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Watch: Let’s talk about Canada’s wildfires

Canada is headed for its worst-ever wildfire season. Prairies reporter Drew Anderson hosts a lively discussion about our forests and where we go from here

What causes wildfires? How do we decide what fires we respond to and why? Why do wildfires disproportionately affect Indigenous people? And how can we best navigate our increasingly fiery reality?

Prairies reporter Drew Anderson talks to Amy Cardinal Christianson, Indigenous fire specialist with Parks Canada, John Vaillant, journalist and author of Fire Weather: The Making of A Beast and Trina Moyles, environmental journalist and author of Lookout: Love, Solitude, and Searching for Wildfire in the Boreal Forest to break it all down:

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See where 120 orphaned baby bears take shelter as B.C. wildfires and drought shrink their habitat

It’s early February and the fields surrounding Northern Lights Wildlife Society shelter in Smithers, B.C., are bare and brown. Extreme drought conditions that dried up...

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