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Young Osoyoos drowning victim identified

August
21
,
2015
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OSOYOOS — A 12-year-old girl who drowned in Osoyoos Lake while wading close to shore was identified Friday as Naziha Mohammed of Calgary. She was wading with a friend near Haynes Point on the west side of the lake at about 7:30 p.m. on Aug....

Government liquor stores now accepting donations to assist wildfire victims

August
19
,
2015
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As wildfires continue to destroy property and force residents from their homes in Rock Creek and Oliver, B.C. Liquor Store customers can now support Red Cross relief efforts for fire victims by donating in stores throughout the province. To help...

Local candidates rolling out platform promises

August
19
,
2015
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Wildfire, pipeline and red tape reduction policies have been hammered home by local candidates in the federal election. New Democrat Bill Sundhu applauds his party’s three-point plan to assist provinces such as B.C. burdened with wildfire...

B.C. forests minister looking for video to help solve wildfire's cause

August
18
,
2015
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British Columbia Forests Minister Steve Thomson says officials are looking for a video that apparently shows how a massive wildfire that has destroyed 30 homes in the province's southeast was sparked by a flicked cigarette. Thomson...

Progress made on two Oliver fires but 30 homes struck by Rock Creek inferno

August
17
,
2015
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Residents evacuated from two wildfire zones near Oliver have been allowed to go home but remain on alert in case they have to leave again. At the massive Rock Creek fire, 30 homes and 15 other structures are confirmed to have been destroyed or...

Drone grounds choppers at Oliver fires

August
17
,
2015
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OLIVER - Helicopters battled the big Testalinden fire south of Oliver again Sunday, swooping over treetops and along the mountainside to drop water on flames threatening homes and vineyards. And then a tiny drone stopped the whole operation. The...

Wildfires in B.C. wine country force residents from vineyards, orchards

August
16
,
2015
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OLIVER, B.C. — Twenty-nine homes have been confirmed lost in an immense wildfire in British Columbia's Boundary region, several days after the blaze sparked and forced hundreds from their homes. The Regional District of Kootenay...

Wine country suddenly wildfire country

August
15
,
2015
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A trip to wine country for a weekend reunion with a few chums from high school turned into a trip to wildfire country when a pair of lightning-caused fires exploded in the hills above the South Okanagan Valley on Friday and early Saturday. A...

Home lost after two wildfires force evacuations in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley

August
15
,
2015
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OLIVER — At least one home has been destroyed after two fast-moving wildfires forced hundreds of residents to leave their homes in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. The property was lost in the massive Testalinden fire...

200 evacuated near Rock Creek wildfire

August
14
,
2015
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ROCK CREEK — About 200 people have been evacuated from the Kettle River provincial campground near Rock Creek as firefighters battle an estimated 800-hectare wildfire. Despite the continued efforts of air tankers and ground crews, the fire...