British Columbia

Plaque replacing Sir John A. Macdonald statue defaced, Victoria keeping monument

By Canadian Press
August 14, 2018 - 12:24pm Updated: August 14, 2018 - 1:53pm

VICTORIA — An offer from Ontario to find a new home for a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald has been declined by the city of Victoria.

Mayor Lisa Helps says the city is carefully storing the statue of Canada's first prime minister after recently removing it from the grounds at city hall.

BC Wildfire Service - File Photo

Canadian Armed Forces to help as nearly 600 wildfires burn across B.C.

By Canadian Press
August 13, 2018 - 5:08pm Updated: August 14, 2018 - 5:55am

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The federal government is offering support with air power and Canadian Armed Forces troops in British Columbia as nearly 600 wildfires burn across the province, displacing thousands of people and forcing scores more to be prepared to leave at a moment's notice.