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Cooler, wetter weather reduces wildfire activity in northeast B.C.

Cooler, wetter weather reduces wildfire activity in northeast B.C.

VANCOUVER — The BC Wildfire Service says cooler, wetter conditions are allowing crews to make progress in their firefight in the province's northeast where thousands of evacuees remain out of their homes for a second week.
Environment Canada warns of snowfall and hazardous driving on B.C. Interior highways

Environment Canada warns of snowfall and hazardous driving on B.C. Interior highways

VANCOUVER — Environment Canada is warning drivers about snow on some southern British Columbia mountain passes that may cause sudden hazardous driving conditions.
Status of wildfire that threatened Fort McMurray changed to 'being held'

Status of wildfire that threatened Fort McMurray changed to 'being held'

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — A wildfire that forced thousands of people to evacuate several Fort McMurray neighbourhoods last week is no longer classified as out-of-control.
B.C. mayor says drones endangering wildfire helicopter pilots, pleads for patience

B.C. mayor says drones endangering wildfire helicopter pilots, pleads for patience

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The mayor of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality in British Columbia says drones are endangering helicopters being used to fight wildfires near Fort Nelson, which was ordered evacuated earlier this month.
This wildfire season, changes are coming to better inform people about smoke hazards

This wildfire season, changes are coming to better inform people about smoke hazards

Last year’s record-breaking wildfire season forced Canadians to become familiar with the scale of air pollution as hazardous smoke drifted across the country.
Wild breed shows potential for developing drought-resistant potato: researcher

Wild breed shows potential for developing drought-resistant potato: researcher

CHARLOTTETOWN — Federal scientists in Atlantic Canada are trying to develop a new breed of potato that is better adapted to growing conditions brought on by climate change.
Manitoba premier says more financial support available for wildfire evacuees

Manitoba premier says more financial support available for wildfire evacuees

The Manitoba government says emergency financial support will be available for residents of Cranberry Portage and surrounding communities who have been forced from their homes by a nearby wildfire.
Northern Rockies Regional Municipality says four homes lost in B.C. wildfire

Northern Rockies Regional Municipality says four homes lost in B.C. wildfire

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The Mayor of British Columbia's Northern Rockies Regional Municipality says four homes have been lost and six other properties have been damaged by a wildfire that forced the evacuation of Fort Nelson more than a week ago.
Rain helps crews in Fort McMurray while B.C. cracks down on open burning

Rain helps crews in Fort McMurray while B.C. cracks down on open burning

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Wildfire crews have reported no further growth in the wildfire that continues to burn southwest of Fort McMurray. Alberta Wildfire reports the lack of growth allowed crews to keep working on establishing fireguards overnight.
B.C. mayor warns against videos of properties destroyed by fire outside Fort Nelson

B.C. mayor warns against videos of properties destroyed by fire outside Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The mayor of a northeast British Columbia community threatened by wildfires is warning people who stayed behind in the evacuation zone to stay on their properties and not share images of fire destruction on social media.
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