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A firefighter uses a torch to set fire to brush during a prescribed burn to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. loses more than one million hectares to wildfires

There have been 1,249 fires that have burned through roughly 1,173,886 hectares in B.C.

A firefighter uses a torch to set fire to brush during a prescribed burn to help prevent the Finlay Creek wildfire from spreading near Peachland, B.C., on Thursday September 7, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Cross-border wildfire doubles north of the border

Cross-border wildfire doubles north of the border

The Diamond Creek wildfire has grown to 4,545 hectares on the Canadian side of the border

Cross-border wildfire doubles north of the border
Cross-border wildfire continues to burn

Cross-border wildfire continues to burn

The Diamond Creek fire is ravaging backcountry on both sides of the border

Cross-border wildfire continues to burn
B.C. men convicted for killing off-season moose

B.C. men convicted for killing off-season moose

Two Kelowna men were charged, convicted and fined for killing an off-season cow moose

B.C. men convicted for killing off-season moose
B.C. teacher trapped by Hurricane Harvey

B.C. teacher trapped by Hurricane Harvey

Vernon Christian School teacher Melissa Overend was in Texas when the storm struck

B.C. teacher trapped by Hurricane Harvey
Baker Anja Dumas (middle) cuts the first pieces while dignitaries prepare to hand out cake to festival goers on July 1, 2017. - Image: Alistair Waters

Canada Cake baker loses arm in dough mixer

Famous for her Canada Cake, West Kelowna baker Anja Dumas lost her arm in a workplace accident

Baker Anja Dumas (middle) cuts the first pieces while dignitaries prepare to hand out cake to festival goers on July 1, 2017. - Image: Alistair Waters
UPDATE: Smoke moves in from fires across the border

UPDATE: Smoke moves in from fires across the border

A Smoky Skies Advisory has been issued for most of Southern B.C.

UPDATE: Smoke moves in from fires across the border
UPDATE: Coquihalla reopens following truck fire

UPDATE: Coquihalla reopens following truck fire

The Coquihalla is closed southbound after a truck carrying plywood ignited

UPDATE: Coquihalla reopens following truck fire
Photos: Fighting a wildfire from above

Photos: Fighting a wildfire from above

Ethan Delichte from Prime Light Media captured stunning photos of aircraft fighting the Joe Rich fire

Photos: Fighting a wildfire from above
Inside a wildfire: Kelowna-area fire sits at 380 hectares

Inside a wildfire: Kelowna-area fire sits at 380 hectares

Flames began shooting up trees around her, ‘I’ve never been this scared in my life’, said Kelowna hiker

Inside a wildfire: Kelowna-area fire sits at 380 hectares
U.S. Powerball jackpot hits $700M

U.S. Powerball jackpot hits $700M

The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery game climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in U.S. history

U.S. Powerball jackpot hits $700M
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Strangers rally for B.C. teen’s birthday surprise

A Vernon teen’s 16th birthday dream came true after a parent’s plea on Facebook for guests

Image pulled from Facebook
Baby dolphin dies after tourists manhandle calf in Spain

Baby dolphin dies after tourists manhandle calf in Spain

“All you want is to photograph and poke, even if the animal suffers from stress.”

Baby dolphin dies after tourists manhandle calf in Spain
Death Star replaces smoke above Penticton parade

Death Star replaces smoke above Penticton parade

A Penticton resident had a little fun with Photoshop after the weekend parade

Death Star replaces smoke above Penticton parade
Williams Lakers finally allowed home after wildfire

Williams Lakers finally allowed home after wildfire

Residents return nearly two weeks after blaze prompted evacuation order

Williams Lakers finally allowed home after wildfire
Loon Lake waits to go home

Loon Lake waits to go home

Loon Lake residents still wait and wonder when they can go home

Loon Lake waits to go home
Forests Minister Doug Donaldson, Premier John Horgan, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, parliamentary secretary for emergency preparedness, speak about the wildfire situation at the B.C. legislature July 19. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

More military on the way to help

150 Canadian Armed Forces members headed to B.C.

Forests Minister Doug Donaldson, Premier John Horgan, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, parliamentary secretary for emergency preparedness, speak about the wildfire situation at the B.C. legislature July 19. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
It’s raining in Williams Lake, but not for long

It’s raining in Williams Lake, but not for long

Emergency personnel are getting some short-term relief as rain falls in Williams Lake

It’s raining in Williams Lake, but not for long
A Red Cross worker speaks to an evacuee in Kamloops. Image credit: Greg Sabatino

UNDER EVACUATION: The health impacts on evacuees

Evacuees are stressed and emotional while also resilient and strong

A Red Cross worker speaks to an evacuee in Kamloops. Image credit: Greg Sabatino
Firefighters threatened with gun

Firefighters threatened with gun

Williams Lake RCMP have arrested one man in the incident

Firefighters threatened with gun