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A Canadian flag sits on a members of Canadian forces that are leaving from CFB Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., on October 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Canada to resettle Afghans who worked with military, embassy

It will also include cooks, drivers and other staff employed at the Canadian Embassy in Kabul

Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Canada’s incoming governor general has had her first audience with the Queen. Simon will be sworn in as the representative of the sovereign in Canada on Monday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Incoming governor general Mary Simon has 1st audience with Queen

The Queen and Simon met virtually on Thursday due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Crews battle the White Rock Lake fire, which has some Westwold residents under evacuation order and even more on alert. (Brent Robertson photo)

Westwold-area residents report suspicious activity in wildfire evacuation zone

White Rock Lake wildfire sees increased activity and airtanker support Thursday

Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. says expanding emergency alert for wildfires is a priority, but no timeline set

About 4,300 properties were under evacuation orders Thursday due to wildfires

Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Mass water delivery system effective in protecting transmission line from Brenda Creek wildfire

The system is designed to protect a section of the power source located within the fire perimeter

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
The Blackwater Ridge Fire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Blackwater Ridge fire north of Golden ‘being held’

The blaze is no longer classified as out of control and is being held at 100 hectares

The Blackwater Ridge Fire. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The four orange diamonds represent the four new fires that sparked in the North Okanagan. (BC Wildfire Service dashboard)

Four new wildfires spotted in North Okanagan

The new fires were all discovered on July 22

The four orange diamonds represent the four new fires that sparked in the North Okanagan. (BC Wildfire Service dashboard)
The fire started on Thursday evening, July 22. (Aaron Derickson/Facebook)

Fire sparks near West Kelowna’s Glenrosa neighbourhood

The fire was detected on July 22

The fire started on Thursday evening, July 22. (Aaron Derickson/Facebook)
A fire has sparked off Highway 3A, just a few kilometres outside of Highway 97. (Contributed)

Fire sparks just off Highway 3A outside Okanagan Falls

The fire sparked on the evening of July 22

A fire has sparked off Highway 3A, just a few kilometres outside of Highway 97. (Contributed)
David Robert Greatix, 62, was last seen early June 30, 2021. Photo RCMP

Police search for another man, missing from Manning Park, with link to dead hiker Jordan Naterer

Police believe David Robert Greatix may have been researching Naterer’s story

David Robert Greatix, 62, was last seen early June 30, 2021. Photo RCMP
The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard shows West Boundary areas under evacuation order (pink) and under emergency alert (peach) as of 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22.

RDKB evacuation centre moves to West Boundary as Nk’Mip wildfire expected to spread

An evacuation order remains in effect across the western edge of Area E

The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard shows West Boundary areas under evacuation order (pink) and under emergency alert (peach) as of 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22.
A Bylaw officer looks onto the girl guides cabin in Quesnel. The cabin caught fire, forcing an evacuation of the Quesnel BCSPCA shelter. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel SPCA evacuated due to nearby structure fire

Animals were sent to other shelters after an unoccupied girl guides cabin caught fire on July 20

A Bylaw officer looks onto the girl guides cabin in Quesnel. The cabin caught fire, forcing an evacuation of the Quesnel BCSPCA shelter. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A location of the current highway closure on the Trans Canada Highway east of Revelstoke. (DriveBC)

Highway closed east of Revelstoke

There is no estimated time or reopening

A location of the current highway closure on the Trans Canada Highway east of Revelstoke. (DriveBC)
Nathan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, right, looks on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, addresses members of his cabinet and members of the ICPC Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee, in Ottawa on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

National strategy calls on Canada to address Inuit food security crisis

Strategy specifically looks at support for families and children, food security programs and interventions

Nathan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, right, looks on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, addresses members of his cabinet and members of the ICPC Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee, in Ottawa on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
West Kelowna RCMP said they are investigating after a swastika was spray-painted behind a Jewish man’s vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

West Kelowna RCMP investigate swastika spray-painted in parking lot

The symbol was painted right behind a Jewish man’s vehicle

West Kelowna RCMP said they are investigating after a swastika was spray-painted behind a Jewish man’s vehicle. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered at a clinic in Vancouver on March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS

B.C. sees 89 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, active infections rising

No deaths or health care outbreaks as vaccination continues

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered at a clinic in Vancouver on March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS
A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)

West Kelowna man arrested, charged with arson

36-year-old Stephen Leader was taken into custody this morning, West Kelowna RCMP say

A man was found allegedly setting fire to a wooded area in West Kelowna. (Andrew Lee/Facebook)
B.C. ranks drought levels from 0 to 5. Drought Level 5 is rated as the most severe, with adverse impacts to socioeconomic or ecosystem values being almost certain. (Black Press Media file photo)

Officials urge British Columbians to conserve water as regions face extreme drought

Streams and fish seeing biggest impact of drought, as wildfires burn

B.C. ranks drought levels from 0 to 5. Drought Level 5 is rated as the most severe, with adverse impacts to socioeconomic or ecosystem values being almost certain. (Black Press Media file photo)
A view of the fire above Three Valley Lake. (Tim van der Krogt-Revelstoke Review)
A view of the fire above Three Valley Lake. (Tim van der Krogt-Revelstoke Review)
The BC Wildfire Dashboard is reporting a new fire in the Parson area. (BC Wildfire Dashboard photo)

New fire discovered south of Golden

The fire, located approximately 45 km south of Golden, is currently 1.1 hectares in size

The BC Wildfire Dashboard is reporting a new fire in the Parson area. (BC Wildfire Dashboard photo)