John Allan to serve as new Deputy Minister of FLNRORD

B.C. government abruptly replaces top forestry official By Rob Shaw The Province September 11, 2018

VICTORIA — The abrupt departure of the B.C. government’s top forestry official could signal a change in policy direction by Premier John Horgan and an expectation that turbulent times remain ahead for the sector. 

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New Program Targets Mitigation

Government partners with communities on wildfire risks By Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Government of British Columbia September 10, 2018

The new Community Resiliency Investment Program will provide up to $50 million over the next three years to local governments and First Nations to help reduce wildfire risks around their communities. 

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On line survey with wildland firefighters

Study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters By Keith Ridler The Billings Gazette September 2, 2018

BOISE, Idaho — Randy Brooks’ son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer?

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BC Wildfire Service makes a commitment

Partnership and collaboration with First Nations communities By BC Wildfire Service Government of British Columbia August 31, 2018

The BC Wildfire Service and its ministry partners are working to improve their collaboration and partnerships with First Nations governments related to wildfire response and recovery efforts. 

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Collaboration at the Landscape Level

Forest cleanup underway in Central Kootenay to help prevent future wildfire damage By Laura Sciarpelletti CBC News August 27, 2018

A rural district in British Columbia is cleaning up its forests by removing dead wood and other debris that could help wildfires spread. 

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