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Two day storm departs B.C., but leaves flooded roads, avalanche danger behind

Rainfall, wind, snow and winter storm warnings have been lifted for all of southern B.C. after a powerful system swept across the province leaving flooded or snow-clogged roads in its wake.
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B.C. wildfire emergency prompts rebooking options from Air Canada, WestJet

WestJet and Air Canada are offering more flexible flight options for passengers booked to fly in or out of some cities in B.C., where hundreds of wildfires have sparked a state of emergency.
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WestJet to launch nonstops between Calgary and Terrace, B.C.

Come September, WestJet will be offering new twice-weekly, nonstop service between Calgary and Terrace, B.C.
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Mexico Golf Classic scheduled for Aug. 23 in Richmond, B.C.

The Mexico Golf Classic is back and set to take place at the Mayfair Lakes Golf Course in Richmond, B.C. on Aug. 23.
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It wasn’t poop! Transport Canada clears the air about falling feces

Transport Canada says a substance that fell from the sky and onto vehicles and people in two British Columbia communities was not human feces from aircraft, but one woman believes the foul-smelling material that landed in her eyes had to be excrement.
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Tourism Kamloops pleads with locals to fly their new Air Canada flight

Tourism Kamloops is issuing a plea to the community to get on board a new Air Canada direct flight between the river city and Toronto scheduled to start this June.
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Car-sharing company Turo enters B.C. market for the first time

Turo has announced that it has expanded to British Columbia since its launch in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec in April 2016.
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Destination BC reports tourism being hit by wildfires

Tourism officials are starting to assess the impact of devastating wildfires in British Columbia and have received mixed feedback on the toll so far on the travel sector.
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B.C. tourism takes hit from wildfires as provincial parks close

Wildfires that have forced more than 60 provincial parks in central B.C. to close are stoking fears among tourism operators.
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B.C. dishes out travel inspiration with anniversary celebrations & Google Trekker

It’s been a banner year in tourism for the province of British Columbia, thanks in large part to two main factors: increased international visitation and Canada’s sesquicentennial.
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