The News in the Trucking World June 4 to June 10, 2023
As the world of Trucking is at a constant high speed (no pun intended, yes of course I meant it!)
Here are a few News articles that have come up this week.
OTTAWA, June 8 (Reuters) – Allies around the world are promising to boost support for Canada’s fight against hundreds of blazes amid the country’s worst-ever start to wildfire season, which is fueling concerns about the worsening consequences of climate change. Here’s the link if you would like to read more about how you can help https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/wildfires-burn-across-canada-with-little-relief-sight-2023-06-08/
Canada waives hours regs for Nova Scotia wildfire relief haulers
Hours regs waived in Canada for Nova Scotia wildfire relief
Wildfires in Nova Scotia, Canada, have prompted Canadian trucking regulator Transport Canada to suspend hours of service regulations for drivers transporting essential supplies and equipment in direct assistance of emergency relief efforts.
Nova Scotia organizations, small businesses, and individuals are offering support to those who have been evacuated or who have lost homes due to the numerous wildfires across the province.
The wildfires in Shelburne County and suburban Halifax have destroyed about 200 homes and have forced the evacuation of thousands of residents.
The largest fire, near Barrington Lake, remains out of control and covers nearly 25,000 hectares. Firefighters remain on patrol at contained fires near Lake Road in Shelburne, Pubnico, Tantallon, and Hammonds Plains.
Here’s the link if you would like to read more about how you can help https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/help-available-to-nova-scotians-impacted-by-wildfires
Legault seeking international aid as more than 160 wildfires burn in Quebec:
Quebec Premier François Legault says his government is looking internationally for support as it struggles to battle more than 160 forest fires.
With more than 480 wilderness firefighters on the ground, Quebec can fight around 30 fires, Legault told reporters Monday, adding that normally firefighters would come from other provinces to help.
Here’s a link if you would like to read more about this article https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/legault-seeking-international-aid-as-more-than-160-wildfires-burn-in-quebec
Wildfire battles continue under heat, and air quality alerts over most of Canada:
The battle against hundreds of wildfires continues today as large swaths of Canada remain under either heat or air quality warnings.
Dozens of alerts remain in place for unseasonable heat or smoky air quality that has millions of Canadians coughing and squinting.
Here’s a link if you would like to read more about this article. https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/wildfire-battles-continue-under-heat-air-quality-alerts-over-most-of-canada
International help rolls in to fight unyielding Canadian wildfires:
Allies around the world are promising to boost support for Canada’s fight against hundreds of blazes amid the country’s worst-ever start to wildfire season, which is fueling concerns about the worsening consequences of climate change.
Forest fires continued to burn across Canada on Thursday, forcing thousands of people from their homes and sending a smoky haze billowing over a large swath of the United States. Here’s the link if you would like to read more about how you can help
These are just a few of the latest news that is available for this week. Please take time and leave a comment We would like all feedback or reconditions at Truck Stop Canada! Until next time, Remember Wheels Down Top Up!