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#BCWildfire

  • Crews battling new B.C. wildfire on Nelson Island off Sunshine Coast
    The fire is burning near Annis Bay, which is directly across from the Earls Cove ferry terminal. 
    May 28, 2019
  • Alberta wildfire haze reaches Metro Vancouver as smoke season comes early
    Experts have forecast a summer of high wildfire danger across Western Canada and have warned that climate change will continue to worsen fire seasons in the future.
    Weather
    May 28, 2019
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  • Vancouver Island’s ‘fog zone’ to lose campfire exemption during burn bans
    The so-called "fog zone" covers a two-kilometre strip of land along the outer coast of Vancouver Island from Port Renfrew to Port Hardy.
    Canada
    Apr 8, 2019
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  • Wildfire above Horseshoe Bay is 50 per cent contained, shrinks in size
    Potential wind and a large amount of tinder-dry ground fuel remain firefighters' biggest challenges. 
    Aug 9, 2018
  • B.C. wildfire budget goes up in smoke as crews tackle Okanagan fires
    The province has already spent about $25 million more than was budgeted for firefighting for the year.
    Jul 21, 2018
  • Wildfires put a dent in B.C. summer tourism
    The B.C. wildfires appear to have put a dent in summer tourism.
    Oct 4, 2017
  • B.C. wildfire season could lead to tree planting boom
    "Into 2019 and beyond we'll definitely see numbers coming up."
    Economy
    Sep 23, 2017
  • 2017 officially B.C.’s worst ever wildfire season
    With 894,491 hectares burned since April 1, B.C. is now facing its worst-ever wildfire season.
    Aug 16, 2017
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  • Drones go from hindrance to help for B.C. wildfire crews
    Drones have been used to help fight at least 13 B.C. wildfires this year.
    Aug 8, 2017
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  • Surrey wildfire evacuee reception centre to remain open until at least September 1
    "It's a challenging building to keep cool and that's part of the reason why we chose 9 to 1 pm when we decided on reduced hours."
    Aug 8, 2017

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