bc wildfires

Photo illustration: Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)

North Enderby Timber found not responsible for causing 2017 wildfire

The forestry company was still ordered to pay close to $67,000 for damaged Crown timber

Photo illustration: Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)
Photo illustration: Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)

North Enderby Timber found not responsible for causing 2017 wildfire

The forestry company was still ordered to pay close to $67,000 for damaged Crown timber

Photo illustration: Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)
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Wildfire sparks west of Merritt

Sunshine Valley Road fire sitting at 4.1 hectares

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B.C. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, left, and Shackan Indian Band Chief Arnie Lampreau (Swakum) view damage to Shackan land caused by last summer’s wildfires and November’s flooding west of Merritt, B.C., on Thursday, March 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Chief of B.C. First Nation struck by wildfires, floods says moving may be safest bet

Threat of extreme weather is a constant concern, Shackan leader tells public safety minister

B.C. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, left, and Shackan Indian Band Chief Arnie Lampreau (Swakum) view damage to Shackan land caused by last summer’s wildfires and November’s flooding west of Merritt, B.C., on Thursday, March 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Province of B.C. commits to year-round wildfire service

Permanent year-round service expected by September

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The Snukwa family home was among those destroyed when fire swept through Lytton B.C., June 30, 2021. (Family photo/Salmon Arm Observer)

B.C. begins cleanup, reconstruction of fire-destroyed Lytton

Province covers costs for under-insured properties

The Snukwa family home was among those destroyed when fire swept through Lytton B.C., June 30, 2021. (Family photo/Salmon Arm Observer)
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. can no longer wait to fight climate change after fires, floods, slides: minister

George Heyman says last year delivered the message that the time to address climate change is now.

Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, November 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Wildland firefighter Katie Devaney carries an axe and hose as she works to extinguish hot spots remaining from a controlled burn the B.C. Wildfire Service conducted to help contain the White Rock Lake wildfire on Okanagan Indian Band land, northwest of Vernon on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. A fire ecologist says new provincial funding to expand the BC Wildfire Service to a year-round endeavour is a welcome step toward preventing and mitigating disasters, while some others in the field say the funds could be better spent elsewhere. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Budget funding for BC Wildfire Service garners mixed reaction from experts

B.C. budget includes $145 million over three years to move to a more proactive wildfire response

Wildland firefighter Katie Devaney carries an axe and hose as she works to extinguish hot spots remaining from a controlled burn the B.C. Wildfire Service conducted to help contain the White Rock Lake wildfire on Okanagan Indian Band land, northwest of Vernon on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. A fire ecologist says new provincial funding to expand the BC Wildfire Service to a year-round endeavour is a welcome step toward preventing and mitigating disasters, while some others in the field say the funds could be better spent elsewhere. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Wildland firefighter Sasha Terhoch sprays water on hot spots remaining from a controlled burn the B.C. Wildfire Service conducted to help contain the White Rock Lake wildfire on Okanagan Indian Band land, northwest of Vernon, B.C., on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Finance minister hints at changes to BC Wildfire Service after climate disaster filled year

Selina Robinson made comments one day before B.C. Budget unveiling

Wildland firefighter Sasha Terhoch sprays water on hot spots remaining from a controlled burn the B.C. Wildfire Service conducted to help contain the White Rock Lake wildfire on Okanagan Indian Band land, northwest of Vernon, B.C., on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
From left, Jonathan Finlay, a wildfire technician with B.C. Wildfire Service, and Penticton fire chief Larry Watkinson organized the Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire Training Symposium in 2019. (Penticton Western News file photo)

Up to 300 firefighters expected back in Penticton for wildfire training

Penticton Fire Department hosts Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire training April 22-24

From left, Jonathan Finlay, a wildfire technician with B.C. Wildfire Service, and Penticton fire chief Larry Watkinson organized the Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire Training Symposium in 2019. (Penticton Western News file photo)
Tsideldel First Nation councillor and Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation (CCR) director Percy Guichon, left, and Tsi Del Del Enterprises Ltd. forester Danny Strobbe are excited about CCR’s trial project using drones to seed forests devastated by wildfires. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

First Nations look to reforest northern B.C. areas destroyed in wildfires with drone pilot

Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation has seeded 52 hectares burned in the White Lake wildfire

Tsideldel First Nation councillor and Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation (CCR) director Percy Guichon, left, and Tsi Del Del Enterprises Ltd. forester Danny Strobbe are excited about CCR’s trial project using drones to seed forests devastated by wildfires. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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Smoke from planned Vernon burn visible in region

BC Wildfire Service assisting in wood debris burn at seed orchard

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Lillooet Secondary School is changing out their mascot, the Wildfire, after several devastating blazes that have affected nearby communities. (Lillooet Secondary School)

Lillooet school extinguishing ‘Wildfire’ mascot due to trauma from nearby forest fires

School says wildfires in Lytton, Elephant Hill led to change

Lillooet Secondary School is changing out their mascot, the Wildfire, after several devastating blazes that have affected nearby communities. (Lillooet Secondary School)
Exton and Dodge Land Surveying Ltd.’s Doug Dodge, left, and Veronica Meister located and plotted property pins in Lytton after the fire. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Williams Lake surveyor comes out of retirement to help old hometown of Lytton rebuild

Doug Dodge and colleagues returned to survey Lytton, where he lived from 1949 to 1958

  • Jan 14, 2022
Exton and Dodge Land Surveying Ltd.’s Doug Dodge, left, and Veronica Meister located and plotted property pins in Lytton after the fire. (Monica Lamb-Yorski - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Properties destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire on June 30 are seen as a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, produced by the same fire rises in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Delays push cost to rebuild fire-damaged Lytton to $102M: insurance bureau

No permits yet issued to rebuild homes or businesses as costs escalate

Properties destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire on June 30 are seen as a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, produced by the same fire rises in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on Sunday, August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Okanagan Indian Residents affected by the White Rock Lake wildfire have benefitted from a fundraising campaign that aims to stock their freezers full of meat for the winter. (Submitted photo)

Support floods in for Okanagan Indian Band residents recovering from wildfire

The community is still feeling the effects of the White Rock Lake wildfire this past summer

Okanagan Indian Residents affected by the White Rock Lake wildfire have benefitted from a fundraising campaign that aims to stock their freezers full of meat for the winter. (Submitted photo)
Areas where high intensity burns occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)

Sicamous trailer park at increased risk of debris flow following summer’s wildfire

Columbia Shuswap Regional District looking at mitigation options

Areas where high intensity burns occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)
The White Rock Lake wildfire makes its way down to Westside Road near Vernon on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. (Contributed)

Did resources sit idle? BC Wildfire Service, province questioned about wildfire response

TNRD informed one goal is to have more communities do FireSmart prevention work

  • Oct 25, 2021
The White Rock Lake wildfire makes its way down to Westside Road near Vernon on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. (Contributed)
A Parks Canada fire crew member clears the brush in Mount Revelstoke National Park. (Submitted)

Parks Canada fire crews clearing vegetation in Revelstoke area

Crews performing wildfire risk reduction in both Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks

A Parks Canada fire crew member clears the brush in Mount Revelstoke National Park. (Submitted)
BC Wildfire is planning a prescribed burn at McLeod Creek in late September or early October. (File photo-BC Wildfire)

Prescribed burn planned for area north of Nakusp

The McLeod Creek burn will be dependent on weather and site conditions

BC Wildfire is planning a prescribed burn at McLeod Creek in late September or early October. (File photo-BC Wildfire)