Saulteau partnering with West Moberly and Chetwynd to map heat risk

By Tom Summer ALASKA HIGHWAY NEWS The Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations have begun heat mapping this week, to better understand local weather patterns. They’ve also partnered with the District of Chetwynd for the initiative. As of July 25, five heat monitor sensors were installed in the community, with Saulteau First Nations making the announcement on social media. The sensors will be in place for 30 days to track local weather, and Saulteau has asked the public to not disturb the devices. They added that the sensors have not been placed anywhere near private residences and culturally or ecologically sensitive areas. $60,000 in grant funding was secured in June for the project, utilizing funding from the Union of BC Municipalities under their Community Emergency Preparedness Fund. The fund was…

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