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RDCK director calls for increased wildfire work

The Regional District of Central Kootenay should take an even bigger role in wildfire mitigation work.

So says rural Nelson director Tom Newell whose area saw the big Sitkum-Duhamel fire last year, pictured above.

Newell thinks taxpayers would be willing to pay a little more to see the work gets done faster.

In the meantime he hopes more communities will follow Queens Bay’s lead in becoming FireSmart.

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