PETERS – Communicating with wildfire victims would go a long way

Monte Lake resident Anita Jacobsen (left) speaks to CFJC’s Dylana Kneeshaw (Imaget: CFJC Today)

IT’S BEEN QUITE A YEAR, hasn’t it?

It’s been such a ridiculous year that one of the worst wildfire seasons in recent memory isn’t even in recent memory anymore.

It feels like eons ago that we were choking on smoke and praying our firefighters could keep the flames at bay.

June 30 was when most of Lytton was destroyed. That’s 100 days ago.

It was August 5 when the flames ripped through Monte Lake and the Paxton Valley, 64 days ago.

For the actual residents of those areas who lost their homes or haven’t been able to return, it must feel even longer.

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart was as fired up as she has ever been during question period Thursday, saying residents of Lytton have received no indication that the government has remembered their plight.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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