Report by former Liberal cabinet minister George Abbott and First Nations Chief Maureen Chapman due this month.
KAMLOOPS — As the wildfire season approaches, and several significant grass fires have already sparked in this region, the premier is addressing the preparations his government is making. Following the worst wildfire season on record in British Columbia, the government requested an updated Filmon report, which was first compiled after the wildfires in 2003. According to Premier John Horgan, that report is expected to be delivered this month. “I’m anxiously awaiting the report,” he said, “but we’re not waiting for the last paragraph and reference and recommendation. Ministers are already working on the learnings that we’ve found from the people, the front-line workers, whether they were in Williams Lake, or out in the Chilcotin, or right here in Kamloops. We’re getting as ready as we can be and hoping that we don’t have horrific floods before we have horrific fires.”