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Ministry of Forests to investigate Johnsons Landing slide

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At least three homes were engulfed in Thursday's landslide in Johnsons Landing, B.C., which authorities say trapped four people. (Bob Keating/CBC)

The B.C. government has announced it will conduct an inquiry into the events surrounding the landslide at Johnsons Landing.

The Ministry of Forests has confirmed that a concerned resident sent them an email just before the slide. Officials say the employee it was directed to was working in the field and didn't see the email until after the slide

The NDP claims a thousand jobs cuts in the forests ministry over the last decade have hampered the province's ability to provide early detection of landslides.

Steve Thomson is the minister of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations. He spoke with Daybreak host, Chris Walker.
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