Max Winkelman

Fire seen yesterday near Kamloops. BC Wildfire Service photo.

Around 40,000 lightning strikes and over 200 new fires in B.C. in the past two days

‘We’re expecting that the worst of the lightning is now over’

Fire seen yesterday near Kamloops. BC Wildfire Service photo.
A 20-hectare fire 13 kilometres northwest of Logan Lake as seen yesterday, June 20. BC Wildfire Service photo.

115 new wildfires burning across B.C. due to 19,000 lightning strikes

More fires expected to start today, says BC Wildfire Service officials

A 20-hectare fire 13 kilometres northwest of Logan Lake as seen yesterday, June 20. BC Wildfire Service photo.
The approximate locations of four new wildfires in the South Cariboo area, as listed by the BC Wildfire Service Active Wildfires map. Please note that the marker to the far right is not new. A fire burned down a strucutre in that area yesterday.
The approximate locations of four new wildfires in the South Cariboo area, as listed by the BC Wildfire Service Active Wildfires map. Please note that the marker to the far right is not new. A fire burned down a strucutre in that area yesterday.
Report of fire in Lac la Hache ‘but upon looking into it further there was no wildfire in that area’

Report of fire in Lac la Hache ‘but upon looking into it further there was no wildfire in that area’

The BC Wildfire Service responded to a report of a wildfire southwest…

Report of fire in Lac la Hache ‘but upon looking into it further there was no wildfire in that area’
Heinz Weigelt was changing his shirt on the Fuego volcano in 1995 when everything started shaking and a black cloud of smoke came up. Submitted photos.

B.C. man recalls terrifying experience at edge of Fuego volcano in Guatemala

‘I had never been on a volcano when it started grumbling. That was scary.’

Heinz Weigelt was changing his shirt on the Fuego volcano in 1995 when everything started shaking and a black cloud of smoke came up. Submitted photos.
Samara Masun from the Lac la Hache Elementary School plants a new tree in the 108 Greenbelt that was affected by wildfires last year. Max Winkelman photos.

Kids plant more than 1,000 trees to replace those burned in 2017 wildfires

A new generation for a new generation

Samara Masun from the Lac la Hache Elementary School plants a new tree in the 108 Greenbelt that was affected by wildfires last year. Max Winkelman photos.
The Lac la Hache transfer station is one of the sites that takes wood waste. The others are the Baker Creek Transfer Station, Big Lake Landfill, Forest Grove Transfer Station, Frost Creek Transfer Station, Horsefly Transfer Station, Interlakes Landfill, Likely Landfill, McLeese Lake Transfer Station, South Cariboo Landfill (100 Mile House), Watch Lake Landfill, Wells Transfer Station, West Chilcotin Landfill, Wildwood Transfer Station and the 150 Mile House Transfer Station. File photo.
The Lac la Hache transfer station is one of the sites that takes wood waste. The others are the Baker Creek Transfer Station, Big Lake Landfill, Forest Grove Transfer Station, Frost Creek Transfer Station, Horsefly Transfer Station, Interlakes Landfill, Likely Landfill, McLeese Lake Transfer Station, South Cariboo Landfill (100 Mile House), Watch Lake Landfill, Wells Transfer Station, West Chilcotin Landfill, Wildwood Transfer Station and the 150 Mile House Transfer Station. File photo.
“Their 108 recommendations will take some time to fully consider.”

“Their 108 recommendations will take some time to fully consider.”

Recommendations following the 2017 wildfire and flood season

“Their 108 recommendations will take some time to fully consider.”
Smoke from the Gustafsen Wildfire in 2017. File photo.

Most B.C. residents didn’t feel their city was prepared for wildfire season: report

Respondents split on communication effectiveness

Smoke from the Gustafsen Wildfire in 2017. File photo.
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett presents Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb (left), now CRD Chair Margo Wagner (third from left) and 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall with a thank you for their efforts during the 2017 wildfires. Submitted photo.

Barnett thanks officials, frontline workers, volunteers for wildfire efforts

We don’t say “thank you” enough, she says

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett presents Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb (left), now CRD Chair Margo Wagner (third from left) and 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall with a thank you for their efforts during the 2017 wildfires. Submitted photo.
File photo.

CRD passes resolution to restrict fireworks, use and sales in rural areas

Exceptions can be made for public display with written permission

File photo.
Zoe Daigle on a horse. Submitted photo.
Zoe Daigle on a horse. Submitted photo.
Zoe Daigle on a horse. Submitted photo.
Zoe Daigle on a horse. Submitted photo.
File photo.

BC Wildfire Service warns of overwintering fire potential

Public asked to report any wildfire or smoke

File photo.
Karen Peterson on her yoga mat. Max Winkelman photo.

‘I hated who I was. I had a hard time looking in the mirror’

Cariboo woman shares past struggles with alcohol, drugs

Karen Peterson on her yoga mat. Max Winkelman photo.
500 Hectare burn planned near Churn Creek

500 Hectare burn planned near Churn Creek

Burn to take place on the eastern bank of the Fraser River

500 Hectare burn planned near Churn Creek
The Archie house in approximately 1973. Trudy Archie photo.

Dealing with addiction; Finding the root cause

B.C. First Nations man hosts conference to help himself, other heal

The Archie house in approximately 1973. Trudy Archie photo.
Red Cross to cover B.C. man’s $20,000 emergency airfare after evacuation

Red Cross to cover B.C. man’s $20,000 emergency airfare after evacuation

Evacuated to Whitehorse during wildfires but had to be flown to Vancouver for heart condition

Red Cross to cover B.C. man’s $20,000 emergency airfare after evacuation
RCMP blocking the driveway at Country Prime Meats. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.

Suspect arrested without incident

A male had allegedly made threats of physical harm

RCMP blocking the driveway at Country Prime Meats. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.
The Gustafsen wildfire aftermath in August 2017. File photo.

100 Mile OSB Mill to temporarily suspend operations due to a lack of wood

Norbord says wildfires and winter conditions to blame

The Gustafsen wildfire aftermath in August 2017. File photo.