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Armed forces arrive in B.C. as federal assistance approved for flooded areas

By The Canadian Press
May 17, 2018 - 10:13am Updated: May 17, 2018 - 6:22pm

GRAND FORKS, B.C. — The first wave of 300 Canadian military personnel is being sent to  British Columbia to help communities overwhelmed by floodwaters as parts of the province are expected to be hit with heavy rain following snowmelt from unseasonably warm weather.

North Oyster Volunteer Fire Dept. crews handling their first brush fire of 2018.
North Oyster Volunteer Fire Dept. crews handling their first brush fire of 2018. North Oyster Volunteer Fire Dept/Facebook

Firefighters handle first brush fires of the season

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 16, 2018 - 10:20am Updated: May 16, 2018 - 4:31pm

NANAIMO — The season of higher burning bans and brush fires is here for local firefighters.

The North Oyster Volunteer Fire Department handled their first official brush fire of the season on Sunday, May 13.

 

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