Canada Wildfires

Fort McMurray's Generosity Rises Above The Flames And Danger

Chris Vandenbreekel | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Alberta
Chris Vandenbreekel

Most McMurrayites, myself included, are still coming to grips with what is happening in our town. Most of us left in a hurry, despite wanting to hold on to every last moment we possibly could. Maybe there was one more thing we as an individual could accomplish to save our city. And that's what was running through my mind as I drove north. I couldn't help but think that I could have stayed longer, provided just a little bit more coverage, before I fled. But it didn't happen. We had to go, just like everyone else, and we didn't go willingly.

Canada's National Parks Hit By Record Number Of Wildfires In 2015

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada

Most of the damage in 2015 occurred in a single park.

Will Climate Refugees in Canada Spur Action on Climate Change?

Dr Ryan Meili | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Impact
Dr Ryan Meili

The people who have been relocated in Saskatchewan come from Northern communities with higher rates of poverty than the rest of the province. This is the predicted pattern of the repercussions from climate change, as remote communities with less infrastructure are more prone to its effects.

The Other Casualties Of Those Raging Wildfires

CP | Bre McAdam, CKOM, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Politics

SASKATOON - The wildfires in northern Saskatchewan have been burning since late May, leaving forests charred and barren and forcing wildlife to find n...

'I Guess I Have To Start All Over Again'

CP | Chris Purdy and Tim Cook, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Alberta

Wildfires have forced thousands of people from about 50 communities in northern Saskatchewan.

Welcome to an Extreme, Warming World

David Suzuki | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Earth is clearly experiencing more frequent extreme weather than in the past, and we can expect it to get worse as we burn more coal, oil and gas and pump more carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This can have profound and costly impacts on everything from agriculture to infrastructure, not to mention human health and life.

Smoke Makes B.C. Look Like Another Planet

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The photos are other-worldly.

Metro Vancouver Air Quality Comparable To Beijing

CBC | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Particulate matter in ​Beijing was at 144 µg/m3 compared to 112 µg/m3 in Burnaby.

Thick Smoke Making Saskatchewan Wildfire Less Volatile: Official

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

There were 110 active fires in Saskatchewan on Wednesday, and of them, only about 10 were contained.

Group Asks Alberta Government to Review Oilsands Water Usage Amid Wildfires

Carol Linnitt | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Alberta
Carol Linnitt

The Keepers of the Athabasca want to know if the NDP will consider revising water use rules in light of extreme conditions induced by climate change. The group argues current rules are based "on our once vibrant past when water was plentiful."

5 Things To Know About Those Wildfires

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Five things to know about the 2015 wildfire season expected in Western Canada:1. Experts contend El Nino is responsible for an early wildf...

What's Behind This Early Wildfire Season?

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Alberta

VANCOUVER - Experts are blaming El Nino for speeding up nature's clock and forcing firefighters to deploy weeks ahead of normal to battle wildfires ac...

So, Just How Bad Was Fire Season This Year?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2014 | Canada Alberta

The number of wildfires in Canada's national parks was close to average last summer, but the size of some of those fires made it an unusually hot seas...

Air Quality Advisory Issued For Metro Vancouver

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Wildfire smoke blowing in from outside Metro Vancouver has prompted an air quality advisory for the region and Fraser Valley area.Metro Va...


The Canadian Press | CP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An air quality advisory has been issued for the Greater Vancouver regional district as a record-breaking heat wave continues across British Columbia. ...

Why B.C. Is Green No More

Cameron Fenton | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Cameron Fenton

British Columbia currently faces a perfect storm of fossil fuel extraction and export projects colliding with the realities of a changing climate and rising inequality. Recent years have also been a time that has seen the emergence of mass social movements that are re-defining societies and challenging some of the most entrenched powers on our planet. From the Arab Spring to Idle No More, we are witnessing the rebirth of people power. Here in B.C., whispers of change have grown into a steady hum of organizing and mobilization as communities have come together to stop the Northern Gateway pipeline, but now we are in need of growing this movement like never before. Here's why.

Wildfire Alert As Temperatures Climb

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - With record temperatures in the forecast and tinder-dry brush and grass in many areas, Alberta's wildfire crews are on high alert.Despite a...

Alberta Bracing For Early Wildfire Season

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta is bracing for another early forest-fire season by readying crews in advance.Like last year, wildfire crews will be on duty startin...

Proposals To Protect Wildfire-Prone Areas Snuffed Out

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A federal commission has rejected proposals to change Canada's national construction codes to better protect communities from destructive w...

Arson Behind Slave Lake Disaster

CP | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - Dwayne Verschoor can't imagine why someone would have wanted to spark a forest fire that nearly wiped out his small Alberta town. But th...

Manitoba Wildfire Ravages 19,000 Hectares

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada

SANDILANDS, Man. - Dry conditions are contributing to the spread of a fire in southeast Manitoba that blackened almost 200 square kilometres and was p...

Forest Fires Rage In Northern Ontario

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- Soaring temperatures and tinder dry conditions are fuelling dozens of forest fires in Northern Ontario. The Ministry of Natur...

Human Activity Cause Of Saskatchewan Fire: Officials

Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada

CBC Saskatchewan fire officials say human activity, not lightning strikes, are believed to be the cause of a massive forest fire in the north that led...