Castanet staff

Multiple buildings lost to wildfire in Kelowna area, but new $75M water plant saved

Many homes were lost to wildfire but many were saved, says West Kelowna fire chief

BCGEU steps up job action with overtime ban

The overtime ban excludes BC Wildfire Service during the wildfire season

Kamloops man tapped to be new president of BCLC

Pat Davis will be taking over from Lynda Cavanaugh, who has been BCLC’s Interim president since January of 2021

B.C. woman learns someone filed taxes under her name and collected CERB

The culprit opened a CIBC bank account and collected $3,150 in Canada Emergency Response Benefits and three deposits of $450 for other pandemic supports.

Survey of B.C. health-care workers finds 1 in 3 likely to quit in next 2 years

Many health-care workers are at a "breaking point, exhausted by all they've been through," says the Hospital Employees' Union.

Year-round BC Wildfire Service coverage expected to be up and running by September

The operations director of the BC Wildfire Service anticipates a "sizable" staffing increase, somewhere in the neighbourhood of 50 to 100 more resources for this season.