Canada Wildfire

Supporting Small Businesses Is Crucial To Fort McMurray's Recovery

Melissa Blake | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Alberta
Melissa Blake

During Small Business Week, it seems an appropriate time to praise small businesses across the country and to share lessons learned from a community's experience as we recover from the largest insured disaster in Canadian history.

Restoring Fort McMurray's Urban Forest Our Greatest Challenge Yet

Michael Rosen | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Michael Rosen

I still wasn't fully prepared for what I experienced during my visit last week. I'm a professional forester and I've seen my fair share of forest fires up close. Still, the vastness of this fire and extent of damage in an urban area was sad, sobering and more than a little eerie.

The Crisis For Fort McMurray's Animals Is Just Beginning

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Alberta
Barbara Cartwright

While the Fort McMurray SPCA is working diligently to develop strategies for keeping pets with their families, regardless of their housing status, pet surrender rates are likely to go up and adoption rates will most certainly go down as the community struggles to get back on its feet.

How Did Climate Advocates Get The Fort Mac Conversation So Wrong?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.13.2017 | Canada Impact
DeSmog Canada

Connecting extreme weather events with climate change isn't exactly a new thing; from Hurricane Sandy to the California droughts, it's a conversation that goes hand in hand with every natural disaster, and it's usually handled in a reasonable fashion. So how did the climate conversation around the still-raging Fort McMurray wildfire that destroyed thousands of homes become so befuddling-ly messed up?

Canada Steps Up In Support Of Fort McMurray

Jerry Dias | Posted 05.12.2017 | Canada Alberta
Jerry Dias

The startling images that have come out of Fort McMurray over the past week have shaken this country to its core. Canadians held their breath, hoping for the best as families fled, often unsure where they would end up, hoping with the rest of the nation that they would find someplace safe to lay their heads.

Video Shows 'Amazing' Firefighters Saving Fort McMurray House

The Huffington Post Alberta | Mohamed Omar | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Alberta

Unparallelled courage.

Don't Get Burned: How to Organize an Emergency Wildfire Kit

Professional Organizers in Canada | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Professional Organizers in Canada

Every summer heavily forested areas leave animals and humans alike susceptible to wildfires. By July of this year, British Columbia saw over 189 active fires burning -- a number that Professional Organizers in Canada says is too high to not be prepared.

A Pilot's Heart-Stopping Shots From Inside A Saskatchewan Inferno

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Alberta

A seemingly unstoppable forest fire has come within 1.5 kilometres of the town of La Ronge.

Wildfires Threaten Alberta Community

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

About 200 people from the North Tallcree First Nation were evacuated as a precaution Thursday.

Alberta Crews Working To Protect Oilsands Projects From Wildfire

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2016 | Canada Alberta

Cooler weather was helping crews in Alberta battle wildfires Thursday as the province shifted more effort to protecting oilsands projects in the northeast.

West Kelowna Wildfire Forces Thousands To Flee

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. - Flames from a fast-moving wildfire have forced the evacuation of about 2,500 residents from several neighbourhoods in British Col...

'Extreme' Wildfire Leads To Town's Evacuation

CP | Keven Drews and Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Sirens sounded in the northeastern British Columbia town of Hudson's Hope, as its 1,150 residents were ordered to flee from what officials...

Wildfire Burns Near Pemberton

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

PEMBERTON, B.C. - Residents living on 13 rural properties near Pemberton, B.C., are on evacuation alert because of a wildfire that is burning on a ste...

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...

Manitoba Wildfire Ravages 19,000 Hectares

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada

SANDILANDS, Man. - Dry conditions are contributing to the spread of a fire in southeast Manitoba that blackened almost 200 square kilometres and was p...