Tara Sprickerhoff

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son

An unlikely encounter in the rural community of Likely, near Williams Lake

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son
A total of 46 dogs, consisting of American Eskimo, Husky, Border Collie and Samoyed-cross breeds, are receiving veterinary care in Kelowna, Penticton and Quesnel after being seized from a property near Williams Lake. Photo submitted

B.C. man charged with two counts of animal cruelty after 46 dogs seized

SPCA invesigation concludes after dogs seized from a rural property north of Williams Lake

A total of 46 dogs, consisting of American Eskimo, Husky, Border Collie and Samoyed-cross breeds, are receiving veterinary care in Kelowna, Penticton and Quesnel after being seized from a property near Williams Lake. Photo submitted
50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province

50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province

Similar conditions seen at the beginning of 2017 wildfire season

50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province
Rural B.C. Realtors troubled by new real estate rules

Rural B.C. Realtors troubled by new real estate rules

Regulations take away choice of the consumer, says MLA

Rural B.C. Realtors troubled by new real estate rules
B.C. man loses appeal to get 10 dogs back after more than 100 animals seized

B.C. man loses appeal to get 10 dogs back after more than 100 animals seized

Animals seized from a property north of Williams Lake described as “distressed”

B.C. man loses appeal to get 10 dogs back after more than 100 animals seized
Shayden Younkers from Bella Coola leads a drill as part of the graduation ceremonies for the RCMP Police Academy held at TRU last week.
Shayden Younkers from Bella Coola leads a drill as part of the graduation ceremonies for the RCMP Police Academy held at TRU last week.
Motorists are seeing slushy roads with slippery sections south of 100 Mile House on Highway 97. Mel Mitchell photo

B.C. road crews brace for winter storm

Southern Interior mountain passes to see upwards of 30 cm of snow overnight

Motorists are seeing slushy roads with slippery sections south of 100 Mile House on Highway 97. Mel Mitchell photo
Tsilhqo’tin Nation Chiefs Russell Myers Ross (from left), Roy Stump, Tribal Chair Joe Alphonse, Otis Guichon Sr., Francis Laceese and Jimmy Lulua on the steps of the Parliament in Ottawa Monday. Loretta Williams photo

Prime Minister Trudeau formally exonerates Tsilhqot’in war chiefs

Under sunny skies six Tsilhqot’in chiefs anticipate an historical move on the part of the federal government

Tsilhqo’tin Nation Chiefs Russell Myers Ross (from left), Roy Stump, Tribal Chair Joe Alphonse, Otis Guichon Sr., Francis Laceese and Jimmy Lulua on the steps of the Parliament in Ottawa Monday. Loretta Williams photo
Health Canada raids B.C. store for illegal products

Health Canada raids B.C. store for illegal products

Owners say they practice alternate preventative medicine

Health Canada raids B.C. store for illegal products
Dexter greats Diane Walters in the Tim Hortons parking lot shortly after arriving back home in Williams Lake. Dexter escaped while the family was evacuated due to wildfires seven months ago. Tara Sprickerhoff photo

Evacuated cat finds his way home seven months after B.C. wildfires

‘He just decided he was going on a holiday — an extended holiday’

Dexter greats Diane Walters in the Tim Hortons parking lot shortly after arriving back home in Williams Lake. Dexter escaped while the family was evacuated due to wildfires seven months ago. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
Police and firefighters survey the scene Tuesday morning following a house fire on the Sugar Cane Reserve. Tara Sprickerhoff photo

Two B.C. First Nation communities mourning loss of teen in reserve house fire

Williams Lake First Nation chief releases statement on death of teen

Police and firefighters survey the scene Tuesday morning following a house fire on the Sugar Cane Reserve. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
B.C. teen dies in fire in First Nation community

B.C. teen dies in fire in First Nation community

Emergency crews responded to a mobile home fire early Tuesday on the Williams Lake Indian Band’s Sugar Cane Reserve

B.C. teen dies in fire in First Nation community
Aircraft fight the Gustafsen Wildfire. Bob Grant photo.

Fire Fight: 2017 Wildfires from Ashcroft to Lac la Hache

Read about the experiences of firefighters, ranchers, officials, homeowners and more

Aircraft fight the Gustafsen Wildfire. Bob Grant photo.
The Gustafsen fire near 100 Mile House on July 6. Trevor Zywine photo.

Heating Up

Intro Chapter 1Heating Up Chapter 2New Ground Chapter 3Inferno Chapter 4Smoke Clears…

The Gustafsen fire near 100 Mile House on July 6. Trevor Zywine photo.
Helicopter fighting the Elephant Hill fire near Ashcroft. Matti J Lagerbom photo.

New Ground

Intro Chapter 1Heating Up Chapter 2New Ground Chapter 3Inferno Chapter 4Smoke Clears…

Helicopter fighting the Elephant Hill fire near Ashcroft. Matti J Lagerbom photo.
Burned trees on the Elephant Hill fire. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.

Smoke Clears

Intro Chapter 1Heating Up Chapter 2New Ground Chapter 3Inferno Chapter 4Smoke Clears…

Burned trees on the Elephant Hill fire. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.
Aircraft fighting the Elephant Hill fire from Green Lake. Joanne Macaluso photo.

Inferno

Intro Chapter 1Heating Up Chapter 2New Ground Chapter 3Inferno Chapter 4Smoke Clears…

Aircraft fighting the Elephant Hill fire from Green Lake. Joanne Macaluso photo.
Volunteers from Forest Grove load a truck full of food bound for Lac la Hache in the midst of this summer’s wildfires. Martina Dopf photo.

Above and Beyond awards program announced for everyday heroes of wildfire and floods

Nominations open for British Columbians until January.

Volunteers from Forest Grove load a truck full of food bound for Lac la Hache in the midst of this summer’s wildfires. Martina Dopf photo.
A cow stands in a lightly smoking field during the Elephant Hill fire, where ranchers were out daily on horseback trying to move their stock out of the path of the advancing wildfire. Gus Horn photo.

Ranchers can now apply for $20 million wildfire recovery fund

Funding to help cover costs including transportation during wildfires and crop production

A cow stands in a lightly smoking field during the Elephant Hill fire, where ranchers were out daily on horseback trying to move their stock out of the path of the advancing wildfire. Gus Horn photo.
Water bombers from Quebec skimmed over the tree tops after scooping up water from Green Lake on Sept. 30. Five planes dropped water on the northeastern ridges of Jim and Nolan lakes as the Elephant Hill fire crept within a kilometre of the South Green Lake community. Photo: Ken Alexander.

Elephant Hill wildfire now 100 per cent contained

The fire is described by the BC Wildfire Service as under control.

Water bombers from Quebec skimmed over the tree tops after scooping up water from Green Lake on Sept. 30. Five planes dropped water on the northeastern ridges of Jim and Nolan lakes as the Elephant Hill fire crept within a kilometre of the South Green Lake community. Photo: Ken Alexander.