Slave Lake

Are You Financially Prepared To Weather A Natural Disaster?

Brian Gervais | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Gervais

When disaster strikes, the costs -- both emotionally and financially -- can be significant. While it's impossible to predict when and where the next emergency scenario or disaster may strike, the principles of preparedness remain the same.

Alberta Unveils App To Check Fort McMurray Fire Damage

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2016 | Canada Alberta

The maps will show a high-level satellite overview of the city's status.

Fort McMurray Fire Recalls Slave Lake Inferno Of 2011

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Alberta

The mayor of Slave Lake and other crews headed to the northern oilsands city on Tuesday.

3 Teens Charged In Death Of Parrot

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Alberta

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - Three teens have been charged after a pet parrot was stolen and later found dead near its owners' home in north central Alberta.RC...

Pet Parrot Stolen, Killed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - Alberta Mounties say charges are pending against a 15-year-old boy involving the death of a parrot.Sgt. Chris Murphy says a couple...

Train Derails

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - Nine cars filled with lumber on a Canadian National train have derailed just west of the main street in Slave Lake, Alta.Resident ...

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...

LOOK: The Worst Disasters In Alberta

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

It was a somber message the Insurance Bureau of Canada delivered in Calgary this week. Changing weather patterns in Canada mean things are going to...

Slave Lake Mall Sues Firefighters 2 Years After Wildfire

Edmonton Journal | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The company that owns a Slave Lake shopping centre is suing the town and local fire department for $3 million in damages caused by what it ...

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 ...

Chopper Crash Claims Life Of Calgary Man

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - A 38-year-old Calgary man has been found dead in the wreckage of a helicopter that went down in northern Alberta.Slave Lake RCMP s...

Proposals To Protect Wildfire-Prone Areas Snuffed Out

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A federal commission has rejected proposals to change Canada's national construction codes to better protect communities from destructive w...

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...

This Is How Serious The Wildfire Threat Is In Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - The wildfire threat in Alberta is so volatile the province has imposed a sweeping fire ban to reduce the threat.The ban applies to all fore...

Flames That Can't Be Forgotten

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2012 | Canada

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - The smell of smoke makes Michelle Malbeuf nervous.Her heart starts racing and she has to remind herself not to panic.Once a week, ...

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...

Alberta Wildfires Threats Range From High To Extreme

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - As people in Slave Lake prepare to mark the one-year anniversary of wildfires that ravaged the town, the threat of new wildfires in the reg...

Canadians In Quotes: 2011 Produced Some Memorable Mentions

The Huffington Post Canada | Linda Shearman, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Living

It's possible that 2011 will go down in record books as one of the newsiest in history. It's not only because we now have so many places to record wha...

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 Upbeat Despite Flooding Danger

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - They've already endured a raging wildfire and are now faced with a flood, but residents of Slave Lake, Alta....

Slave Lake Can't Catch A Break

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - Slave Lake, the northern Alberta town devastated by a forest fire, is being deluged with water. Heavy rai...

PHOTOS: Will And Kate's Last Days In Canada

Posted 09.07.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- It's the last day of William and Kate's Canada tour, which winds down Friday in Calgary, where the royal couple will help launch...

Twitter Reacts To Royals Without Hats

CP | Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- A royal decision to go hatless has sparked a volley of tweets expressing everything from outrage to support after Prince William...

Banff Resort's Royal Visitors?

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Prince William and his wife Kate stepped out of the royal tour spotlight for about 24 hours, and reportedly...

BIG PHOTOS: William And Kate In Slave Lake

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.05.2011 | Canada

Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, continued with Day 7 of their Canada Tour on Slave Lake, Manitoba and onward to Calgary. ...