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With the wildfire smoke permeating the city the thoughts of a clear crisp February day aren't all that unwelcome.
It may be hard to imagine the middle of winter is only six months away. But, the city is also just six months away from hosting the 2019 World Para Nordic Championships. The local organizing committee revealed its mascot and medal design with key partners, also highlighting the importance of sponsoring this unique event.

http://pgdailynews.ca/index.php/2018/08/17/winter-and-2019-para-nordic-championships-just-six-months-away/
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Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, an existing prohibition on open burning in parts of the Prince George Fire Centre - including campfires, Category 2 open burns and Category 3 open burns - will be expanded to include the Peace Forest District and the Fort Nelson Forest District.

#wildfires

http://pgdailynews.ca/index.php/2018/08/17/campfire-ban-extended-to-the-peace-and-fort-nelson-forest-districts/
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Extremely warm and dry conditions have prompted the province to set a Level 3 drought rating for the Peace, Upper Fraser East and Upper Fraser West areas.
Level 3 drought conditions call for voluntary water-use reductions from all surface-water and groundwater users, including municipal, agricultural and industrial users.
Many areas in the North are experiencing wildfires.

#wildfires

http://pgdailynews.ca/index.php/2018/08/17/province-issues-drought-warning-for-the-north/
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On Thursday Fraser Lake RCMP were advised by a home owner of explosives that were on the property. The property is within an area that is now under an evacuation order due to the current wildfire situation.
RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) from the Lower Mainland was called to attend and neutralize the explosives.

#RCMP #wildfires

http://pgdailynews.ca/index.php/2018/08/17/bomb-disposal-unit-deals-with-explosives-left-on-evacuated-fraser-lake-property/
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It has been just over one week since Prince George activated its Emergency Operations Centre in preparation for welcoming wildfire evacuees from the region.
Today, Prince George has already received roughly 1,300 evacuees and is collaborating with other communities in the region to increase accommodation options.

#wildfires

http://pgdailynews.ca/index.php/2018/08/17/more-than-1300-evacuees-now-in-prince-george/
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A house in the 2800-block of Norwood Street was extensively damaged by fire overnight.
Prince George Fire Rescue Services responded to the call shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.
When firefighters arrived, they found a single story family dwelling with flames and smoke coming from its roof and back wall.
The fire was quickly extinguished, however there is extensive damage to the house.
The house was vacant.

#fires

http://pgdailynews.ca/index.php/2018/08/17/fire-damages-house-on-norwood-street/
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Due to evacuation alerts and voluntary evacuation orders issued and for the safety of students and employees, the College of New Caledonia (CNC) has closed its Fort St. James campus. The campus will remained closed until further notice.

#wildfires

http://pgdailynews.ca/index.php/2018/08/17/cnc-closes-fort-st-james-campus-due-to-wildfires/
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The Shovel Lake fire, estimated at 68,375 hectares, remained very active yesterday, though there was no significant growth to the perimeter, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service website.
Crews and heavy equipment continued to work along the south side of the wildfire in order to reinforce and continue building the guard line that is widening the PNG pipeline path from Stern Lake to go towards Ormond Lake.

#wildfires

http://pgdailynews.ca/index.php/2018/08/17/shovel-lake-fire-active-but-no-growth-yesterday/
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Hockey fans in Prince George have a chance to see the Stanley Cup on Monday. Prince George Cougars alumnus Brett Connolly is bringing the Stanley Cup to the CN Centre on Monday, for a Stanley Cup Celebration.
The celebration, which is free to the public, is set to begin at 12 pm sharp on Monday, inside the CN Centre; doors will open at 10 am. Some fans will have an opportunity to get their picture taken with Brett Connolly and the Stanley Cup after a short rally at ice level.

#Cougars

http://pgdailynews.ca/index.php/2018/08/17/connolly-and-the-cup-here-monday/
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