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.
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.
Competing on the world’s biggest stage as one of the best is a dream for many athletes, and Celina Toth will be fulfilling it when she steps to the edge of the 10 metre platform in Tokyo in early August.
One of the people who will be proudly and nervously following her every move is boyfriend Stephen Bains, who happens to be a BC Transit driver.
The wildfire situation is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 7 p.m. (Pacific time) on Thursday, July 22, 2021.
Interior Health’s mobile immunization clinics have administered over 20,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines throughout the region since their launch in June.
The B.C. government is declaring a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.
Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, made the declaration on July 20, 2021, based upon the recommendation from the BC Wildfire Service and Emergency Management BC.
A contingent of 100 Mexican firefighters and an additional 20 Quebec firefighters are coming to British Columbia to assist the BC Wildfire Service as the province continues to be impacted by hot weather, dry conditions and aggressive wildfire behaviour.
Evacuation Orders have been issued for 100 Mile House region by the Cariboo Regional District
An Evacuation Order has been issued by the Cariboo Regional District in several areas. For your own safety, 100 Mile House RCMP asks that people stay away from the evacuation areas until you are notified that it is safe to return.
To help people affected by the wildfires burning around B.C., the Province will match all donations to the Canadian Red Cross, up to $20 million.
The matching funds will be retroactive to donations received since July 3, 2021, when the Red Cross' British Columbia Fires Appeal began.
Drought is affecting most of southern British Columbia and the central Interior due to very low rainfall, exacerbated by the recent extreme heat wave.
Water scarcity and low flows are affecting Vancouver Island, the entire Thompson-Nicola region, the Cariboo, Shuswap and Okanagan.