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Evacuation orders and alerts lifted in British Columbia

All wildfire evacuation orders and alerts have been lifted in British Columbia as the province begins to recover from its worst wildfire season on record. The Cariboo Regional District and Thompson-Nicola Regional District say final alerts affecting southern Interior properties have been rescinded. The Regional District of East Kootenay lifted its final evacuation orders and alerts on Monday, three days after the B.C. government rescinded a provincewide state of emergency.

Niagara-on-the-Lake supports two-hatter firefighters

The town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., is showing its support for two-hatter firefighters by making a donation to the Association of Ontario Municipalities (AMO) to help cover legal costs. On Monday, council approved the $2,000 donation to aid volunteer firefighters who are being charged by the union. The town is asking the AMO to establish a fund to assist two-hatters in other Ontario communities.

Sudbury residents raise concerns over firefighter shortage

The city of Sudbury, Ont., is stepping up efforts to recruit and train volunteer firefighters as firefighter shortages continue in the city’s southwest. However, residents have told local news outlets that action isn’t coming fast enough. Sudbury Chief Trevor Bain told The Sudbury Star the city is aware of the problem and is prepared to take steps to address it.

Elephant Hill wildfire no longer a threat to properties

After burning more than 192, 000 hectares, the Elephant Hill wildfire is no longer considered a threat to any properties, according to a statement from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.
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