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BC Wildfire Service makes short work of new blaze near Smithers

BC Wildfire Service makes short work of new blaze near Smithers

The B.C. Wildfire Service says a new wildfire discovered near Smithers this weekend was quickly snuffed out with the help of a pair of helicopters.
Curtain pulls back to reveal Vancouver orchestra's new flutist is still in school

Curtain pulls back to reveal Vancouver orchestra's new flutist is still in school

VANCOUVER — Flute and piccolo player Julin Cheung stood behind a beige velvet curtain as he prepared to audition for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
'Engineering on the fly': Accepting risk is part of the Zen of sand sculpting, says Victoria designer

'Engineering on the fly': Accepting risk is part of the Zen of sand sculpting, says Victoria designer

Damon Langlois, who is competing at Parksville Beachfest, said an experience with a sudden torrential rainstorm at a festival in Kuwait drove that point home
Forested waterfront property on Galiano preserved as nature reserve

Forested waterfront property on Galiano preserved as nature reserve

The 42-hectare property, dubbed the Talking Trees Nature Reserve, is expected to open to the public in 2025
B.C. Wildfire Service says several new fires ignited by lightning since Friday

B.C. Wildfire Service says several new fires ignited by lightning since Friday

At least five new wildfires were ignited by lightning in British Columbia since Friday, and combined with roughly a dozen other new blazes, the total number burning across the province now stands at more than 150.
First Responders can't go to Victoria neighbourhood without police: chief

First Responders can't go to Victoria neighbourhood without police: chief

VICTORIA — A recent attack on a Victoria paramedic and the subsequent threats against cops who were called in to help mark the latest incidents of violence against local first responders, the city's police chief said in announcing emergency personnel
Police in Kamloops, B.C., continue search for 50-year-old Alberta man lost in river

Police in Kamloops, B.C., continue search for 50-year-old Alberta man lost in river

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Mounties in Kamloops, B.C., say the search continues for a 50-year-old Alberta man lost in the North Thompson River.
Be aware of algae blooms if swimming at affected lakes: experts

Be aware of algae blooms if swimming at affected lakes: experts

Blue-green algae do not always contain the toxins that can give people headaches and abdominal pain if the water is ingested
Royal Roads to offer programs on Salt Spring after $9.93M land donation

Royal Roads to offer programs on Salt Spring after $9.93M land donation

The gift, from the estate of the late Susan Bagley Bloom, includes two acreages on the island near Beddis Beach, along with a home.
Members of other faiths show solidarity at Muslim prayers, after threats

Members of other faiths show solidarity at Muslim prayers, after threats

Threats posted on the doors of the University of Victoria’s Multifaith Centre cancelled last week’s Friday prayers