Belanger Defends Nilson

Friday, September 15, 2006 at 15:00



Buckley Belanger says the Environment minister wasn’t criticizing northern residents when he said the hamlet of Stony Rapids could have done a better job of preparing itself for wildfires.


Earlier this week, John Nilson sparked heated comments from local residents for suggesting the reason why this summer’s Noel fire came so close was due to a lack of fire breaks.


Belanger says the minister was only trying to communicate ideas and there’s nothing wrong with that.


Belanger adds the government plans to work with the community wherever possible.