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Wildfire report calls out government practices – MY PG NOW
by ahnationtalk onDecember 5, 201832 Views
Dec. 4th, 2018
It’s not the first time government bodies have been under fire for how operations were handled over the last wildfire season.
A recent report from the Nadleh Whut’en First Nations, located near Fraser Lake, cites lack of funding, lack of communication and jurisdictional confusion from the BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) and both the provincial and federal governments.
Over the summer 111, 966 hectares, around 22% of the Nadleh Whut’en territory, was burned in the Foster Lake, Dog Creek Road, Shovel Lake, and Island Lake wildfires.
“Wildfire liaises with municipalities and regional districts during emergencies, but there was confusion as to who was responsible for communicating with First Nations about the emergency. There is no clear map of jurisdictional responsibilities,” said the report.