Wildfire season underway

Wildfire season began on Sunday in Alberta, a month earlier than other jurisdictions. It runs until Oct. 31. The provincial government says research shows wildfires are starting earlier and lasting longer. […]


Alberta wildfire season begins March 1

Though snow and ice are still on the ground, Alberta wildland firefighters are gearing up to defend the province and its communities from forest fires.

Human activity caused more than 60 per cent of last year’s wildfires. Last year, 1,338 wildfires burned more than 611,000 hectares, including the Horse River wildfire that spread into Fort McMurray. […]