Government News Feed

  • People allowed access to lakes in the Cariboo Fire Centre

    Due to the evacuation order being lifted yesterday for a large portion of 100 Mile House, the BC Wildfire Service has rescinded the area restriction order to Watson Lake, Lac La Hache, Williams Lake and Horse Lake. This rescindment is effective immediately.

    Read more
  • Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park closure to take effect immediately

    In an effort to protect public safety, BC Parks, in co-ordination with the BC Wildfire Service, will close Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park to inbound traffic effective immediately.

    Read more
  • Provincial state of emergency extended

    The Province of British Columbia, today, formally extended the provincial state of emergency through the end of day August 4, 2017. Premier John Horgan announced on July 19, 2017 that the state of emergency was being extended.

    Read more
  • People must stay off four lakes in Cariboo Fire Centre

    The BC Wildfire Service is reminding everyone that public access to Williams Lake, Watson Lake, Lac La Hache and Horse Lake has been restricted since July 14, 2017. This area restriction order was necessary to keep people off these lakes and assist with wildfire suppression efforts.

    Read more
  • Kamloops MCFD staff provide help and comfort to evacuated families

    “I am exhausted and I don’t want my kids to see me cry,” the single dad with two young children was holding back the tears when he was approached by child protection worker Nicole Auger in the Kamloops evacuation centre, asking how she could help.

    Read more
  • Crews responding to new fires in Southeast Fire Centre

    BC Wildfire Service personnel are responding to 18 active wildfires throughout the Southeast Fire Centre. Although some wildfires are visible from surrounding communities, none of these fires is immediately threatening communities or structures.

    Read more
  • Protecting wildlife and livestock during a wildfire

    Members of the public are encouraged to be on the lookout for any wildlife or livestock displaced by a wildfire.

    Read more
  • Canadian Forces to assist emergency efforts in the Williams Lake area

    In response to the minister of public safety and solicitor general’s request for Canadian Armed Forces support to assist British Columbia's work on the wildfires, Solicitor General Mike Farnworth expressed his gratitude and thanks for the Forces' agreement to help.

    Read more
  • Premier Horgan announces $100 increase to income assistance and disability rates

    The John Horgan government is taking swift action to reduce poverty in British Columbia by lifting income assistance and disability assistance by $100 a month.

    Read more
  • Premier Horgan gets government working for people with new appointments

    Premier John Horgan announced four high-profile appointments today, aimed at delivering the government’s commitments to offer relief for families on hydro rates, auto insurance costs and housing affordability.

    Read more