Crowds gathered at Central Park Saturday evening to mourn Marrisa Shen, who was found dead in the Burnaby park earlier this week.
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Evacuees like John and Rena Gordey left Williams Lake a week ago with nothing. Now they, along with others at the evacuation centre in Kamloops, say they’re still waiting on $600 from the Canadian Red Cross to help cope.
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With more than 700 wildfires burning through British Columbia’s forests since this spring, environmental experts fear the increasing use of chemical fire retardants may be putting wild fish at risk.
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BC Parks says an evacuation of the park would be difficult, as it is only accessible by hiking trails.
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Evacuees granted the right to return home Saturday afternoon greeted the news with a mix of relief and the pragmatic acknowledgment that they could be forced to abruptly leaving again soon after returning home.
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While Tsilhqot’in elders and leaders were held up in a Abbotsford hotel because of smoke and fire back home, they learned that the B.C. government granted drilling permits to Taseko’s controversial New Prosperity Mine.
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Food scientists are exploring ways to turn the European green crab into a lucrative commercial industry.
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