A helicopter flies over a wildfire southwest of Cache Creek, B.C., earlier this summer. Cattle producers continue to struggle with a long, hot fire season.  |  REUTERS/Ben Nelms photo

B.C. fires leave livelihoods of farmers, ranchers in ashes

Every day of the ongoing wildfires in British Columbia brings new tales of destruction, stress and wonder for the province’s farmers and ranchers. Many of the estimated 35,000 cattle in fire-affected regions, owned by more than 300 ranchers, remain unaccounted for. Some are wandering in with burns severe enough to require euthanasia as the most […] Read more

A wildfire burns northeast of Cache Creek, B.C., last month. Among other things, the fires that have raged across the province this summer are threatening livestock feed supplies.  |  REUTERS/Ben Elms photo

Feed supplies top priority as B.C. fires continue rampage

Range losses continue to mount as British Columbia fires consume thousands of acres of forest and forage. The provincial government estimates that 30,000 animals are within the boundaries of the affected regions in the worst fire season since 1958. The B.C. Cattlemen’s Association has met with the agriculture and forestry ministers to develop plans to […] Read more