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  • UBC Okanagan research helps to improve firefighter pilot safety

    Few Canadians were left unaffected by 6,669 fires that burned across the country this year, amounting to 3.95 million hectares, according to the National Wildland Fire Situation Report.

    Among them, were the hundreds of men and women who pilot loaded airtankers above the treetops to battle the nearly 2,000 wildfires that swept across the province this summer.
  • Award remembers Okanagan College student and aids another in following his dream

    OKANAGAN - A young man’s dream of becoming an aircraft mechanic and pilot ended when his life was cut short by a tragic accident. Now, the award created in his memory is inspiring another student to pursue the lofty goal they shared.

    Brad Atkins of Vernon is the recipient of the first annual Tim Harder Memorial Award, a $1,000 bursary created to support students in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) program at Okanagan College.

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