Archive of posts tagged "forest fires"

Current Campfire Bans in BC

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The dry weather means that more people will be hitting the road to find a camping spot this summer but it also means that our forests will have a high fire risk. In susceptible areas of the province, new fires will start easily, spread rapidly, and challenge fire suppression efforts. Before you head out to […]

Vancouver Haze, Wildfire Smoke Clouds Over City

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There are many reasons why a haze or smoggy cloud could hang above Vancouver refusing to budge. The warm summer air, pollution, or lack of a breeze coming off the water. However the source of our hidden sunsets in recent days has been smoke from wildfires that rage on within BC. This evening Darren Barefoot […]

How to be Fire Safe this Summer in BC

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This Friday campfires will be banned in all BC Parks due to the dry conditions of forest timber. The ban includes most of Vancouver Island, except a two-kilometre stretch along the island’s outer coast, and spans the mainland from the Lower Mainland to the Coast Mountains [CBC News]. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr It […]