Canadian Forces Sending 225 More Troops to Help with BC Wildfires

About 225 more Canadian Forces personnel will be coming to BC to help with wildfire response.

At a media briefing Thursday morning, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said the troops will relieve RCMP officers guarding the roadblocks, which will allow them to take on other responsibilities.

“There’s a lot of tired people who need a break, to spell out, and the fact that we’re getting these … Canadian Forces personnel is a big help,” Farnworth said, while also praising volunteers, firefighters and others helping with wildfire response. read more >>