3 months after sparking, Chuckegg Creek wildfire in northern Alberta finally under control

An aggressive wildfire in northern Alberta that forced people out of their homes for a week in late May has finally been brought under control. Story continues below After burning out of control for 70 days, Alberta Wildfire said Friday…

Bigger, more frequent wildfires turning Canada’s boreal forest into source of carbon: researchers

Bigger, hotter wildfires are turning Canada’s vast boreal forest into a significant new source of climate-changing greenhouse gases, scientists say. The shift, which may have already happened, could force firefighters to change how they battle northern blazes, said Merritt Turetsky,…

Canadian Paediatric Society says climate change could expose children to more health risks

The Canadian Paediatric Society says it expects climate change to increasingly affect children’s health and is encouraging health-care providers to press all levels of government for measures that curb climate change. The society’s new guidance paper points to emerging health…

Sufficient insurance key to recovery in the event of environmental disasters

The Fort McMurray wildfire in May 2016 destroyed almost 2,600 homes and resulted in many tales of hardship but Rob de Pruis says one man’s “heart-breaking” story stands out for him. The director of consumer and industry relations, western, for…

Chuckegg Creek wildfire in northern Alberta now 60% held: Alberta government

The Alberta government says the massive Chuckegg Creek wildfire that’s forced thousands of people to flee their communities over the past two months is now considered 60 per cent held. The blaze is still over 330,000 hectares in size, but…

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…

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. ‘ }); }…