BC Forests Minister says ‘substantial review’ of 2023 fire season response to come

By Victor Kaisar
September 6, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

B.C.’s Forests Minister says there will be a substantial review of the response to the 2023 wildfire season. Bruce Ralston was asked about Barriere Mayor, Ward Stamer’s call for a third-party review of the record breaking fire season. “This is the first year that we’ve had a much broader full-time wildfire service and that will be evaluated,” Ralston said Wednesday. “I know Minister Ma and her ministry will also want to evaluate the mechanisms that evacuation alerts and orders just to make sure that we can do things better.” Stamer told Radio NL he wants that third-party review to look into the good, the bad, and the ugly of this year’s fire season. “I think without pointing any fingers, I think we really want to get to the bottom of what is going on,” Stamer said.

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