Cariboo Regional District

The Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for the Big Stick Lake area.

Big Stick Lake area under evacuation order

Residents advised to leave the area immediately

The Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for the Big Stick Lake area.
The current map of evacuation alerts issued by the Cariboo Regional District near Canim Lake. (Photo submitted)

Two more evacuation alerts issued near Canim Lake

The alerts cover a combined 52,690 hectacres north and south of the lake

The current map of evacuation alerts issued by the Cariboo Regional District near Canim Lake. (Photo submitted)
Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Returning Deka Lake residents give firefighters standing ovation

Chief credits community with providing support

Deka Lake and District Volunteer Fire Department. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Thunderstorms are a possibility for parts of the Cariboo and North Thompson. (File Photo)
Thunderstorms are a possibility for parts of the Cariboo and North Thompson. (File Photo)
The Hanham-Titetown area is under an evacuation alert. (Cariboo Regional District)

Area near Kluskoil Lake Provincial Park on evacuation alert due to wildfire

The CRD has told residents in the Hanham-Titetown area to be ready to evacuate

The Hanham-Titetown area is under an evacuation alert. (Cariboo Regional District)
The Canim Lake fire grew to 700 hectares overnight Sunday, and has prompted an expanded evacuation alert. (Martina Dopf - 100 Mile Free Press)

Canim Lake fire grows to 700 ha; evacuation alert expands in Cariboo

Alert ‘precaution’ due to the predicted winds, thunderstorms

The Canim Lake fire grew to 700 hectares overnight Sunday, and has prompted an expanded evacuation alert. (Martina Dopf - 100 Mile Free Press)
BC Wildfire Service is conducting a controlled burn at the wildfire near Deka Lake. (Montana Forster photo - submitted).

No state of emergency declaration for B.C.

Lorne Doerkson calls on province to make declaration following dozens of wildfires in the region

BC Wildfire Service is conducting a controlled burn at the wildfire near Deka Lake. (Montana Forster photo - submitted).
The Watch Lake Road remains closed to traffic due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)

Evacuation orders and alerts: what to know in a wildfire

Cariboo Regional District urges residents to sign up for notification system

The Watch Lake Road remains closed to traffic due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)
Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake. The fire has grown to 200 hectares in size, as of Friday, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Evacuation alert issued for Canim Lake area due to wildfires

Alert comes as more fires pop up in the area

Smoke from a fire southwest of Deka Lake. The fire has grown to 200 hectares in size, as of Friday, July 2. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Amy Tinson and her daughter Kendall, 4, left their horses at the site run by the 100 Mile and District Outriders, after being told they may have to leave their Lone Butte home because of wildfires. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

Horses find temporary home as wildfires loom

Amy Tinson drops her horses at 100 Mile Agriplex after being told to be prepared to leave Lone Butte

Amy Tinson and her daughter Kendall, 4, left their horses at the site run by the 100 Mile and District Outriders, after being told they may have to leave their Lone Butte home because of wildfires. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Anna Francoeur’s family camping trip at Sunset View was cut short but she, her grandaughter Lexi Sybrandy, grandson Logan Sybdrandy and husband Marcel Francoeur and the rest of the family evacuated to Little Arrowhead to enjoy the rest of their weekend. (Patrick Daves photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Update: Flat Lake Provincial Park closed to public due to evacuation alert in area

Canim Beach and Ruth Lake provincial parks also under evacuation alert

Anna Francoeur’s family camping trip at Sunset View was cut short but she, her grandaughter Lexi Sybrandy, grandson Logan Sybdrandy and husband Marcel Francoeur and the rest of the family evacuated to Little Arrowhead to enjoy the rest of their weekend. (Patrick Daves photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Smoke from a fire on Watch Lake Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Firefighters kept busy in Cariboo-Chilcotin after 33 new fires in past 24 hours

Fires include 150-ha blaze at McKinley Creek and 10-ha blaze at end of Horse Lake Road

Smoke from a fire on Watch Lake Road. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Nearly $500,000 in funding for wildfire mitigation was given out to area governments in the Cariboo. (Contributed Photo)

Cariboo communities receive $500K for wildfire prevention

Grants were awarded to four First Nations and two municipalities

Nearly $500,000 in funding for wildfire mitigation was given out to area governments in the Cariboo. (Contributed Photo)
A bomber tackles a 200-hectare fire near Deka Lake. (Katy Mayrs photo - submitted).

Update: More resources coming to South Cariboo to aid local firefighters

Some 36 wildfires are burning across the region

A bomber tackles a 200-hectare fire near Deka Lake. (Katy Mayrs photo - submitted).
Liz Jones, right, of Emergency Support Services, at one of the reception tables at the evacuation reception area at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

UPDATE: Evacuation orders issued for Deka Lake and Judson Road due to Cariboo wildfires

Sulphurous Lake has also been placed on evacuation alert

Liz Jones, right, of Emergency Support Services, at one of the reception tables at the evacuation reception area at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Cariboo Regional District Quesnel offices will be closed until July 2. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Cariboo Regional District offices in Quesnel closed

The district said the closure will last until July 2

The Cariboo Regional District Quesnel offices will be closed until July 2. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A referendum to approve borrowing $20 million to renovate the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre’s pool was voted down on June 19. (Observer file photo)

“Back to the drawing board” — CRD Director disappointed in Quesnel pool referendum turnout

Area ‘A’ Director and former Quesnel mayor Mary Sjostrom says COVID-19 played a part in low turnout

A referendum to approve borrowing $20 million to renovate the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre’s pool was voted down on June 19. (Observer file photo)
The Cariboo Fire Centre stretches from Loon Lake near Clinton in the south to the Cottonwood River near Quesnel in the north, and from Tweedsmuir Provincial Park in the west to Wells Gray Provincial Park in the east. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Cariboo Fire Centre stretches from Loon Lake near Clinton in the south to the Cottonwood River near Quesnel in the north, and from Tweedsmuir Provincial Park in the west to Wells Gray Provincial Park in the east. (BC Wildfire Service)
The future of the Quesnel Rec Centre pool is unknown after residents shot down potential renovations in a referendum. (Melanie Law photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Cariboo Regional District, Quesnel residents shoot down pool renovations in referendum

The $20 million project needed approval from people living in the North Cariboo Recreation area

The future of the Quesnel Rec Centre pool is unknown after residents shot down potential renovations in a referendum. (Melanie Law photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel Seniors’ Centre is one of many locations people can vote in the Quesnel Rec Centre pool referendum. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Where to vote in the Quesnel pool referendum

Voters will head to the polls across the region today

The Quesnel Seniors’ Centre is one of many locations people can vote in the Quesnel Rec Centre pool referendum. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)