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June 12, 2017 - July 17, 2017 News Archive

Government Wide

KAMLOOPS – Members of the public are reminded that a full closure of Wells Gray Provincial Park has been in place since July 9, 2017, and will remain in effect until the public is advised otherwise.
KAMLOOPS – With British Columbia continuing to battle wildfires during an exceptionally severe wildfire season, a contingent of specialized wildfire personnel from Australia will be coming to B.C. to assist with wildfire response.
CASTLEGAR – BC Wildfire Service is expecting smoke from the Kamloops and Cariboo Fire Centres to drift into the region by tomorrow and is expected to continue moving through this region, so long as the prevailing winds come from the west and northwest.
KAMLOOPS – A major wind event is forecast to hit the Cariboo and southern British Columbia today, bringing gusts of up to 70 kilometres per hour to some areas.
VICTORIA – With many people being displaced due to wildfires in British Columbia, there are two main methods of obtaining aid.
KAMLOOPS – With gusty winds in the weather forecast as early as this evening and continuing into Sunday, the BC Wildfire Service is encouraging people to remain vigilant and avoid going into the backcountry to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires.
CASTLEGAR – With dry lightning and gusty winds in the weather forecast, the BC Wildfire Service is encouraging people to be extremely cautious and remain vigilant when out in the backcountry to avoid sparking human-caused wildfires.
WILLIAMS LAKE – To assist with wildfire suppression activities, the Cariboo Fire Centre is restricting public access to Williams Lake, Watson Lake, Lac La Hache and Horse Lake, effective immediately.
WILLIAMS LAKE – BC Wildfire Service crews will conduct a controlled burnoff operation on the 150 Mile House wildfire on July 14, 2017 to help create a clear and safe perimeter where ground crews can work.
VICTORIA – The B.C. government recognizes the overwhelming generosity of British Columbians and the various organizations who are pulling together to help those affected by the wildfires burning in various areas throughout the province.
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