Canada Wildfires

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...

Crew Works To Protect Arizona Communities From Wildfires

AP | Posted 08.04.2011 | Canada

TUCSON, Ariz. — Crews on Saturday worked to protect several small Arizona communities from two large wildfires by clearing away brush near homes and...

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...