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Province to match Red Cross donations to help people affected by wildfires

Aug. 17, 2018 VICTORIA – To help people affected by the wildfires that are burning around B.C., the Province of British Columbia will match all donations to the Red Cross, up to $20 million. “The Red Cross is on the ground, helping people and communities affected by the wildfires burning around the province,” said Jennifer […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 20182 Views

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Minister McKenna holds meetings to discuss the proposed national park reserve in the South Okanagan – Similkameen Area

From: Parks Canada August 17, 2018 Penticton, British Columbia Parks Canada Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, is visiting the South Okanagan area to discuss the proposed national park reserve in the South Okanagan – Similkameen area. Minister McKenna will be […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201814 Views

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Media advisory: Minister McKenna to make an announcement regarding an infrastructure investment project in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

August 17, 2018       Tofino, British Columbia       Parks Canada The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, will make an announcement regarding the completion of an infrastructure investment project in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. A media availability will follow. Please note that this advisory is subject to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201813 Views

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There’s been a lot of devastation:’ man whose family lost homes in B.C. fire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2018 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. _ Residents of a tiny northwestern British Columbia town ravaged by a massive wildfire are determined to extinguish the flames and rebuild their community, family members say. Dan Edzerza Sr. and his daughter Kristina Michaud are collecting donations of money and dried goods for evacuees after a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 20189 Views

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Arrests in Burnaby, B.C., as order against Kinder Morgan protest camp enforced – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2018  BURNABY, B.C. _ The RCMP arrested protesters Thursday as officers enforced a court injunction to dismantle a protest camp and snuff a sacred fire at a site where the Trans Mountain pipeline ends in Burnaby, B.C. Cpl. Daniela Panesar said police began enforcing an order obtained by the City of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201811 Views

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UBC experts available to comment on wildfires and associated air quality

Aug 15, 2018    |   For more information, contact Sachi Wickramasinghe B.C. declared a state of emergency Wednesday due to the ongoing wildfire situation. The state of emergency will be in place for 14 days, and may be extended or rescinded as necessary. UBC experts are available to discuss wildfires in B.C., poor air quality and associated health […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201810 Views

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Shovel Lake Fire now estimated at 684 square kilometres – CFNR

August 15, 2018 The Chief of a Fort St. James area First Nation is encouraging members voluntarily leave the community before flames from the Shovel Lake Wildfire force an evacuation order. Alexander McKinnon of the Nak’azdli Whut’en told those gathered at a joint information session Wednesday night that 191 members left voluntarily Tuesday and a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201810 Views

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Debate over Wood Buffalo UNESCO site politicized: scientists – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2018  Two prominent water scientists say a debate over Canada’s largest national park has become politicized and industrial development is being blamed for changes it didn’t cause. Brent Wolfe of Wilfrid Laurier University and Roland Hall from the University of Waterloo say B.C. Hydro dams have had only a marginal effect […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201811 Views

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BC Government: Provincial state of emergency declared

August 15, 2018 VICTORIA – The British Columbia government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, made the declaration based on the recommendation from B.C.’s wildfire and emergency management officials. The state of emergency is initially in effect for 14 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 20188 Views

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Musqueam Responds to Fuel Spill on Fraser River

COAST SALISH TERRITORY, VANCOUVER, Aug. 14, 2018 – Musqueam peoples and many others are fishing the biggest Salmon return in years on the Stó:lō / Fraser river. At 23:45 on August 13th, Musqueam First Responders received a call from Coast Guard informing them that a tug boat capsized at Deering Island and began their Emergency […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 201810 Views

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