Review conducted by George Abbott and Maureen Chapman

BC wildfire and flood review kicks off consultations

By Jennifer Norwell
CBC News
February 5, 2018

Province-wide consultations began Monday in Kamloops as part of a review to hear stories about last year’s devastating wildfires and spring floods. The independent review was launched last fall get feedback on how to better plan for future environmental disasters. More than 65,000 people were displaced last summer. Fires burned 1.2 million hectares of forest and there was widespread flooding in communities like Cache Creek, Kelowna, Vernon and Dawson Creek. …John Horgan appointed former provincial cabinet minister George Abbott and Maureen Chapman, a First Nations leader, as the chairs of the review in December of 2017.

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