Wildfires in BC every summer

A forest fire burning near the BC/Yukon border Photo: TranBC, Creative Commons, Flickr

A forest fire burning near the BC/Yukon border
Photo: TranBC, Creative Commons, Flickr

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We have about 2000 forest fires every summer in BC.
Forest fires are also called “wildfires”.Many hectares of forest are lost every year.
Sometimes homes are lost, too.

The wildfire season starts when the forest gets dry in the spring.The fire season ends when the forests get wet from rain and snow in the fall.Wildfires happen in forests and grasslands. Summer and early fall are dangerous times for fires.

Read the PDF.

If you see a wildfire, report it.

How can I report a wildfire?
Phone one of these numbers:
1-800-663-5555
or
*5555 on your cell phone
or
9-1-1

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Summer outdoor markets are open in BC

Raspberries

“Juicy organic BC raspberries”
(Photo: Jennifer / CC, Flickr)

 

This summer visit a farmers’ market.

Some markets are night markets.

Some are only open during the day.

For a list of farmers’ markets in BC,
visit the BC Farmers Market website.

Click the link below for some examples:

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What do you know about Canada?

Canadians celebrate Canada Day. Photo: Stuart Davis/The Province

Canadians celebrate Canada Day.
Photo: Stuart Davis/The Province

July 1 is Canada Day. July 1, 2017, is Canada’s 150th birthday!

Look for parades, fireworks and events in your community.

Monday, July 3 is a national holiday.

Happy Canada Day!!!!

Try our Canada Day quiz.

Photo: Pixabay

Click here for 150 things to do to celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday.