First fire in Salmon Arm zone caused by people

Along with the other 36 fires in the Kamloops Fire Centre since the first of April, this forest fire that started Sunday, April 13 on the mountain just above the Petro Canada in Chase is believed to be person-caused. Fire officials note that the blaze, the first in the Salmon Arm zone this year, is suspected to have started from an abandoned campfire or bonfire. The fire grew to 1.8 hectares and, on Tuesday, 12 firefighters were on site to mop up and ensure the fire was fully extinguished. Fire officials warn people that the forest is already very dry and fires must be properly extinguished.  - Rick Koch photo
  • posted Apr 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Fire officials caution people to be more careful with fires as 32 fires in Kamloops Fire Centre all human-caused.

News

Doctor recruitment faces loss in July

  • posted Apr 17, 2014at 3:00 PM

Shortage of doctors continues for Chase, although recruiting committee is experiencing some successes.

Sports

Soccer in the sun

  • posted Apr 17, 2014at 3:00 PM

Soccer in Salmon Arm officially got underway Saturday as Shuswap Youth Soccer's spring season began.

Sports

Volunteer trail events set for Pro-D day

  • posted Apr 17, 2014at 3:00 PM

Students invited to help work on the South Canoe Trail Head on April 22 and May 16.

News

BCTF strike action starts Wednesday

  • posted Apr 17, 2014at 3:00 PM

Work-to-rule won't affect report cards or parent meetings, but teachers will restrict hours and refuse out-of-class supervision

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