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Rain helps curb wildfires but isn't enough to make long-term impact or clear smoke

Rain helps curb wildfires but isn't enough to make long-term impact or clear smoke

VICTORIA — Recent showers were a welcome relief to firefighters, but the rain wasn't enough to make long-lasting impacts on wildfires that continue to burn in British Columbia, a Wildfires BC operations director said Tuesday.
Crews free grey whale entangled in fishing gear off Vancouver Island

Crews free grey whale entangled in fishing gear off Vancouver Island

The whale was initially reported July 29 to DFO's hotline.
B.C.'s top doctor pushes for vaccinations as COVID-19 cases climb

B.C.'s top doctor pushes for vaccinations as COVID-19 cases climb

VICTORIA — As the COVID-19 case count increases in B.C., provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is urging people to walk in and get vaccinated at clinics that are to be set up around the province.
Walk-in Wednesday? B.C. offers no appointment COVID-19 vaccinations

Walk-in Wednesday? B.C. offers no appointment COVID-19 vaccinations

On Wednesday, Aug. 4, clinics will offer 20,000 doses to anyone 12 or over who still hasn’t received a first jab; those waiting for a second dose are also eligible
Coquitlam co-workers win $500K one week after first teaming up to pool lottery tickets

Coquitlam co-workers win $500K one week after first teaming up to pool lottery tickets

Anthony Borrill and 10 others reeled in the excitement after a moment of shock — and double-checking the numbers several times.

Calgary man gets house arrest, suspended sentence, for smuggling person into Canada

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A British Columbia court has sentenced a Calgary man to three months house arrest and a 15-month conditional sentence for human smuggling. The Canada Border Services Agency says in a news release that a B.C.
B.C. RCMP officer docked pay for touching himself in home window

B.C. RCMP officer docked pay for touching himself in home window

Mountie in Osoyoos, B.C., docked pay after being caught naked touching himself in window of his own home
Smoke, COVID-19 causes drop in business in B.C. Interior

Smoke, COVID-19 causes drop in business in B.C. Interior

A spike in COVID-19 cases and lingering wildfire smoke has combined to hit businesses hard in the Central Okanagan
Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield becomes 6th Liberal leadership candidate

Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield becomes 6th Liberal leadership candidate

KELOWNA, B.C. — The race for the leadership of British Columbia's Liberals is getting a sixth candidate, with Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield officially announcing her candidacy.
Winds, thunderstorms in fire zone forecast

Winds, thunderstorms in fire zone forecast

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Cooler temperatures are in the forecast for the coming days, but the weather shifts could also bring higher winds and possible thunderstorms to British Columbia's fire zones. B.C.