Premier set to visit Kamloops, Salmon Arm as wildfires surge in central, northeastern B.C.

As wildfire activity increases in central British Columbia, Premier David Eby is set to return to one of the hardest hit areas of the province on Monday.

Eby, along with Emergency Management Minister Bowinn Ma, are due to visit Kamloops and Salmon Arm in the province’s southern Interior on Monday to meet those affected by this season’s devastating fires.

Prior to a news conference in Kamloops, Eby announced a new task force would be struck to look at lessons learned and best practices around the response to wildfires, drought, heat, floods and other emergencies affecting the province.

“We must continually update and enhance our prevention and response measures to the near-constant series of

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