Local News

BC Ferries reports record-breaking traffic for first quarter

Vehicle traffic was the highest it’s ever been, and passenger traffic is the highest it’s been in over 20 years for the months of April, May and June.

Three new judges appointed in B.C., two senior judges reappointed

Senior judges will serve B.C.-wide, new judges head to Penticton, Kelowna and Kamloops

Abbotsford artist wins big in condom wrapper design contest

Mouat grad Cassidy Luteijn’s pair of designs earn high grades from judges

Governments consider help for B.C. ranchers, farmers

Assessments being conducted on what is needed for agriculture sector

Evacuation order changed to alert for Clinton, Highway 97 corridor

As of 4 p.m. on August 15, Clinton residents can return home after 17 days on evacuation order.

B.C. highway sees snow in summer

Weeks of hot and dry weather ended by a hailstorm in Little Fort

Hanceville fire update


    CRD Chair Al Richmond


      Crews prepare for paving projects


        Canadian Red Cross in Williams Lake


          Aug. 13: Elephant Hill fire estimated at 149,914 hectares

          Fire got close to Green Lake, reached Young Lake

          Shambhala Music Festival cancels Sunday night lineup

          More than 17,000 festival goers have been at the music festival since Friday.

          Train rail activity eliminated as cause of Elephant Hill wildfire

          RCMP and BC Wildfire Service say that train traffic or related rail activities not the cause.

          Canadian military personnel learn to fight fires in Chilliwack

          Reservists learn to keep safe on the fire line before heading to the Interior

          Evacuation Order changed to Alert for properties between Chasm and 70 Mile

          Some residents along the Highway 97 corridor between Chasm and 70 Mile are now able to return.

          Clinton-area ranchers seeking compensation for controlled burn gone wrong

          BC Wildfire Service says unexpected change in wind is to blame.

          NDP eliminate tuition for adult education, will end interest on student loans

          Government says this will open door for tens of thousands of people to upgrade their skills and save money.

          UPDATE: Smokey skies worsen air quality in Chilliwack

          Air Quality Health Index hits a high of 9 Wednesday – higher than Williams Lake.

          • Aug 1st, 2017

          Tip line set up to aid Elephant Hill wildfire investigation

          RCMP and BC Wildfire Services are investigating the cause of the fire, which started on July 6.

          Evacuees continue to find respite in Vernon

          Local ESS centre has seen just under 1,000 evacuees - including most recently families from Clinton

          Late night knocks on the door in 70 Mile

          “It’s amazing how unnerving it is. You feel powerless.”