Government News Feed

  • Celebrating Ramadan in B.C.

    Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for  Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism, issued this statement:

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  • Prescribed burn planned north of Babine Lake

    The BC Wildfire Service is planning a controlled burn near the base of Mount Horetsky, approximately 39 kilometres northwest of Fort Babine. The burn will only take place if weather conditions permit and may begin as early as May 28, 2017.

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  • Kamloops Fire Centre reminds the public of open burning prohibitions

    The Kamloops Fire Centre is reminding the public that a Category 2 and Category 3 open burning prohibition came into effect at noon on May 19.

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  • Delays expected on the Malahat

    Motorists should expect delays of approximately 20 minutes on Highway 1 between Shawnigan Lake Road and Aspen Road and are advised to allow for extra travel time during construction, especially on Friday and Sunday afternoons as well as long weekends.

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  • Premier Christy Clark statement on passing of Grace McCarthy

    Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement on the passing of Grace McCarthy:

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  • Second aerial spray for gypsy moth in Saanich begins May 26

    Saanich residents are advised that the second aerial spraying treatment to eradicate invasive gypsy moths from land around Elk Lake and Bear Hill Regional Park will occur Friday, May 26, between sunrise (5:10 a.m.) and 7:30 a.m., weather permitting.

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  • Public urged to use caution with outdoor burning

    The BC Wildfire Service is encouraging the public to exercise caution with any outdoor burning.

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  • Southeast Fire Centre conducting prescribed burn

    BC Wildfire Service personnel will be conducting a prescribed for BC Timber Sales in the North Creek area (40 kilometres north of Kaslo) this week, weather and site conditions permitting.

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  • Okanagan Lake residents to prepare for flooding

    Following recent flooding events earlier this month and with the potential for more seasonal flooding in communities surrounding the Okanagan Lake in the coming weeks due to increased snowmelt and forecasted warmer weather, Emergency Management BC asks that residents in the area take precautions to ensure personal safety.

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  • Coquihalla near Merritt to remain closed in both directions

    The Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt is expected to remain closed in both directions well into the evening, and possibly overnight, following an incident involving a burning semi-trailer truck carrying dangerous goods.

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