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A moai stands behind the Rano Raraku volcano on Ahu Tongariki, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, Chile, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Each monolithic human figure carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island’s Rapanui people represents an ancestor. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Easter Island rebounds from wildfire that singed its statues

‘Oh, I started crying, it was like my grandparents were burned’

 

Fire on Limbert Mountain off Highway 7 in Agassiz. (Facebook/Corrina Lanyon)

Early-morning wildfire broke out on Limbert Mountain near Agassiz

Fire crews were on-scene as of 4:30 a.m. watching for sparks and possible flareups

 

Smokey Bear waving goodbye as Ember the Fox becomes the new face of FireSmart. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Smokey Bear heads for retirement as BC Wildfire introduces Ember the Fox

Ember the Fox replaces Smokey Bear as FireSmart mascot after nearly 80 years

Smokey Bear waving goodbye as Ember the Fox becomes the new face of FireSmart. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
The wildfire near Sahtlam is still burning out of control. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
The wildfire near Sahtlam is still burning out of control. (Courtesy of BC Wildfire Service)
The Coastal Fire Centre is reporting a wildfire that started Oct. 9 south of Sahtlam. (BC Wildfire map)
The Coastal Fire Centre is reporting a wildfire that started Oct. 9 south of Sahtlam. (BC Wildfire map)
A wildfire burns near Great Central Lake in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY BC WILDFIRE)

Wildfire burns near Great Central Lake in Port Alberni

Fire is currently 6.4 hectares in size

A wildfire burns near Great Central Lake in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY BC WILDFIRE)
The Ministry of Forests has upgraded Vancouver Island’s drought level warning to level 3 after a long period of hot weather and no rain. (Courtesy of Ministry of Forests)

Vancouver Island’s drought rating rises to level 3

Province asking people to cut back on water usage, may add restrictions if conditions don’t improve

The Ministry of Forests has upgraded Vancouver Island’s drought level warning to level 3 after a long period of hot weather and no rain. (Courtesy of Ministry of Forests)
The East Meadows Plateau wildfire is about 20 kilometres from the City of Kamloops. (Photo/BCWS Twitter)

Wildfire sparks just north of Kamloops

The fire is highly visible to Kamloops and the surrounding area

The East Meadows Plateau wildfire is about 20 kilometres from the City of Kamloops. (Photo/BCWS Twitter)
FILE - Wildfires burning hundreds of miles away create smoky conditions Monday, June 13, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska’s remarkable wildfire season includes over 530 blazes that have burned an area more than three times the size of Rhode Island, with nearly all the impacts, including dangerous breathing conditions from smoke, attributed to fires started by lightning. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Alaska experiencing wildfires it’s never seen before

530 wildfires already recorded this year, worst of season yet to come

FILE - Wildfires burning hundreds of miles away create smoky conditions Monday, June 13, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska’s remarkable wildfire season includes over 530 blazes that have burned an area more than three times the size of Rhode Island, with nearly all the impacts, including dangerous breathing conditions from smoke, attributed to fires started by lightning. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
Night time photos of Nohomin Creek wildfire, about two-kilometeres north of Lytton, B.C. July 14, 2022. (Facebook/Edith Loring Kuhanga)
Night time photos of Nohomin Creek wildfire, about two-kilometeres north of Lytton, B.C. July 14, 2022. (Facebook/Edith Loring Kuhanga)
A wildfire started about two-kilometres northwest of Lytton, B.C. on July 14. (Facebook BC Wildfire and Flood Support Group)

Out-of-control Nohomin Creek wildfire near Lytton now 1,500 hectares

Fire is now moving away from the Village of Lytton and Lytton First Nation

A wildfire started about two-kilometres northwest of Lytton, B.C. on July 14. (Facebook BC Wildfire and Flood Support Group)
(Jillian Zielinski)

UPDATE: Now extinguished, wildfire sparks near Merritt

The blaze is an estimated .01 hectares in size

(Jillian Zielinski)
The White Rock Lake wildfire in North Okanagan is shown burning during the 2021 B.C. wildfire season. (Terry Lawson/Facebook)

B.C. wildfires may be linked to 10% higher chance of brain tumours

New study finds higher incidence of lung cancer and brain tumours due to wildfire exposures

The White Rock Lake wildfire in North Okanagan is shown burning during the 2021 B.C. wildfire season. (Terry Lawson/Facebook)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Wildfire reaches 20 hectares near Merritt

Fire appears to be human-caused

(BC Wildfire Service)
An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)

Arson suspected in 2 North Okanagan wildfires

Suspicious circumstances surround the two small fires that sparked on Monday

An old burn pile was reignited near the Westwold landfill and discovered May 1, 2022. (Patrick Green photo)
A helicopter dumps water on a fire outside Kelowna, B.C., on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Wildfires in Canadian and Alaskan boreal forests release large quantities of greenhouse gases that exacerbate climate change, a new study says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Curbing Canadian forest fires could be an affordable way to cut emissions: study

North American boreal wildfires could represent 3 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions

A helicopter dumps water on a fire outside Kelowna, B.C., on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Wildfires in Canadian and Alaskan boreal forests release large quantities of greenhouse gases that exacerbate climate change, a new study says. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Cattle graze, as shown in this 2020 handout image, near Cranbrook as part of a program led by the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association to reduce the wildfire risk near communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Columbia Basin Trust-Tyler Zhao

Cattle helping to manage B.C. wildfire risk with targeted grazing

Pilot project being explored in Kootenays and Okanagan

Cattle graze, as shown in this 2020 handout image, near Cranbrook as part of a program led by the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association to reduce the wildfire risk near communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Columbia Basin Trust-Tyler Zhao
Program launched to help people make their homes and property better able to handle wildfires. (File photo)

FireSmart program to target high-risk Cowichan Valley properties

Regional FireSmart Kick-Start Project to promote wildfire awareness

  • Feb 22, 2022
Program launched to help people make their homes and property better able to handle wildfires. (File photo)
Thick smoke fills the air and nearly blocks out the sun as a property destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire is seen in Monte Lake, east of Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. New research suggests the risk of extreme wildfire events is increasing across the globe, with some of the largest increases in Western Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Extreme wildfire weather increasing around the globe, research says

Some of the largest increases in a world-wide trend are happening in Western Canada

Thick smoke fills the air and nearly blocks out the sun as a property destroyed by the White Rock Lake wildfire is seen in Monte Lake, east of Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. New research suggests the risk of extreme wildfire events is increasing across the globe, with some of the largest increases in Western Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck