2017 was a record year for wildfires in British Columbia, which is nothing to cheer about. The raw numbers are staggering in and of themselves: 1,200,000 hectares burned, and tens of thousands of people evacuated from communities across central B.C.
Control your own destiny or someone else will.” – Jack Welch.
I consider myself an optimist. The glass is always half full – and it can always get worse.
Gold. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of.
Anxiety is not conducive to positive job performance. It may be especially concerning in high-risk roles – surgery, for example, or landing a helicopter on an oil rig platform on a dark and stormy night.
A few years ago, I was working off at a camp in northern Quebec for a major multinational mining company. The camp was one of the best I have ever been in. Two five-star chefs, warm waterproof accommodation, pleasant customers and hot showers. I didn’t want to go home.
About 5,000 people have been evacuated from the path of a wildfire that has prompted the northern Alberta hamlet of Wabasca to declare a local state of emergency.
Erickson was contracted by the Government of Nunavut and Qulliq Energy Corporation to transport generators to Pangnirtung, Nunavut, to restore power after a fire extensively damaged the community’s power plant.
Spring arrived early on the west coast of North America while central Canada and the Maritimes were still locked in winter’s embrace. Ski hills on Vancouver Island and southwestern British Columbia closed by the middle of February for lack of snow when they would normally be open until Easter.
Jan. 2, 2015 While the chances of crashing in the glades are greater than being on a wide, open run, skiing in the trees is, for many, the ultimate slope experience.
Nov. 28, 2014, Edmonton - Edmonton could be ready to plunk down money on the greatest pre-Christmas sale ever — almost two police helicopters for the price of one.
Nov. 3, 2014, Vancouver - It’s a tricky operation involving helicopters, net guns, thrashing moose and hungry wolves, but the ministry charged with protecting B.C.’s forests hopes some brave researchers can help find out what’s killing B.C.’s boreal caribou.
High above the ground, bundles of glass insulators swing from decades-old U-bolts dangling from towers carrying 500,000-volt power lines.
Oct. 14, 2014, Niagara Falls, Ont. - The fall can be a tricky time for Niagara wineries. With inconsistent temperatures and the possibility of hitting the freezing line, frosty conditions can kill flourishing vineyards. However, farmers are not just accepting mother natures cool blast they are teaming up with Niagara Helicopters and requesting a special service.
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