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Coverage of wildfire seasons since September 19, 2023.

Wildlife advocacy group urging B.C. to stop beaver trapping related to wildfire mitigation Globalnews.ca

"...According to government data, 1,684 beavers were killed by licensed trappers in the 2022-23 trapping season, the advocacy group said. “British Columbia experienced an unprecedented wildfire season this year and there were droughts all across the province and when we are looking at the future of fighting the climate crisis, we need to be looking at nature solutions,” said Aaron Hofman, the Fur-Bearers' director of advocacy and policy. “We (want) the province to protect beavers and to use them in the fight against the climate crisis..."

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Eby pledges $86M for forest firefighting, housing and cancer care

"...He said the government would be moving forward with a task force to examine this year’s forest fires, some of which are still burning as people remain under evacuation orders. He told the crowd civil servants would be embedded with the independent review, and that those people would ensure any findings are implemented immediately in preparation for the 2024 fire season..."

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Destructive West Kelowna, B.C., wildfire now considered 'held'

"...About half of the 400 structures or homes destroyed in B. C. 's record-breaking wildfire season so far have been lost in the Kelowna area..."

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West Kelowna fire chief’s harrowing tale opens eyes at United Nations

"...West Kelowna fire Chief Jason Brolund speaks at the Global Carbon Pricing Challenge event at the United Nations, Wednesday, September 20, 2023 in New York. The federal government is hoping Canada’s devastating wildfire season sparks momentum for carbon pricing at the United Nations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld..."

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Wildfire-detecting tech powered by Rogers 5G, SpaceX to be deployed in B.C. Globalnews.ca

"...At that time, B. C. had just suffered its third-worst wildfire season on record, which burned just under 8,700 square kilometres..."

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Canada highlights severe wildfire season to promote carbon pricing at UN

"...The federal government is hoping Canada's devastating wildfire season sparks momentum for carbon pricing at the United Nations..."

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Sicamous businesses desire plan to mitigate summer disruptions

"...Carly Procyshyn, the tourism and economic development coordinator for the District of Sicamous Development Corporation, is prioritizing local businesses’ revitalization after a devastating wildfire season. (District of Sicamous image)..."

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4 BC Wildfire contractors killed in head-on crash near Cache Creek Globalnews.ca

"...“This year has been particularly challenging for the BC Wildfire Service, with several of its members facing injuries or losing their lives,” Grandy said. “Our thoughts are with the friends and families of those who help keep our province safe”. Premier David Eby and Bruce Ralston, Minister of Forests, released a  statement in response to the deaths of four contracted wildfire fighters who were driving home after assisting with response efforts near Vanderhoof..."

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4 wildfire fighters killed in Highway 1 crash near Ashcroft

"...“This is devastating news in what has been an immensely difficult wildfire season. We stand with wildfire fighters and all BC Wildfire Service personnel as they mourn the death of colleagues and co-workers yet again. ”..."

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Wildfire economic damage to B.C. tourism still being counted: minister

"...Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport says interest in B. C. as a tourism destination far exceeds any reputational losses caused by this year’s wildfire season..."

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Climate change cost B.C. tourism ‘$100s of millions, never to be recovered’

"...Provincial, regional tourism leaders are calling for quick, immediate relief after wildfire season Wolf DepnerSep. 19, 2023 6:30 a. m..."

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Podcasts

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Crystal Kolden: Prepping For Wildfire Season

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about wildfire seasons.

What are Zombie Fires? | The Agenda

"...Wildfire season can lead to a phenomenon known as "zombie fires" or "holdover fires. " Dr..."

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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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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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Black spruce (Picea mariana) seed availability and viability in boreal forests after large wildfires

"...Aims We explore the possible effects of changes in fire regime on the abundance and viability of black spruce seeds following a very large wildfire season in the Northwest Territories, Canada (NWT)..."

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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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