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We must learn to live with fire.
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During Small Business Week, it seems an appropriate time to praise small businesses across the country and to share lessons learned from a community's experience as we recover from the largest insured disaster in Canadian history.
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I still wasn't fully prepared for what I experienced during my visit last week. I'm a professional forester and I've seen my fair share of forest fires up close. Still, the vastness of this fire and extent of damage in an urban area was sad, sobering and more than a little eerie.
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While the Fort McMurray SPCA is working diligently to develop strategies for keeping pets with their families, regardless of their housing status, pet surrender rates are likely to go up and adoption rates will most certainly go down as the community struggles to get back on its feet.
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Connecting extreme weather events with climate change isn't exactly a new thing; from Hurricane Sandy to the California droughts, it's a conversation that goes hand in hand with every natural disaster, and it's usually handled in a reasonable fashion. So how did the climate conversation around the still-raging Fort McMurray wildfire that destroyed thousands of homes become so befuddling-ly messed up?
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The startling images that have come out of Fort McMurray over the past week have shaken this country to its core. Canadians held their breath, hoping for the best as families fled, often unsure where they would end up, hoping with the rest of the nation that they would find someplace safe to lay their heads.
Every summer heavily forested areas leave animals and humans alike susceptible to wildfires. By July of this year, British Columbia saw over 189 active fires burning -- a number that Professional Organizers in Canada says is too high to not be prepared.
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A seemingly unstoppable forest fire has come within 1.5 kilometres of the town of La Ronge.
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About 200 people from the North Tallcree First Nation were evacuated as a precaution Thursday.
Cooler weather was helping crews in Alberta battle wildfires Thursday as the province shifted more effort to protecting oilsands projects in the northeast.
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WEST KELOWNA, B.C. - Flames from a fast-moving wildfire have forced the evacuation of about 2,500 residents from several neighbourhoods in British Columbia's Okanagan region.The wildfire, which is one...
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VANCOUVER - Sirens sounded in the northeastern British Columbia town of Hudson's Hope, as its 1,150 residents were ordered to flee from what officials called a blaze too extreme for firefighters to ba...
PEMBERTON, B.C. - Residents living on 13 rural properties near Pemberton, B.C., are on evacuation alert because of a wildfire that is burning on a steep slope and has grown to about 40 hectares in siz...
EDMONTON - A federal commission has rejected proposals to change Canada's national construction codes to better protect communities from destructive wildfires.The changes would have required builders...
SANDILANDS, Man. - Dry conditions are contributing to the spread of a fire in southeast Manitoba that blackened almost 200 square kilometres and was perilously close to two communities on Saturday.The...