After receiving heavy criticism online for her silence on the wildfires raging through B.C., Christy Clark plans to speak on the subject in Pemberton on Wednesday.
Clark, along with Forests Minister Steve Thomson and MLA Jordan Sturdy, will be at Pemberton fire base at 2 p.m. to provide an update on the situation.
People took to Twitter with the hashtag #FindChristyClark after several days of silence on her social media:
Any word on where the Premier is? Is she home? #FindChristyClark
— Lesli Boldt (@LesliBoldt) July 8, 2015
Some think #FindChristyClark would be out fighting fires or something… dumb. Yoga FTW.
— Ryan M (@inthe250) July 8, 2015
Transit referendum down in flames, forests up in smoke, and the Premier is MIA. #FindChristyClark is trending…
— David Eby (@Dave_Eby) July 6, 2015
There are currently over 180 forest fires burning throughout the province, 67 of which are 10 hectares or more. The Elaho Wildfire, which is 67 kilometres west of Pemberton, is 0% contained and covers 20,000 hectares.
The unusually hot, dry weather has been the cause of the fires, but Metro Vancouver has rain in the forecast for Sunday and Monday.