Tolko Industries has been ordered by the Court to pay $343K in wildfire suppression costs after being found responsible for the 2016 Nazko fire.
This year, a pilot project in British Columbia’s Kootenay and Okanagan regions is exploring a new kind of fire prevention by having local cattle graze in targeted areas. That’s right, local cows will be doing their part to keep their communities safer from the threat of wildfire this summer. The project is led by BC’s […]
Wildfire seasons have been consistently becoming more and more harsh over the past few years. New research on “double-hazard zones,” or areas that have highly sensitive plants in combination with a fast increase in atmospheric dryness, gives us important information for understanding wildfires so we can work to prevent and suppress them more effectively. In […]
Historic Flooding in BC The recent historic flooding in British Columbia that resulted in multiple fatalities, destruction of major highways, and the total flooding of the communities of both Abbotsford and Merritt, have left the province devastated. The flooding and mudslides this year feel to many like a shocking coincidence after a summer of intense […]
The recent extreme heatwave has caused multiple BC wildfires to spread out of control.
Canadian Fire Summary 2020 Overall, the 2020 fire season in Canada was relatively quiet and caused less damage than in recent years. The reasons for this year’s lighter wildfire season are partially due to the weather of the 2020 season and partially because many jurisdictions cracked down and proactively enacted restrictions and fire bans. This […]
The BC government has released a digital app available to anyone with the intent of helping to track and manage wildfires this season and going forward. BC residents with the app will be able to get immediate up-to-date information on active wildfires in the province on an interactive map and will be able to view […]