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Skutz Falls wildfire now 50% contained

!A BC Forest Service air tanker drops a load of retardant on a large forest fire on the hill above Skutz Falls on Tuesday afternoon. The plane was one of several aircraft, including helicopters and the Martin Mars water bomber, called out to help fight the fire, which was still blazing on Thursday.  - Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen
  • posted Jul 31, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Crews have been cautioned to move carefully and watch their footing to avoid potential slips, trips and falls.

Illness from tainted oysters soars with heat

  • posted Jul 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM

BCCDC reports unprecedented number of cases in June and July, shellfish risk grows with rise in water temperatures

Sunfest kicks off tonight

  • updated Jul 30, 2015 at 4:51 PM

Country music fans from far and wide began flooding into the Cowichan Valley Thursday for the biggest music festival of the year: Sunfest.

Police, community search for missing Penelakut woman

  • posted Jul 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Friends and family are frantically searching for an 18-year-old Penelakut Island woman who has gone missing.

WILDFIRE WATCH: Animation shows B.C. drying out again

  • updated Jul 31, 2015 at 1:41 PM

Fears rise for more fires with hot, dry weather over B.C. Day long weekend (with animated fire risk map)

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