Ragnar Haagen

Ragnar posted 27 stories to Smithers Interior News.
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Vancouver Island company faces backlash to “fat-shaming” picture

Owner of Fresh Coast Victoria apologizes for posting photo of large man with caption “Get this guy some @freshcoastvic”

  • Sep 20th, 2017 12:30pm

Wildfire season transitions from response to recovery

There are still 168 fires burning throughout the province, costing the BC Wildfire Service nearly $500 million since April 1.

  • Sep 11th, 2017 1:15pm

Largest wildfire in province’s history continues to grow

BC Wildfire officials hope for rain, but conditions remain hot and dry throughout the province.

  • Sep 5th, 2017 1:15pm

Hot and dry long weekend concerns BC Wildfire crews

Temperatures are forecasted to be unseasonably warm this weekend with highs into the 30’s for many areas.

  • Sep 1st, 2017 1:15pm

Campers urged to stay out of back country this long weekend

While no ban is in place, patrols will be stepped up as officials expect hot and dry conditions to continue.

  • Aug 31st, 2017 3:15pm

Actor Josh Brolin takes a break in Victoria bookstore

The Academy Award nominated actor is believed to be on Vancouver Island shooting scenes for the Deadpool sequel starring Ryan Reynolds.

  • Aug 29th, 2017 10:30am

2017 wildfire season will go down as “unprecedented”

Kevin Skrepnek says this wildfire season will go down in history, both for its volatility and the resilience of British Columbians.

  • Aug 28th, 2017 1:15pm

30 new fires in BC since yesterday

Thursday was one of the busiest days in recent weeks for wildfire officials and first responders on the ground.

  • Aug 25th, 2017 1:15am

Massive superyacht sailing through B.C. waters

The 72.5 metre pleasure craft can sleep up to 12 people and can be rented for just over $1.1 million per week.

  • Aug 23rd, 2017 1:00pm

Minnesota and Texas A&M to headline basketball showcase

Vancouver to host men’s and women’s U.S. college basketball tournament at convention centre.

  • Aug 16th, 2017 1:30pm

Rare white moose spotted in Sweden

Video of the animal was captured by Hans Nilsson.

  • Aug 15th, 2017 12:30pm

NDP eliminate tuition for adult education, will end interest on student loans

Government says this will open door for tens of thousands of people to upgrade their skills and save money.

  • Aug 8th, 2017 9:15am

Viral Video: Mountie in red serge chases away black bear

The video was shot in Waterton Lakes National Park in Southern Alberta, just north of the Canadian border with Montana.

  • Jul 31st, 2017 3:00pm

It just got easier to shop and ship IKEA furniture

The company has added a Collection Point to Kelowna, allowing you to shop online and ship for $79.

  • Jul 31st, 2017 1:00pm

Weather forecast concerns wildfire officials

Conditions expected to remain hot and dry through weekend with strong chance of more lightning.

  • Jul 26th, 2017 1:00pm

John Horgan to meet with Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa

He will be discussing BC wildfires, softwood lumber and the ongoing opioid crisis with officials.

  • Jul 24th, 2017 2:30pm

Wildfire evacuation numbers beginning to decline

More people allowed back into their homes, but threat to leave remains high and depends on weather.

  • Jul 24th, 2017 1:30pm

Premier John Horgan, NDP cabinet get down to work

NDP’s 22-member cabinet includes minister of mental health

  • Jul 18th, 2017 2:30pm

Island Farms milk gets new safety seal

A large product recall at the Victoria facility has led to more stringent safety measures.

  • Jul 5th, 2017 11:30am

Victoria mother says child was burned by sunscreen

Says her son began to blister after using a spray-on sunscreen made by Banana Boat.

  • Jul 3rd, 2017 7:30am