while we'd love to move on with our lives, after our areas' wildfire evacuation order was downgraded to alert last week, the reality is the forests are dry, and the threat is ongoing and real. How much this situation is affecting so many aspects of everyone's lives here, the impacts, is probably hard to overstate.. ranchland, timber supply, industry & businesses big and small across the board,.. wildlife & environment, let alone people's health & well-being. Our First Nations communities are especially hard hit. Please continue to pray for the decision makers who carry a weight of responsibilities, firefighters, rcmp, crews on the frontlines, and all those who are fighting & supporting this fight. Those who are weary, and hanging on to see the light at the end of this tunnel. Tomorrow we celebrate the life of respected Esk'etemc elder Arthur Dick & mourn his loss. To overstate the impact his life has had is not possible. He has deeply touched so many, was a fighter and visionary for his people. A man who thought big, and carried healing in a heart of love that seemed to know no borders. A great loss.
Here is an interactive map of the current fires -! super informative for a visual on things. If you are travelling in this area, be sure to stay informed.