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Colder, wet conditions to return this winter with La Niña system: Environment Canada

While the last weeks of summer have been dry, cooler and wetter conditions are forecast to return this autumn and winter. Environment and Climate Change Canada says that is because cooler ocean temperatures are expected to return as the seasons change. Meteorologist Derek Lee says September is the start of fall...

BC Construction Association opens applications for mentorship program

The Building Builders program is now connecting those looking for construction work in B.C. with experienced mentors in the industry. The BC Construction Association started the program and opened applications Tuesday. There are 300 mentee positions, and the mentorship period is one year. Building Builders has been funded to run for three...

Campfire Ban Ends at Noon Today

The recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have reduced the threat of wildfires, allowing the Coastal Fire Centre to lift the campfire ban on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and other coastal regions as of today at noon. The ban was imposed in early August as dry and hot weather increased...

Sunken boat near Victoria ready to be removed from the water

A fishing boat that sank last month south of Victoria is now ready to be lifted out of the sea. The near 18-metre Aleutian Isle sank off the coast of San Juan Island, bringing down nearly 10,000 litres of diesel and oil. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) now says salvage teams...

School support staff reach tentative framework agreement: B.C. Government

A tentative framework agreement covering around 40,000 unionized B.C. school support staff has been reached. It’s between the BC Public School Employers’ Association and the K-12 Presidents’ Council. The agreement covers workers in a variety of jobs including education assistants, custodians, trades and maintenance workers, Indigenous support workers and people working...

Daytime closures to resume on highway to west coast

Drivers heading to and from the Island’s west coast should expect delays as the Kennedy Hill construction project nears completion. The B.C. Government says the project is about 90 per cent complete and is entering its final stages of construction on Sept. 20. The project is widening a section of road...
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