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A report on wildfire in Lytton, B.C., says more community fireproofing needed

A report on wildfire in Lytton, B.C., says more community fireproofing needed

 

President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair rises during Question Period, on April 25, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government has announced more than $400 million in disaster funding for British Columbia communities devastated by wildfires last year and millions more for Canada's next wildfire seasons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

$416 million in disaster funding comes through for homes lost in B.C. wildfires

$416 million in disaster funding comes through for homes lost in B.C. wildfires

 

Trucks haul loads of rock on a section of Highway 8 along the Nicola River that had to be rebuilt after it was washed away during November flooding on the Shackan Indian Band, northwest of Merritt, B.C., on Thursday, March 24, 2022. Major wildfires, droughts and mudslides last year dramatically altered the landscape, raising questions about the river’s ability to handle the spring thaw. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. communities struck by wildfires and floods brace for spring thaw

Wildfires, droughts and mudslides raise questions about Nicola River’s ability to handle spring thaw

 

B.C. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, left, and Shackan Indian Band Chief Arnie Lampreau (Swakum) view damage to Shackan land caused by last summer’s wildfires and November’s flooding west of Merritt, B.C., on Thursday, March 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Chief of B.C. First Nation struck by wildfires, floods says moving may be safest bet

Threat of extreme weather is a constant concern, Shackan leader tells public safety minister

B.C. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, left, and Shackan Indian Band Chief Arnie Lampreau (Swakum) view damage to Shackan land caused by last summer’s wildfires and November’s flooding west of Merritt, B.C., on Thursday, March 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rays of hope emerge in rebuild of Lytton, B.C., months after wildfire destruction

Rays of hope emerge in rebuild of Lytton, B.C., months after wildfire destruction

The July Mountain wildfire burns along the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The July Mountain wildfire burns along the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, B.C., on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Sylvan Lake’s Kevin Cooke is raising money for his sister, Jackie, who lost everything last week when a wildfire destroyed her home at Monte Lake, B.C. (Photo contributed)

Animals lost in fire: Sylvan Lake man raising funds for sister left homeless by B.C. wildfire

A GoFundMe campaign set up for sister who lost home and numerous rescued animals in fire

Sylvan Lake’s Kevin Cooke is raising money for his sister, Jackie, who lost everything last week when a wildfire destroyed her home at Monte Lake, B.C. (Photo contributed)
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B.C. says accommodations for wildfire evacuees are filling up as evacuations continue

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s government says accommodations for wildfire evacuees are filling…

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Structures destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Structures destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Structures destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fire destroys most homes and buildings in Lytton, B.C.; some residents missing

Fire destroys most homes and buildings in Lytton, B.C.; some residents missing

Structures destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Thursday, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Conditions still ripe for wildfires across some parts of B.C. heading into Labour Day

Conditions still ripe for wildfires across some parts of B.C. heading into Labour Day

Almost half of B.C. wildfires since April have been caused by humans

Conditions still ripe for wildfires across some parts of B.C. heading into Labour Day
The Solomon Mountain wildfire is under control in British Columbia, in a August 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

One of the wildfires of note in British Columbia is under control: official

PENTICTON, B.C. — An evacuation order for a fire in the southern…

The Solomon Mountain wildfire is under control in British Columbia, in a August 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Christie Mountain wildfire is shown on the East side of Skaha Lake near Okanagan Falls, B.C. in this image provided by the B.C. Wildfire Service late Tuesday evening, August 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-B.C. Wildfire Service *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Hundreds evacuated, thousands on notice as wildfire flares in southern B.C.

PENTICTON, B.C. — British Columbia’s unusually quiet wildfire season ended abruptly Tuesday…

The Christie Mountain wildfire is shown on the East side of Skaha Lake near Okanagan Falls, B.C. in this image provided by the B.C. Wildfire Service late Tuesday evening, August 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-B.C. Wildfire Service *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Work has begun on a FireSmart demonstration forest in Fernie to show residents how to protect their homes from wildfires. Image: BC Wildfire Service file photo

Hundreds evacuated in B.C.’s Okanagan, wildfire service battles blazes

OKANAGAN FALLS, B.C. — The sky turned orange before filling with heavy…

Work has begun on a FireSmart demonstration forest in Fernie to show residents how to protect their homes from wildfires. Image: BC Wildfire Service file photo
A B.C. First Nation fights to save their community from a wildfire

A B.C. First Nation fights to save their community from a wildfire

FORT FRASER, B.C. — As bright orange flames filled the sky and…

A B.C. First Nation fights to save their community from a wildfire
File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS                                Smoke rises from an area burned by the Shovel Lake wildfire near Endako, B.C.

Protest accuses Trudeau of fiddling on pipeline while climate change burns B.C.

NANAIMO, B.C. — Justin Trudeau’s twin objectives to reduce Canada’s carbon emissions…

File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS                                Smoke rises from an area burned by the Shovel Lake wildfire near Endako, B.C.
B.C. premier says wildfires prompted unprecedented second state of emergency

B.C. premier says wildfires prompted unprecedented second state of emergency

VANCOUVER — Premier John Horgan says successive B.C. governments have budgeted “laughable”…

B.C. premier says wildfires prompted unprecedented second state of emergency
Nearly 1,000 homes on evacuation alert, order over wildfires in B.C.’s Okanagan

Nearly 1,000 homes on evacuation alert, order over wildfires in B.C.’s Okanagan

Nearly 1,000 homes on evacuation alert, order over wildfires in B.C.’s Okanagan…

Nearly 1,000 homes on evacuation alert, order over wildfires in B.C.’s Okanagan
Wildfire northwest of Kamloops jumps to 1,600 hectares overnight

Wildfire northwest of Kamloops jumps to 1,600 hectares overnight

Ground crews and aircraft are responding to an estimated 1,600 hectare wildfire approximately 55 kilometers northwest of Kamloops, near the Deadman Vidette Road.

Wildfire northwest of Kamloops jumps to 1,600 hectares overnight
B.C. wildfires provided valuable experience for Central Alberta firefighters

B.C. wildfires provided valuable experience for Central Alberta firefighters

Firefighters from Clearwater County and Sylvan Lake were on front lines of massive B.C. wildfires

B.C. wildfires provided valuable experience for Central Alberta firefighters