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People stranded by high water due to flooding in B.C.
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B.C. disaster response outdated and inaccessible for evacuees: ombudsperson

October 4, 2023 Brieanna Charlebois - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Emergency support programs for disaster evacuees in British Columbia are outdated, under-resourced, inaccessible and poorly communicated, according to a report by the province’s ombudsperson. Ombudsperson Jay Chalke’s report on the government’s response to wildfires and severe flooding in

The McDougall Creek wildfire in West Kelowna, BC.
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NDP introduces disaster management bill as B.C. legislature opens

October 3, 2023 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – New disaster management legislation has been introduced in British Columbia on the first day of the fall legislative session that will see four official parties in the chamber. Emergency Management Minister Bowinn Ma said Tuesday the legislation will

A gas station destroyed by the Bush Creek East wildfire in Squilax, B.C.
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B.C. to introduce new disaster management laws to address preparedness, mitigation

September 20, 2023 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s emergency management minister said the province will be ready to introduce “in the coming weeks” new laws to govern responses to increasingly frequent natural disasters such as wildfires and flooding.   Bowinn Ma told a gathering at

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Practical drift an invisible, potentially catastrophic threat to supply chain

June 9, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

One of the biggest threats to a company’s supply chain cannot even been seen, but surely will be felt should it take hold, Nexbridge Inc.’s Randall Becker suggested Wednesday during the World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto. Practical drift,