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B.C.'s Adopt A Highway campaign relaunches year after COVID-19 cancellation

B.C.'s Adopt A Highway campaign relaunches year after COVID-19 cancellation

Residents are encouraged to volunteer time and effort to clean up their local highway for the benefit of the surrounding environment — and our own social sake.
Number of active wildfires in B.C. drops, one evacuation order lifted

Number of active wildfires in B.C. drops, one evacuation order lifted

VANCOUVER — The BC Wildfire Service says there are 258 wildfires currently burning in the province. That's down from 275 fires reported in its last update Friday, and down from about 300 earlier in the week.
It is legal to farm foxes for their fur in B.C. Here's why they are killed by anal electrocution

It is legal to farm foxes for their fur in B.C. Here's why they are killed by anal electrocution

An FOI reveals that there is interest in opening a fox farm in B.C.
B.C.'s fluid wildfire situation prompts evacuations for some, relief for others

B.C.'s fluid wildfire situation prompts evacuations for some, relief for others

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Cooler temperatures gave firefighting crews in British Columbia some reprieve on Friday as most wildfires burned in the southern half of the province.
Vancouver deploys water cannons to save trees hit by heat wave

Vancouver deploys water cannons to save trees hit by heat wave

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation staff are using several FireBozz water cannons to wet trees in areas of the city that don't have access to irrigation. 
Squamish Search and Rescue wraps up search for missing hiker

Squamish Search and Rescue wraps up search for missing hiker

In the meantime, crews have responded to 94 calls this year, up from 56 the same time last year.
B.C. tips over 80 per cent for first vaccine shot as COVID-19 cases climb

B.C. tips over 80 per cent for first vaccine shot as COVID-19 cases climb

VICTORIA — COVID-19 case counts in British Columbia keep climbing, with the latest daily figure reaching 112. Health officials had warned that infections would rise as restrictions were lifted.
Daily COVID-19 cases tick up above 100, four dead

Daily COVID-19 cases tick up above 100, four dead

After three straight days of no deaths, COVID-19 claims four lives.
China paid $3.2 million to now-cancelled B.C. police academy program

China paid $3.2 million to now-cancelled B.C. police academy program

Justice Institute of B.C. now turns to Mexico to reboot its international police training program.
Former B.C. clerk pleads not guilty to five charges, trial set for January

Former B.C. clerk pleads not guilty to five charges, trial set for January

VICTORIA — The former clerk of the B.C. legislature has pleaded not guilty to five charges including breach of trust and fraud, just as a judge tossed out one of the accusations against him.