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BC Rail Take Over Moves Ahead

Jul 2, 2004 / 7:30 am

The billion dollar takeover of BC Rail has cleared its final obstacle. The Federal Competition Bureau has registered a consent agreement with the Competition...

RAV Reaction

Jul 1, 2004 / 11:18 am

There are currently 422 forest fires burning in BC. That""s over four times as many fires as at this time last year. Victoria has spent $32 million to fight the...

Slight Forest Fire Decline

Jun 30, 2004 / 7:10 am

Some good news on the fire front this morning. The number of forest fires burning in the province is deceasing. There are now just 427 fires but recently that...

Lytton Fire Grows

Jun 30, 2004 / 6:13 am

Extremely difficult terrain combined with strong afternoon winds in the Fraser Canyon has led to significant growth on a forest fire burning approximately six...

BC Deficit Much Lower: Gov""t

Jun 29, 2004 / 4:38 pm

Finance Minister Gary Collins says the provincial government ended the last fiscal year with a deficit that""s nearly $1 billion lower than forecast. Collins...

Ellard Drowned Virk: Witness

Jun 28, 2004 / 5:58 pm

The Crown""s star witness took the stand at the trial of a young Victoria woman in a fatal teen swarming almost seven years ago. Warren Glowatski, who""s...

448 Fires Burn

Jun 28, 2004 / 7:11 am

Rain has been helping the fire situation in the province but more than 448 fires are still burning. More hot and weather is expected. Over the weekend 58 new...

Queen Charlotte 6.7 Quake

Jun 28, 2004 / 6:55 am

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake occurred at 2:49 am this morning just north of the Queen Charlotte Islands. The quake was centred 19 kilometres deep. It was felt...

Forest Fires Heat Up

Jun 27, 2004 / 9:36 am

The number of forest fires in British Columbia continues to grow. There are now about 450 fires burning in the province being fought by close to 1,000 people....

Revamping Rest Areas

Jun 27, 2004 / 8:56 am

The Ministry of Transportation will invest $2.4 million to improve more than 100 rest stops throughout the province in preparation for the 2010 Olympic Winter...

BCMA And Govt Reach Deal

Jun 26, 2004 / 4:30 pm

A new three-year Working Agreement between the B.C. government and the BC Medical Association (BCMA) will address priority health issues and lead to improved...

A Third of BC Still Undecided

Jun 26, 2004 / 10:47 am

A new poll in the Vancouver Sun indicates over a third of British Columbians haven""t decided who they""ll vote for on Monday. 35% of us are undecided. About...

HEU Donates $150,000 Fine

Jun 25, 2004 / 10:43 am

The Hospital Employees"" Union has donated $150,000 to six hospital foundations in lieu of paying that amount in a fine imposed after the B.C. Supreme Court...

Lillooet: Stay Out Or Be Arrested

Jun 25, 2004 / 7:11 am

TOWN CREEK FIRE - LILLOOET Two hundred people gathered for a town hall meeting in Lillooet last night. At the meeting police told residents that will be...

Provincial Fire Update

Jun 24, 2004 / 6:27 am

Here""s where the B.C. Forest Service fire-fighters are at on the major fires burning around the province. Town Creek Fire (Lillooet Fire # 99) 45%...

Town Creek Fire 45% Contained

Jun 23, 2004 / 10:26 am

The Town Creek Fire is now 45% contained according to Fire Information Officer Kirk Hughes. Officials say good progress has been made on fire guard construction...

Major Fires Update

Jun 23, 2004 / 6:48 am

TOWN CREEK FIRE - LILLOOET Some progress has been made on the Lillooet "Town Creek" fire but there is still a long way to go. Firefighters now say it is 20 per...

Ontario Firefighters To Help Out

Jun 23, 2004 / 6:41 am

With another 74 fires reported in the last 24 hours, mostly due to lightening strikes, we need all the help we can get. While well trained and supported, our...

Terrace Fire Update

Jun 22, 2004 / 7:28 am

An evacuation alert has been issued for some residents near Terrace. About 375 people have been asked to prepare in case they have to leave. It is due to a 5...

Lillooet Under Evacuation Alert

Jun 22, 2004 / 7:16 am

Hot weather and mountainous terrain are making it very difficult for fire crews battling three fires that have merged not far from the town of Lillooet. The new...

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