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by Contributor on Monday Oct 05 2015

Shortly before 8 p.m. on Oct. 4, an inmate from the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) escaped from the custody of provincial correctional officers while at the Victoria General Hospital (VGH) for medical treatment.

by Castlegar Source on Friday Sep 18 2015

An officer-involved shooting in Burnaby will be investigated by the Independent Investigations Office, according to a press release issued Friday.

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 15 2015

RCMP have found what they believe to be the body of two year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette in a rural area near Blairmore, Alta. The body was located this afternoon during a police search based on information received in their efforts to locate her. Hailey’s family has been notified.

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 02 2015

The BC Wildfire Service reminds everyone planning to head into the backcountry or go camping on the Labour Day long weekend to comply with provincial legislation related to campfire use and open burning.

Although small campfires are once again allowed in most parts of B.C., extended hot and dry weather conditions this year have led to increased wildfire risks in many regions.

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 30 2015

Salt Spring Island - Shortly after 12 a.m. on Aug. 29th, officers with the Salt Spring Island RCMP were conducting an impaired driving checkpoint in the 100 Block of Upper Ganges Road, when a man driving a Chevrolet Blazer attempted to avoid the checkpoint, nearly striking an officer who was on foot.

by Contributor on Friday Aug 21 2015

A man accused of starting two fires has been arrested and is facing charges, according to Mackenzie RCMP.

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Aug 18 2015

A bizarre incident in Richmond Monday appears to be a case of road rage taken to the absolute extreme, according to RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang.

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 12 2015

With a significant number of wildfires burning around B.C., the Province continues to caution all British Columbians to be diligent with fire safety and to report all wildfires to authorities.

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by Contributor on Friday Jul 10 2015

Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson issued the following statement in response to a July 10 incident involving a firefighting aircraft working on the Puntzi Lake wildfire:

“On the afternoon of July 10, 2015, an Air Tractor AT-802F Fire Boss amphibious airtanker working on the Punzti Lake wildfire in the Cariboo Fire Centre went down in Puntzi Lake.

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Jun 25 2015

A recent story that captured national media attention and resulted in thousands of dollars being donated by people across Canada, has provided yet one more surprise. After hours of searching for the homeless man who turned in over $2,000 in found cash, Const.