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WATCH: South African firefighters in Alberta begin day with traditional song

WATCH ABOVE: Firefighters from South Africa, in our province to help battle the wildfires in northern Alberta, begin each day with a traditional song and march. 85 more words


Helicopter crashes while fighting wildfires near Slave Lake

EDMONTON — One person was taken to hospital Saturday afternoon after a helicopter crash near Slave Lake.

RCMP say the Bell 412 helicopter was helping battle wildfires when it crashed about 57 kilometres northeast of the town. 37 more words


Provincewide fire ban issued as crews battle out-of-control blazes

As wildfires burn out of control across Alberta and lightning storms hit, officials have implemented a provincewide fire ban in all forested areas.

The ban… 625 more words

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Chris Nelson: The sad forgotten hero of the Grant Notley aircraft tragedy

It was while watching the jubilation and adoration surrounding Rachel Notley on Tuesday night that the words, so long forgotten, came back.

“Nobody knew me and now everybody knows me. 629 more words


$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