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Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.

VIDEO: Escape from Fort McMurray firestorm, how you can help

Harrowing video emerging of the escape from Fort Mac wildfires, how you can contribute to help those left homeless

Fort McMurray fire scene from YouTube video.
Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter

Paramedics make house calls in rural program

80 full-time and half-time positions to keep paramedics in small B.C. towns, and patients out of emergency

Paramedic union president Bronwyn Barter
LOGAN LAKE WELCOMES NEW DOCTOR (from l) MLA Jackie Tegart

Logan Lake welcomes new doctor

After two years without a doctor, a new MD starts in Logan Lake on March 1.

LOGAN LAKE WELCOMES NEW DOCTOR (from l) MLA Jackie Tegart

Power Pioneers award community service

BC Hydro Power Pioneers set to give out 20 $1000 grants to BC students.

Local seniors focus of recent meeting

Representatives from organizations that provide care and services for seniors meet to discuss challenges.

Concert for a good cause: Gospel-folk singer Steve Palmer comes to Ashcroft March 5.

Concert for a good cause

Gospel-folk singer Steve Palmer appears in Ashcroft on March 5.

Concert for a good cause: Gospel-folk singer Steve Palmer comes to Ashcroft March 5.
The newly elected board of the South Cariboo Historical Museum Society (from l): Yvette May (Director)

Clinton Museum aims high in 2016

Museum board hopes to make the museum the reason people visit Clinton.

The newly elected board of the South Cariboo Historical Museum Society (from l): Yvette May (Director)

Dementia workshop will focus on communication strategies

The second workshop in the BC Alzheimer Society Family Caregiver series focuses on communication.

Bob Moon checks out the items available at the Ashcroft Library’s annual sale.

Library sale has more than just books

The Ashcroft Library's annual sale has something for everyone.

Bob Moon checks out the items available at the Ashcroft Library’s annual sale.

Substance use difficult to talk about

Two workshops aim to help parents talk to their children about substance use.

Actress and director Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan

Local actress takes to the stage to bring Shirley Valentine to life

Actress looking forward to tackling "the part of a lifetime".

Actress and director Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan

Softball to come back to Cache Creek

Valentine's Community Dance a fundraiser for new softball equipment.

Grant will help with asset management

Village of Ashcroft receives a Gas Tax Fund grant that will enable it to start an Asset Management plan.

Riders take part in the 2015 Ride2Survive endurance event.

Ride2Survive endurance event more than just a personal challenge

Gruelling 400km bike trek raises money for cancer research.

Riders take part in the 2015 Ride2Survive endurance event.

Wellness and Music Festival on hold, but ‘Elvis’ set to return

The future of the Festival remains up in the air for 2016.

New name for Canada’s largest Canadian-owned online classifieds company

Used.ca is headquartered in Victoria, BC and is a part of Black Press Community Media.

Liberal Jati Sidhu make his victory speech.

Election 2015: Liberal Jati Sidhu elected MP for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon

Supporters stayed at Liberal event until last riding in the country was called

Liberal Jati Sidhu make his victory speech.
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford

TIMELINE: Key moments of the federal election campaign

From the economy and debates to niqabs and protest songs, we recap the election issues and antics with this interactive timeline

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper waves at a campaign event at the J.P. Bowman tool and die company in Brantford
US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.

BC Amateur Photographer contest a huge success

Seventy finalists competed at this year's Abbotsford International Airshow for a shot at the title of Amateur Photographer of the year

US F-22 shows off its air superiority in the skies over Abbotsford.
Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs

WILDFIRE WATCH: 282,000 hectares now burned is four times 10-year average

Fire updates from around B.C., with photos, interactive charts and updates from Twitter and Facebook

Aerial view of Wood Lake wildfire north of Harrison Hot Springs