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The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

The BC SPCA is on high alert, bracing for the need to assist animals impacted by the province’s raging wildfires.

On Aug. 9, around 6 p.m., the Trail and Castlegar Joint Crime Reduction Unit, Trail General Investigation Section, and Trail General Duty police officers executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act at a residence on Coleman Street in Trail...

The Southeast Fire Centre continues to be in the crosshairs of Mother Nature as the region experienced 85 new wildfire starts since Saturday (August 11, 2018) a media release Tuesday said — with 16 of which are in the Invermere Fire Zone and Cranbrook Fire Zone.

Regional News

Yesterday, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) issued an Evacuation Alert for nine addresses located south of Renata on Lower Arrow Lake due to wildfires. The community of Shields, located further south along the lake, is now included in the alert area to align with the area identified by BC Wildfire Service.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has issued an Evacuation Alert for nine addresses located south of Renata on Lower Arrow Lake due to wildfires. A map of the alert area follows, or it can be found on the RDCK website here.

In a media release, the provincial government wants to make sure B.C. drivers pay ICBC premiums that more fairly and accurately reflect the risk they represent on the roads.

ICBC’s current rate structure is more than 30 years old. It is built around insuring the vehicle rather than the driver and allowing discounts to drivers despite multiple crashes. Combined, this has resulted in...