July 6, 2015 12:09 am
Updated: August 6, 2016 1:07 am

Vancouver Canucks tweet photos of rookies starting a fire despite ban in most of B.C.


It appears rookies with the Vancouver Canucks – and the person running their social media account – haven’t been checking the news when it comes to fires in B.C.

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The team tweeted a picture of rookies taking part in the team’s annual prospect development camp in Shawnigan Lake appearing to start a makeshift fire this evening.

“Back on track. Start a [emoji of a fire],” the team tweeted at 8:27 this evening.

The team’s prospects are taking part in a week of practice and training sessions at Shawnigan Lake School. Earlier this afternoon, the team tweeted a photo announcing the rookies were taking part in a scavenger hunt.

There’s a fire ban at campsites in British Columbia, and 178 fires are burning in the province right now, including 57 started in the last two days. Fire officers have warned the public of starting any fires, inside or outside prohibited areas, because of the tinder-dry conditions.

However, the fire ban does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by a fire department.

Reaction among the Canucks’ followers on social media was negative.

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The Canucks later apologized for the tweet.

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