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BC United unveils wildfire policy reforms, which involve incorporating local expertise

More frontline firefighting personnel, new fire suppression technology and an expanded a fleet of aircraft are part of the plan

BC Wildfire Service says warm weather, increase in fire activity expected in July

Forecasts are predicting drier than normal conditions through the latter half of July and into the beginning of August

Symptomatic employees should be allowed time off work even without positive PCR result: Ministry

Some employers require a positive PCR test result or doctors’ note for their staff to stay home from work, but the ministry said workplaces need to be understanding