What’s behind Western Canada’s forest fire outbreak?

Lightning may be a factor in the forest fires raging in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, but the worst blazes are often man-made

Patrick Brown Maverick Watch

Why a Conservative MP is now an honorary firefighter

The $100,000 club: Who’s really making big money these days

Canada’s new upper class: firefighters, police officers, teachers


Policy alert

Michael Ignatieff promises various initiatives for rural Canada and a tax credit for firefighters.


The burning question

Some firefighting experts think seven 24-hour shifts a month is best. Others say it makes it ‘a well-paid part-time job.’


Saved by the bell

The firefighter’s job is changing as ever more medical calls come in


‘The whole landscape has changed’

Lessons from its fiery past saved Kelowna from a raging inferno