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Province stresses education as fire deaths rise

The B.C. government is spending $1.6 million on fire safety education campaigns as deaths from fires continue to climb. The fire commissioner’s annual report was released today and it said fire-related deaths have jumped 207 per cent since 2018. In 2022, there were 9,087 fires resulting in 212 injuries and 86...

Wildfire Delays Nanaimo Students Return from Field Trip

A group of students in Nanaimo has quite a story to share after being stranded briefly while on a school trip to Tofino. About 50 students and international students, along with their chaperones, were forced to spend Tuesday night at a secondary school in Port Alberni when they couldn't return because of the closure of Highway-4 beneath...

Province stresses education as fire deaths rise

The B.C. government is spending $1.6 million on fire safety education campaigns as deaths from fires continue to climb. The fire commissioner’s annual report was released today and it said fire-related deaths have jumped 207 per cent since 2018. In 2022, there were 9,087 fires resulting in 212 injuries and 86...

Detour open around Cameron Lake wildfire, but only for essentials

A detour has been set up for drivers who need to get around the Cameron Lake wildfire on Highway 4, but people are strongly encouraged to wait if possible. The fire at Cameron Lake Bluff is still out of control, but a detour is now in place routing traffic from...

One dead in fatal crash south of Nanaimo 

A crash in the 2400- block of White Rapids Road in south Nanaimo has claimed the life of a 33-year-old man.  According to a media release, RCMP investigators were told the vehicle had been speeding before he hit a tree. The driver appeared to have lost control, causing him to...

Campfires to be banned in Coastal Fire Centre starting Thursday

All campfires in the Coastal Fire Region will be banned as of noon on Thursday, according to the BC Wildfire Service. The ban is being done to prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety, with the prohibitions applying to all public and private land within the area covered by the...
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