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. ‘ }); }…

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…

Mandatory evacuation for Alberta’s northernmost community due to wildfire

A mandatory evacuation order was put in place in Alberta’s northernmost community Monday following the discovery of a wildfire. People in the area of Indian Cabins, about 150 kilometres north of High Level, were told around 11 a.m. to leave…

2019 has seen the driest spring on record for some Alberta communities

Environment Canada confirmed on Wednesday that 2019 has been the driest spring on record in several parts of Alberta. The dry conditions have fuelled wildfires, and made fighting them difficult too. Spring 2019 was the driest on record for Edmonton,…