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Lillooet Secondary School is changing out their mascot, the Wildfire, after several devastating blazes that have affected nearby communities. (Lillooet Secondary School)

Lillooet school extinguishing ‘Wildfire’ mascot due to trauma from nearby forest fires

School says wildfires in Lytton, Elephant Hill led to change

 

Exton and Dodge Land Surveying Ltd.’s Doug Dodge, left, and Veronica Meister located and plotted property pins in Lytton after the fire. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Williams Lake surveyor comes out of retirement to help old hometown of Lytton rebuild

Doug Dodge and colleagues returned to survey Lytton, where he lived from 1949 to 1958

  • Jan 14, 2022

 

Properties destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire on June 30 are seen as a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, produced by the same fire rises in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Delays push cost to rebuild fire-damaged Lytton to $102M: insurance bureau

No permits yet issued to rebuild homes or businesses as costs escalate

 

Okanagan Indian Residents affected by the White Rock Lake wildfire have benefitted from a fundraising campaign that aims to stock their freezers full of meat for the winter. (Submitted photo)

Support floods in for Okanagan Indian Band residents recovering from wildfire

The community is still feeling the effects of the White Rock Lake wildfire this past summer

Okanagan Indian Residents affected by the White Rock Lake wildfire have benefitted from a fundraising campaign that aims to stock their freezers full of meat for the winter. (Submitted photo)
Areas where high intensity burns occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)

Sicamous trailer park at increased risk of debris flow following summer’s wildfire

Columbia Shuswap Regional District looking at mitigation options

Areas where high intensity burns occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)
The Vernon Vipers Tier 2 U15 hockey squad earned some cash and some education Saturday, Oct. 30, taking part in a Firesmart Yardwork fundraiser in Okanagan Landing's Canadian Lakeview Estates neighbourhood, to the delight of the residents. (Carly Gare photo)

Vernon minor hockey team rakes in fundraising cash

U15 Tier 2 Vipers help Firesmart Canadian Lakeview Estates neighbourhood to earn some funds for season

The Vernon Vipers Tier 2 U15 hockey squad earned some cash and some education Saturday, Oct. 30, taking part in a Firesmart Yardwork fundraiser in Okanagan Landing's Canadian Lakeview Estates neighbourhood, to the delight of the residents. (Carly Gare photo)
The White Rock Lake wildfire makes its way down to Westside Road near Vernon on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. (Contributed)

Did resources sit idle? BC Wildfire Service, province questioned about wildfire response

TNRD informed one goal is to have more communities do FireSmart prevention work

  • Oct 25, 2021
The White Rock Lake wildfire makes its way down to Westside Road near Vernon on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. (Contributed)
Damaged property near Killiney Beach property on Aug. 24, one of the Westside Road areas impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Recovery phase underway for residents in wake of White Rock Lake fire

Armstrong/Spallumcheen landfill not accepting fire debris

Damaged property near Killiney Beach property on Aug. 24, one of the Westside Road areas impacted by the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Smoke settles into the valleys on the Westside from the White Rock Lake wildfire on Monday, Sept. 13. (Geoff Wright photo)

More than 600 fridges/freezers hauled from White Rock Lake fire affected homes

Time is running out for North Westside residents needing to have theirs picked up

Smoke settles into the valleys on the Westside from the White Rock Lake wildfire on Monday, Sept. 13. (Geoff Wright photo)
Paula Skladan-Roughton and Nik Roughton know how to make sure you can close the deal on your new home —even in wildfire season.

Vernon realtors offer key advice about home buying in wildfire season

Make sure you have an expert in your corner

  • Aug 30, 2021
Paula Skladan-Roughton and Nik Roughton know how to make sure you can close the deal on your new home —even in wildfire season.
B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle the Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith, which has burned 70 hectares. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith grows to 70 hectares overnight

Cowichan Valley Regional District issued a state of local emergency Thursday night

B.C. Wildfire Service crews battle the Mt. Hayes wildfire near Ladysmith, which has burned 70 hectares. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)

Pamela Anderson and PETA sending vegan food to wildfire-stricken B.C. cities

‘Methane offset starter kits’ intended as climate crisis response

Pamela Anderson at the Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals in Chemainus. (Photo submitted)
Taken from Highway 97 at Ethel Street of Mount Law fire. (Brent Crozier)

Your Photos: Mount Law fire above West Kelowna

Some pictures of the Mount Law wildfire provided by readers

Taken from Highway 97 at Ethel Street of Mount Law fire. (Brent Crozier)
An evacuation order has been issued for electoral area H due to the Garrison Lake fire. (Contributed)

Evacuation order to Electoral Area H due to Garrison Lake fire

Residents are urged to leave the area immediately

An evacuation order has been issued for electoral area H due to the Garrison Lake fire. (Contributed)
A photo of the White Rock Lake fire at Westside Road. (Darren Wolf/Facebook)

6 structures west of Vernon damaged by White Rock Lake fire

The structures are on four properties in the Bouleau Lake area

A photo of the White Rock Lake fire at Westside Road. (Darren Wolf/Facebook)
White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke/Facebook)

Wildfire crews forced to rescue Monte Lake residents who ignored evacuation order

‘No property is worth risking lives,’ said Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth

White Rock Lake wildfire from Monte Lake Aug. 5, 2021. (Kevin Cooke/Facebook)
The Nooaitch Creek fire was discovered on Sunday, Aug. 1 and is estimated to be 0.39 ha in size. (Screen shot)

New fire discovered at Nooaitch Creek outside of Merritt

The fire was discovered on Sunday, Aug. 1 and is 0.39 ha in size

The Nooaitch Creek fire was discovered on Sunday, Aug. 1 and is estimated to be 0.39 ha in size. (Screen shot)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATED: Brenda Creek fire grows to an estimated of 824 ha

Crews continue to battle the fire and protect the transmission line in the area

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. The fire grew to an estimated 824 ha, according to a BC Wildfire update on Sunday, July 24. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
This map shows the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary’s latest evacuation zone, ordered Saturday, July 24, covers all of Mount Baldy Ski Resort.

Twice as many West Boundary homes under evacuation orders as Nk’Mip wildfire burns

The latest orders came into effect Saturday morning, July 24

This map shows the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary’s latest evacuation zone, ordered Saturday, July 24, covers all of Mount Baldy Ski Resort.
The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard shows West Boundary areas under evacuation order (pink) and under emergency alert (peach) as of 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22.

RDKB evacuation centre moves to West Boundary as Nk’Mip wildfire expected to spread

An evacuation order remains in effect across the western edge of Area E

The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard shows West Boundary areas under evacuation order (pink) and under emergency alert (peach) as of 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22.