The Province and the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to make it easier for seasonal firefighters with the BC Wildfire Service to access health and welfare benefits.
Several lightning strikes last evening has resulted in 14 new wildfires in the West Kootenay area of southeast BC. The fire danger rating in most of the Southeast Fire Centre is currently “high”, with some areas rated “extreme” in the Cranbrook, Arrow and Kootenay Lake fire zones.
Only 591 wildfires 2016 season compared to about 1300 this time last year – Photos: © Teamwork Media TV Inc.
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