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Making friends with fire

More First Nations in B.C. are rediscovering the cultural use of controlled burning to protect communities from wildfires

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Fear rekindled in Ktunaxa Nation community as fire season begins

Wildfires and their effects becoming year-round concern for community ravaged by 2023 St. Mary River blaze

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Educating Youth About Wildfire Mitigation and Prevention Cultural Burning and Prescribed Fire 

British Columbia has a long history of wildfires. In recent years, we have experienced more frequent and severe wildfires, which will not be going away anytime soon. To adapt, we must be proactive and educate ourselves and our children about wildfire prevention and mitigation, including the benefits of tools like cultural burning and prescribed fire. […]

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A Cultural Approach to Mitigating Wildfire 

The Lytton Lot 47 Prescribed Fire Project Lytton is no stranger to fire. The remote village is located at the junction of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers in the high, dry mountains of BC’s interior, making it a hot spot for wildfires.  The community has experienced numerous fire emergencies and evacuation orders over the years. […]

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Walking with Fire: BC’s History of Fire Governance

There are multiple histories and perspectives of fire governance in British Columbia’s history. From Indigenous-led fire stewardship when fire was respected, to the suppression of fire led by emergency response organizations, the way fire is governed and viewed has evolved dramatically in the last century.  Historical policies of fire suppression and exclusion imposed by colonization […]

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Planned Ignitions vs. Prescribed Fire: Understand The Difference

Planned ignitions are an important wildfire management tactic that can help to reduce the potential spread of an existing wildfire, but there are many misconceptions about how this tactic is used.

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Making fire your friend

A prescribed burn saved lives and homes on this B.C. First Nation, offering a glimpse at firefighting’s future

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Kamloops area First Nation has message in wake of devastating wildfire

When he was a boy, Ron Tomma would leave after breakfast to run freely with his brother through their ancestral territory.

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