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Remote B.C. community left without a fire department due to volunteer shortage

By Michael Bramadat-Willcock, Peace Arch News   

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Oct. 28, 2022, Dease Lake, B.C. – Fire protection has been suspended in the remote northwest B.C. community of Dease Lake, about seven hours drive north of Terrace toward the Yukon. For almost 200 homes this means having to fend for themselves in case of fire. Rick Boehm, fire chief with the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS), said they need to fill and train at least 15 positions in order to re-launch operations and be in compliance with provincial requirements. Peace Arch News reports. | READ MORE

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