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N.W.T. MLA's postpone vote on public inquiry into wildfires

  • N.W.T. MLAs voted Friday to postpone a motion into a public inquiry on the territory's wildfire response.Kieron Testart, MLA for Range Lake, and Sheryl Yakeleya, MLA for Dehcho, gave notice of the motion for the public inquiry on Tuesday. A news release issued that day said the motion was scheduled to be debated and voted on by the Legislative Assembly on Thursday — this was pushed back a day because of Yakeleya's absence, Testart said.When Testart read the motion Friday afternoon, Premier R.J S

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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    More than 100 wildfires still not considered out after B.C.'s record wildfire season

    More than 100 wildfires are still listed as burning in British Columbia thanks to a combination of a busy wildfire season, extreme drought and generally warmer and drier conditions through December. Forrest Tower of the BC Wildfire Service said that while it's not uncommon for some fires to burn through the winter, that number usually hovers around a couple dozen, not the 106 that were listed as active on New Year's Day. "In the last 10 years, there were a couple of years where it was zero, but

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    Quebec man who blamed wildfires on government pleads guilty to setting 14 fires

    CHIBOUGAMAU, Que. — A Quebec man who posted conspiracy theories online that forest fires were being deliberately set by the government has pleaded guilty to starting a series of fires himself that forced hundreds of people from their homes. Brian Paré, 38, pleaded guilty Monday to 13 counts of arson and one count of arson with disregard for human life at the courthouse in Chibougamau, Que. Prosecutor Marie-Philippe Charron told the court that two of the 14 fires set by Paré forced the evacuation

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  • NewsCBC

    2023 wildfires were B.C.'s costliest insured event ever at $720M in losses, report says

    Two wildfires in B.C.'s southern interior caused more than $720 million in insured losses last year, making them the most costly insured extreme weather event the province has ever seen, according to a new report.Taken together, the McDougall Creek wildfire in the Okanagan and the Bush Creek East fire in the Shuswap region are now the 10th worst natural disaster for insurance payouts on record in Canada, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada's (IBC) annual report for 2023."This year's wild

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  • NewsCBC

    Canada could face more record-breaking heat this year. How can we prepare for wildfires?

    The global El Niño weather system sweeping through this spring has forecasters suggest 2024 could be even hotter — prompting wildfire and public policy experts to call for more wildfire prevention efforts now.

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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    Wildfires in Alberta burned 10 times more area in 2023 than the five-year average

    Alberta Wildfire says it saw an average number of wildfires last year, but the area burned across the province set a record. The province saw a total of 1,088 wildfires that burned about 22,000 square kilometres from March 1 to Oct. 31. The five-year average for area burned is 2,262 square kilometres. Melissa Story, community relations co-ordinator for the wildfire management branch in Alberta Forestry and Parks, said 2023 was a record-breaking year. "The number of wildfires that we responded to

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  • NewsThe Weather Network

    Year in review: Ontario's summer marred by wildfires and unhealthy smoke

    The wildfire season of 2023 was the worst on record in Canada. We take a look at some of the impacts in Ontario, specifically, below.

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  • NewsThe Weather Network

    Looking back: Over 200 homes lost to wildfires in Nova Scotia in 2023

    As we bid farewell to 2023, let us reflect on the unprecedented and catastrophic wildfires that swept through Nova Scotia in the previous year.

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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    Is Canada's fleet of water bombers fit for climate-change fuelled wildfires?

    TORONTO — They're an easily recognizable part of Canada's fight against wildfires, playing a key supporting role in the annual battle against the flames. Water bombers can look as though they might land in a burning forest, their wings almost skimming the smoky canopy before dumping down thousands of litres of water and pulling back into the sky. The firefighting aircraft are important in a country where wildfires can often be spread out over massive, remote stretches of land, offering a way to

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    A Nova Scotia woman lost her Christmas ornaments in the wildfires. Crafters replaced them

    A Nova Scotia woman whose home burned in a wildfire earlier this year has received a collection of handcrafted ornaments from fellow crafters. More than 150 homes burned in a wildfire that started in Upper Tantallon, N.S., just outside Halifax on May 28.Another 60 homes and structures burned in southwest Nova Scotia in the province's largest wildfire on record. It broke out that same weekend and affected 23,525 hectares.Linda Alderdice lost her home in Hammonds Plains. Her Christmas ornaments ha

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  • NewsThe Canadian Press

    The high costs of wildfires in 2023: For homeowners the struggles carry on for months

    HALIFAX — Seven months after a wildfire left a charred, 1,000-hectare scar on the western suburbs of Halifax, less visible damage persists in the lives of those who lost their homes to the flames. Lindsay Law said the financial and emotional costs continue in ways she and her husband, Jacob Haybecker, never imagined before their home was destroyed on the evening of May 28, as thousands of people were evacuated from the area. The 34-year-old nurse said insurance is paying for the cost of building

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