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B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy

Flood and fire predictions have poor track record so far

B.C. VIEWS: Making sense of climate policy
The 2017 B.C. wildfire season burned a record area, and revealed gaps in preparation for communities. (Black Press files)

B.C. braces for another year of floods and fires

First Nations partnerships, fuel management need work, report says

The 2017 B.C. wildfire season burned a record area, and revealed gaps in preparation for communities. (Black Press files)
Last year’s record wildfire season disrupted wild animal life and damaged communities. (Black Press files)

BC BUDGET: More for wildfire recovery, campsites

NDP government to hire 20 more Conservation Officers this year

Last year’s record wildfire season disrupted wild animal life and damaged communities. (Black Press files)
Forest fire burns through pine beetle-damaged forest at Eutsuk Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, 2014. (Black Press files)

Climate adaptation needed, B.C. auditor general says

Flooding, wildfire risks need local, provincial action

Forest fire burns through pine beetle-damaged forest at Eutsuk Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, 2014. (Black Press files)
Chinook helicopter heads to B.C. Interior fire zone carrying fire vehicle from CFB Comox, July 2017. (MCpl Gabrielle DesRochers, Canadian Forces Combat Camera)

B.C. VIEWS: John Horgan on forests and fires

Premier to tackle log shortages, exports and Interior ‘super-mills’

Chinook helicopter heads to B.C. Interior fire zone carrying fire vehicle from CFB Comox, July 2017. (MCpl Gabrielle DesRochers, Canadian Forces Combat Camera)
Larry Badke on his burned-out property at 100 Mile House, Nov. 29, 2017. (Max Winkelman/100 Mile Free Press)

Ottawa adds ‘kick in guts’ to wildfire disaster for B.C. couple

Pensioners gets no assistance, threat of tax on salvage logging

Larry Badke on his burned-out property at 100 Mile House, Nov. 29, 2017. (Max Winkelman/100 Mile Free Press)
Police direct traffic during evacuation of Williams Lake as wildfires threatened access highways, July 2017. (Black Press files)

B.C. Red Cross offers more wildfire assistance to business

Local MLAs say the program is too slow, not suitable for remote people

Police direct traffic during evacuation of Williams Lake as wildfires threatened access highways, July 2017. (Black Press files)
Finance Minister Carole James (Black Press)

Surplus decreased as B.C. wildfire, ICBC costs rise

Finance Minister Carole James promises balanced budget

Finance Minister Carole James (Black Press)
A fire-damaged home at Boston Flats near Ashcroft during peak wildfire season, July 2017. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Federal help for B.C. wildfire recovery on way

Premier John Horgan says $100 million helps businesses rebuild

A fire-damaged home at Boston Flats near Ashcroft during peak wildfire season, July 2017. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Military aircraft approaches lightning-sparked forest fires near Williams Lake during the summer of 2017. (Canadian Forces Combat Camera)

MLAs unanimous on B.C. wildfire recovery

Finance committee calls for rapid salvage, reforestation

Military aircraft approaches lightning-sparked forest fires near Williams Lake during the summer of 2017. (Canadian Forces Combat Camera)
Prince George firefighter Darcy Colbert takes a break during forest fire battles around Williams Lake, July 2017. (Scott Nelson)

B.C. VIEWS: Fanning fear of fire and flood

Here’s real evidence for our record wildfire season

Prince George firefighter Darcy Colbert takes a break during forest fire battles around Williams Lake, July 2017. (Scott Nelson)
Dry conditions in much of southern B.C. have meant a ban on off-road use of motor vehicles for more than a month. (Black Press files)

Off-road vehicle ban carries on into hunting season

Restriction since Aug. 4 for Cariboo, Kamloops, Southeast districts

Dry conditions in much of southern B.C. have meant a ban on off-road use of motor vehicles for more than a month. (Black Press files)
Homes at Boston Flats near Ashcroft are among those destroyed by this summer’s wildfires (Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal)

Damage tallied as B.C. wildfire battle continues

Currently more than 400 structures known to be affected

Homes at Boston Flats near Ashcroft are among those destroyed by this summer’s wildfires (Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal)
The Victoria Humane Society is in need of homes to foster or adopt animals that have been displaced from the B.C. wildfires. Facebook photo

Victoria Humane Society struggling to meet demands of pets stranded by wildfires

Thirty-one animals arrived in less than 24 hrs from all over the province

The Victoria Humane Society is in need of homes to foster or adopt animals that have been displaced from the B.C. wildfires. Facebook photo
Damage from the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire is extensive along Highway 20, which remains closed around Kleena Kleene. (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Cariboo backcountry ban lifted as risk eases

Campfires allowed again in Prince George, Northwest districts

Damage from the Hanceville-Riske Creek fire is extensive along Highway 20, which remains closed around Kleena Kleene. (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Williams Lake Tribune)
Smoke obscures sky at Okanagan Lake and other areas of the B.C. Interior. (Black Press)

B.C. wildfire emergency extended to Sept. 1

Dozens of fires still burning since July declaration

Smoke obscures sky at Okanagan Lake and other areas of the B.C. Interior. (Black Press)
Drivers wait for an open sailing at BC Ferries’ Tsawwassen terminal last week, with a smoke haze visible from Interior wildfires. Sailing waits have been frequent despite hourly sailings to Vancouver island. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Tourist cancellations far beyond B.C. wildfire zone

Vancouver Island traffic up, misinformation a problem

Drivers wait for an open sailing at BC Ferries’ Tsawwassen terminal last week, with a smoke haze visible from Interior wildfires. Sailing waits have been frequent despite hourly sailings to Vancouver island. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Cattle walk through burned-out forest area along Highway 20 west of Williams Lake. (Coast Mountain News)

2017 now worst wildfire season in B.C.

Total area burned approaching 9,000 square km across the province

Cattle walk through burned-out forest area along Highway 20 west of Williams Lake. (Coast Mountain News)
The 2017 B.C. wildfire season is approaching one of the largest ever by area burned. (B.C. government)

B.C. Wildfire season approaching 2009 record

Estimated 8,450 square kilometres burned this season

The 2017 B.C. wildfire season is approaching one of the largest ever by area burned. (B.C. government)
Bald Mountain fire forced closure of Highway 20 from Williams Lake to Bella Coola. (BC Wildfire Service)

Financial support offered to fire-affected businesses

$1,500 emergency grants also for aboriginal communities, non-profits

Bald Mountain fire forced closure of Highway 20 from Williams Lake to Bella Coola. (BC Wildfire Service)