With a low chance of precipitation in Vancouver for at least the next ten days, things are getting hot in the city so here’s link fest with a theme (who doesn’t like a good theme?)
There was a 3 alarm fire in New Westminster yesterday over at the old Woodland’s site [News1130] and apparently smoke from the blaze could cause health concerns [CBC].
That Jackass Mountain fire is pretty much contained, however wildfires continue to plague California so BC has sent down some water bombers to help with Big Sur (although that’s not as fun to say as Jackass).
Dan’s got a quick post up about (what appears to be) a historic farm along Highway 99 that went up in flames the other day.
Speaking of fiery fury, Rogers decided to appease those are pining after iPhones by announcing a 6gb data plan for $30 until August 31st [Hell Froze Over – John Biehler].
Now this doesn’t have to do with fire but it stinks just as bad as when that one guy at the campsite tosses his styrofoam cup on the open flame for kicks; False Creek’s water quality is pretty much… gross [False Creek Comet].
Fighting fire with fire is pretty bold but fighting cybercrime with a Surrey-based International Cybercrime Research Centre sounds tough too, kinda [Surrey Leader]
And just because it’s very cool and covers so much ground (literally) educate yourself with Derek’s post about East, West and city lines across this region.
Update: There are now reports of a forest fire burning on Bowen Island as well.