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Rain could slow down record-breaking Alberta wildfires, officials say

May 23, 2023 Rob Drinkwater - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Light rainfall and cooler temperatures slowed down wildfire activity in Alberta over the long weekend and more rain that’s in the forecast may help firefighters catch a breath during a record-breaking season of fires. “This could be a

A structure destroyed by a wildfire in Drayton Valley, Alta.
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Some residents return home two weeks after Alberta wildfire evacuation

May 18, 2023 Kelly Geraldine Malone and Angela Amato - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The mayor of a west-central Alberta town said it was emotional to return home nearly two weeks after an out-of-control wildfire forced residents to flee, but thousands elsewhere remain on edge as scores of fires continue to rage across much

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Thousands ordered to leave Alberta town due to wildfire

May 5, 2023 The Canadian Press

DRAYTON VALLEY, Alta. – An out-of-control wildfire has caused thousands of people to flee their homes in Drayton Valley, Alta., and the surrounding rural area. An evacuation order was issued Thursday night instructing more than 7,000 residents to leave the

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B.C.’s largest wildfire remains out of control

September 19, 2022 The Canadian Press

HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – An evacuation order for British Columbia’s largest wildfire has been rescinded, though the BC Wildfire Service says the blaze remains out of control. The Battleship Mountain wildfire in the Prince George Fire Centre is now estimated

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Crews keep close watch on one B.C. wildfire, as another delays school in northeast

September 6, 2022 The Canadian Press

Wildfire officials in British Columbia say they are working with BC Parks and the Transportation Ministry to prepare for the spread of a blaze that has charred 19 square kilometres of bush in a provincial park east of Vancouver. The

Smoke from a wildfire near a Penticton, B.C. suburb
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Hot, dry August to bring more wildfires to B.C., forecast says

August 4, 2022 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – A hot, dry weather forecast for August and into September is expected to result in increased wildfire activity in British Columbia, especially in the southern regions.   Neal McLoughlin, the superintendent of predictive services at the BC Wildfire Service,

A landslide destroyed a house and forced evacuations in Saguenay, Que.
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City in Quebec renews state of emergency for neighbourhood facing landslide threat

June 23, 2022 The Canadian Press

SAGUENAY, Que. – Officials in the City of Saguenay, Que., have renewed a state of emergency for a neighbourhood under threat of another landslide. On Wednesday, Quebec Premier Francois Legault toured the area and met with residents, announcing the government

A landslide destroyed a house and forced evacuations in Saguenay, Que.
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Quebec extends state of emergency in Saguenay because of landslide threat

June 21, 2022 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Quebec is extending a state of emergency in a city north of Quebec City where a neighbourhood is threatened by landslides. Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault tweeted late Monday afternoon that she signed a decree allowing Saguenay to

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Flood watches remain in parts of B.C.

June 7, 2022 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Emergency officials say as many as 20 buildings are flooded in three northwestern British Columbia communities. But a break in the weather has slowed rising waterways across the region. The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine ordered the evacuation of

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Evacuations, local state of emergency in northwest B.C. as flood risk rises

June 6, 2022 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Evacuation orders have been issued for three small communities in northwestern British Columbia as the flood risk rises across the region. Residents of the Terrace-area communities of Old Remo, New Remo and Usk were ordered out of their

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Manitoba premier tours flooded cottage country as waters continue to rise

May 24, 2022 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson has taken a helicopter tour of a flooded region in the eastern part of the province. Stefanson says the amount of water is overwhelming in Whiteshell Provincial Park, the latest area to be hit

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Forest fire in northeast Ontario community forces residents to evacuate

May 17, 2022 The Canadian Press

A forest fire has forced the evacuation of residents in a community north of Sudbury, Ont.   Conservation officers and Ontario Provincial Police assisted with the precautionary evacuation of Shining Tree, Ont., residents Saturday afternoon after a forest fire broke out