BC Forest Fire Info., - April 12
A new wildfire near Inkaneep is causing smoke that is visible from Osoyoos and Oliver. Crews are on site responding now. The fire is estimated at 20 hectares in size. This fire is not related to the prescribed burning that has been taking place on the Osoyoos Indian Reserve over the last few weeks.
Avalanche warning for B.C. backcountry - April 11
According to the CAC, there will be a sharp rise in avalanche danger in mountain ranges across the northern half of B.C., including the North Rockies, Cariboos, and throughout coastal and interior areas.
Ottawa challenges tribunal’s ruling on B.C. land compensation
April 8, 2014
Chiefs of both the Kitselas and Williams Lake bands, members of council and elders packed the federal courtroom to hear the government’s objection over the tribunal they had believed had final say in the matter. Full Story
Cliff Rescue Takes Hours After Truck Drives Off Road
April 8, 2014
Search and rescue teams from Kamloops and 100 Mile House had to climb down the slope and carefully pull the 30-year-old female driver to safety. It took another two hours to rescue the 38-year-old male passenger. Full Story
Local producer critical of agriculture land changes
April 2, 2014
'There was inadequate consultation,' said Dave Zehnder, a co-owner of the Zehnder Ranch west of Invermere, a director of the BC Cattlemen’s Association and the BCCA’s ALR committee chair. 'It’s missing half the equation — the support for the producers.' Full Story
Harcourt bombshell spurs B.C. NDP to address urban-rural rift
April 1, 2014
New Democrats are largely taking former premier Mike Harcourt’s decision to quit the provincial party as an urgent signal that they have to act on his parting suggestions that the NDP bridge rural and urban B.C. and do better to win government. Full Story
March 31, 2014
The Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) is joining with other health care advocates at rallies at the offices of six BC Conservative MPs today, as part of a national day of action highlighting major reductions in federal health care transfers. Full Story
Timber companies can’t see the consequences for the trees
March 30, 2014
British Columbia is in the midst of an unprecedented and unsustainable salvage operation in its interior forests because of the attack of the mountain pine beetle. Full Story
New case launch: Fracking, drilling and water use in B.C. Today we filed a lawsuit with the B.C. Supreme Court, challenging a B.C. Oil and Gas Commission practice that allows the gas industry to exploit fresh water for fracking operations (among other things). This case is a crucial step forward in curtailing an industry whose practices increasingly threaten B.C.’s water resources and the ecosystems and people that depend on them.
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