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As B.C. once again blows through its budget for fighting wildfires, Premier John Horgan has acknowledged the government’s usual method for estimating the need is “laughable.”
The province has already spent close to $274 million this year in direct firefighting costs, more than four times the budget of $63 million.
“Clearly, the traditional means of budgeting for fire season is laughable. And it’s not something that’s just developed in the last 13 months — it’s been going on for 30 years,” Horgan told reporters Tuesday, as he toured wildfire operations in Prince George.
“Choose an arbitrary number. Put it in the
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