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Wildfire protection strengthened with new rules

New wildfire regulations kick in Friday and the province is reminding Albertans to take precautions to prevent forest fires.

“Last fall, we passed important legislation to help deter unsafe behaviour and give our wildland firefighters more tools to keep Albertans and their communities safe,” said Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, in a news release Thursday afternoon. “These strengthened regulations send a clear message that we all share a responsibility to help prevent wildfires.” […]


Editorial: Pulling together in a time of need

The overwhelming support shown to Fort McMurray evacuees by the residents of Morinville and area is heartwarming.
Help has always been freely offered when emergencies arise – Slave Lake, the floods, a neighbourhood home burning down. […]

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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. […]

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County fire crews have busy spring

By Staff

Sturgeon County – It was a busy spring for Sturgeon County firefighters. Crews responded to 78 emergency calls between Apr. 25 and June 8. Of that number, 51 were due to wild land fires, grass fires, re-kindles from previous controlled burns and downed power lines… […]

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Sturgeon County donates $10,000 to Slave Lake relief

By Stephen Dafoe

Sturgeon County – County Council voted unanimously Tuesday morning to donate $10,000 to the Red Cross for the Slave Lake relief efforts. In presenting the request for decision, Sturgeon County Commissioner Chris Micek said the idea had strong support among county staff, many of whom have family in the community… […]

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Sturgeon County Fire Update

Submitted by Sturgeon County

Sturgeon County – Emergency Services crews, along with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) crews are continuing to work at extinguishing the fires in the area… […]

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Morinville Chamber raising funds for Slave Lake business community

By staff

Morinville – Thursday night’s business after hours event at the Community Cultural Centre took on a serious tone Monday afternoon.

The opportunity for Morinville’s business community to network while touring the new $12 million facility will now be an opportunity for local businesses to aid fellow business owners in Slave Lake, which was devastated by wildfires Sunday… […]