All open burning to be prohibited in Northeast

 August 17, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, an existing prohibition on open burning in parts of the Prince George Fire Centre — including campfires, Category 2 open burns and Category 3 open burns — will be expanded to include the Peace Forest District and the Fort Nelson Forest District.This prohibition is being implemented to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety due to current and forecasted weather conditions, high fire-danger ratings and the number o …


Province to match Red Cross donations to help people affected by wildfires

 August 17, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

To help people affected by the wildfires that are burning around B.C., the Province of British Columbia will match all donations to the Red Cross, up to $20 million.“The Red Cross is on the ground, helping people and communities affected by the wildfires burning around the province,” said Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness. “The Province is supporting this critical work by matching contributions to the Red Cross, so donations will go even further.”The Canadian Red …


Residents in the North urged to conserve water

 August 17, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Extremely warm and dry conditions have prompted the Province to set a Level 3 drought rating for the Peace, Upper Fraser East and Upper Fraser West areas.Level 3 drought conditions call for voluntary water-use reductions from all surface-water and groundwater users, including municipal, agricultural and industrial users.Many areas in the North are experiencing wildfires. Residents should be aware that despite recommendations to conserve water, under the Water Sustainability Act, it is not an off …


Inquest scheduled into death of Charlene Teresa Sakamoto

 August 17, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Public Safety and Solicitor General British Columbia News Inquest scheduled into death of Charlene Teresa Sakamoto https://news.gov.bc.ca/17830 Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, August 17, 2018 8:30 AM Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, August 17, 2018 8:30 AM The BC Coroners Service has scheduled a public inquest into the death of Charlene Teresa Sakamoto.The inquest is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 9, 2018, at the Burnaby Coroners’ Court (20th Floor – 4720 Kingsway, Metr …


Central Street West and Highway 97 upgrades starting soon

 August 17, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Central Street West and Highway 97 upgrades starting soon https://news.gov.bc.ca/17832 Information Bulletin Prince George Friday, August 17, 2018 9:00 AM Information Bulletin Prince George Friday, August 17, 2018 9:00 AM Safety and access improvements are being made to Central Street West and Highway 97, to provide better traffic flow for the local community.People who live and work in Prince George have been requesting traffic flow a …


Boundary residents urged to conserve water

 August 17, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Extremely warm and dry conditions have prompted the Province to set a Level 3 drought rating for the south Boundary region, including the Kettle and Granby rivers.While the region experienced serious flooding in the spring, the lack of precipitation since early July has caused streams to drop significantly, putting fish stocks and ecosystems at risk.Level 3 drought conditions call for voluntary water-use reductions from all surface-water and groundwater users, including municipal, agricultural a …


Traffic delays expected with Tour de Victoria cycling event

 August 17, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Traffic delays expected with Tour de Victoria cycling event https://news.gov.bc.ca/17822 Traffic Advisory victoria Friday, August 17, 2018 9:15 AM Traffic Advisory victoria Friday, August 17, 2018 9:15 AM The eighth annual Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria bike ride will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.The ride is expected to draw 1,500 cyclists riding through Victoria, the West Shore and S …


Area restrictions and road closures in the Southeast

 August 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Area restrictions and road closures in the Southeast https://news.gov.bc.ca/17835 Information Bulletin castlegar Thursday, August 16, 2018 6:35 PM Information Bulletin castlegar Thursday, August 16, 2018 6:35 PM There are currently several road closures and area restrictions in effect within the Southeast Fire Centre to help ensure the safety of the public and firefighting personnel and to avoid interfe …


Minister’s statement on Columbia River Treaty meetings in Nelson

 August 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources British Columbia News Minister’s statement on Columbia River Treaty meetings in Nelson https://news.gov.bc.ca/17827 Statement victoria Thursday, August 16, 2018 4:00 PM Statement victoria Thursday, August 16, 2018 4:00 PM Negotiators representing the governments of Canada, including British Columbia, and the United States met in Nelson on Aug. 15-16, 2018, to continue discussions about the future of the Columbia River Treaty.Following the meetings, Kat …


Wildfire activity in Bulkley and Cassiar fire zones

 August 15, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Wildfire activity in Bulkley and Cassiar fire zones https://news.gov.bc.ca/17828 Information Bulletin Smithers Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:45 PM Information Bulletin Smithers Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:45 PM There are currently 11 active wildfires in the Bulkley Fire Zone of the Northwest Fire Centre and 23 active wildfires within the Cassiar Fire Zone. Details about some of these fires are provided …



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