It’s back to work for BC politicians next month for a six-week session of the legislature, starting September 28th.

With major wildfires around the province, Forests Minister Steve Thomson has suggested a huge crackdown on those responsible for starting fires, with speculation mounting, legislation on that will come down during the fall session.

Comox Fire Chief Gord Schreiner says he welcomes stiffer fines, and an information campaign to raise awareness on the issue.

Schreiner says an awareness campaign would be a valuable tool…

Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris is spearheading a review of the issue with tougher penalties, including higher fines or impounding the vehicles of people caught tossing lit cigarettes out of their vehicles.