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Wildfires rage across Western US, but homes mostly spared

June 22, 2016 John Antczak - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES – For days, wildfires have raged amid spiking heat across Southern California and much of the West, driving hundreds of people from their homes. Yet homes have overwhelmingly remained safe so far, after aggressive and strategic firefighting and

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B.C. premier says climate change is sparking need for national forest fire plan

May 19, 2016 Bruce Cheadle - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Climate change is leading to more wildfires and the country needs a national forest firefighting strategy, says B.C. Premier Christy Clark. While the country has been transfixed by the raging fires around Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, British

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Canada must work to be better-prepared for natural disasters: IBC’s Forgeron

May 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada needs a “thoughtful, sustainable approach” to address losses associated with severe weather, including floods and fires that are expected to become a growing problem in future, Don Forgeron, president and CEO of Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), suggested in

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String of wildfires in British Columbia believed to be arson, BC Wildfire Service says

May 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Investigators with the BC Wildfire Service and provincial natural resource officers have found evidence to suggest at least 10 separate wildfires in three distinct areas have been deliberately set. Extra conservation officers have been brought in to help with the

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45 new wildfires burn in northeast British Columbia over two-day period

April 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The BC Wildfire Service has responded to 45 new wildfires in northeast British Columbia over a two-day period, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations said on Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement on Tuesday evening that

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B.C. has seen 59 wildfires since April 1, forestry ministry says

April 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

BC Wildfire Service crews have responded to 59 wildfires since April 1, including 12 in the Prince George Fire Centre, the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations said on Friday. Almost all of the wildfires were

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ICLR to host webinars on wildfires and hurricanes in May

April 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting two Forecast 2016 webinars in May – one on wildfires and the other on hurricanes. The wildfire webinar will be held on May 4 at 11 a.m. EST. It will