Saturday, 24 August, 2019

B.C. declares state of emergency as 566 wildfires burn across province

B.C. declares state of emergency as 566 wildfires burn across province B.C. declares state of emergency as 566 wildfires burn across province
Patty Aguilar | 18 August, 2018, 13:17

BC is now under a state of emergency as the wildfire problem continues to grow in the province.

The state of emergency, issued by Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, was to remain in effect for at least 14 days.

"The state of emergency applies to the whole province and ensures federal, provincial and local resources can be delivered in a co-ordinated response to protect the public, which remains the provincial government's top priority", reads a news release from the province.

More wildfires sparked over the weekend, with almost 600 burning across B.C. That number is likely to increase as the extended weather forecast calls for continued hot and dry conditions, with the risk of thunderstorms in some parts of the province. Prior to that, another state of emergency had not been in place due to wildfires in B.C. since the devastating 2003 fire season.

"This year we are dealing with fires all over the province, whereas last year they were concentrated in a number of areas, the Cariboo for example". Nearly 20,000 people were impacted by the fires and evacuation orders, according to Global News.

Apple hacked by teen who stored files in 'hacky hack hack' folder
An AFP raid on the boy's home revealed two laptops with serial numbers matching those of devices which had accessed the system. The teenager allegedly also accessed customer accounts, although the size and scope of the accounts has not been made public.

The jokes write themselves: Beer fridge will unlock if Browns win
The Victory Fridges are powered by Bud-E Fridge smart technology and display the message "When the Browns Win, Cleveland Wins". So, yeah, as Houston sports fans we've had it pretty good to not warrant 10 free beer fridges at motivation.

OnePlus and T-Mobile reportedly shacking up for launch of OnePlus 6T
OnePlus' products have already steadily risen in price since the company's very first foray, the OnePlus One, launched at $299 four years ago.

In northwestern B.C., a 333-square kilometre fire has destroyed more than 40 homes and properties in and around Telegraph Creek, said Forests Minister Doug Donaldson.

14, there were 566 active fires, with 29 evacuation orders impacting around 3,050 people (1,521 properties), in addition to 48 evacuation alerts affecting 18,720 people (9,359 properties). "We need to see a widespread rain across the entire province to alleviate the situation".

3,372 firefighters and contractors actively engaged in fighting fires in all fire regions of the province.

The federal government has approved the deployment of about 200 members of the Armed Forces to help with firefighting efforts, and the province says those troops are expected in the coming days. There are now more than 3,372 firefighters and contractors engaged in fighting fires. Skrepnek said majority would likely be sent to the Okanagan to help with wildfire mop-up.

Recommended

  • Bobbi Kristina’s Friend Who Found Her In Bathtub Dies Of Apparent Overdose

    Bobbi Kristina’s Friend Who Found Her In Bathtub Dies Of Apparent Overdose

    A law enforcement source told TMZ that a friend found Max Lomas unresponsive in a bathroom in MS with a syringe by his body. Brown's death mirrored her mother Whitney Houston's , 48, who died in her bathtub following an overdose in 2012.
    Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill in CT

    Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill in CT

    Their symptoms included vomiting, hallucinations, high blood pressure , shallow breathing and unconsciousness, ABC News reported. The Office of Emergency Management in New Haven said it is still fielding calls and the number of victims could increase.
    Google is said to be looking to launch a smart display

    Google is said to be looking to launch a smart display

    Thanks to devices like the Google Home and Amazon Echo , smart speakers have exploded in popularity over the last couple years. We assume a Google Smart Display would be extremely similar to Lenovo's.
  • Andreas Pereira earns Brazil call-up

    Andreas Pereira earns Brazil call-up

    The matches will be the team's first since their 2-1 World Cup quarterfinal defeat to Belgium in Russian Federation last month. Ederson won his first senior cap for Brazil earlier this year but has been left out of the squad for personal reasons.
    Priyanka and Nick Jonas' engagement festivities kick off in Mumbai

    Priyanka and Nick Jonas' engagement festivities kick off in Mumbai

    Priyanka Chopra and her fiance Nick Jonas are all set to host their engagement party at PeeCee's Mumbai residence on Saturday. Karan Johar and Manish Malhotra are top of the guest list, as is Priyanka's Bajirao Mastani director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
    Android 9 Pie launched for entry-level phones

    Android 9 Pie launched for entry-level phones

    Fresh out of the oven, we're excited to share that Android™ 9.0 Pie (Android P) is on its way to a Motorola smartphone near you. It also comes with Google Play Protect built-in, a malware protection that works to keep your device clean and your data safe.
  • Rain halts Halep as Muguruzas defence ends and Wozniacki retires

    Rain halts Halep as Muguruzas defence ends and Wozniacki retires

    Kyrgios took the opener on a tie break but lost the second 6-0 as he threw in the towel when a close line call went against him. Other second-round winners included 16th seed Ashleigh Barty and American Madison Keys . "I'm happy that I didn't feel pain".
    Diablo III Launches on Nintendo Switch This Fall With Exclusive Content

    Diablo III Launches on Nintendo Switch This Fall With Exclusive Content

    Up to four players can hack and slash together on a single console, and multiple Switches can network locally to play together. Diablo III is developed as the definitive action role-playing game, and a true continuation of the Diablo series.

    Rare triple play at Angels - Rangers game Thursday

    After some initial confusion umpires sorted things out, and Texas had a triple play not seen in over a century. David Fletcher hit a rocket one-hop groundball and third baseman Jurickson Profar made a terrific diving stop.
  • SEC Tesla Probe Not New

    SEC Tesla Probe Not New

    The stunning announcement sent Tesla's stock on a wild ride , prompting lawsuits and reportedly drawing scrutiny from regulators. The Times report said board members had raised concerns over his "workload but also about his use of Ambien", a sleeping drug.
    Barrister Ali Zafar to represent Pakistan at Vajpayee's funeral

    Barrister Ali Zafar to represent Pakistan at Vajpayee's funeral

    Vajpayee was not afraid to take risks. "I extend sympathies to the people of India in this hour of grief", he added. Several foreign dignitaries, including the king of Bhutan and the Bangladesh's foreign minister, were also present.
    Stokes desperate to get out there: Root

    Stokes desperate to get out there: Root

    Stokes was cleared Tuesday by a court in the western city of Bristol of criminal involvement in a late-night brawl near a nightclub 11 months ago.

Commander Of Bin Laden Raid: Revoke My Security Clearance Too, Trump As for Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy who authored the dirty dossier, Trump said, "They should be looking at Steele". It was signed by six former CIA directors, five former CIA deputy directors and a former director of National Intelligence.

Smoke from fire rises from rubble of collapsed Genoa bridge Smoke from fire rises from rubble of collapsed Genoa bridge It said the bridge was monitored on a quarterly basis, as required by law, and extra checks were carried out by external experts. Hundreds of residents in those buildings have been evacuated - and there is no guarantee they will ever return to those homes.

USA rolls out Iran Action Group to pressure Iran USA  rolls out Iran Action Group to pressure Iran This came after Pompeo said that the restoration of the sanctions is an important pillar in the U.S. policy toward Iran. In his new job, Hook is to oversee implementation of the administration's entire Iran policy, the officials said.

‘Diablo 3’ on Nintendo Switch Is Officially Happening Later This Year ‘Diablo 3’ on Nintendo Switch Is Officially Happening Later This Year They can reportedly all play on the same Switch, or on four different Switch units wirelessly, without an internet connection. Blizzard is working on multiple Diablo related projects though, so this might just be the first of numerous reveals.

Nvidia Gives Lackluster Outlook on Cratering Crypto Sales Nvidia Gives Lackluster Outlook on Cratering Crypto Sales The company's net profit was of $1.1 billion, or $1.76 a share, well above its $583 million, or 92 cents, from a year ago . The prospect of the new design coming later this year may be causing some to hold off on purchases of its predecessor.

Nokia teases phone launch on August 21, possibly Nokia 9 Nokia teases phone launch on August 21, possibly Nokia 9 Connectivity options include WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and the phone has a USB Type-C port with USB 2.0 speeds. The phone, after a price cut of Rs 1,500, is going to be available at a starting price of Rs 15,499 instead of 16,999.

Mourinho has 'never been happier' with Pogba Mourinho has 'never been happier' with Pogba We never had a harsh exchange of words, everything is respected, I have no problems at all". They know how to play and they've kept the same team, they bought a few new players.

Winstead, Gagne Advance to Match Play at U.S. Amateur Winstead, Gagne Advance to Match Play at U.S. Amateur The top 64 players will now progress to the next phase, played using the match play format, to determine the overall victor . Lee's 2008 US Am victory made him the first and only New Zealander to win the most sought-after title in amateur golf.

Turkish lira steady despite new threats from Trump Turkish lira steady despite new threats from Trump But the country's finance minister said Turkish banks are healthy and can withstand the dispute with Washington . Muharrem Bozkurt sounded upbeat despite the lira crisis. "We remain hopeful there will be a prompt resolution".

One of the First Aretha Franklin Tributes Comes Courtesy of Ariana Grande One of the First Aretha Franklin Tributes Comes Courtesy of Ariana Grande Aretha Franklin is being remembered as a "one-of-a-kind" singer, a civil rights activist and cultural legend unlike any other. She was given a great gift from God - her voice, and she used it well.

Vatican expresses ‘shame and sorrow’ over United States grand jury report on abuse Vatican expresses ‘shame and sorrow’ over United States  grand jury report on abuse More from The Vatican: "The abuses described in the report are criminal and morally reprehensible". Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said that victims should know that Pope Francis is on their side.

It’s not just audio, Omarosa Manigault Newman has video, AP says It’s not just audio, Omarosa Manigault Newman has video, AP says Rumors of Trump saying the N-word gained ground after the release of Omarosa Manigault Newman's new book, Unhinged . A White House spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment from The New York Daily News .

60 former Central Intelligence Agency officials sign letter against Trump's security clearance decision 60 former Central Intelligence Agency  officials sign letter against Trump's security clearance decision Trump has ordered a review for nine others who have security clearances. "If anything, I'm giving him a bigger voice", he said. He called Trump's performance at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki "treasonous".

Baker Mayfield will be 3rd on Browns QB depth chart Baker Mayfield will be 3rd on Browns QB depth chart Tyrod Taylor won't have a chance to play the Bills this regular season since the two teams aren't on each other's schedules. If Stanton performs well against Buffalo Bills he very well could wrap up the backup quarterback spot, at least for now.

Mourinho: I don't care about Pogba comments He added: "Course he showed desire [against Leicester], he should be showing that every week anyway". "Give him some responsibility, a young player".