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Mine disaster influenced industry, KGHM says

August
4
,
2015
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A mine disaster that sent shockwaves across the province and through the mining sector still weighs heavily a year later. The sudden breach of a dam on the Mount Polley tailings storage facility sent 24 million cubic metres of waste cascading...

Cool break coming in hot, hot summer

August
4
,
2015
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The dog days of summer are about to turn tail, briefly. Wednesday will dawn cooler and Thursday cooler again as southern B.C. abruptly shifts its weather pattern of the past couple of months, said Environment Canada meteorologist Matt MacDonald....

Pritchard man killed in crash with bus

August
4
,
2015
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The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man killed in a crash between a car and a tour bus last Friday near Chase. He is Sascha Dieter Hedrich, aged 19, of Pritchard, a small community east of Kamloops. Hedrich was the driver...

Lots of smoke to go with wildfires

August
4
,
2015
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There's plenty of smoke to go with wildfires in the Interior today. The Cisco Road fire south of Lytton is 90 per cent contained despite an increase in fire activity in higher elevations due to high temperatures and low humidity, says the B.C...

Candidates way ahead of the game

August
4
,
2015
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Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald fought for re-election and B.C. voted for the first time as a province of the dominion. You have to go that far back, to a five-year-old Canada, to find an election as long as this one, which earns the 42nd...

B.C. ministry says upgrades to highway at Hoffman's Bluff where bus crashed are 'critical'

August
1
,
2015
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CHASE — British Columbia's transportation ministry says it has moved aggressively to widen a dangerous stretch of highway where a tour bus crash killed one man and sent dozens to hospital on Friday. The head-on collision between a car...

Taking to the street against 'sewage sludge' Nicola Valley residents bring protest to city

June
23
,
2015
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About 40 protesters took over the 500 block of Victoria Street on Friday to protest the storage of biosolids in the Nicola Valley. Carrying placards that said Science Says No to Sewage Sludge, Respect First Nations Moratorium and Bye Bye Jackie — the latter an apparent reference to Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart — they chanted and mingled on the street  ...

Rain dampens wildfire near Lytton

June
16
,
2015
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Some rain has helped damped the Cisco Road wildfire south of Lytton, with the Wildfire Management Branch reporting minimal activity today. But the Branch warned winds and warmer temperatures could stoke the fire again as a cold front moves through the region. The fire had grown to 1,500 hectares but is now estimated at 1,280. About 6.7 millimetres of rain fell on Friday. ...