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Wildfire season close to 10-year average heading into the peak summer months

Wildfire season close to 10-year average heading into the peak summer months

OTTAWA — The remnants of Hurricane Beryl have brought flash floods and destruction to parts of the Maritimes, but federal officials say the storm has also reduced the risk of wildfires in parts of Eastern Canada, at least for now.
B.C. wildfire crews battle blaze in ancient forest park with 1,000-year-old trees

B.C. wildfire crews battle blaze in ancient forest park with 1,000-year-old trees

British Columbia's wildfire service says crews are battling a 10-hectare blaze in a park that protects a portion of what the province calls the "only inland temperate rainforest in the world," with trees 1,000 years old.
Vermonters, pummeled by floods exactly a year apart, are assessing damage, beginning cleanup

Vermonters, pummeled by floods exactly a year apart, are assessing damage, beginning cleanup

PLAINFIELD, Vt.
Youth killed in floodwaters in western N.S., 1 year after major flooding in same area

Youth killed in floodwaters in western N.S., 1 year after major flooding in same area

WOLFVILLE, N.S. — A young person died after being swept away by floodwaters in western Nova Scotia Thursday, compounding grief in a region still recovering from flooding a year ago that killed four people and caused extensive damage.
One of the year's brightest meteor showers will dazzle Metro Vancouver skies

One of the year's brightest meteor showers will dazzle Metro Vancouver skies

Locals can expect to see anywhere from 50 to 75 shooting stars per hour during the shower's peak.
Wildfire prompts evacuation readiness in area along Manitoba-Saskatchewan boundary

Wildfire prompts evacuation readiness in area along Manitoba-Saskatchewan boundary

WINNIPEG — A wildfire near a stretch of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan boundary has prompted evacuation warnings in some communities. People in Flin Flon, Man.
Wildfire risk rises as Western states dry out amid protracted heat wave

Wildfire risk rises as Western states dry out amid protracted heat wave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities in Western states warned of the rising risk of wildfires amid a protracted heat wave that has dried out the landscape while setting temperature records and putting lives at risk.
A second person has died in Vermont flooding from Hurricane Beryl’s remnants, officials say

A second person has died in Vermont flooding from Hurricane Beryl’s remnants, officials say

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A second person has died in Vermont in the flooding from Hurricane Beryl’s remnants, officials said Thursday.
B.C. wildland firefighter killed in 2023 remembered as 'a bright light'

B.C. wildland firefighter killed in 2023 remembered as 'a bright light'

The death of a 19-year-old BC Wildfire Service firefighter still weighs heavily on those who knew her.
‘Nightmare’ permitting strangling B.C. solar industry, say installers

‘Nightmare’ permitting strangling B.C. solar industry, say installers

New B.C. government rebates of up to $10,000 could ignite a boom in solar energy. But some warn permitting hurdles are sending the province on a 'solar coaster.'