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Wildfire Seasons

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News and Opinion

Coverage of wildfire seasons since July 28, 2021.

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Column: Wildfires front and centre for municipalities

"...The Union of B. C. Municipalities, the provincial conference for local governments, takes place virtually again in the second week of September..."

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Wines that are putting B.C. in the spotlight through a trying time

"...Wineries in B. C. are facing a financial hit as the province deals with fast-moving wildfires..."

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B.C.'s 2021 wildfires have now burned more than half a million hectares Globalnews.ca

"...British Columbia appears on track for another potentially record-setting wildfire season..."

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AT YOUR SERVICE: MLAs suggest staying the course on battling of B.C. wildfire

"...On top of an unimaginable year-and-a-half of the pandemic, we are seeing one of the most active wildfire seasons ever. We know that climate change is contributing to this year’s conditions, and our government has listened to experts and taken action to enhance our fire response..."

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Shouting It Out Loud: Fight wildfires by fighting climate change

"...I remember the first major wildfire season that I lived through. It was 2003, and Okanagan Mountain Park burned..."

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Regional District of North Okanagan updates wildfires

"...“With the long weekend approaching, we encourage residents and visitors to our area to remain vigilant, prepared, and safe as we navigate through this challenging wildfire season,” said Ashley Gregerson, RDNO’s Emergency Operations Centre information officer. “Review your emergency plan, check for local Alerts and Orders before travelling, and watch for updates. ”..."

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Additional financial support for Lytton, wildfire evacuees BC Gov News

"...The B. C. government is teaming up with the Red Cross to provide Lytton-area households impacted by the wildfire with one-time $2,000 payments..."

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UFV research project teaches personal trainers about air pollution risks

"...Instead, it comes down to managing your own exposure to pollutants and heat, and knowing more about air pollution in the first place, says Dr. Luisa Giles. So she is arming kinesiologists, personal trainers and other health practitioners with the tools to research ever-changing air pollution situations, so they can support their clients better..."

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Medical deployment centre set up in Summerland to help with wildfire evacuations

"...Health care equipment has been set up at Summerland Seniors Village in preparation for evacuation alerts, evacuations and power loss during this year’s wildfire season..."

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EDITORIAL: Coping with the destruction from wildfires

"...Active wildfire season is a challenge throughout British Columbia Jul. 29, 2021 12:00 p. m..."

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B.C. wildfire Wednesday: Officials eye

"...The province has seen more than 1,230 blazes resulting in 4,250 square kilometres of land burned since April 1 and it's only halfway through the wildfire season. The 10-year average for the same period is about 642 fires and 1,050 square kilometres burned, Schweitzer told a news conference. Story continues below advertisement..."

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Premier Ford to meet with wildfire evacuees, community leaders in Thunder Bay Globalnews.ca

"...Thousands of people have been evacuated from First Nations communities as the province battles a wildfire season that's more aggressive than usual. Story continues below advertisement..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention wildfire seasons.

Crystal Kolden: Prepping For Wildfire Season

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"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about wildfire seasons.

Here's what we often get wrong about wildfires

"...The 2020 wildfire season was the worst in California’s recorded history, with more than four million acres burned and almost 10,500 structures destroyed across the state..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about wildfire seasons relevant to the latest news.

Health impact analysis of PM2.5 from wildfire smoke in Canada (2013–2015, 2017–2018)

"...Smoke from wildfires contains many air pollutants of concern and epidemiological studies have identified associations between exposure to wildfire smoke PM2..."

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Change in the fire season pattern from bimodal to unimodal under climate change: The case of Daxing'anling in Northeast Chin

"...The length of the wildfire season has become longer in many regions around the world under climate change..."

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Seasonality of biological and physical systems as indicators of climatic variation and change

"..., wildfire season timing and duration), seasonality in vegetated land surfaces (e..."

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Evaluating landscape-scale wildfire exposure in northwestern Iran

"...For this purpose, we used the minimum travel time algorithm and simulated 60,000 wildfires under wildfire season most frequent weather scenarios..."

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The delayed effect of wildfire season particulate matter on subsequent influenza season in a mountain west region of the USA

"...5) during the wildfire season smoke exposure period on respiratory diseases, such as influenza, and their associated outbreaks months later..."

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Further Resources

Find out more about wildfire seasons.

FireSmoke Canada

The Canadian portal for information and resources about smoke from wildland fires. This system produces forecasts of hourly ground-level concentrations of PM2. 5 smoke particles from wildfires up to two days into the future.

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