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Alex Meyer has always had a soft spot for emergency services personnel and now he’s one of them. (Photo submitted)

Meyer’s perseverance lands paramedic job during cancer fight

Chemainus man spends time between radiation and chemo fighting forest fires

 

Flames engulfed this home early Sunday morning. (Photo by North Cowichan Fire Department)

Two taken to hospital after early Sunday morning fire near Westholme

House fully engulfed when firefighters arrived

 

Midway Fire and Rescue volunteers held the diesel spill before the fuel could enter a nearby culvert, according to Chief Mike Daloise. Photo: Submitted

Semi crashes on ‘sharp, hairpin turn’ on Hwy 3, officials respond to diesel spill

Nearby section of Kettle River unaffected, says Ministry of Environment

 

Dick Stanton was a much-admired and respected community member. (Photo submitted)

Stanton leaves a legacy of volunteering

Longtime firefighter devoted himself to the community

Dick Stanton was a much-admired and respected community member. (Photo submitted)
A firefighter stands on the shoreline of the St.Lawrence River Monday, October 18, 2021, where a firefighter drowned during a rescue operation in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Montreal firefighter dead after falling into St. Lawrence River during rescue mission

Boaters in distress saved, but for an unknown reason fire department rescue boat then capsized

A firefighter stands on the shoreline of the St.Lawrence River Monday, October 18, 2021, where a firefighter drowned during a rescue operation in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Construction of a fire hall at Mount Washington is expected to cost $2.49 million. File photo

Mount Washington poised to finally get a fire hall

Comox Valley Regional District directors commit money to fire protection at Island ski hill

Construction of a fire hall at Mount Washington is expected to cost $2.49 million. File photo
Crofton Fire Department members include: Chief Matt Ludvigson, Joe Bailey, Ryan Britz, Lee Burridge, Zack Delure, Tyler Harbour, Rick Smith, Jim Atkinson, Rob Dyke, Bruce Farquhar, Jeff Funk, Andy Friis, Anthony Georgeson, Jamie Greenwood, Blair Johnson, Eric johnson, Jon Lampard, Dave Martin, Brandon Pieltier, Mackenzie Restrick, Anthony Rukus, Jason Thompson, Dennis Vandeboncoeur, Kevin Way, Bill West, Greg Worrall, Reuben Broadway. (Photo by Malcolm Chalmers)

Crofton Fire Department

Salute to volunteers during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 3-9

Crofton Fire Department members include: Chief Matt Ludvigson, Joe Bailey, Ryan Britz, Lee Burridge, Zack Delure, Tyler Harbour, Rick Smith, Jim Atkinson, Rob Dyke, Bruce Farquhar, Jeff Funk, Andy Friis, Anthony Georgeson, Jamie Greenwood, Blair Johnson, Eric johnson, Jon Lampard, Dave Martin, Brandon Pieltier, Mackenzie Restrick, Anthony Rukus, Jason Thompson, Dennis Vandeboncoeur, Kevin Way, Bill West, Greg Worrall, Reuben Broadway. (Photo by Malcolm Chalmers)
Chemainus Fire Department members, front row from left: Kevin Millard, Steve Flagg, Brandon Istace, Jaylene Nemanishin. Back: Mike Bewcyk, Jeff Moore, Evan Wicklund, Nick Kornet, Al Irwin, Brad Constable, Shea Dewit. Absent: Andy Beam, Kayla Carlson, Ken Denham, Ron French, Kevin Hardy, John Joe, Trevor Meyer, Alex Meyer, Rachel Moore, Zoe Nedelec, Rob Sharp, Rick Sketchley, Eric Thomsen, John Ward, Paul Windsor. (Photo by Malcolm Chalmers)

Chemainus Fire Department

Salute to volunteers during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 3-9

Chemainus Fire Department members, front row from left: Kevin Millard, Steve Flagg, Brandon Istace, Jaylene Nemanishin. Back: Mike Bewcyk, Jeff Moore, Evan Wicklund, Nick Kornet, Al Irwin, Brad Constable, Shea Dewit. Absent: Andy Beam, Kayla Carlson, Ken Denham, Ron French, Kevin Hardy, John Joe, Trevor Meyer, Alex Meyer, Rachel Moore, Zoe Nedelec, Rob Sharp, Rick Sketchley, Eric Thomsen, John Ward, Paul Windsor. (Photo by Malcolm Chalmers)
Chemainus Fire Department Chief Al Irwin. (Photo by Malcolm Chalmers Photography)

Fire prevention, role of newspapers vital

Double billing for important community functions this week

Chemainus Fire Department Chief Al Irwin. (Photo by Malcolm Chalmers Photography)
Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department members. From left: Capt. Dave Tarris, Yuka Saito, Pierre Henry, Quinn Nonay, Fire Chief Jeannine Caldbeck, Johnny Cullen Keidann, Brian Morita, Lieut. John Gall, Lynda Poirier, Chris Fordham, Capt. Chad Kerr, Norm Kasting. Insets, from left: Mike Ellis, Tim French, Deputy Chief Peter Luckham, Julian Jackman, Marjan Jackman, Grant Mottershead, Jeffrey Thudian. (Photo by Veronica Shelford)

Thetis Island Fire Department

Salute to volunteers during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 3-9

Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department members. From left: Capt. Dave Tarris, Yuka Saito, Pierre Henry, Quinn Nonay, Fire Chief Jeannine Caldbeck, Johnny Cullen Keidann, Brian Morita, Lieut. John Gall, Lynda Poirier, Chris Fordham, Capt. Chad Kerr, Norm Kasting. Insets, from left: Mike Ellis, Tim French, Deputy Chief Peter Luckham, Julian Jackman, Marjan Jackman, Grant Mottershead, Jeffrey Thudian. (Photo by Veronica Shelford)
Penelakut Fire Department members, from left, include: Aaron Jack Jr., Tristan Jack, Reggie Jack, Earl Jack the Third, Cody Jack, Daniel Jack, Kelsy Jack (with baby). Front: Denny Jack Jr. (Photo submitted)

Penelakut Island Fire Department

Salute to volunteers during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 3-9

Penelakut Fire Department members, from left, include: Aaron Jack Jr., Tristan Jack, Reggie Jack, Earl Jack the Third, Cody Jack, Daniel Jack, Kelsy Jack (with baby). Front: Denny Jack Jr. (Photo submitted)
Jeannine Caldbeck has served as fire chief of the Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department since 2005. (Photo by Dave Tarris)

Thetis Island fire chief first female in Canada to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association cites Caldbeck’s significant commitment

Jeannine Caldbeck has served as fire chief of the Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department since 2005. (Photo by Dave Tarris)
A golden retriever rescued after falling over a cliff face near Ammonite Falls on Friday, Sept. 24, avoided injury in the ordeal and posed for a photo with rescuers including firefighter Joe Mayzes, left, Capt. Darcy Morgan and firefighter Geoff Gowans, volunteers with East Wellington Fire Department. (Photo courtesy East Wellington Fire Department)

Volunteer firefighters rescue dog from cliff face near Nanaimo waterfall

Golden retriever falls 15 metres over cliff while walking with owner

A golden retriever rescued after falling over a cliff face near Ammonite Falls on Friday, Sept. 24, avoided injury in the ordeal and posed for a photo with rescuers including firefighter Joe Mayzes, left, Capt. Darcy Morgan and firefighter Geoff Gowans, volunteers with East Wellington Fire Department. (Photo courtesy East Wellington Fire Department)
Premier John Horgan tours the BC Wildfire Service camp set up in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, where firefighters from all over are stationed while battling the White Rock Lake blaze. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

B.C. premier, forests minister, tour White Rock Lake fire near Vernon

John Horgan joins Minister of Forests at firefighters’ camp

Premier John Horgan tours the BC Wildfire Service camp set up in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, where firefighters from all over are stationed while battling the White Rock Lake blaze. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A highway incident on Highway 19A near Black Creek shut down the road in both directions.

One dead after early morning crash near Black Creek

A car collided with a power pole shortly before 3 a.m. on Hwy 19A

A highway incident on Highway 19A near Black Creek shut down the road in both directions.
Saanich Fire Department worked hard to pull a horse from drowning in a mud bog on July 31 in Saanich. (Photo and video courtesy of Saanich Fire Department)

VIDEO: Firefighters rescue frightened horse stuck nose-deep in Vancouver Island mud bog

At the scene were a whole team of firefighters who put their heads together to rescue the filly

Saanich Fire Department worked hard to pull a horse from drowning in a mud bog on July 31 in Saanich. (Photo and video courtesy of Saanich Fire Department)
Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted
Honoured Crofton firefighters, from left, include: Eric Johnson (25 years), Ken Rukus (40 years), Joe Bailey (25 years), Jamie Greenwood (25 years), Jeff Funk (25 years), Rob Dyke (25 years), Owen Webb (40 years) and Lee Burridge (25 years). Absent: Jason Thompson (25 years). (Photo submitted)

Dedication a common trait at the Crofton Fire Hall

Many long years of service by individuals recognized

Honoured Crofton firefighters, from left, include: Eric Johnson (25 years), Ken Rukus (40 years), Joe Bailey (25 years), Jamie Greenwood (25 years), Jeff Funk (25 years), Rob Dyke (25 years), Owen Webb (40 years) and Lee Burridge (25 years). Absent: Jason Thompson (25 years). (Photo submitted)
Saanich firefighters rescued a crow Tuesday night after it flew down a chimney and got stuck. (Dan Wood/Twitter)

VIDEO: Saanich firefighters rescue ‘very vocal’ crow from fireplace chimney

Cat rescues somewhat common but crow call a first, says deputy fire chief

Saanich firefighters rescued a crow Tuesday night after it flew down a chimney and got stuck. (Dan Wood/Twitter)
Tom Millard served his community well for so many years with the Chemainus Fire Department. (Photo submitted)

Millard dedicated himself to community service

Long-time Chemainus Fire Department member and chief remembered for his commitment

Tom Millard served his community well for so many years with the Chemainus Fire Department. (Photo submitted)