bc wildfires

A fire-damaged home at Boston Flats near Ashcroft during peak wildfire season, July 2017. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Federal help for B.C. wildfire recovery on way

Premier John Horgan says $100 million helps businesses rebuild

A fire-damaged home at Boston Flats near Ashcroft during peak wildfire season, July 2017. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Military aircraft approaches lightning-sparked forest fires near Williams Lake during the summer of 2017. (Canadian Forces Combat Camera)

MLAs unanimous on B.C. wildfire recovery

Finance committee calls for rapid salvage, reforestation

Military aircraft approaches lightning-sparked forest fires near Williams Lake during the summer of 2017. (Canadian Forces Combat Camera)
Prince George firefighter Darcy Colbert takes a break during forest fire battles around Williams Lake, July 2017. (Scott Nelson)

B.C. VIEWS: Fanning fear of fire and flood

Here’s real evidence for our record wildfire season

Prince George firefighter Darcy Colbert takes a break during forest fire battles around Williams Lake, July 2017. (Scott Nelson)
Dry conditions in much of southern B.C. have meant a ban on off-road use of motor vehicles for more than a month. (Black Press files)

Off-road vehicle ban carries on into hunting season

Restriction since Aug. 4 for Cariboo, Kamloops, Southeast districts

Dry conditions in much of southern B.C. have meant a ban on off-road use of motor vehicles for more than a month. (Black Press files)
Homes at Boston Flats near Ashcroft are among those destroyed by this summer’s wildfires (Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal)

Damage tallied as B.C. wildfire battle continues

Currently more than 400 structures known to be affected

Homes at Boston Flats near Ashcroft are among those destroyed by this summer’s wildfires (Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal)
The Victoria Humane Society is in need of homes to foster or adopt animals that have been displaced from the B.C. wildfires. Facebook photo

Victoria Humane Society struggling to meet demands of pets stranded by wildfires

Thirty-one animals arrived in less than 24 hrs from all over the province

The Victoria Humane Society is in need of homes to foster or adopt animals that have been displaced from the B.C. wildfires. Facebook photo
Damage from the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire is extensive along Highway 20, which remains closed around Kleena Kleene. (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Cariboo backcountry ban lifted as risk eases

Campfires allowed again in Prince George, Northwest districts

Damage from the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire is extensive along Highway 20, which remains closed around Kleena Kleene. (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Williams Lake Tribune)
Smoke obscures sky at Okanagan Lake and other areas of the B.C. Interior. (Black Press)

B.C. wildfire emergency extended to Sept. 1

Dozens of fires still burning since July declaration

Smoke obscures sky at Okanagan Lake and other areas of the B.C. Interior. (Black Press)
Drivers wait for an open sailing at BC Ferries’ Tsawwassen terminal last week, with a smoke haze visible from Interior wildfires. Sailing waits have been frequent despite hourly sailings to Vancouver island. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Tourist cancellations far beyond B.C. wildfire zone

Vancouver Island traffic up, misinformation a problem

Drivers wait for an open sailing at BC Ferries’ Tsawwassen terminal last week, with a smoke haze visible from Interior wildfires. Sailing waits have been frequent despite hourly sailings to Vancouver island. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Cattle walk through burned-out forest area along Highway 20 west of Williams Lake. (Coast Mountain News)

2017 now worst wildfire season in B.C.

Total area burned approaching 9,000 square km across the province

Cattle walk through burned-out forest area along Highway 20 west of Williams Lake. (Coast Mountain News)
The 2017 B.C. wildfire season is approaching one of the largest ever by area burned. (B.C. government)

B.C. Wildfire season approaching 2009 record

Estimated 8,450 square kilometres burned this season

The 2017 B.C. wildfire season is approaching one of the largest ever by area burned. (B.C. government)
Bald Mountain fire forced closure of Highway 20 from Williams Lake to Bella Coola. (BC Wildfire Service)

Financial support offered to fire-affected businesses

$1,500 emergency grants also for aboriginal communities, non-profits

Bald Mountain fire forced closure of Highway 20 from Williams Lake to Bella Coola. (BC Wildfire Service)
Forest fire crew packs up at the end of a day’s work. Politicians should not wear this uniform. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

BC VIEWS: Notes from the forest fire zone

Media hype aside, this is not the worst fire season ever

Forest fire crew packs up at the end of a day’s work. Politicians should not wear this uniform. (B.C. Wildfire Service)
B.C’s businesses recover after wildfires

B.C’s businesses recover after wildfires

A Williams Lake business owner says it’s been a hard summer

B.C’s businesses recover after wildfires
Shane Brady made his first appearance at provincial court in Williams Lake on Wednesday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Accused wildfire looter appears in court

Shane Brady is charged in connection with $65,000 in equipment stolen near Williams Lake

Shane Brady made his first appearance at provincial court in Williams Lake on Wednesday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
Canadian Armed Forces rotate soldiers in Williams Lake

Canadian Armed Forces rotate soldiers in Williams Lake

Soldiers have assisted since July 21 in response to a federal request from the RCMP

  • Aug 6, 2017
Canadian Armed Forces rotate soldiers in Williams Lake
The Wentworth Creek fire. (BC Wildfire Service)

B.C. wildfire crews prepare for scorching August

Smoke is expectected to hit the previously untouched south coast this week

The Wentworth Creek fire. (BC Wildfire Service)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Yukon firefighters help battle B.C. wildfires

Relief arrived for weary fire personnel this weekend

(BC Wildfire Service)
(Lorrie Jane/Facebook)

VIDEO: Kamloops boaters become B.C.’s newest firefighters

A jet engine boat prevented a grass fire from spreading

(Lorrie Jane/Facebook)
Justin Trudeau holds up a new snowboard given to him by Revelstoke’s Trapper Snowboards. ~ Photo by Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review

Justin Trudeau to visit Williams Lake

Trudeau continues his tour of B.C.’s wildfire-ravaged communities

Justin Trudeau holds up a new snowboard given to him by Revelstoke’s Trapper Snowboards. ~ Photo by Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review