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Helicopters fly past the Tremont Creek wildfire as it burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Evacuation orders and alerts drop in B.C. as number of wildfires holds steady

August 25, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Emergency Management BC says about 3,700 properties were on evacuation order on Wednesday, down from nearly 8,200 a week ago. A news release says nearly 11,300 properties were on evacuation alert – which means people must be ready

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Crews fighting wildfires in B.C. aided by cooler and unseasonably low temperatures

August 24, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – The BC Wildfire Service says cooler and below seasonal average temperatures have helped crews fight the blazes. Fire information officer Taylor Colman says crews are seeing between three and five fires start each day compared with about 40

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Most Ontario wildfire evacuees headed home, one First Nation still evacuating

August 13, 2021 The Canadian Press

DRYDEN, Ont. – Most residents of First Nations in northwestern Ontario who were evacuated due to the threat of nearby wildfires are heading home. The province says hundreds of members of three communities — Pikangikum First Nation, Deer Lake First

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Some evacuation orders, alerts, lifted near B.C. wildfire but heat set to return

August 10, 2021 The Canadian Press

Residents of nearly 400 properties on one flank of a destructive wildfire in British Columbia’s southern Interior are being allowed to head home. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has downgraded an evacuation order to an alert. It has also issued an

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Sixth First Nation in northwestern Ontario evacuating due to forest fires

August 5, 2021 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Members of a sixth First Nation in northwestern Ontario are being evacuated due to the threat posed by wildfires. The Ontario government says about 200 members of the Wabaseemoong First Nation are expected to be evacuated from the

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Evacuations and flood warnings, watches issued as rivers swell in northwest B.C.

June 4, 2021 The Canadian Press

Rapid snow melt or heavy rains have prompted flood warnings, watches or high streamflow advisories in British Columbia from the central coast north to the Yukon boundary and along most of the eastern length of the province. Evacuation orders and

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Downpours in southeast B.C. raise flood concerns

May 25, 2021 The Canadian Press

FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS, B.C. – An evacuation alert has been issued for more than 200 homes and businesses in southeastern British Columbia as a weekend downpour and the likelihood of more rain raise the potential for flooding in the Fairmont

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Saskatchewan wildfire grows, forcing evacuations to expand

May 18, 2021 The Canadian Press

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Dry conditions and strong winds caused a large wildfire to grow Tuesday near Saskatchewan’s third-largest city even as firefighters fought the flames. “The fire continues to rage,” said Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne. The city of

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Flooding forces 700 people out of their homes in Fort Simpson, N.W.T.

May 12, 2021 The Canadian Press

FORT SIMPSON, N.W.T. – A mayor in the Northwest Territories was watching for movement in slabs of ice and snow sitting on top of one of two rivers threatening his community on Tuesday. About 700 of Fort Simpson’s 1,200 residents

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Residents of Old Fort, B.C. suing province, others over slow-moving landslide

January 21, 2021 Amy Smart - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Residents of a tiny community in northeastern British Columbia are suing the local and provincial governments over two slow-moving landslides they claim caused their property values to plummet. In a notice of civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme

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Nighttime fire in western P.E.I. seniors home forces evacuation

January 19, 2021 The Canadian Press

WELLINGTON, P.E.I. – A fire inside a seniors home in western P.E.I. forced 47 residents from the building on Monday night, but there were no reports of serious injuries. Desmond Arsenault, spokesman for the Wellington Fire Department, says soon after