East Kootenay residents can let the Province know Tuesday how well they handled last year’s record-breaking fire season.
The BC Government is holding an open house in Cranbrook to get feedback on their response to floods and wildfires in 2017.
Their goal is to shape recommendations on how to improve preparation, prevention and responses to natural disasters.
2017 was the worst year for forest fires in BC history, with a province wide state of emergency declared in July.
Province-wide, it saw the largest total area burnt in a fire season in recorded history and the largest number of evacuees.
Evacuation orders were seen locally near Cranbrook, Moyie, Elkford and Lake Koocanusa in September.
The event goes 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ktunaxa Nation Government Building.
(Photo of the Lamb Creek fire near Moyie in September 2017)