Vintage Voice

Unearthing Classic Articles from Previous Issues of The Voice Magazine

The proliferation of wildfires across Canada this year got us musing on past fire seasons.  The Voice writers never disappoint.

The view from here and there.  Wayne E. Benedict muses on the 2003 fire season then in progress, and on his days on a helicopter fire-fighting crew.  “I have a unique insight into forest fires and fighting them.  Those of you who have previously read my column will know that I was a member of the Northern Initial Helicopter Attack Crews (NIFAC) division of the BC Ministry of Forests from 1984-87.”  Forest Fires:  2003, August 6, 2003.

Burned but not beaten.  A few years after a wildfire tore through the area, Deanna Roney finds new life among the charred remnants.  “We hiked through there the summer following the fire, and while the trees were burnt, white, and unstable, the forest floor was filled with wildflowers—life. ”  After the Wildfires, October 12, 2018.

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