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About a dozen oilsands projects have shut down.
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Why does Elizabeth May get a media beating for stating we have another terrible example of our need to be very, very serious about climate change? Just like other catastrophic events, a given tragedy is proportional to the tough questions that necessarily follow. "But not now"? May was immediately berated by Justin Trudeau, other politicians, some of the media and social media. The charge? She was "trying to make a political argument out of one particular disaster." How's that? Stating that climate change is political, instead about science, is exactly the problem.
"Obviously, we have precious cargo."
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He made the announcement in question period.
Nearly 200 Edmontonians, in fact.
As of Monday afternoon, there were over 100 cases of people suffering from fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea in Edmonton.
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The hospital, municipal building and all functioning schools were saved, said the premier.
"This is a mass grave, in basements, in crates."
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"We now almost consider this a normal course of business."
Unemployment is expected to be severe following the fires.
Liberal email with the subject line 'United for Fort McMurray' upset Conservative backbencher.
Devastating images from the Stone Creek neighbourhood.
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The enormous blaze could burn for months.
The wildfire is continuing to rage through the oilsands capital.