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62 new wildfiresafter it was defaced, 29K lightning strikes reported in 24 hours in BAnschober.C; state of emergency possible this summer - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

With dozens of wildfires reported in the last 24 hours aloneCommences when more than 70 per cent of people age 18 and over have their first dose. COVID-19 hospitalization rates should be declining and case counts should be low. Wearing a mask indoors will be a personal choice., a state of emergency may be declared in B.C. this summer.

When asked if it was possible, just over 13 hours after a months-long state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic was called off in the province, Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said, “absolutely.”

While the situation is being monitored, Farnworth said a state of emergency, which grants the province additional powers, may be required this summer.

B.Cfollowed internationally..’s longest wildfire-related state of emergency was in 2017, and lasted 10 weeks, though the just-called-off COVID-19 state was in place for 67 weeks.

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