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'Day by day': Alberta fire evacuees out until next week, weather to help B.C. crews

'Day by day': Alberta fire evacuees out until next week, weather to help B.C. crews

FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA — Thousands of residents forced to flee a fierce, wind-whipped wildfire threatening the oilsands hub city of Fort McMurray were told Wednesday they’ll likely be out for days and may be allowed back as early as Tuesday.
Wildfire forces out thousands of residents in parts of Fort McMurray, Alta.

Wildfire forces out thousands of residents in parts of Fort McMurray, Alta.

FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA — Thousands of residents in four neighbourhoods in the southern end of Fort McMurray were ordered out Tuesday as a wildfire threatened the Alberta city, bringing back memories of a devastating fire eight years earlier.
Manitoba premier tours fire zone as evacuees await word on their future

Manitoba premier tours fire zone as evacuees await word on their future

WINNIPEG — Hundreds of people in northwest Manitoba remained out of their homes Tuesday as crews continued to battle an out-of-control wildfire that measured 316 square kilometres.
B.C. needs dedicated, cross-government wildfire strategy: former minister

B.C. needs dedicated, cross-government wildfire strategy: former minister

A former British Columbia forests minister says the province is on the right track as it responds to worsening wildfires, but the scale of the challenge is so great, it's falling behind and needs to prioritize a "whole-of-society" approach.
B.C. mom whose son died from wildfire smoke trying to make this year safer

B.C. mom whose son died from wildfire smoke trying to make this year safer

As wildfires rage in British Columbia, the family of a nine-year-old who died last summer is trying to protect people from poor air quality due to smoke this year. Carter Vigh died of asthma exacerbated by wildfire smoke in 100 Mile House, B.C.
Use of alert system delayed during deadly flash flooding in Nova Scotia: report

Use of alert system delayed during deadly flash flooding in Nova Scotia: report

HALIFAX — A new report on flash flooding in Nova Scotia that killed three children and one adult last year says the municipality of West Hants faced several challenges in transmitting timely emergency alerts to the public.
Wildfire growth prompts another evacuation order in northeastern B.C.

Wildfire growth prompts another evacuation order in northeastern B.C.

FORT NELSON, B.C. — A wildfire just outside the community of Fort Nelson has grown as residents in British Columbia's northeast receive more evacuation orders.
Wildfire burning near Fort Nelson continues to rapidly grow

Wildfire burning near Fort Nelson continues to rapidly grow

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The wildfire burning near Fort Nelson continues to grow rapidly. As of Tuesday morning, the B.C. Wildfire Service reported the fire had grown to over 84 square kilometres.
'Frightening to see': Manitoba wildfire spread surprisingly fast, forcing evacuation

'Frightening to see': Manitoba wildfire spread surprisingly fast, forcing evacuation

WINNIPEG — Crews are continuing to battle a wildfire in northwest Manitoba that has forced the evacuation of some 550 residents.
Light rain expected to help Fort McMurray wildfire as Grande Prairie blaze to grow

Light rain expected to help Fort McMurray wildfire as Grande Prairie blaze to grow

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Crews battling an out-of-control wildfire outside Fort McMurray, Alta., were expecting a little help from light rain and favourable winds on Monday.
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