Tag: british columbia

Forest fire prevention and mitigation in BC: At what point does inaction become negligence?

“There were at least 21 fires that started in British Columbia on Sunday. There were 36 Saturday. There were 32 Friday. There are 178 burning right now. A haze blankets the majority of people in B.C., as winds bring smoke from fires in Pemberton… Continue Reading “Forest fire prevention and mitigation in BC: At what point does inaction become negligence?”

Ottawa, this is BC calling… Come in Ottawa.. this is BC calling – we actually need the Coast Guard here. Do you copy? …….

Second major Coast Guard communications outage in three days “For the second time in three days, the communication system for the Coast Guard in Canada’s busiest waterway had an extended malfunction. “There was a loaded tug and barge with 86,000 barrels of diesel and… Continue Reading “Ottawa, this is BC calling… Come in Ottawa.. this is BC calling – we actually need the Coast Guard here. Do you copy? …….”

Why exactly, is the Mars Bomber sitting idle?

As a northern girl born and raised just north of Prince George, I can tell you firsthand how important first response to a wildfire situation is, just as many British Columbians are saying now. Once a fire is reported and the decision is made… Continue Reading “Why exactly, is the Mars Bomber sitting idle?”

Ignorance is bliss.

Christy Clark, in her year end interview with Michael Smyth, yesterday blames the media for.. well… everything : “If you read the papers, you would think British Columbia was in really tough shape,” she said. “People need to know that British Columbia is stable and… Continue Reading “Ignorance is bliss.”