Summer wildfires twice as costly than 2017
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District spent more than $5.2 million – twice as much as in 2017 – dealing with this summer’s wildfires, which wiped out Lytton and Monte Lake and threatened other cities and towns across the region including Ashcroft, Spences Bridge and 70 Mile House.
BC’s 2021 wildfire season underscores the need for more prescribed fire
After two years of below-average fire activity, the BC Wildfire Service was faced with a tremendously challenging 2021 wildfire season, which begs the question, if this is our new normal, how do we adapt? Wildfire season peaked much earlier than usual this year and was one of the driest and most active on record. Unprecedented […]