Having experienced several fires in the Okanagan Valley, and, given the current fire in Oliver has grown from 200 hectares to more than 2,600 hectares, I must comment.
What is wrong with our government in B.C. when the fires are being fought by brave firefighters supported by helicopters with water buckets? Those buckets are like throwing a cup of water onto your burning house. Very little is gained.
When is the government going to wake up and get some water bombers? They carry a lot more water and get it on to the fire a lot quicker.
A small portion of the $1.5 billion (provincial) surplus could be used.
We in the Okanagan are putting up with bad air quality and many are losing their homes.