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2022-08-17 11:12:00 PM

New wildfire reported in B.C.’s North Shuswap region, BC Wildfire Service says

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New wildfire reported in B.C.’s North Shuswap region, BC Wildfire Service says

The BC Wildfire Service says the fire is located on the east side of Seymour Arm of Shuswap Lake.

Read more:More heat warnings issued for B.C. regions: Environment CanadaCurrently sized at four hectares, it was discovered on Tuesday and is burning on a steep and heavily forested slope near the lake.“There is no road access to this area, so crews will be rappelling from a helicopter, landing at a helipad or boating across Shuswap Lake to get on site,” said BC Wildfire.

Story continues below advertisement“Firefighters will be supported by four helicopters who will be using Shuswap Lake as a water source. Please stay clear of this area for your own safety, the safety of our personnel and to avoid interfering with operations.”

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Union representing government-licensed professionals with BC Public Service to issue strike noticeThe Professional Employees Association (PEA) said they will issue a 72-hour strike notice would be issued at noon Wednesday. Sounds like the government is not doing so well. have you reached out to any of the victoria or island-based MLAs for comments on the strike? the media across the board doesn't seem to be doing this and i'm wondering why that is.

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Named the Mount Grice-Hutchinson fire, it’s around 20 km south of the community Seymour Arm.Video BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta centre on Monday, Aug.“We probably had our worst weekend from what reports to me are as far as out-of-services across the province,” said Troy Clifford, president of the Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia In Ashcroft, a man died while waiting for an ambulance after suffering an apparent heart attack within steps of the ambulance station.“We probably had our worst weekend from what reports to me are as far as out-of-services across the province,” said Troy Clifford, president of the Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia In Ashcroft, a man died while waiting for an ambulance after suffering an apparent heart attack within steps of the ambulance station.

It’s also around 14 km northeast of Anglemont. Read more: More heat warnings issued for B. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter) BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta centre on Monday, Aug.C. Clifford says many communities are being left without ambulances because there are no paramedics to staff them. regions: Environment Canada Currently sized at four hectares, it was discovered on Tuesday and is burning on a steep and heavily forested slope near the lake. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter) BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta centre on Monday, Aug. “There is no road access to this area, so crews will be rappelling from a helicopter, landing at a helipad or boating across Shuswap Lake to get on site,” said BC Wildfire.5 ambulances.

Story continues below advertisement “Firefighters will be supported by four helicopters who will be using Shuswap Lake as a water source. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter) Roughly 1,000 of an estimated 33,000 B. And what I mean 1. Please stay clear of this area for your own safety, the safety of our personnel and to avoid interfering with operations.” 1:59 Apex Mountain Village residents get green light to return home Apex Mountain Village residents get green light to return home On Wednesday, BC Wildfire says fire behaviour is expected to increase due to this week’s higher temperatures. public service employees have stationed themselves at picket lines across B. “Rank one and rank two fire behaviour has been observed, meaning the fire is smouldering surface fire with open flame and a slow rate of spread,” said BC Wildfire. Even during this period, I know that the whole Cariboo region, right from Quesnel down to Ashcroft, was really significantly short staffed," he said. It also added that firefighters and aircraft have responded to 32 new wildfire starts this week in the Kamloops Fire Zone., as part of the first phase of job action amid breakdowns in bargaining with the Public Service Agency. A paramedic with just over 12 years experience recently reached out to Castanet saying it saddens all of them to know that people are dying because they could not get to them soon enough.

However, it noted that of all the wildfires discovered in the last week, none are are classified as being out of control. 2:59 Kelowna Weather Forecast: August 16 Kelowna Weather Forecast: August 16 .m. “I cannot count how many times I have heard that it was ridiculous that someone had to wait 45 minutes or more for an ambulance when they have an ambulance station in their community,” she said.