8,100 Alberta wildfire evacuees allowed to return home Tuesday

An estimated 8,100 northwestern Alberta residents evacuated due to wildfires were allowed to begin returning home Tuesday. The government said a shift in weather, including rain in recent days, has helped firefighters in the High Level region. The Chuckegg and…

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…