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Lung Association Report: Prescribed Burns Can Mitigate Health Harm from Worsening Wildfires

New report weighs benefits and risks of prescribed fire to mitigate health harms of catastrophic wildfires

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How British Columbia is preparing for potential wildfire this summer

A cooler, damper spring has alleviated early wildfire worries in the province, but officials are monitoring several drier regions closely.  

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“Shared Stewardship”, an approach to wildfire risk reduction

Successful forest stewardship brings together provincial, regional, and local governments and other partners to plan, prioritize, and act together to create healthy, resilient ecosystems.

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Nelson’s collaborative approach to wildfire risk reduction

When it comes to mitigating the effects of wildfire, the Nelson area is proving to be a pioneer with its unique collaborative approach.

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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.

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