Topic: b.c. wildfires 2018

Roads washed out, Telegraph Creek cut off as flood, rainfall warnings persist across B.C.

Large areas of central and northern B.C. remain under flood and rainfall warnings Friday. B.C.'s River Forecast Centre has issued flood warnings and advisories for the upper Fraser River and its tributaries around Prince George, as well as the Quesnel River.

Climate change was the driving force behind destructive 2017 B.C. wildfire season, study says

The record-breaking B.C. wildfires of 2017 may have burned as much as 11 times more land than they would have without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to new research.

Christmas album by B.C. artist inspired by community resilience during wildfires

Francois Lake-based songwriter Rachelle van Zanten recorded her new Christmas album while wildfires raged across B.C. and she says the collection is inspired by the big hearts of the people in her small community during that time.

Project aims to 'fire-smart' central B.C. properties by removing wildfire fuel

A program to help seniors and residents with disabilities remove wildfire fuel from their properties has been introduced in central B.C.

Community store that provided relief during B.C. wildfires burns down in Grassy Plains

The Grassy Plains Country Store burned down Wednesday morning. The store, located 265 kilometres west of Prince George, was known as a community hub and for providing relief during this summer's wildfire season.

Evacuees prepare to return home 3 months after wildfire devastates Telegraph Creek

More than 250 wildfire evacuees from Telegraph Creek have been given the go-ahead to return home, after months of staying in hotels and with friends and family across B.C and Yukon.

Record B.C. wildfire season inflamed by hot, dry and lightning-filled weather

Lightning, heat and desiccation — these are the weather conditions that helped fuel another record-breaking wildfire season in B.C.

'Sent chills down my bones': Bear seen eating another bear in central B.C.

Members of the Cheslatta Carrier Nation were in the middle of a helicopter flight to assess damage from this year's wildfires when they saw what they thought to be two dead bears. But one was very much alive.

Spike in crime, homelessness in Prince George linked to some wildfire evacuees

Officials say an increase in crime and homelessness in Prince George, B.C., can be partially attributed to a "small percentage" of wildfire evacuees from neighbouring communities choosing to stay in the city.

Caution urged as people head back into wildfire affected areas in B.C.

The Ministry of Forests says a number of safety hazards remain for those in the affected areas.

Wildfire near hospital in Trail, B.C., under control

First responders battled a wildfire burning near the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital after it ignited Tuesday.

B.C. promises $50 million to help municipalities and First Nations fund fire prevention projects

The B.C. government is changing its approach to wildfire prevention and has pledged to give $50 million over three years to help local governments and First Nations target fire risks in their communities.

Some troops heading home after record-breaking B.C. wildfire season

About half of the Canadian Armed Forces members who helped with the fight against B.C.'s wildfires this summer are heading home.

B.C. state of emergency ends as wildfire conditions improve

Cooler weather and progress by fire crews has led to the B.C. government ending the state of emergency covering the entire province Friday.

After 2 week wildfire evacuation, residents can return to Lower Post, B.C.

The B.C. Wildfire Service lifted the evacuation order on the community on Friday morning. Residents are now beginning what will likely be a long process of cleaning up and assessing the damage.

Highway 97 near Okanagan Falls reopened after brush fire closes route

Highway 97 was closed near Okanagan Falls, 20 kilometres south of Penticton, as fire crews fought a brush fire outside the community.

Bottle-fed fawn bucks up wildfire crews on ferry ride

The deer was spotted nuzzling up to a group of firefighters on the ferry from the area known as Southside, as people forced from their homes made their way toward Burns Lake — and it's not the first time the fawn has been a passenger.

B.C. wildfires remain a threat this long weekend, officials warn

While temperatures have dropped and much of the smoke has cleared from the skies, drought conditions persist and the wildfire danger rating remains extreme on the east coast of Vancouver Island and parts of the Central Interior.

'Lied to and let down': Emotions run high in areas ravaged by B.C. wildfires

Emotions are running high in areas ravaged by wildfires in Northern B.C. in what some are calling a breakdown of trust between people affected by the wildfires and fire officials.

Students in wildfire-affected areas of northern B.C. on standby for school start

Classes start across the province next week, but for students in wildfire affected areas of Northern B.C., it’s not clear when they will be heading back to school.

B.C. maintains budget surplus, despite ICBC losses and wildfire spending

Finance Minister Carole James says the province maintained its budget surplus in the last fiscal year, even though it boosted spending on government programs by almost $3 billion.

The future looks grim after 2 years of devastating B.C. wildfires

For decades, scientists have predicted that B.C. would experience longer, more intense wildfire seasons as the climate warms. But the destruction of the last two years is still a bit surprising.

Take a deep breath: Air quality advisory cancelled for Metro Vancouver and entire Fraser Valley

An air quality advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley has ended, as clean air continues to push smoke out of the region.

Drought worsens as fires continue to burn throughout B.C.

This weekend's rain was not enough to extinguish fires or replenish streams and rivers

Air quality advisory back in place for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

Smoke embedded in fog and cloud is a cause for concern, says a Metro Vancouver spokesperson.