LETTER: The hot breath of climate change

All around the Squamish region is evidenced a hint of climate change. We have a mass die off of salal, formerly green, now brown, at the side of most of our forested roads.

I would encourage some organized removal of this and other interface fire sources. I would have us double down on interface fire remediation and mitigation and recognize Canada is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, and locally we are drying.

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We have a choice to believe it will stay wet, or we prepare as we live in too much kindling and have too much at stake.

Ross Kirkwood,

Editor’s note: The Squamish fire department is implementing many FireSmart initiatives in an aim to help Squamish adapt to climate change, these were outlined in at least two stories recently.

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