Shuswap

This photo was taken at 1:45 a.m. on Aug. 30 from the chicken farm on Fredrickson Road in Sorrento. Shuswap Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Ty Barrett said the Bush Creek East wildfire was coming down the mountain and through a dry grassy field, driven by aggressive winds. Firefighters stood their ground at a one-kilometre fire line and were able to keep the blaze from reaching any structures. (Ty Barrett photo)

VIEWPOINT: Shuswap deputy fire chief grateful for support during wildfire fight

‘We couldn’t have done it without them’

  • Sep 21, 2023

 

The Bank of Canada headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Uzelman: The Bank of Canada ‘is likely done with rate hikes’

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 19, 2023

 

Pierre Poilievre speaks in Terrace in a bid to shift the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding from its current status as a seat for the NDP. (Seth Forward/Northern View)

Uzelman: A disciplined Poilievre is topping the polls

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 19, 2023

 

Burned vehicles are seen at a property destroyed by the Bush Creek East wildfire, in Scotch Creek, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Columbia-Shuswap officials call for review of B.C.’s wildfire response

The CSRD supported the Mayor of Barriere’s call on the provincial government

Burned vehicles are seen at a property destroyed by the Bush Creek East wildfire, in Scotch Creek, B.C., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Salmon Arm’s Auldin Maxwell sits with the five Guinness World Records certificates he received for his record-breaking Jenga block towers. (Kelly Murray photo)

Towering achievement: Salmon Arm teen earns spot in 2024 Guinness World Records

Auldin Maxwell’s knack for stacking Jenga blocks has earned him five world records

Salmon Arm’s Auldin Maxwell sits with the five Guinness World Records certificates he received for his record-breaking Jenga block towers. (Kelly Murray photo)
Adult Western corn rootworms feasting on a corn plant. The insects, which are highly destructive to corn crops, were discovered in the North Okanagan and Shuswap for the first time in August 2023. (B.C. Ministry of Agriculture photo)

Pest that devastates corn crops found at North Okanagan, Shuswap farms

The Western corn rootworm causes over $1 billion of damage to U.S. corn crops each year

Adult Western corn rootworms feasting on a corn plant. The insects, which are highly destructive to corn crops, were discovered in the North Okanagan and Shuswap for the first time in August 2023. (B.C. Ministry of Agriculture photo)
A spot fire on Squilax-Anglemont Road at Butters Road broke out again in the early hours of Thursday, Sept. 14, threatening a number of structures including a new home under construction in the foreground. (Contributed)

Spot fire startles B.C. wildfire victims in rental home

Family already lost their home to wildfire in August, then woken to spot fire Thursday

A spot fire on Squilax-Anglemont Road at Butters Road broke out again in the early hours of Thursday, Sept. 14, threatening a number of structures including a new home under construction in the foreground. (Contributed)
Premier David Eby stopped in Salmon Arm to speak with local officials and hold a media availability about the Bush Creek East wildfire that tore through the North Shuswap. (Brittany Webster/Black Press)

‘It’s complicated’: Premier committed to rebuilding fire-ravaged North Shuswap

David Eby flew over the Bush Creek East wildfire zone and visited with impacted residents

Premier David Eby stopped in Salmon Arm to speak with local officials and hold a media availability about the Bush Creek East wildfire that tore through the North Shuswap. (Brittany Webster/Black Press)
An industry group says Alberta’s decision to pause approvals of new renewable energy projects is putting the lives of thousands of workers on hold. Solar panels pictured at the Michichi Solar project near Drumheller, Alta., Tuesday, July 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Uzelman: Provinces fumble renewable energy opportunities

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 8, 2023
An industry group says Alberta’s decision to pause approvals of new renewable energy projects is putting the lives of thousands of workers on hold. Solar panels pictured at the Michichi Solar project near Drumheller, Alta., Tuesday, July 11, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 (released in October 2021) proposes to complete B.C.’s Electric Highway by 2024 and reach a target of 10,000 public EV charging stations in B.C. by 2030. AdobeStock
The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 (released in October 2021) proposes to complete B.C.’s Electric Highway by 2024 and reach a target of 10,000 public EV charging stations in B.C. by 2030. AdobeStock
Firefighters hose down a spot within the Bush Creek East wildfire perimeter. (BCWS photo)

Possible rain, cooler temperatures forecasted for Shuswap wildfire

Evacuation orders and alerts remain for the Bush Creek East wildfire

Firefighters hose down a spot within the Bush Creek East wildfire perimeter. (BCWS photo)
A North Shuswap resident attempts to control a spot fire left in the wake of the Bush Creek East wildfire that spread through the area Friday night, Aug. 18, 2023. (Angela Lagore photo)

BC Wildfire officials to look at off-season prevention alongside communities

Operations director says BCWS willing to learn, adapt in a year of challenges

A North Shuswap resident attempts to control a spot fire left in the wake of the Bush Creek East wildfire that spread through the area Friday night, Aug. 18, 2023. (Angela Lagore photo)
BC Wildfire Service wildland firefighters work the Bush Creek East wildfire in the Shuswap. (BCWS image)
BC Wildfire Service wildland firefighters work the Bush Creek East wildfire in the Shuswap. (BCWS image)
Bush Creek East wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens, flames visible from Shuswap wildfire

Evacuation orders and alerts remain in place

Bush Creek East wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service)
Evacuation orders have been downgraded in the Shuswap Friday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2023. (CSRD photo)

Evacuation order lifted for more Shuswap areas

Residents can now make their way home, but are still under an evacuation alert

Evacuation orders have been downgraded in the Shuswap Friday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2023. (CSRD photo)
This map shows the approximate perimeter of the Bush Creek East wildfire as of Thursday morning, Aug. 24, 2023. (BC Wildfire Service image)

North Shuswap to receive supplies, collaboration with wildfire crews still a goal

‘We’re still here to work with BCWS and CSRD – the goal is to put out the damned fire’

This map shows the approximate perimeter of the Bush Creek East wildfire as of Thursday morning, Aug. 24, 2023. (BC Wildfire Service image)
BC Wildfire message posted to Twitter (X), Wednesday night. (Twitter)

RCMP condemn self-declared convoy that wanted past Shuswap wildfire blockade

Police say group challenged officers stationed at roadblock

BC Wildfire message posted to Twitter (X), Wednesday night. (Twitter)
An photo of the blockade on Highway 1, from Aug.23. (Facebook)

North Shuswap on edge after alleged incident on Highway 1 amid wildfire

A reported permitted truck was set to bring supplies into the wildfire zone

An photo of the blockade on Highway 1, from Aug.23. (Facebook)
Image of the Bush Creek East wildfire. (Cory Erlandson)

Shuswap winery, vacation home saved from wildfire ‘thanks to those who stayed behind’

Staff of Celista Winery stay in fire zone to fight flames

Image of the Bush Creek East wildfire. (Cory Erlandson)
Premier David Eby, left to right, looks on with B.C. Minister of Emergency Readiness Bowinn Ma, Federal Minister of Emergency Preparedness Harjit Sajjan and incident commander Brad Litke as Wildcat Helicopter pilot Folef Graafland goes over safety instructions before boarding to survey wildfire damage in the area at Wildcat Helicopters in West Kelowna, B.C., on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

‘Increasingly divisive issue’: Ma says B.C. evacuations orders must be followed

Emergency Management Minister says equipment being moved can put the ‘whole unified strategy at risk’

Premier David Eby, left to right, looks on with B.C. Minister of Emergency Readiness Bowinn Ma, Federal Minister of Emergency Preparedness Harjit Sajjan and incident commander Brad Litke as Wildcat Helicopter pilot Folef Graafland goes over safety instructions before boarding to survey wildfire damage in the area at Wildcat Helicopters in West Kelowna, B.C., on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito