Thursday, May 12, 2005

TV shows prepare us for the coming fire season

For much of BC, Summer has become "the fire season". Two of our TV networks have been thinkng ahead and come up with programmes that look to be useful briefings for the coming summer. If, having seen one or other of them, you have any comments, drop by here and tell us.

1. Firesmart British Columbia - The Knowledge Network

Airing three times:

  1. Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m.;
  2. Friday, May 20 at 12:30 pm;
  3. Friday, July 1 at 12:30 pm.

"The provincial government, a variety of experts, and BC communities work together to plan protection against the dangerous wildfires that sweep into communities and subdivisions."

2. Fighting Fire with Fire - CBC: The Nature of Things
Thursday May 26 7:00 pm
Monster forest fires, big enough to be seen from space and hot enough to create their own weather, used to be a once-in-a-decade nightmare. But now, they’re an everyday summer reality across vast stretches of North America. Authorities in Canada and the United States are bracing for the 2005 fire season. They fear this will be the year of the inferno.."

Stories and pictures of last year's Chilcotin fires.

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