Slave Lake Wildfires

Wildfires An Increasing Threat In The Future

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta plans to spend $31 million this year to prevent the type of wildfires that ravaged much of the town of Slave Lake in May 2011.The g...

How Alberta Plans To Prevent Slave Lake-Type Wildfires

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta will begin thinning trees around forest-enclosed communities as a way to prevent the wildfires that devastated homes and business i...

Not Given Enough Warning

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Two years ago, some people in the northern Alberta town of Slave Lake were told to leave their homes, some didn't realize they should, and ...

Wildfire Alert As Temperatures Climb

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - With record temperatures in the forecast and tinder-dry brush and grass in many areas, Alberta's wildfire crews are on high alert.Despite a...

Alberta Bracing For Early Wildfire Season

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta is bracing for another early forest-fire season by readying crews in advance.Like last year, wildfire crews will be on duty startin...

Mountie Gets Medal For Slave Lake Fire Evacuation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - A Mountie in northern Alberta has received a Medal of Honour from the Town of Slave Lake for his work during the wildfires that de...

Where Did All The Red Cross Donations Go?

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2012 | Canada

People across the country and around the world donated $5.5 million to the Canadian Red Cross to help the people of Slave Lake after a wildfire devast...

Slave Lake Donations Dumped In Trash

CP | Bil Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada

CALGARY - A heartbroken Calgary business woman admitted Wednesday that it was clothing, bedding and toys she had gathered for wildfire victims that en...

Slave Lake Cleanup Begins

CBC | Posted 07.28.2011 | Canada

(CBC) -- Cleanup and rebuilding efforts are underway in Slave Lake, Alta., after a wildfire destroyed much of the community. Slave Lake residents r...