Ashley Wadhwani

An explosion in Prince George on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. (Prince George city photo)

UPDATE: 3 injured after large explosion in downtown Prince George

RCMP ask public to stay away from unfolding scene

An explosion in Prince George on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. (Prince George city photo)
A hot spot from the Lower East Adams Lake wildfire burns in Scotch Creek, B.C., on Sunday, August 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Eby condemns ‘disaster tourism’, equipment tampering as B.C. wildfires burn

As of Monday, 386 wildfires were burning in province

A hot spot from the Lower East Adams Lake wildfire burns in Scotch Creek, B.C., on Sunday, August 20, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Fixed wing aircraft dropping retardent on a wildfire on Aug 18, 2023. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

B.C. WILDFIRES: What you need to know for Sunday, Aug. 20

Evacuation orders have slowed in the last 24 hours, but crews tirelessly continue to battle raging blazes

Fixed wing aircraft dropping retardent on a wildfire on Aug 18, 2023. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
BC Wildfire Service personnel, wildfire crews and local firefighters have been battling more than 300 active wildfires in the province. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

B.C. WILDFIRES: Non-essential travel to 6 Okanagan-area cities restricted

This is the first order under the provincial state of emergency

BC Wildfire Service personnel, wildfire crews and local firefighters have been battling more than 300 active wildfires in the province. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The McDougall Creek wildfire burns on the mountainside above lakefront homes, in West Kelowna, B.C., on Friday, August 18, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fund started for those looking to help British Columbians impacted by wildfires

Canadian Red Cross has launched an appeal for donations

The McDougall Creek wildfire burns on the mountainside above lakefront homes, in West Kelowna, B.C., on Friday, August 18, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People wear masks due to poor air quality as smoke from the McDougall Creek wildfire fills the air in Kelowna, B.C., Friday, Aug. 18, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. WILDFIRES: What you need to know for Saturday, Aug. 19

Okanagan is seeing the worst of severe wildfires, sparking state of emergencies and numerous evacuation orders

People wear masks due to poor air quality as smoke from the McDougall Creek wildfire fills the air in Kelowna, B.C., Friday, Aug. 18, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Premier David Eby announces state of emergency in B.C. on Aug. 18, 2023. (Black Press Media graphic)

BREAKING: B.C. declares state of emergency over wildfires

The declaration comes as the province sees its worst wildfire season on record

Premier David Eby announces state of emergency in B.C. on Aug. 18, 2023. (Black Press Media graphic)
Premier David Eby announces state of emergency in B.C. on Aug. 18, 2023. (Black Press Media graphic)

BREAKING: B.C. declares state of emergency over wildfires

The declaration comes as the province sees its worst wildfire season on record

Premier David Eby announces state of emergency in B.C. on Aug. 18, 2023. (Black Press Media graphic)
The McDougall Creek wildfire on August 17, 2023, from Kelowna, B.C. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Kelowna Capital News)

VIDEO: West Kelowna inferno crests over ridge; community on high alert

Strong winds sparked visible growth to a large McDougall Creek wildfire in…

The McDougall Creek wildfire on August 17, 2023, from Kelowna, B.C. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Kelowna Capital News)
FILE – Lightning strikes late in the evening on Thursday Aug. 23, 2007. (Dave Chidley/The Canadian Press)

Risk of ‘dry lightning’ in forecast, could worsen B.C.’s wildfire situation

Dry lightning is lightning without the rain

FILE – Lightning strikes late in the evening on Thursday Aug. 23, 2007. (Dave Chidley/The Canadian Press)
Surrey RCMP say the Amber Alert for eight-year-old Aurora Bolton and 10-year-old Joshuah Bolton has been cancelled. They were last seen by their father on June 28 when leaving for a planned vacation with their mother, Verity Bolton. They were supposed to return July 17, 2023. (Lauren Collins)

Mother, boyfriend charged following B.C. Amber Alert, kids found safe in Alberta

The children were first reported missing July 18

Surrey RCMP say the Amber Alert for eight-year-old Aurora Bolton and 10-year-old Joshuah Bolton has been cancelled. They were last seen by their father on June 28 when leaving for a planned vacation with their mother, Verity Bolton. They were supposed to return July 17, 2023. (Lauren Collins)
A bird in Coquitlam is in the care of the BC SPCA after being harmed by three suspects at large on July 27, 2023. (RCMP handout photo)

Police look for 3 teens seen kicking ‘domesticated’ chicken in Coquitlam

The chicken was ‘quite friendly’ and believed to possibly be someone’s pet

A bird in Coquitlam is in the care of the BC SPCA after being harmed by three suspects at large on July 27, 2023. (RCMP handout photo)
New footage from Saturday, July 15 shows Verity Bolton outside a grocery store in Kamloops. (Surrey RCMP)

2 men now part of hunt for B.C. mom; search for missing children focuses on Kamloops

The children were reported missing July 17, but last confirmed whereabouts was June 30 in Kelowna

New footage from Saturday, July 15 shows Verity Bolton outside a grocery store in Kamloops. (Surrey RCMP)
Surrey RCMP have issued an Amber Alert for eight-year-old Aurora Bolton and 10-year-old Joshuah Bolton.

Amber Alert issued for 2 Surrey children last seen in Kelowna, B.C.

The last known location of Aurora Bolton and Joshuah Bolton is Krafty’s Kitchen and Bar, on June 30

Surrey RCMP have issued an Amber Alert for eight-year-old Aurora Bolton and 10-year-old Joshuah Bolton.
Cows grazing at W Diamond Ranch (W Diamond Ranch).

Dry heats, fires spark feed and hay shortages for farmers in Bulkley Valley

The shortages are caused by the dry weather and less snow during the winter season

Cows grazing at W Diamond Ranch (W Diamond Ranch).
The Donnie Creek wildfire burns in an area between Fort Nelson and Fort St. John, B.C., in this undated handout photo provided by the BC Wildfire Service. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/BC Wildfire Service)

‘Long, complex and challenging’: Worsening drought feeds wildfire risk

Emergency Management Minister Bowinn Ma says conditions could continue into next year

The Donnie Creek wildfire burns in an area between Fort Nelson and Fort St. John, B.C., in this undated handout photo provided by the BC Wildfire Service. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/BC Wildfire Service)
Carter Vigh, 9, of 100 Mile House. (Amber Vigh photo/Facebook)

B.C. boy, 9, with asthma dies amid wildfire season; coroner investigating

It’s believed that the boy’s asthma was aggravated by wildfire smoke in the area

Carter Vigh, 9, of 100 Mile House. (Amber Vigh photo/Facebook)
Tsah Creek wildfire burning near Vanderhoof on July 9, 2023. (BC Wildfire Service handout)

Tsah Creek wildfire burns close to Hwy 27, prompting temporary closure

The province temporarily closed Highway 27 between Vanderhoof and Fort St. James…

Tsah Creek wildfire burning near Vanderhoof on July 9, 2023. (BC Wildfire Service handout)
The remains of the village pool and debris covered properties that were destroyed by the 2021 wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

2 years since fatal Lytton wildfire; police still investigating cause

It has been two years to the day since a wildfire swept…

The remains of the village pool and debris covered properties that were destroyed by the 2021 wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A plane carrying four individuals crashed in Tahsis Inlet near Mizona Point Tuesday as it was flying from Masset to Tofino on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. (Google Maps)

Two dead in plane crash on northwest coast of Vancouver Island

Details on incident scarce, RCMP say plane was flying between Masset and Tofino

A plane carrying four individuals crashed in Tahsis Inlet near Mizona Point Tuesday as it was flying from Masset to Tofino on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. (Google Maps)
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