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Monday, October 18, 2021


Environment

BC Hydro investigating power outages across southern Vancouver Island

Over 5,800 residents are without power.

BC Parks invests $21.5 million to upgrade outdoor recreation after record-breaking camping year

This includes Rathtrevor Beach and Miracle Beach Provincial Park!
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RCMP Union supports officers after injunction ruling at Fairy Creek

This week, the courts ruled that RCMP enforcement at Fairy Creek would end.
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Court rules against injunction extension at site of old-growth logging protests

RCMP will cease to enforce an injunction in the area.

Fire ban across Vancouver Island will be lifted this Thursday

There were two out-of-control fires on Vancouver Island this summer.

Victoria saw its sunniest summer since 1967 with 837 total hours of sunshine

Though it's hard to believe on a day like today! ☔

Ocean Cleanup vessel returns to Victoria with 8 tonnes of garbage in tow

The next sailing hopes to remove 30 to 40 tonnes of debris from the water.

Province and Red Cross step up financial support to evacuated British Columbians

BC residents affected by wildfires can access up to $2,000.

Here’s an update on BC’s wildfire situation as of Wednesday, August 25th

Nearly half of the wildfires currently burning in BC are classified as out of control. 
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Protestors at Fairy Creek blockades pepper-sprayed by RCMP (VIDEO)

Protestors maintain they are non-violent, while RCMP claim otherwise.
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RCMP respond to allegations of misconduct at Fairy Creek blockades

They were accused of dangerous tactics and even sexual misconduct.

State of Emergency issued after wildfire near Nanaimo grows to 70-hectares overnight

The Mount Hayes fire started Thursday afternoon.
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Province commits additional $25 million to post-secondary research projects

Projects include artificial intelligence, sustainability, and water reuse.

Wildfire smoke expected to stick around Greater Victoria area until at least Sunday

Friday is expected to be the worst.
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RCMP arrest Victoria Buzz photographer at Fairy Creek blockades

Smith was arrested but not processed.

You’ll soon be able to toss lawn clippings in your compost bin for curbside...

As well as yard waste and leaves.

7 places to watch this week’s meteor shower in and around Victoria

The shower will be best viewed Thursday and Friday night! ☄️

Environment Canada issues heat wave warning for southern Vancouver Island

Hold onto your hats! (Or at least put one on 🥵)
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BC Wildfire Service deems fire near Duncan as ‘being held’

The fire is not likely to spread beyond its boundaries.

Wildfire near Duncan grows to 32 hectares over the weekend

Crews have been able to hold the fire but is still considered out of control

Crews are currently fighting an out of control wildfire near Duncan

An evacuation order has been issued for one property.

Tourism operators team up with Indigenous Nations to clean up BC’s shorelines

Haida Gwaii and the Discovery Islands will benefit from the provincial investment.

Here’s an update on BC’s wildfire situation as of Wednesday, August 4th

The province has extended the state of emergency.

CRD warns visitors of blue-green algae blooms at Thetis Lake Regional Park

It has not been detected at Upper or Lower Thetis Lake.
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Pender Island couple marks nearly one year of self-sustainability

From gardening, foraging, to butchering, this couple did, and ate, it all themselves!

Here’s the latest on the BC wildfires across the province on Wednesday, July 28th

A heat wave is expected to begin today.

Judge sides with media in case against RCMP enforcement at old-growth protests

Journalists were being restricted to exclusion zones set forth by the RCMP.

Vancouver Island wildfire near Shirley now being held according to Coastal Fire Centre

The fire grew to one-hectare on Thursday.

CRD issues water conservation advisory for Salt Spring and Gulf Islands

Most outdoor water use should be stopped.

Here’s a list of wildfires currently burning in BC right now

There are 296 wildfires currently burning in BC.

BC declares provincial state of emergency due to escalating wildfire situation

There are currently 299 fires burning in the province.

Premier Horgan announces new BC Centre for Clean Energy set to open this fall

Funded by the provincial and federal governments, and Shell Canada.

Three assaults reported at Fairy Creek blockades this week as tensions boil over (VIDEO)

A shocking video of an aggravated assault was shared to social media.

Vessel designed to clean up ocean debris is departing from Victoria this month

The project intends to clean 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within five years.

Expert weighs in on link between historic heat wave in BC and climate change

“Every heatwave occurring today is made more likely and more intense by climate change.”
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Province provides tips on how to protect against smoke inhalation as wildfires worsen

There are currently 201 active fires in BC right now.
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Island Health reports nearly 100 deaths during last week’s heatwave

That’s double the average.

Video captures fawn and black bear chase in small BC community (VIDEO)

Like a scene from the Roadrunner and the Coyote.

Here’s what you can do to prevent a wildfire and what to do if...

If you spot a wildfire, report it immediately.
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Province to provide over $4 million in wildfire support to BC communities

Applications for the funding open today.
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RCMP concerned with dangerous protest methods and heatwave at Fairy Creek watershed

Protestors at Fairy Creek remain vigilant.

Coroner reports large spike in deaths amid historic heat wave in BC (UPDATE)

Deaths have doubled in the past four days.
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Cooling centre opens in Sidney amid extreme heatwave

The Shoal Centre will be open until 5:30 p.m. today.
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COVID-19 immunization clinic in Ladysmith will relocate to Nanaimo due to heat

A “dangerous heat wave” will last until next week, according to Environment Canada.

BC government honours old-growth harvesting deferrals from Island First Nations

The deferrals will protect 2,000 hectares of land in the Fairy Creek and Walbran areas.

BC government announces its intentions to ‘modernize’ the forest sector

The intention papers outline plans for old-growth logging, forest tenures, and timber supply and demand.

Hundreds of protestors at Fairy Creek peacefully reclaim blockade from RCMP

The front was led by Pacheedaht Elder Bill Jones and Hereditary Chief Victor Peter.

Massive old-growth tree spotted on back of truck on Vancouver Island goes viral

The post garnered over 20K shares on social media.