Environment Minister George Heyman said preparation and pre-emptive actions will play a leading role in the province’s new strategy to battle wildfires in the province.
Heyman added the first steps in the new plan will be to expand operations by the
B-C Wildfire Service to prepare and prevent fires including a doubling of controlled burns to reduce the threat.
More money will also be allotted to help communities make preparations to reduce the risk of fires.
The 500-million dollar program will also include plans to cope with extreme heat events and flooding.
– with files from Vista Radio newswire