The Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria was alerted and a hovercraft from Richmond and a helicopter that had been training in Squamish were dispatched to the scene. Captain Eric Niemi says one man managed to scramble to safety but the other man died at the scene.
B.C.'s community social service workers are officially in a strike position today. They are kicking off job action with a rally at Premier Christy Clark's constituency office in Vancouver. Similar rallies are planned for tomorrow here in Kamloops and Thursday in Prince George. The workers, members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union, include those who help people with developmental disabilities and support women and children facing violence.
The B.C. wildfire service has lifted the open burning prohibition in the Clearwater and Salmon Arm fire zones. However fires that are larger than a half metre by a half metre are still prohibited in the rest of the Kamloops Fire Centre until October 31st.