Smoke visible from wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre

 August 8, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Smoke originating from wildfires burning throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre will continue to be visible due to hot, dry and windy conditions that the region has been experiencing over the past month.

Evacuation Order: North of McCauley Lake Area. Issued by the Cariboo Regional District. Aug. 8, 2017

 August 8, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News /  No Comments

Due to the threat of wildfire, an Evacuation Order has been issued by the Cariboo Regional District. Evacuation Order is in effect for the following area: See map. For the most up to date information use the Cariboo Regional District searchable, interactive map to check the status of your area. Further updates can be found on the Cariboo Regional District’s Emergency Operations Centre website, Twitter feed or Facebook pa …

Boaters must stay clear of firefighting aircraft

 August 8, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The BC Wildfire Service is reminding the public that they must stay clear of firefighting aircraft that are collecting water from lakes in the region, including Moyie Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Premier Lake.

Smoke from wildfires visible in Northwest Fire Centre

 August 8, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Smoke originating from wildfires in the Prince George Fire Centre and Cariboo Fire Centre has been visible in most areas of the Nadina, Bulkley and Skeena fire zones in the Northwest Fire Centre. This smoke is expected to linger in the area for the next few days.

Support available for ranchers impacted by British Columbia wildfires

 August 8, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The B.C. government is continuing to work with the Government of Canada to ensure B.C. ranchers have access to either existing or new programs as part of the overall response to the devastating wildfires in the province’s Interior.

Safe drug use at festivals

 August 8, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Health, News /  No Comments

Aug 8, 2017Music festivals can be the highlight of the summer. Since more than music is shared at these events, if you do use drugs, follow a few simple steps to stay safe.

No guitar for Rivertown Players? Lee’s Music & Riversong Guitars Save the Day

 August 8, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, The Arts /  No Comments

Kamloops, BC — Jeffery Daniels is a theatre student at Thompson Rivers University and a member of the Kamloops Arts Council’s Rivertown Playerschildren’s summer theatre troupe. When his prized guitar went missing during a July Rivertown performance, he was understandably upset. “The guitar belonged to my grandfather,” he said. “And I love to play.” Jeffery also used the guitar extensively for the songs and plays he performs with the student troupe. When searches for the missing guitar proved fr …

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