activity for Flat Lake Friday

Latest community bulletin from BC Wildfire Service includes Flat Lake, Canim Lake

Firefighters battle the Flat Lake wildfire. (Warren Lowe photo - submitted).
Downtown Iqaluit, Nunavut, is shown after 2 p.m. sunset on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Iqaluit, like the rest of Nunavut, is under a strict two-week lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter

Iqaluit’s elders home remains closed more than two months after case of COVID-19

Nearly 2 1/2 months later, none of them has returned and the elders home remains closed

Downtown Iqaluit, Nunavut, is shown after 2 p.m. sunset on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Iqaluit, like the rest of Nunavut, is under a strict two-week lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter
Children’s backpacks and shoes are seen at a daycare in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The governments of Canada and Alberta have signed an agreement on an extension to the Canada-Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Alberta renews child-care deal with Ottawa; prolongs talks about $10 a day program

Ottawa is providing $290 million over four years and a one-time investment of $56 million

Children’s backpacks and shoes are seen at a daycare in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The governments of Canada and Alberta have signed an agreement on an extension to the Canada-Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfire report author says heat dome highlights need for new plans in wildfire fight

Criticism from local Indigenous leaders about the 2021 response suggests some of the same problems remain

The Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Construction of a nature-like fishway past the Big Bar landslide, March 2021. (B.C. government)

Salmon getting through B.C.’s Big Bar landslide, runs rebounding

Early Stuart sockeye run expected near average after low years

Construction of a nature-like fishway past the Big Bar landslide, March 2021. (B.C. government)
Doris Gage (left) poses with her grandson Nash and her granddaughter Meghan Mitchell on April 1, 2021, when restrictions were lifted to allow in-suite visits. (Contributed photo)

COVID-19 restrictions lifting at B.C. seniors home ‘absolutely’ a big deal

Doris Gage, 95, is set to celebrate her great-grandson’s 1st birthday July 24

Doris Gage (left) poses with her grandson Nash and her granddaughter Meghan Mitchell on April 1, 2021, when restrictions were lifted to allow in-suite visits. (Contributed photo)
Marian Marinescu, left, and Stuart Spencer, of FP innovations with one of three chippers used in a trial at the UBC Research Forest property on Fox Mountain.

Wood chipper trials underway at UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest

FP Innovations has been working with three different models

Marian Marinescu, left, and Stuart Spencer, of FP innovations with one of three chippers used in a trial at the UBC Research Forest property on Fox Mountain.
Okanagan Corrections Centre. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Okanagan Corrections Centre. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry visits the Interior Health region in late June, 2021 to say thank you to health care workers. (Penticton Western News)

B.C.’s COVID-19 spread rises, 112 more cases confirmed Friday

Interior Health region infections higher than Lower Mainland

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry visits the Interior Health region in late June, 2021 to say thank you to health care workers. (Penticton Western News)
A Structural Protection Unit is in Canim Lake to assess the number of structures that may be at risk from the wildfire. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).

Cariboo Fire Centre update: 43 fires still burning

Fire danger ranging in Chilcotin, Central, and 100 Mile Zones remain high to extreme

  • Jul 23, 2021
A Structural Protection Unit is in Canim Lake to assess the number of structures that may be at risk from the wildfire. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press).
Garibaldi Lake Provincial Park, near Whistler, by Jennifer Mets. Amateur Photographer of the Year entry.

Wildfire crew looking for newly started fire finds B.C. hiker missing for 2 weeks

Squamish RCMP says the hiker missing in the park for two weeks was found safe on Thursday

Garibaldi Lake Provincial Park, near Whistler, by Jennifer Mets. Amateur Photographer of the Year entry.
The Flat Lake fire damaged a distribution line Wednesday, July 21, near 83 Mile Road. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)

BC Hydro to repair distribution line affected by Flat Lake fire

The line, near 83 Mile Road, affected 77 properties

The Flat Lake fire damaged a distribution line Wednesday, July 21, near 83 Mile Road. (Warren Lowe - Submitted photo)
Melanie Allen, left, from Quesnel, purchases 10 chickens from Jane Schattenkirk, a wildfire evacuee from Lone Butte, southeast of 100 Mile House. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Melanie Allen, left, from Quesnel, purchases 10 chickens from Jane Schattenkirk, a wildfire evacuee from Lone Butte, southeast of 100 Mile House. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)