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BC Wildfire Service says 19 fires burn together to create “largest wildfire in British Columbia’s history”

August 22, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Over 400 firefighters are working to contain the largest wildfire in British Columbia’s history. Kevin Skrepnek of the BC Wildfire Service said 19 fires merged in an area west of Quesnel in the Interior, creating a single

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Controlled burns crucial in battling big wildfires, B.C. official says

August 3, 2017 Geordon Omand - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A spokesman for British Columbia’s wildfire service says crews accidentally sparked a blaze while burning off fuel in order to contain one of many fires raging across the province’s Interior. Kevin Skrepnek says embers ignited a nearby hillside

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Unrelenting heat, wind and lightning keeping firefighters, homeowners anxious in B.C.

July 28, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Hot, dry conditions, gusty winds and a chance of lightning are expected to keep wildfire crews in British Columbia watchful this weekend. The BC Wildfire Service said its weather forecasters have issued a wind warning for the

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Extent of damage remains unclear as winds fan B.C. wildfires

July 17, 2017 THE CANADIAN PRESS

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Wildfires across British Columbia have torn through several communities, but officials say the number of homes, businesses and other structures lost remains unclear. Hot, windy weather has fanned flames across the province, including near Ashcroft, where a

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Trans-Canada Highway closed as wildfire spreads west of Kamloops, B.C.

July 6, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – An out-of-control wildfire is burning through the Cherry Creek area west of Kamloops, B.C. The BC Wildfire Service says the 15-hectare fire has damaged one outbuilding and partially effected a residence in the area. Spokeswoman Justine Hunse

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Flames destroy production facility at Blackwell Dairy in Kamloops, B.C.

June 15, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Fire has heavily damaged a dairy operation in Kamloops, British Columbia, that processes milk from farmers across the North Thompson and Shuswap Okanagan. Fire officials say the main production facility at Blackwell Dairy was destroyed in the

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Portions of south, central interior B.C. remain under evacuation alert or order after recent flooding

May 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Areas in the south and central interior of British Columbia remain under evacuation alert or evacuation order after recent flooding events and there is potential for increased snowmelt and further precipitation and flooding next week, the provincial Ministry of Transportation

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TSB recommendation for backup safety defences for rail signal indications ‘outstanding for over 10 years’

November 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada reiterated Tuesday a recommendation that Transport Canada and the rail industry “implement additional backup safety defences” in order to ensure train crew members recognize and follow block signals that govern train movements. On Nov.

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Motorist convicted after fatal collision loses bid to exclude data from sensing diagnostic module

July 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A motorist convicted under the Criminal Code of Canada, of two counts of dangerous driving causing death after a vehicle collision in Kamloops, British Columbia, has lost his fight to have data from a sensing diagnostic module excluded as evidence