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How I escaped a terrifying Greek wildfire

That afternoon we stood on her roof watching a cloud of smoke from a distant fire, grow closer, and the firefighters’ helicopters and planes began to fly right over her house, to refill with water from Kokkina Limonaki, writes Cate Whittemore. She called a neighbour who lived in the direction of the smoke, to offer her refuge.

Five ways to fireproof your home

Last summer in B.C., 190 homes and nearly 250 other buildings were completely destroyed by wildfires in both the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the Cariboo Regional District. To reduce losses like this in the future, there are things people can do to make their homes safer if a wildfire strikes.
Maureen Chapman is Hereditary Chief of the Skawahlook First Nation. She will co-lead an independent review of British Columbia's unprecedented 2017 fire season.

B.C. launches new wildfire investigation

Former Liberal cabinet minister George Abbott and Maureen Chapman, Hereditary Chief of the Sq'ewá:lxw (Skawahlook) First Nation, will review B.C.'s unprecedented 2017 fire season. Appointing Chapman to co-chair a major provincial review sends a remarkable and noteworthy message about the relationship between the provincial government and Indigenous peoples.