Emotional video of toddler seeing Paddle Prairie home destroyed by wildfire shared online

The vice-chair of the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement has shared an emotional video of her family returning home after the Chuckegg Creek wildfire destroyed their house. Lori Wanuch shared the video on Facebook on Thursday, June 20. Story continues below…

Firefighting plane makes emergency landing in central Alberta after gear fails

A firefighting plane had a rough landing in central Alberta due to a landing-gear issue. Red Deer Regional Airport CEO Graham Ingham says a Lockheed Electra operated by Airspray Airtankers made an emergency landing on Saturday when it couldn’t get…

Evacuation order lifted for Indian Cabins community but wildfire threat remains

An evacuation order issued to residents of the northern Alberta community of Indian Cabins because of the threat of wildfire was lifted on Friday night. Shortly before 7 p.m., the Alberta Emergency Management Agency announced on behalf of Mackenzie County…

Tough return for Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement after Alberta wildfire: ‘It hurts to see’

More than 700 residents of Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement were able to return Thursday after an evacuation order was lifted, but for some, it was a difficult homecoming. READ MORE: Northern Alberta wildfire destroys at least 11 homes in Paddle Prairie,…

Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement residents returning home Thursday after Alberta wildfire

More than 700 people who were forced to flee their homes in the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement due to wildfire will be allowed to return on Thursday, the Alberta government said. The community was told to leave immediately on May…

Alberta communities evacuated overnight as northern wildfires spread

June 18 2019 2:16pm Alberta Wildfire information officer Derek Gagnon joined Global News at Noon Calgary with an update on the wildfires that forced several communities to evacuate – some for the second time – on Monday. ‘ }); }…

Communities south of High Level evacuated overnight as wildfires spread in northern Alberta

Three areas of Alberta were evacuated Monday, including several communities to the south of High Level overnight, as the driest conditions in more than 40 years continue to fuel wildfires in the region. READ MORE: Alberta wildfire evacuation alerts and orders…

Peerless Lake First Nation under mandatory evacuation order as wildfire approaches

Residents in the area of Peerless Trout First Nation were told to “evacuate immediately” on Monday afternoon as a wildfire grew closer to their homes and communities. An Alberta Emergency Alert issued at 5:16 p.m. said that everyone in the…