Monday, October 31, 2016

Why? Is this the best we can be? Seriously!

This American Life
 
 We asked Sara Bareilles to imagine what President Obama might be thinking about this election and Donald Trump. She wrote this song, which Leslie Odom Jr. sings.
Is this the best we can be?

Saturday, October 29, 2016

As a student, how did British Columbia Education Minister Bernier answer these questions for Grade VI - VII Form A?

In amongst the domain of Education Minister Mike Bernier, there is the lost hard drive containing 3 million students personal data,  ..... including his results from Grade Six and Seven.


Six pages



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Example:

To which of the following should we go to have an operation?

(1)  A neighbour's house
(2)  First-aid station
(3)  Hospital
(4)  Opera House
(5)  Sanatorium

Answer (3)
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When we need to have our teeth fixed we go to a:
(1) Dentist
(2) Doctor
(3) Healer
(4) Minister
(5) Oculist

Answer (1)
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In this example, a '1' has been put in the parentheses because Dentist is the most sensible answer, and Dentist is answer number 1.

germ killing power  alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, iodine, mercurochrome, sodium carbonate

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 vaccination prevents colds, diphtheria, measles, scarlet fever, smallpox

14.  (Distracted Driving - Text Messaging) not included
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What Is Beriberi?

Beriberi is a disease caused by a vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency. There are two types of the disease: wet beriberi and dry beriberi. Wet beriberi affects the heart and circulatory system. In extreme cases, wet beriberi can cause heart failure. Dry beriberi damages the nerves and can lead to a loss of muscle strength and eventually, muscle paralysis. Beriberi can be life-threatening if it isn’t treated.


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Partial List of Miscellaneous Books ... Which May Be Ordered Through the Text-Book Branch, Victoria, B.C

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Oil tankers and barges are double hull; Escort Tugs Single Hull!!! Bella Bella in Shock BOOM, SNAPPED!! Kinder Morgan Oil

The Gazetteer
   This Saturday In Clarkland... Breaking Booms And Spreading Oil Is NOT A World Class Spill Response.

UPDATE Ingmar Lee:  "Friends. Currently, the NYC-registered pusher-tug, Nathan E Stewart and its 10,000-capacity barge are moored at Burnaby Mountain, - at the Kinder Morgan terminal, where it is loading up for its voyage north. The barge/tug combo was anchored near 2nd Narrows for the past few days, and has now moved to the terminal. I expect it to head north soon. ......"

"This "pusher tug/barge combo" (the tug fits into a deep notch built into the stern of the tanker, from where it pushes the barge along) departs loaded several times a month, from either Everett, or Anacortes Washington,or Burnaby Mountain, Vancouver, and then heads up through Georgia Strait, often through Sabine Channel, through Johnstone Strait, Fitz Hugh, right past Bella Bella, and on up to Alaska. ...."
https://spaces.hightail.com/space/DHMF4

'Nathan E. Stewart' is aka 'Ludwig E.'
The tug was named for a K-Sea Transportation Partnership employee. Who was Mate onboard the tug Davis Sea, who was killed on the job.




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Seaspan is not on the rocks near Bella Bella above but Seaspan is a major player in the waters of British Columbia, especially in Burrard Inlet where Kinder Morgan wants to expand their double tracking of oil pipelines to the coast.

ONE of the FIVE conditions that Christy Clark said would have to be reconciled before she would give the green light to oil exports out of Burrard Inlet, LNG out of Howe Sound, LNG/OIL out of Kitimat via Douglas Channel, and Prince Rupert, is by having a world class spill response team.

They have totally ignored the fact ..... that the tugs have a single hull.



Seaspan: 1970/1980's  'modern' fleet of tugs without double hulls.














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Ass backwards planning in calm waters while they wait for storm conditions to appear... and they have.

Once the tug’s fuel tanks are emptied, there are plans to lift it from the water by crane and carry it on a barge from the area.

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Robert Allan LNG propelled Tug




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BC Ferries Spirit Class conversion to LNG   will take 2500 vehicles off the road per year to reduce CO2 by 12,000 tons annually... which begs the question:

  Haven't they already achieved that goal by eliminating ferry routes and sailing times per day/week?

In 2016 basing on RMDC concept design renowned Canadian operator BC Ferries awarded Remontowa Shiprepair Yard with mid-life upgrades contract for Spirit Class Ferries. “Spirit of British Columbia” (built in 1993) and “Spirit of Vancouver Island” (built in 1994) will be converted to operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG). In addition safety systems will be upgraded, the passenger areas will receive an interior design refresh. Renewal of navigation equipment, propulsion equipment components including rudders, steering systems, bow thrusters and propeller blades will be carried out. Energy consumption will be reduced by installation of LED lighting and more efficient HVAC system. RMDC will provide complete basic and detail design as well as design supervision during conversion. Complete design is to be prepared before conversion works start (planned for third quarter 2017 – first  vessel and 2018- second one) to shortened conversion time in consequence ferries out of service time. Utilizing LNG to fuel the vessels, according to Owners’ calculations they expect to reduce CO2 emissions by 12,000 tons annually, the equivalent of taking approx. 2500 vehicles off the road per year. Both vessels service Tsawwassen – Swartz Bay run in British Columbia Province, the busiest route in the fleet.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Google Self Driving Bike

Vancouver's next Vision project an UBER   Google Self Driving Bike

Friday, October 14, 2016

Its a dark and stormy night: October 15 2016 Forecasting GALE, RPDLY INTSFYG, DVLPG HURCN FORCE

 The term "Gale" refers to extratropical lows or an area with  maximum sustained winds averaged over a ten minute period, momentary gusts may be higher ranging from 34 knot (39 mph) to 47 knots (54 mph). A "Storm" refers to an extratropical low or an area with winds sustained over a ten minute period, momentary gusts may be higher of 48 knots (55 mph) to 63 knots(73 mph) . Hurricane Force refers to a extratropical low or an area of sustained winds (averaged over a ten minute period, momentary gusts may be higher) in excess of 64 knots or higher(74 mph).

Pacific Graphical Forecasts

http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/P_e_sfc_color.png


The same as above but ......Satellite
 Satellite Imagery Dept.

October  15, 2016  18:30



HURNCN FORCE reduced to STORM

October 15, 2016  23:20
and it is quieter here on the North Shore



Google Search criteria:
Ocean Prediction Center www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov  NWS/NCEP

Its a Gamble? So why should BC Hydro rates go up to build Site C when BC Lottery produced $3.1 Billion Revenue in 2015/2016?

The latest version of statistics from the Lottery corporation is in the simple, to understand, numbers.

Factoids, beating of the politicians chests.

Three years of BC Lottery revenue sent down to the BC Liberal held ridings communities would build Site C, right?

Seems strange that BC Hydro Site C, which would benefit all of British Columbia with lower rates is being squandered by the politicians while incurring long term, heritage, debt rates for consumers.


Community Impact Report 2015/2016
73%???  Foreigners included??? 15% tax on Winnings

To be able to generate a tally on how many adults are participating in gambling, would there be a requirement to provide proof of individuality S.I.N.; passport
 

Community Impact Report 2014/2015




CIRs

Bella Bella Tug Sunk 'incident' MIGHT, probably WON'T be, included in Emergency Management BC Stats 2017 Election year

CBC
Clam beds at risk after sinking tug spills fuel near Bella Bella, says local First Nation

Coincidentally, the very next day, the BC Government produces the Annual Operational Statistical Summary 2015/2016 ..... all the way back to 1998

A new category might be how many marine incidents were cleaned up to the standards of being the BEST IN THE WORLD

Mine incident, is that the same category as a Tailing Pond Dam incident.  Recorded once or twice or half

Air Crash   Zero???   A light plane crashing, with lives lost, on the doorstep of YVR is not recorded.
   Yes, but in 2010/2011

Dam Incident  Zero??? Mount Polley    happened in 2012/2013  which included THREE others

Terrorism   One hit   2014/2015 ... now would that be the case where the RCMP used excessive resource$$$ to get a conviction which was thrown out by a judge?  John Nuttall and Amanda Korody
Column Titles????  Code without an explanation

VIR  ......                   
SWE  .....                  
CTL  .....                    
SEA  ...                       
NEA  ....                      
NWE ...                        
HQ .... Haida Gwaii???
Total
Provincial Emergency Program Emergency Coordination Centre:  Yearly Operational Statistical Summary From..

Yes Martha, the use of one word TWICE in the title  .. eg.  'Emergency  Program Emergency' means  THIS IS IMPORTANT info

April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016
April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015
April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014
April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013
April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012
April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011
April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010
April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009
April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008
April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007
April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006
April 1, 2004 to March 31, 2005
April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2004
April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2003
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April 1, 1999 to March 31, 2000
April 1, 1998 to March 31, 1999
April 1, 1997 to March 31, 1998

Thursday, October 13, 2016

BC Wildfires costs: No duo Photo Ops for Premier Christy Clark or Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Gone Surfboarding)

Last Summer Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited British Columbia to talk shop politics with Christy Clark, and pose for their multiple fire brigade photo ops.  Wasn't there a Federal election just around the corner in October?   The Conservative Party of Canada should have paid for that photo op.

Does Mr. Harper still wear his bullet proof vest from Afghanistan?

Kelowna Now photo


This year, there was little to do on the firefighting front in British Columbia.  No photo ops for Premier Christy Clark.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went surfboarding on the west coast, no offer for the Premier to hitch a ride.


Wildfire Averages    2015 ---  280,605 Hectares @ $277.0 Millions;  1,858 incidences (fires)

2016        264     $  98.55 Million
2015     1,858     $ 277 Million
2014     1,481     $ 297.9 Million
2013     1,861
2012     1,649
2011        653
2010     1,672  BC Fire Perimeters KMZ  2010 - 2012
2009     3,064
2008     2,023
2007     1,606
2006     2,570
2005        976


99,837.36  Hectares for 2016 @ 98.55 Millions (Guestimate)

2015     $178.45 Million left over, if the Finance Minister allocated the same kind of funding as 2014.

2014 ......    1,481

Did BC Finance Minster Mike de Jong balance his budget coffers by dipping into the wildfires pots of funding?


2016 ....   264 Fire incidents

 All Current WildFires 2016






Geographic Discovery Date Hectares
3 km S of Echo Valley Ranch 4/1/2016 0.6
Fraser Road 4/1/2016 1
5110 Gilbert Road, Smithers 4/1/2016 2.2
Skin Tyhee - Campbell Road 4/1/2016 3.5
Skeetchestn 4/1/2016 9
Boucher Road 4/1/2016 20
8 KM on the 5900 Road 4/2/2016 0.73
Alexandria 3 IR 4/2/2016 8
LD Ranch Rd 4/2/2016 37
1 km N of Pioneer Road Moberly Lake 4/2/2016 59.1
St Marys IR 4/5/2016 6.8
Marten Road, Anahim Lake 4/5/2016 10.5
15 km down Sky Ranch Road in Big Creek 4/5/2016 17
1Km Alkali Road 4/5/2016 31
West Fraser Road 4/8/2016 0.58
Dayeezcha Mountain 4/8/2016 0.7
1 km S Clucluz Lake (private land) 4/8/2016 1
S of Chilko Ranch 4/8/2016 1
2km W of Cardiff Mountain 4/8/2016 11
277 Road 4/8/2016 20
Pike Mtn Road 4/8/2016 92.5
Nazko 4/8/2016 398.5
Hogsbak Lake 4/9/2016 0.95
Madias Creek 4/9/2016 1.8
2 k E of Red Stone Gas Station 4/9/2016 2.6
Knife Creek 4/9/2016 4.5
Sisters FSR 4/9/2016 11.8
Linton Rd & Mollice Lake Rd, Southside 4/9/2016 11.9
Fairview-Cawston Road 4/9/2016 16
5 Mile Hill, Hwy 29 S 4/10/2016 0.9
Old Fort Rd 4/10/2016 0.9
6.5km down Sanctuary Rd-Hwy 29 4/10/2016 4.6
1.5km N of Beef Trail FSR 4/10/2016 8
Anahim Lake - Beef Trail FSR 4/10/2016 20
Loon Lake FSR-Near Bonaparte Rec. Site 4/11/2016 26
Park Side North of Champion Road 4/13/2016 2.5
Elk Main FSR 4/13/2016 4.05
Morgan Road 4/14/2016 12.9
Hofferkamp Road 4/15/2016 0.94
South Spencer Road 4/17/2016 3
N Fountain Valley Rd 4/18/16 0.6
Guichon Ranch 4/18/16 0.8
Mile 97 Alaska Hwy 4/18/2016 0.89
Wonowon 4/18/2016 0.9
Lindgren Rd 4/18/2016 1.1
Carbonate Creek 4/18/16 1.45
Yard Creek FSR 4/18/16 1.5
Bullmoose 4/18/2016 1.7
N of Cheslatta River 4/18/2016 2.1
E of Holmes River 4/18/2016 3.5
Prince George 4/18/2016 4.1
Nulki Lake 4/18/2016 7
1km south of Twidwell Bend 4/18/2016 9.7
Sackner Rd 4/18/2016 17.6
Kelly Lake 4/18/2016 18
2131 OakFord road 4/18/2016 18
Lyndon Subdivision 4/18/16 25
Boucher Lk Rd 4/18/2016 37
Kobes Creek Road 4/18/2016 40
Mile 67 Alaska Highway 4/18/16 52
Golata Creek 4/18/16 96
Rose Prarie 4/18/2016 100
Dayeezcha Mountain 4/18/2016 129.5
Km 54 Beatton Airport Rd 4/18/16 237
Fort St John 4/18/16 250
Hudsons Hope 4/18/2016 272.1
Baldonnel 4/18/2016 420
Jackfish Lake 4/18/2016 447
Fellers Heights Area 4/18/2016 475
Convluence of Halfway & Peace River 4/18/2016 500
Lone Prairie 4/18/2016 539
East Pine 4/18/2016 641
South Taylor Hill 4/18/2016 897
Beatton Airport Road 4/18/2016 15,739.00
Siphon Creek Road / Doig Reserve 4/18/16 62,700.00
25 KM up Hwy 37 4/19/2016 0.6
Lapp Road 4/19/2016 1.2
4014 -80 Road, McBride 4/19/2016 1.5
7.8 km 900 F Road (SW of Kliyul Lake) 4/19/2016 1.8
Dash Creek 4/19/2016 2
34531 Upper Fraser 4/19/2016 14
Feller's Heights 4/19/2016 14
Mason Road 4/19/2016 16.4
Wonowon 2 miles north 4/19/2016 79
Beatton River 4/19/2016 131
Carter Road 4/19/2016 510
Banks of Halfway River 4/19/2016 5,636.00
North of Groundbirch Store 4/20/2016 0.6
Anahim's Flat IR 4/20/2016 0.7
Tachie HWY 4/20/2016 0.75
63km on 2300Rd 4/20/2016 0.9
East end Hudson's Hope AIrstrip 4/20/2016 1
Greenwood 4/20/2016 3.6
5 miles SE Wonowon, Blueberry River 4/20/2016 4.2
2km W of Anahim Lk Hwy 20 on S side 4/20/2016 6.7
Phillips Creek 4/20/2016 24
Gitanyow 4/21/2016 0.9
Fontas Rail Bridge 4/21/2016 6
Rose Prairie Rd 4/21/2016 84
Upper Cache 4/22/2016 236
2 km N Doig First Nations 4/29/2016 300
Sawyer Road 4/30/2016 4
Boucher Lake 4/30/2016 13
Brenot Creek 4/30/2016 13.6
South of Cecil Lake Road --Rd 219A 4/30/2016 25
South of Cecil Lake Road 219A 4/30/2016 31
25 km S of Dawson Creek 4/30/2016 74
Montgomery Rd 5/1/2016 1.8
Stella-Jones Log Yard 5/2/2016 0.6
Aitken Creek 5/2/2016 1.5
South Hope Creek FSR 5/3/2016 0.7
Fort Steel Transfer Station 5/3/2016 0.88
Farmington. 5/3/2016 1.25
2km East of Tugwell Creek 5/3/2016 1.3
Epson Flat 5/5/2016 5.47
Tumbler Ridge 5/7/2016 0.99
Cameron Creek Road 5/7/2016 1.5
Spine Kop Mountain 5/7/2016 1.5
Sliammon Lake 5/8/2016 0.6
Tranquille River Mouth 5/8/2016 1.8
West Harrison Lake 5/8/2016 4.3
11.5 Km Whitebottom Rd 5/12/2016 8
Wasa 5/13/2016 3.4
24 km Burma Road 5/14/2016 0.59
West of Savona 5/14/2016 4
Suzanne Lake Rd 5/15/2016 0.6
Antler Road 5/15/2016 2.8
16 Km Laprise Road 5/15/2016 4.26
S of Gathto Creek 5/16/2016 0.9
7km N of Puntzi Lake 5/16/2016 200
Kanaka Bar 5/17/2016 8
Trutch Creek 5/17/2016 13
5 Miles W of Kotcho Lake 5/23/2016 0.7
7 km South Kluskus FSR 5/25/2016 1.5
Blackwater Rd. South 5/25/2016 6.5
25 KM E of Burns Lake 5/27/2016 0.75
Uncha Lake Road 5/31/2016 26
N of Spences Bridge 6/6/2016 1.5
Gilpin 6/7/2016 224
3 km S Pavillion Village 6/13/2016 12
Junction of Hwy 97 and Hwy 3A 6/17/2016 1
Spland Road 6/17/2016 1.5
Turnagain River 6/20/2016 90.5
Mount Moncton 6/20/2016 160
Kwoiek Hydro Project 6/26/2016 0.9
707 on 700 Road 6/26/2016 15.9
Sahtenah River 6/26/2016 22.4
Khyber Pass Whistler Mtn 6/27/2016 4.7
Stikine River Park 6/27/2016 8
W of Harrymel Creek 6/27/2016 100
East Side of McLeary Lake 6/28/2016 18.7
4 km East of Johnson Lake 6/29/2016 0.9
Tunnel Mt 6/29/2016 2
Micheal Lake 6/29/2016 2.6
10 miles S of Peggo A/S 6/29/2016 4.5
Garrison 6/29/2016 5
Dunedin River 6/29/2016 8.3
14 m west of Checkpoint Charlie 6/29/2016 14.4
NE of Tunkwa Lake 6/29/2016 17
Wentworth Creek 6/30/2016 0.7
South of Lytton Mill 6/30/2016 1.7
Kumsheen 6/30/2016 4
N of Eutsuk Lake 6/30/2016 17
Box Lake 7/1/2016 1.1
Below Monica Meadows, Glacier creek 7/3/2016 2.4
Burns Bog 7/3/2016 78
Tseta Creek 7/9/2016 439
5 NM North of Deadwood River 7/10/2016 100
Ne'Ah' Conservancy 7/11/2016 57
Townsoitoi Creek 7/13/2016 0.6
Hay River 7/13/2016 0.7
10-15 km north of Helmet A/S 7/13/2016 1.33
10 km North of Helmut Airstrip 7/13/2016 1.77
Kotcho River 7/13/2016 3.5
7m East of Kantah Airstrip 7/13/2016 16.6
Kotcho River 7/13/2016 20.9
10-15 Km North of Helmut 7/13/2016 21.2
Curnow Ranch Road 7/14/2016 0.9
South of Petitot River / 30NM East 7/14/2016 60
Kotcho Lake North Arm West Side 7/15/2016 1.6
Blue River 2 7/17/2016 0.65
Komie Lake 7/17/2016 3.2
Blue River 1 7/17/2016 4,687.00
7 miles S of Peggo Airstrip 7/19/2016 2.3
Mosley Creek and Homathko River 7/22/2016 30
Fore Bay Logging Road 7/23/2016 1
Thone Creek 7/26/2016 0.6
Cherry Creek 7/26/2016 0.78
Twin Lakes 7/26/2016 1.2
Rutherford 7/26/2016 2.8
North West Bridge Kettle Valley 7/27/2016 1.1
Deer Park Ranch 7/27/2016 11.9
Baynes Lake 7/28/2016 0.7
7 km Duncan FSR 7/28/2016 3
4 M South of Holman Lookout 7/28/2016 3.6
Driftwood Bay 7/29/2016 1.3
Hyacinthe Bay Rd 7/30/2016 0.6
Adventure Bay 7/30/2016 1.1
Woods Corner 7/30/2016 6.3
East Ootsa 8/2/2016 0.8
Rusty Ridge 8/2/2016 1.7
2km South of Roberts Lake 8/2/2016 7
South of Toosey IR 8/2/2016 8.55
6km East of Vernon Lake 8/3/2016 1
Bish Creek 8/3/2016 13
4miles Northwest of Sierra Airstrip 8/3/2016 19.9
Coldscaur 8/5/2016 1
South of Alaric Lake 8/5/2016 11.7
Encampment Creek 8/6/2016 0.7
Goldstream Heights 8/6/2016 1
Hawkins Creek 8/9/2016 2.02
NW Happy Smiley Ranch 8/10/2016 0.7
Great Beaver Lake 8/10/2016 2.3
Garnet Lake 8/11/2016 0.53
6km comox main 8/11/2016 5.8
Tahtsa Lake 8/11/2016 9.8
Dean River 8/11/2016 10
7.3km North of Kotcho Lake 8/11/2016 13.7
Cabin Lake 8/11/2016 13.8
2 km North of Petitot River 8/11/2016 350
North End of East Barriere Lake 8/14/2016 0.95
Shearer Dale Cemetary Road 8/15/2016 0.7
3miles NE of Hare Lake 8/15/2016 0.97
Sick Fire FSR 8/15/2016 1.4
Wilkie Creek 8/15/2016 30
4 miles W on 224 Rd, N Dawson Creek 8/15/2016 58.5
Granby River 8/15/2016 60
Salmon Lake 8/16/2016 1
Junction Rhone Rd and Hwy 3 8/17/2016 0.45
French River & Goldstream River 8/17/2016 0.65
North End of Pavilion Lake 8/17/2016 2.6
Cinnabar Crk 8/17/2016 2.87
Scrip Creek 8/17/2016 15
1km on Ryan River FSR 8/18/2016 0.8
11 Miles North of McNaughton Lake 8/18/2016 16.8
Prince George 8/19/2016 7
Chilliwack River Rd 8/19/2016 17.2
Klinaklini River 8/19/2016 40
4 KM Sylvester FSR 8/20/2016 1.5
S. of Goldstream 8/21/2016 4
Jack Pine Lk 8/21/2016 14
Greenlake Road 8/21/2016 16.3
Bear Creek 8/21/2016 60.34
Vipond Rd 8/23/2016 0.8
McLennan 8/24/2016 1
Bamberton 8/25/2016 2.85
McCall Creek 8/26/2016 1.5
Wolfe Creek 8/27/2016 5
West Redonda Island 8/27/2016 5.2
Predator Ridge 8/27/2016 6
Plaid Lk 8/29/2016 0.6
Twin Bays FSR #1 8/31/2016 0.61
Keystone Mountain 8/31/2016 0.9
Mount Heimdal 8/31/2016 1.25
Sanca Creek 8/31/2016 2.56
Crusader Creek 8/31/2016 3.5
Wolverton Creek 8/31/2016 30
South Spencer Road 8/31/2016 538
Maryland Creek 9/2/2016 2
Mount Baldy 9/5/2016 0.8
10km North of Boston Bar 9/14/2016 4.1
Masset Inlet 9/15/2016 4.5

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Active Wildfires in British Columbia

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BC Fire Points  2013  - 2015  KMZ



BC WildFire Data  KMZ