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The new owners of the 108 Golf Resort have stepped up to feed fire crews, police and others helping with the wildfires in the South Cariboo. Andrew Cuthbertson photo.

Local tourism operators support wildfire crews, evacuees

Businesses in the 108 feed fire crews while Lone Butte pub helps evacuees

  • Jul 17, 2017
The new owners of the 108 Golf Resort have stepped up to feed fire crews, police and others helping with the wildfires in the South Cariboo. Andrew Cuthbertson photo.
Mount Polley ceases operations due to wildfires

Mount Polley ceases operations due to wildfires

Company says site is not under any immediate threat

Mount Polley ceases operations due to wildfires
(BC Wildfire Service)
(BC Wildfire Service)
RCMP officers man the checkpoint at Fox Mountain Road. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)

UPDATE: Wildfire looter nabbed for $65,000 haul

Thousands in stolen property recovered by police near Williams Lake

RCMP officers man the checkpoint at Fox Mountain Road. (Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)
UNDER EVACUATION: Calming the chaos with music

UNDER EVACUATION: Calming the chaos with music

A father-son duo are bringing smiles in a tense time to evacuees in Prince George

UNDER EVACUATION: Calming the chaos with music
Highway 1 east bound. Matti J Lagerbom photo.
Highway 1 east bound. Matti J Lagerbom photo.
(Kevin Macdonald/Black Press)

No evacuees to be turned away from Kamloops: MLA

About 75 per cent of Williams Lake residents routed Kamloops, and about 25 per cent to Prince George

  • Jul 16, 2017
(Kevin Macdonald/Black Press)
VIDEO: Red Cross ramps up wildfire relief efforts

VIDEO: Red Cross ramps up wildfire relief efforts

The agency is keeping up with the influx of evacuees

VIDEO: Red Cross ramps up wildfire relief efforts
Volunteers help setup an evacuation centre in Cloverdale on Sunday. (Lance Peverly/Peace Arch News)

VIDEO: Emergency reception centres open across B.C.

Wildfire evacuees will receive lodging and food at the centres

Volunteers help setup an evacuation centre in Cloverdale on Sunday. (Lance Peverly/Peace Arch News)
150 Mile resident Norma Sure and dog, Nylah, are some of the many evacuees in Prince George. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)

UNDER EVACTUATION: Finding the silver lining after being displaced

The recent evacuations from 150 Mile House, have connected Norma Sure to her daughter and nephew

150 Mile resident Norma Sure and dog, Nylah, are some of the many evacuees in Prince George. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press)
Wildfire evacuees asked not to renew ESS early

Wildfire evacuees asked not to renew ESS early

Emergency social services are busy registering Williams Lake evacuees

Wildfire evacuees asked not to renew ESS early
Thick smoke from fires to the north has enveloped Ashcroft.                                Barbara Roden

Ashcroft Reserve fire grows to 52,600 hectares

Fire not expected to do much overnight

Thick smoke from fires to the north has enveloped Ashcroft.                                Barbara Roden
Winds early Wednesday evening push a fire burning along Queen Bess ridge northwards. The fire started Friday afternoon and by Saturday evening its leading edge was about seven km north of where it had begun. It appears to have more or less remained there since.

BREAKING: Evacuation order for Thompson-Nicola E

Residents east of Clinton and east of 70 Mile were told to get out immediately

Winds early Wednesday evening push a fire burning along Queen Bess ridge northwards. The fire started Friday afternoon and by Saturday evening its leading edge was about seven km north of where it had begun. It appears to have more or less remained there since.
Mardsen Lake area evacuation order
Mardsen Lake area evacuation order
Chilliwack prepares to take in wildfire evacuees. (Jess Peters/Chilliwack Progress)

Lower Mainland prepares for 13,000 wildfire evacuees

Surrey and Chilliwack have already begun preparations

Chilliwack prepares to take in wildfire evacuees. (Jess Peters/Chilliwack Progress)
News media at Boston Flats on July 11.                                Barbara Roden

Account set up for donations for Boston Flats victims

Some Boston Flats residents who were without home insurance have lost everything. You can help.

News media at Boston Flats on July 11.                                Barbara Roden
Smoke from backburning north of Cache Creek on July 14.                                Barbara Roden

Ashcroft Reserve fire estimated to be 42,300 hectares

It’s very calm winds right now, probably as calm as it’s been in the last two days

Smoke from backburning north of Cache Creek on July 14.                                Barbara Roden
A helicopter refills at the Ashcroft pool on July 7.                                Mike Mastin

Ashcroft pool a handy source of water for helicopters fighting fire

At least one pilot decided that the pool was a convenient place to fill up.

A helicopter refills at the Ashcroft pool on July 7.                                Mike Mastin
Norbert Bangert and Angela Holtmann during their visit to western Canada in 2016. The couple read about the fire in the Ashcroft/Cache Creek area, which they visited in 2016, and wanted to help out.

News of Ashcroft fire reaches around the world

A German couple who visited the area last year wanted to help in any way they could.

Norbert Bangert and Angela Holtmann during their visit to western Canada in 2016. The couple read about the fire in the Ashcroft/Cache Creek area, which they visited in 2016, and wanted to help out.
Smoke south of Clinton on the evening of July 14. The Village is now under an evacuation alert.                                Susan Swan

Transport arranged for Clinton residents to evacuate village

Anyone with mobility, health, or transportation concerns can take a bus to Kamloops this weekend.

Smoke south of Clinton on the evening of July 14. The Village is now under an evacuation alert.                                Susan Swan