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.

Gardeners cautioned about invasive species

  • posted Apr 18, 2014at 9:00 AM

Spring is a critical time to watch out for invasive plants in backyards, farmland, parks and roadsides.

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.

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

Make suicidal history off-limits in hiring checks: B.C. Privacy Commissioner

  • posted Apr 16, 2014at 5:00 PM

Elizabeth Denham issues report criticizing use of police information checks for employment

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