Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson wants to ensure residents that City Council is doing everything in their power to improve their wildfire perparedness.
In a release this morning, the Mayor criticized the provincial government for their failure to follow through on promises to better protect interface communities.
Quesnel itself has a Community Wildfire Plan in place, though the City has only seen a few hectares of fuel management work performed around its boundaries since 2007.
According to Simpson, City Council have been working diligently with the Ministry of Forests and Lands to change that.
As a result of these efforts, the City has put in a bid to obtain an interface community forest tenure license, which would allow them to more proactively protect their forests.
If the bid for a license is successful, the City would also be able to access additional provincial funds earmarked for fuel management.