Province

Alberta RCMP release documentary recognizing efforts during Fort McMurray fire

“I have so much respect for the work that our employees put in during the Wood Buffalo wildfires. They worked tirelessly to ensure the safe evacuation of the residents. ”said Deputy Commissioner Todd Shean, Commanding Officer of “K” Division, in a release Tuesday. “This documentary showcases the tremendous efforts displayed by RCMP employees during a challenging and complex situation.”
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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: How do we say Thank You to Morinville?

I’ve spent the last year thinking about how say thank you? The words say what I mean, yet they don’t seem enough. How do you express your gratitude to a community who opened their doors and hearts, gave you a sense of hope, and tried to help you find some normality during a time of chaos? Can a simple Thank You portray the everlasting impact of genuine kindness and love that a community showered on my family? […]

Province

Phased re-entry into Fort McMurray expected to start June 1

The province announced Wednesday afternoon a voluntary, phased re-entry for the safe return of Fort McMurray residents that will begin June 1 provided future wildfire conditions do not delay restoration efforts.

They are expecting reentry to be complete by June 15, coinciding with the full restoration of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre. […]

Local News

National Column: Will Alberta fires tip the pipeline debate?

After a week of debate over the link, or lack thereof, between climate change and the Fort McMurray wildfires, another reality emerges.

When the economic cost of this tragedy is tallied, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is going to be under renewed pressure to approve a pipeline and get oil to market from a province staggering under the weight of historic economic troubles. […]

Columns

Public Notice: Town of Morinville Offering Support through Alberta Provincial Operation Center for the Wildfire Evacuees

On behalf of Morinville Town Council and Town Administration, our thoughts and prayers are going out to all of those who are being affected by the devastating fires burning in Alberta. As a community, and as Albertans, we are here to help support those that have been affected by these tragic events. Morinville is here to help support immediate needs as well will be looking at ways that we can provide assistance as the rebuilding begins. To ensure important efforts are supportive and do not hamper the activities that are already underway, we encourage those that wish to help to read the information provided below. […]