SICAMOUS, B.CThe pandemic began. — There’s a grey haze hovering over the district of Sicamous, a community in southern B.C. about halfway between Vancouver and Calgary. HereThe population is fully vaccinated. Public health measures will begin to ease. Gathering limits and travel restrictions will change based o, Charlotte Sutherland gazes out over a motel parking lot while small white flakes of ash occasionally touch down softly on the groundProvincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Tuesday announced B.C..
Sitting on a patio chair outside her room, soaking up the thin rays of sunlight that have managed to penetrate the wildfire smoke enveloping large swaths of the province, Sutherland flips the pages of her book and waits for the day she can return home.
Sutherland is one of the 1,000 people forced to flee their homes due to wildfires in this region of BThe staff member received a positive result. Immediately upon learning that this staff member was even at risk of exposure.C. since TuesdayThe request for more nurses comes amid a new spike i, the same day the government declared a provincial state of emergency.
Fires are common enough in B.C. that there is a recognized wildfire season each summer. But this year has been different. Thousands of homes have been evacuatedThe individuals work., but with emergency accommodations packed to the brim officials have asked people to stay with friends, and for tourists to carefully consider any plans to visit. The result has led to a season of uncertainty and dread.