Energeticcity.ca Weekly Review: Working Overtime

In this edition of the Weekly Review, we have a team working overtime to provide wildfire coverage. Plus, our top stories of the week.

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Here are the top stories for April 30 to May 6, 2023

Welcome to our next installment of Weekly Review, the series where we mention what’s going on behind the scenes and showcase the previous week’s top stories.

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Behind the Scenes

While wildfires are unfortunately common in British Columbia, this year’s season started much earlier and stronger than usual. As we do every year, we make sure to provide coverage of nearby fires to help keep residents safe while also providing tips for prevention or if you find yourself in dire situations. Huge thanks to all of the firefighters and other personnel fighting these fires and helping with evacuees.

This weekend with the weather being uncooperative which results in the fires being unpredictable, we have a team working overtime to make sure relevant information is available to you and other readers.

Special thanks to these guys for providing the coverage! If you want to show your appreciation, a great way to do so is by becoming a Supporter. Even if you’re not ready for a monthly or yearly commitment, you can provide a one-time donation to help with the efforts of writing these stories.

Top Stories of the Week

It’s always interesting to see what the readers of Energeticcity.ca are most interested in the region. Sometimes it’s a big decision impacting property taxes, and sometimes it’s a new restaurant coming to town. Here are the top stories for the week of April 30 to May 6, 2023:

  1. Charlie Lake Wildfire: A fire sparked Wednesday afternoon just before 4 p.m. and was 60 hectares in size and out of control in the Charlie Lake area. While conditions can change, the latest update is that it is being held at 70 hectares.
  2. Purveyor of Death: is what a Vancouver judge called a prolific drug trafficker from Fort St John. Dana Nazarek was recently sentenced to 3,697 days in jail after being found guilty of 13 charges committed in Fort St. John and Vancouver.
  3. Shots Fired: between two vehicles Tuesday evening. Police received a report around 10 p.m. that several shots had been exchanged between vehicles in the 92nd Street area of the city.

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