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The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Friday, July 30, 2021.

For real-time updates on evacuation alerts and orders, visit: https://...

As of Thursday, July 29, 2021, 81.0% (3,753,057) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 64.1% (2,971,793) have received their second dose.

Premier John Horgan is inviting all British Columbians to join him in saluting front-line workers during the ongoing pandemic, as well as those battling wildfires, with a public cheer on B.C. Day.

British Columbians are being asked to take precautions this week, as Environment Canada has issued another heat warning for most of the province.

The extreme heat is predicted to last from Wednesday, July 28 to Saturday, July 31.

Regional News


One of the city’s water sources has been given a severe drought designation by the province as hot and dry weather continues in the region.

On the advice of the BC Wildfire Service, emergency officials at the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) have rescinded evacuation orders for 91 properties in the Sidley and Bridesville areas of Electoral Area E/West Boundary and placed those properties on evacuation alert.

Extraordinarily high demand for emergency services has led to longer wait times on police non-emergency lines answered by E-Comm, as call takers prioritize a record-breaking number of 9-1-1 calls from people in life or death situations.

A number of major incidents across the province, from gang-related shootings and the ongoing...

Municipalities throughout the province can now move more quickly to prevent plastics from polluting their communities.

Under new rules, local governments can institute bans on plastic bags and certain single-use plastics without provincial approval.

“Communities across B.C. have made it clear they want to be environmental leaders by taking steps to ban single-use plastics,” said...