Distant early warning

Last week, Premier Gordon Campbell said British Columbia is facing the "highest levels of wildfire risk in memory," with The Vancouver Sun's Rebecca Tebrake reporting today his government has already spent $110 million fighting those blazes. But premier would have been aware of that risk six months ago if he had been reading Public Eye. In response to our exclusive analysis showing the government would likely blow its $62 million direct forest fire fighting budget, New Democrat critic Bob Simpson warned, "We know we are very close - it could be this season, it could be the next season - to a catastrophic fire event."

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I just have to smile at this. Not at the suffering and risk at these incidents, but at the politicians messing this up totally.

A Premier Polak would have budgeted better. For that matter, the old-school Gordon Campbell should have known better. Sigh.

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