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B.C. RCMP say Fairy Creek activists cut 18 trees to block vehicle access

B.C. RCMP say Fairy Creek activists cut 18 trees to block vehicle access

LAKE COWICHAN, B.C. — The Mounties in British Columbia say protesters breaching an injunction against blockades set up to prevent old-growth logging on southern Vancouver Island cut 18 trees.
More than 250 wildfires continue to burn in British Columbia

More than 250 wildfires continue to burn in British Columbia

VANCOUVER — The BC Wildfire Service says there are 257 wildfires currently burning in the province. That's one fewer than Saturday's update, but down from about 300 earlier in the week.

RCMP say they broke up fight between rival biker gangs in British Columbia

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Mounties in British Columbia say they had to break up a fight between rival outlaw motorcycle gangs from Alberta that sent several people to hospital.
Number of active wildfires in B.C. drops, one evacuation order lifted

Number of active wildfires in B.C. drops, one evacuation order lifted

VANCOUVER — The BC Wildfire Service says there are 258 wildfires currently burning in the province. That's down from 275 fires reported in its last update Friday, and down from about 300 earlier in the week.
It is legal to farm foxes for their fur in B.C. Here's why they are killed by anal electrocution

It is legal to farm foxes for their fur in B.C. Here's why they are killed by anal electrocution

An FOI reveals that there is interest in opening a fox farm in B.C.
B.C.'s fluid wildfire situation prompts evacuations for some, relief for others

B.C.'s fluid wildfire situation prompts evacuations for some, relief for others

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Cooler temperatures gave firefighting crews in British Columbia some reprieve on Friday as most wildfires burned in the southern half of the province.
Vancouver deploys water cannons to save trees hit by heat wave

Vancouver deploys water cannons to save trees hit by heat wave

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation staff are using several FireBozz water cannons to wet trees in areas of the city that don't have access to irrigation. 
Squamish Search and Rescue wraps up search for missing hiker

Squamish Search and Rescue wraps up search for missing hiker

In the meantime, crews have responded to 94 calls this year, up from 56 the same time last year.
B.C. tips over 80 per cent for first vaccine shot as COVID-19 cases climb

B.C. tips over 80 per cent for first vaccine shot as COVID-19 cases climb

VICTORIA — COVID-19 case counts in British Columbia keep climbing, with the latest daily figure reaching 112. Health officials had warned that infections would rise as restrictions were lifted.
Daily COVID-19 cases tick up above 100, four dead

Daily COVID-19 cases tick up above 100, four dead

After three straight days of no deaths, COVID-19 claims four lives.