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fort mcmurray alberta

In case you were wondering what 85,000 hectares looked like.
Chris Burrows said he had only about five minutes to gather whatever he could grab.
Ever watch one of those shows that make fun of Americans and what they think of Canadians? I mean, ha ha, they think we all live in igloos, or ha ha, they think we all drive snowmobiles in July. Except I find I am not doing much ha-ha-ing when I realize that my fellow Canadians - and Albertans - know so little about my region. I find myself saying not "ha ha" but rather "what the hell?"