Kelowna: Premier David Eby says B.C. is launching a task force to provide rapid and effective ideas about how to handle climate emergencies such as wildfires, heat, drought and floods.

Eby made the announcement today before touring southern Interior wildfire zones and visiting an emergency operations centre in Salmon Arm.

Eby says B-C “doesn’t have the luxury of time” as it seeks solutions and the task force findings will be integrated with the public service, B-C Wildfire Service and emergency response teams so proposals can be implemented right away.

The premier says all the crises are “scary” to contemplate, but he says the province is ready to “adapt and immediately support people”, no matter what they face. — The Canadian Press

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