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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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No, we can’t fireproof towns and cities — but here’s how we can make them more resilient

Experts point to the wildland-urban interface as the area we need to think about

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B.C. policy-makers urged to embrace controlled burns to reduce wildfire risk

Fire ecologists and some First Nations say prescribed and cultural burns will help reduce B.C.'s fuel load

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B.C. wildfires: Fire experts tout Indigenous cultural burns to reduce risk

‘There was so much burning going on (once) and it resulted in all kinds of different vegetation types … And so that historic landscape was basically vaccinated against large-spread fire’

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Warnings, lessons about B.C. wildfires were all in 2018 report, authors say

Wide-ranging review identified reforms needed for a 'new normal' of fires and floods.

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