Hot and dry conditions fuel wildfires in the North & West

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 17, 2023
Category: Today's Takeaway

Hot and dry conditions fuel wildfires in the North and West. The headlines include:

  • British Columbia residents pack bags as wildfires rage
  • Calgary air quality deteriorates as wildfires rage
  • Significant wildfire risk to northern BC likely to spread south
  • Hundreds of B.C. firefighters dig in for Fort St. John battle amid weather reprieve
  • Saskatchewan issues fire ban as wildfires rage through Western Canada
  • Alberta asking public employees to become volunteer firefighters

In other news: BC’s Skeena Sawmills set to re-open May 29; rise in single-family homebuilding boosts builder confidence again; US Cold War tanker turned aerial firefighter moves to National Museum of Forest Service History; European Union adopts new rules to cut deforestation worldwide.

Finally, Scott Robertson, Lennard Joe, and Paul Robitaille receive SFI President’s Award.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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