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Wildfire Seasons

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News and Opinion

Coverage of wildfire seasons since November 29, 2021.

Penticton hoping to create more FireSmart neighbourhoods

"...The Thomas Creek wildfire burned above OK Falls and Oliver for more than a month. The City of Penticton and the RDOS are hoping to raise provide people in the ecology industry with tools and information on wildfire prevention. ((Mike Biden photo)..."

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Helicopter crash, tractor rollovers and wildfires push Oliver Fire Department to record year

"...That increase was only partly due to the aggressive wildfire season in 2021 where Oliver firefighters were directly battling wildfires. Out of the 44 calls for grass fires and wildfires, the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire was responsible for 15 of those calls, whether for structure protection, assisting with back burns and patrolling the area..."

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A messy roommate, a coffee complaint and more: Here are the top 10 nuisance 911 calls made in B.C.

"...Last year had many legitimate emergencies in British Columbia as the province dealt with record heat and cold, mass flooding and a particularly bad wildfire season, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic..."

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FireSmart funding sets up for 2022 fire season in regional district

"...With the 2021 wildfire season in the West Kootenay section of the Southeast Fire Centre going down as one of the most active on record, an advance move had to be made to ensure people and property are protected in 2022 — file photo. The preparation for the coming fire season has already begun..."

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Extreme weather proves destructive

"...That heat wave was directly followed by one of the worst wildfire seasons the province has ever seen, with Lytton burning, and other towns on evacuation alert..."

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Fires, floods, smoke and wind: Canada's most intense weather events in 2021 Globalnews.ca

"...2021 was bookended by windstorms in the west and folks across the country saw plenty of flooding, smoke, drought, and wildfires in between. “Not in 26 years… has there been anything comparable to this year, where Canadians endured such a stream of weather extremes,” Environment Canada wrote in their summary of the year's weather..."

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2021 YEAR IN REVIEW: Climate change hits home in Nelson

"...It was a year of wildfires, record-setting heat and drought Bill MetcalfeDec. 29, 2021 11:59 a. m..."

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Support floods in for Okanagan Indian Band residents recovering from wildfire

"...Due to power outages caused by the White Rock Lake wildfire this past summer, many OKIB residents lost the wild meat and fish stored in their freezers, food that would normally sustain them throughout the winter. The community’s grocery store was also lost in the fire, and currently some OKIB households are under evacuation alert due to the threat of flooding and landslides..."

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Tahltan's emergency management committee wins 2021 AME award

"...“The committee is recognized for creating an inclusive and agile forum to facilitate communication between Indigenous communities and industry in northwest B. C. The committee demonstrated exemplary leadership during both the COVID-19 pandemic and the wildfire season,” stated AME while announcing the winners..."

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Art Plays With Fire at Vernon gallery following wildfire season

"...The Achromatic Flame: Playing with Fire is a group exhibition featuring works by Don Carr, Fern Helfand, Scott P. Ellis, Byron Johnston and Headbones owner Oakes. Fire and flame is the consistent theme among the artworks, and it’s a chance to reflect on this past summer’s wildfire season now that the smoke has cleared..."

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Wildfire burning in southern Alberta foothills west of Nanton Globalnews.ca

"...The critical emergency alert was downgraded to an information alert shortly before 6 a. m. , when the province said area residents were no longer at immediate risk..."

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Crop insurance and drought relief boosting Saskatchewan deficit: Finance Minister Globalnews.ca

"...That includes an increase of $220 million for the Saskatchewan Health Authority's pandemic response, $30 million for the Ministry of Health for pharmacy vaccine delivery, and usage of the Saskatchewan Prescription Drug Plan. “It was a very, very challenging year,” Harpauer said, adding that the costs associated with transferring patients out-of-province weren't factored into projections. “To my knowledge we have not been billed yet..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention wildfire seasons.

Crystal Kolden: Prepping For Wildfire Season

Duration: 29:00

"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about wildfire seasons.

Here's what we often get wrong about wildfires

"...The 2020 wildfire season was the worst in California’s recorded history, with more than four million acres burned and almost 10,500 structures destroyed across the state..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about wildfire seasons relevant to the latest news.

Health impact analysis of PM2.5 from wildfire smoke in Canada (2013–2015, 2017–2018)

"...Smoke from wildfires contains many air pollutants of concern and epidemiological studies have identified associations between exposure to wildfire smoke PM2..."

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Change in the fire season pattern from bimodal to unimodal under climate change: The case of Daxing'anling in Northeast Chin

"...The length of the wildfire season has become longer in many regions around the world under climate change..."

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Seasonality of biological and physical systems as indicators of climatic variation and change

"..., wildfire season timing and duration), seasonality in vegetated land surfaces (e..."

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Evaluating landscape-scale wildfire exposure in northwestern Iran

"...For this purpose, we used the minimum travel time algorithm and simulated 60,000 wildfires under wildfire season most frequent weather scenarios..."

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The delayed effect of wildfire season particulate matter on subsequent influenza season in a mountain west region of the USA

"...5) during the wildfire season smoke exposure period on respiratory diseases, such as influenza, and their associated outbreaks months later..."

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Further Resources

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FireSmoke Canada

The Canadian portal for information and resources about smoke from wildland fires. This system produces forecasts of hourly ground-level concentrations of PM2. 5 smoke particles from wildfires up to two days into the future.

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