VANCOUVER - The number of fires blazing in British Columbia has come down to 241 from 300 last week, says the BC Wildfire Service. In a news release Saturday, it said most of the blazes are in the Kamloops, Southeast, Prince George and Cariboo fire centres.
VANCOUVER - British Columbia is gearing up to respond to another heat wave by taking several steps including opening civic centres that would otherwise be closed so people can escape to a cool place if they lack air conditioning. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says social media updates will be posted so people can access resources,
Wildfire crews in British Columbia’s southern Interior braced Friday for possible lightning this weekend, after several days of light winds and few thunderstorms helped trim the number of active fires in the province by about 20 per cent. The BC Wildfire Service says 242 wildfires were burning, down from about 300 last week.
A team of scientists from British Columbia, the United States and Spain say Western Canada must address the threats posed by highly destructive wildfires or face deadly consequences. The scientists, including Mathieu Bourbonnais, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, predict devastating wildfires such as those currently burning in B.C.
SQUAMISH, B.C. - Numerous rock climbing routes on the renowned Grand Wall of the Stawamus Chief in Squamish, B.C., are closed after a large slab broke off. The society that supports rock climbing in the area says hot weather might be to blame. BC Parks confirms the rockfall happened early Tuesday morning in the provincial park and a geotechnical assessment is underway.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is reiterating demands for more concrete action after meeting with Indigenous leaders at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., that bears unmarked graves. In front of the institution’s brick entrance, Singh told reporters that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must make good on his six-year-old pledge to fulfil all 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Not all corporate sport sponsorships are the same. The Aramco Team Series (ATS) is an innovative women’s golf competition that stands out for a number of reasons. It marks an important moment for women’s golf, women at Aramco and women across Saudi Arabia.
Submarine robot takes photos of vessel and cargo of amphorae dating back to second century BC An ancient Roman vessel dating back to the second century BC has been discovered in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Palermo. The ship lies 92 metres (302ft) deep in the ocean, near Isola delle Femmine, and from the first images taken by a submarine robot it was carrying a copious cargo of wine amphorae.
Officials with British Columbia’s wildfire service say low humidity and hot temperatures arriving this week are fuelling aggressive activity at some fires. That’s after a modest reprieve from lightning strikes and higher winds had reduced the number of new fires that started in recent days as crews battle some 250wildfires across B.C.
TOKYO - Canada has its first rowing medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Victoria’s Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens of Surrey, B.C., took bronze on Thursday in the women’s pair with a time of six minutes 52.10 seconds. The 2018 world champions finished behind the gold-medal winning duo of Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler of New Zealand (6:50.19) and the Russian Olympic Committee’s Vasilisa Stepanova and Elena Oriabinskaia (6:51.45).
KELOWNA, B.C. - Health officials have reinstated COVID-19 restrictions in part of British Columbia’s Interior health region where an outbreak led to rapidly spreading infection driven primarily by unvaccinated residents between the ages of 20 and 40. Dr. Sue Pollock, the chief medical health officer for Interior Health, says starting at midnight, masks must be worn in all indoor public places in central Okanagan communities including Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Lake Country and West Bank First Nations lands.
When an unprecedented heat wave “cooked” the cherries growing at his family’s farm in Oliver, B.C., Pravin Dhaliwal tried to see past the financial loss to the passion that spurred him to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. “Seeing those trees go from seed to budding to leaves to fruit and actually eating that fruit is a rush, and that’s why I’m in farming as well,” he said.
EGYPT archaeologists uncovered stone carvings dating back 7,000 years which some believe could be the earliest depiction of one of the society's famous goddesses. Known for its vast monuments, including the incredible Great Pyramid of Giza, the ancient civilisation continues to infatuate both experts and the public.
Growing Demand for Hydrocolloids from the Pharmaceutical Industry is a Significant Factor Driving Industry Growth, says Emergen Research
VANCOUVER, BC, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The global hydrocolloids market size is expected to reach USD 14.35 Billion at a steady CAGR of 5.1% in 2028, according to latest analysis by Emergen Research. Steady market revenue growth can be attributed to rising demand from the pharmaceutical industry.
More help is on the way for wildfire crews battling the 250 blazes now burning in British Columbia. Emergency Management BC says a crew of 34 specialists from Australia is set to bolster the 208 out-of-province personnel working alongside more than 3,000 firefighters and other specialists on B.C.’s fire lines.
VANCOUVER - British Columbia has kicked off a new COVID-19 vaccination campaign to encourage as many people as possible over the next two weeks to get immunized at places that are convenient, like beaches and summer camps. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the new strategy, called Vax for BC, gives residents who aren’t vaccinated, and those who’ve waited at least seven weeks since their first shot a chance to visit walk-in clinics.
VANCOUVER - Environment Canada has issued heat warnings and special weather statements as unseasonable temperatures return to parts of British Columbia and the Prairies. Heat warnings call for temperatures in the low to mid-30s for southern Alberta and southwestern Manitoba and nudging to 40 C in areas of southern Saskatchewan, before easing slightly later in the week.
Roman 'dining room' cut from rock is discovered underneath 50 feet of earth in southeast Turkey's 'House of the Muses'
The rocks were found at the site of ancient Zeugma, in Turkey's Gaziantep province They date to the 2nd or 3rd century BC when Zeugma was under Roman control A well preserved mosaic depicting the goddesses that inspire mankind earned the home the name 'House of Muses' Archaeologists believe it would have belonged to an upper-class family
Gourock Bowling lessons: 80-year-old leads sessions AN eighty-year-old bowler is passing on his love of the game to a whole new generation. John McCartney is flying the flag for Gourock Park BC as he leads 'come and try' sessions this summer. Together with his daughter, who took up the game again during lockdown, they have been introducing people of all ages to bowling.