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$6.5M cut from Alberta Environment's Firesmart program

EDMONTON — The Alberta government plans to reduce funding for preventing and fighting wildfires this year to save money.

Alberta Environment’s budget calls for $6.5 million less in spending for Firesmart, a program that includes cash for clearing brush and trees away from communities in forested areas. 168 more words


Twenty Strong

Community-based wildland firefighting crew in the Slave Lake area is gearing up for fire season.

Fire season started March 1, and not soon after, so did a Slave Lake wildland firefighting crew of 20. 435 more words


Alberta Energy Regulator says pipeline spilled 60,000 litres of crude into muskeg

RED EARTH CREEK, Alta. — The Alberta Energy Regulator says close to 60,000 litres of crude oil have spilled into muskeg in the province’s north. 133 more words


Things I'm Loving 8

Things I’m loving 8

Sorry to have seemed like I disappeared lately! It’s been a busy Canadian thanksgiving weekend as I’m sure many of you can understand. 373 more words


Alberta mayor sends warning after another derailment

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. – A mayor of a town in northern Alberta says he’s concerned after another train derailment near his community — the sixth since May. 402 more words


CN train derails east of Slave Lake

EDMONTON – Seven cars of a CN train have come off the tracks east of Slave Lake, according to the Transportation Safety Board.

Slave Lake’s fire chief Jamie Coutts says a total of 25 cars were affected, but the ones that derailed were four engines and three boxcars. 304 more words


New physician arrives as longtime local doctor retires

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New physician arrives as longtime local doctor retires


Dr. Geoffrey Bourke began practising in Slave Lake last week, following the retirement of Dr. Paul Caffaro the week before. 589 more words