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First Nation that defied evacuation order, stayed to fight wildfire maintains it was right call

VANCOUVER—An RCMP detachment in B.C. is trying to patch up relations with a First Nation after one of its officers threatened to remove all its children last summer during a wildfire evacuation.

As the province battled hundreds of raging wildfires last summer, Chief Joe Alphonse remembers July 7 clearly.


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