The Canadian Press

2015-07-14 | Wildfires BC

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Forests Minister Steve Thomson says the B-C government is going to review the fines currently in place for those who cause wildfires. Thomson says one-third of the almost 11-hundred wildfires that have been recorded in the province since April 1st were human caused. He says the penalty review is needed because human-caused wildfires tie up resources that could be used to fight flames sparked by lightening. (Thomson says Mike Morris, the member of the legislature who represents Prince George-Mackenzie, will lead the review.)

Date: 2015-07-14
Placeline: VICTORIA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << there are some who suggested that you can't legislate against stupidity but if it's pouring the idea of the increasing fines or acting on ideas that that mean more people will get the message I think we should be prepared to have a look at it >>


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