wildfires

Two people stand on a beach looking at glowing orange smoke across a lake.

“Like a science-fiction movie”: The story of one couple’s evacuation from Kelowna

Bonnie Sherwin and her husband, Don, fled their home of 30 years as fires approached. They don’t know when they’ll go back.
A line of cars and trucks wait in standstill traffic on a curved wet road.

“Sixty-three per cent of N.W.T’s population have been evacuated”

Alty says at least 6,500 residents have left since the evacuation order was given on Wednesday, with more departing today
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What it was like to fight a colossal East Coast wildfire

“In my memory, we have never had an incident on this large of a scale.”
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How the wildfires are affecting our health

“We’re designed to fight bacteria and viruses. We can’t do smoke.”
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The Age of Wildfires

Wildfires are hotter, bigger and deadlier than ever. And they’re getting worse.
Champagne ascends the 30-m ladder to his lookout perch (Photograph by Amber Bracken)

The lonely life of a wildfire lookout in northern Alberta

Canada’s wildfire lookouts live under constant threat that they will be replaced by technology. But they’ve never been more essential.
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Facing a wall of flame and smoke in northern Alberta

Image of the Week: We’re getting better at evacuations, but not at confronting the reason wildfires are bigger and more frequent
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Fighting fires is hard enough. Why are we making it harder?

Opinion A hotter, drier boreal forest means there’s a higher risk of catastrophic wildfires. Yet there are no good new ideas—and no funding for better research
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’This is like a living thing’: How it feels to escape a wildfire

‘It’s absolutely beautiful and absolutely terrifying at the same time’