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Campers reminded to be cautious

August
26
,
2016
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Due to a marked increase in wildfire activity in the Okanagan Valley and elsewhere in the province over the past week, B.C. Wildfire Service is again urging the public to be extremely cautious with any allowed fire use. The Cariboo and Okanagan...

Moose app lets users upload data

August
23
,
2016
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A new, interactive tool will allow B.C. residents to help wildlife biologists monitor moose populations and inform conservation efforts, says Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson. The B.C. Moose Tracker app,...

Lure for a Cure grew from Run for a Cure

August
18
,
2016
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Between 150 and 200 anglers along with family members are expected for the annual Lure a Cure Fishing Derby taking place on three local lakes this weekend, Aug. 19-21. Knouff Lake Resort is the focal point for the fundraising derby, which...

Tick infestation common in moose

August
15
,
2016
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Roughly two thirds of the moose in B.C. show signs of a potentially deadly tick infestation. More than 60 of moose in a provincewide study showed signs of hair loss associated with winter tick infestation, according to a report released Monday by...

Sun Peaks celebrates B.C. and bloom

July
29
,
2016
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A mountain full of flowers — with a more robust blossom than last year thanks to regular rain — awaits Sun Peaks visitors this weekend. The Alpine Blossom Festival held every B.C. Day long weekend brings  a variety of village and...

Angler fends off persistent badger

July
27
,
2016
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By JENNIFER ZIELINSKI It wasn’t quite the catch of the day he was looking for, but it certainly makes for a whale of a tale. Ron Lancour was fishing on Sheridan Lake, near 100 Mile House, a quiet spot at a resort he’s been visiting...

B.C. Parks welcomes favourite shots

July
26
,
2016
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If you've got a hot shot of a B.C. provincial park, share it. To celebrate its arrival on Instagram, B.C. Parks is looking for beautiful, adventure-inspiring and fun-filled photos from park visitors throughout the province. Whether...

B.C. grounds drones for hunting

July
22
,
2016
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The government has strengthened regulations to ensure hunters don’t use drones to help them track wildlife, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced Friday. The province amended the Wildlife Act...

Kokanee die-off goes under microscope

July
18
,
2016
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More than 1,000 kokanee have washed up on the shores of the lake since last week, a sign of either thermal shock or disease, biologists say. Recent wind storms or a viral outbreak are potential causes of the ongoing die-off of Okanagan Lake...

Hiker escapes tangle with young bear

July
14
,
2016
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By NICHOLAS JOHANSEN KELOWNA — A B.C. woman is lucky to be alive after a bear took a particular interest in her leg while she was out hiking in Conkle Lake Provincial Park. Rachel Lautard was hiking on July 9 with her husband,...