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Evacuation alert issued for Pine River wildfire

Evacuation alert issued for Pine River wildfire

Fire burning next to three BC Hydro transmission lines
'Ornate, gaudy' painting found at B.C. thrift store could be worth thousands of dollars

'Ornate, gaudy' painting found at B.C. thrift store could be worth thousands of dollars

An art gallery has put the man in touch with two appraisers.
Tourists asked to avoid North Okanagan area near wildfire

Tourists asked to avoid North Okanagan area near wildfire

The BC Wildfire Service says there's a 'direct threat to life and property' around the White Rock Lake fire.
Canada commits $340M to Indigenous protected areas, guardians programs

Canada commits $340M to Indigenous protected areas, guardians programs

The federal government announced it will provide funding over the next five years to support Indigenous-led stewardship of lands and waters under its $2.3 billion commitment to nature conservation.
Canadian air travellers, federal employees must be vaccinated by October: feds

Canadian air travellers, federal employees must be vaccinated by October: feds

Order also applies to airline crews, train passengers and staff
Many in B.C. unprepared for major disaster, poll finds

Many in B.C. unprepared for major disaster, poll finds

Officials offer some advice to help people be aware of the risks and how to prepare
Federal government announces $180M for MMIWG programs and supports

Federal government announces $180M for MMIWG programs and supports

An additional $12.5 million will go into a new program to support the well-being of families and survivors of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
'Picture perfect': Pod of orcas swims shoreline on Vancouver Island

'Picture perfect': Pod of orcas swims shoreline on Vancouver Island

The whales were a pleasant surprise for people walking along Dallas Road in Victoria on Wednesday evening.
Canada's biggest public pensions still heavily invested in fossil fuels: study

Canada's biggest public pensions still heavily invested in fossil fuels: study

An analysis by a group of B.C. researchers finds Canada's largest pension plan has increased investment in oil and gas companies by at least 7.7 per cent since the country signed the Paris Agreement in 2016.
B.C. ostrich farm developing antibodies that could put an end to coronavirus

B.C. ostrich farm developing antibodies that could put an end to coronavirus

'This is going to be a game changer'