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CYPRESS COUNTY, AB. - Alberta's Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier visited Jenner, AB. yesterday but did not travel the hour and a half to Hilda, AB. to see the area affected by the devastating wildfires last October. Minister Carlier was asked if he was hearing of a need for more assistance for farmers and ...
FORESTS. Wildfires, drought could reshape Alberta this century. Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Half of Alberta's boreal forest could disappear in about 80 years, according to a new study that says climate change and wildfires are the culprits.

The upland forest will be replaced after wildfire by open woodland or grassland, according to research from University of Alberta biologists, conducted in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada researchers. "By 2100, at least 50 percent of the boreal upland mixed wood forest could become young ...
It has been two years since the province experienced the Fort McMurray wildfire, yet it remains one of the worst incidents of its kind in Canadian history. Although Alberta saw another wildfire incident just last year, many experts are looking at the much larger, much costlier Fort McMurray case to prevent ...
A study shows half of Alberta's boreal forest could disappear in just over 80 years due to wildfires and climate change. The research, published Monday in the journal Ecosphere, gives a glimpse at how vegetation could change based on the current rate of carbon emissions and climate change. "We found ...
Alberta's wildfire season began on March 1 with a number of important measures being put in place to ensure the province is prepared. The Whitecourt Forest Area has been active through the winter months, working with communities and industries in wildfire preparedness and continuing to increase staff ...

Apparently lightning can strike the same place twice after all. A new study done by the University of Calgary suggests that with the use of satellite data and artificial intelligence it's possible to predict where lightning is at a greater risk to trigger wildfires. Dr. Xin Wang is seen at her desk at the University of ...
March 1 marks the start of wildfire season in Alberta and preparations are well underway. It might be hard to believe if you look outside, but Alberta's Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier says conditions can change in a hurry. “Keep in mind, when it does start to dry up and snow starts to melt, that ...
It was all hands on deck Wednesday as more than 150 officials took part in an exercise ahead of wildfire season. “You can never be too prepared,” said Scott Long, spokesman for the Alberta Emergency Management Agency. The annual exercise — which incorporated about 100 people at the provincial ...
According to the province, 789 of the fires in Alberta were human-caused. Fire permits will be required for any burning, except for campfires, in the Forest Protection Area (map here https://wildfire.alberta.ca/firesmart/firesmart-communities/community-le...). The fire permit will ensure firefighters know where ...
A Fort McMurray lawyer is calling on insurance companies to extend their deadlines to settle wildfire insurance claims. ... pedestrians killed in collision disappointed after criminal charges stayed; MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: Indigenous culture in Fort McMurray area on display at Alberta Winter Games.
MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: Family of Fort McMurray pedestrians killed in collision disappointed after criminal charges stayed; MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: Indigenous culture in Fort McMurray area on display at Alberta Winter Games; MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: 25 years later, ...
A Canadian couple who lost their home in a massive wildfire two years ago has found themselves C$1m ($795,000; £572,000) richer. Bill Pendergast and his wife home burned down in a wildfire dubbed "The Beast" due to its size and ferocity. The fire devastated Alberta's Fort McMurray in 2016 - about ...
During wildfire season in Alberta, Trevor Grant and his crew can stand on the roof of their fire station near Grande Prairie and pick out columns of smoke on the horizon. "We'll come up on the roof here and just have a look out," said Grant, fire chief for the County of Grande Prairie regional fire services.
Above: A human-caused wildfire from this past fall burns in southern Alberta near the Coleman area. Albertans need to do their part to prevent wildfires. – GOA Photo. by Morinville News Staff. Despite snow and ice still being in varying quantities throughout the province, Alberta wildfire officials are currently ...
While we're all busy scraping our windshields and shovelling snow from our driveways, Alberta wildfire officials have something else on their minds. Firefighters and support staff are already training and readying equipment and aircraft so they can be fully operational for the start of this year's fire season on ...
In addition to the earlier start to the fire season the Alberta government also completed amendments to the Forest and Prairie Protection Act and other associated regulations. Those changes, Burrows said, will “further protect our communities from wildfires”. One is the introduction of new violation tickets for ...

Above: A human-caused wildfire from this past fall burns in southern Alberta near the Coleman area. Albertans need to do their part to prevent wildfires. – GOA Photo. by Morinville News Staff. Despite snow and ice still being in varying quantities throughout the province, Alberta wildfire officials are currently ...
While we're all busy scraping our windshields and shovelling snow from our driveways, Alberta wildfire officials have something else on their minds. Firefighters and support staff are already training and readying equipment and aircraft so they can be fully operational for the start of this year's fire season on ...
According to the province, 789 of the fires in Alberta were human-caused. Fire permits will be required for any burning, except for campfires, in the Forest Protection Area (map here https://wildfire.alberta.ca/firesmart/firesmart-communities/community-le...). The fire permit will ensure firefighters know where ...
Wood Buffalo Mayor Don Scott says hosting the 2018 Alberta Winter Games is a sign that Fort McMurray is back after the 2016 wildfire. Despite the ... Michelle Toner, general manager for Alberta Winter Games, admitted there was some doubt about whether the region could host the event after the wildfire.
A Canadian couple who lost their home in a massive wildfire two years ago has found themselves C$1m ($795,000; £572,000) richer. Bill Pendergast and his wife home burned down in a wildfire dubbed "The Beast" due to its size and ferocity. The fire devastated Alberta's Fort McMurray in 2016 - about ...
(CNN) Bill Pendergast has spent the last two years rebuilding his home, which burnt down when a wildfire raged through Fort McMurray, Alberta. Now, he is $1 million richer and able to finish restoring his family home thanks to the Atlantic Lotto. Pendergast, 50, bought the $3 Lotto 6/49 ticket earlier this ...
A Fort McMurray lawyer is calling on insurance companies to extend their deadlines to settle wildfire insurance claims. ... pedestrians killed in collision disappointed after criminal charges stayed; MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: Indigenous culture in Fort McMurray area on display at Alberta Winter Games.
Fort McMurray's public and Catholic schools have received more than $80,000 in funding from the Lions of Alberta Foundation. The funding comes from money that was donated towards Fort McMurray's wildfire assistance from Lions Foundations all over Canada, as well as Maine. Fred Walters, the ...
MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: Family of Fort McMurray pedestrians killed in collision disappointed after criminal charges stayed; MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: Indigenous culture in Fort McMurray area on display at Alberta Winter Games; MORE FORT McMURRAY NEWS: 25 years later, ...
Why summer wildfires may be behind an increase in songbirds on the ... it go through the Interior and Alberta as it heads south for the winter.
The bird is rarely seen in the Lower Mainland and its normal migration route is through the Interior and Alberta as it flies south for the winter.
The association suspects that the extensive wildfires may have ... take them through the Interior and Alberta as they head south for the winter.
They said if Alberta won't make the move, Ottawa should. ... from habitat loss and damage from forestry, energy development and wildfires.
It's been a record-setting year for devastating and deadly wildfires ... The Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba saw a lot ...
30, the class decided to focus their campaign, “Our Alberta,” on a ... with fundraising efforts for evacuees fleeing the Fort McMurray wildfires.
While wildfires were ravaging parts of northern Saskatchewan and Alberta in the summer of 2015, a Hall Lake man was flicking lit matches into ...
The cause of an Oct. 17 wildfire that began near Hilda, Alta., and spread into ... Alberta's Office of the Fire Commissioner is still investigating the ...
Last month's California wildfires will be the costliest wildfire loss in U.S. ... Last year's wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, was Canada's largest ...
WATCH: Some Alberta farmers struck by October grassfires estimate ... Watch below from Oct. 18: Smoke from the wildfire burning on Siksika ...
Increasing wind speeds will stoke more Alberta wildfires · Interior B.C. needs better air quality monitoring during wildfires: Kamloops doctors ...
Alberta Wildfire posted Sunday afternoon on its Twitter feed that the once dangerous blaze was no longer being treated as unmanageable.
Alberta officials say the Chimney Rock Road fire was being held as of ... For the latest information and status of wildfires in Alberta, visit the ...
Grass fire prompts evacuation alert near Alberta's Chain Lakes ... and remains out of control, said Travis Fairweather with Alberta Wildfire.
Residents evacuated from an area affected by a wildfire in southern Alberta Wednesday can obtain temporary access to check on their property ...
Grass fire prompts evacuation alert near Alberta's Chain Lakes Provincial ... grew out of control, said Travis Fairweather with Alberta Wildfire.
A wildfire that popped up at around 9 a.m. Wednesday is considered to be under control, according to officials. Global News has learned the ...
Increasing wind speeds will stoke more Alberta wildfires ... High winds cause power outages, widespread damage in Edmonton, central Alberta.
Climate change didn't directly cause major wildfires in Alberta and British Columbia this year but it did contribute to their extreme nature, says a ...
A firefighter was killed battling wind-whipped wildfires that tore through southern Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan Tuesday night. Cypress ...
... are among the Alberta cities and towns welcoming new mayors after ... a platform that focuses on the rebuild from the wildfires and downtown ...
... a second term, while incumbents also fared well in other Alberta cities. ... grace under pressure after a devastating wildfire swept through the ...
Premises identification has been used during natural disasters in Alberta as well, including the Fort McMurray wildfire in 2016, flooding in ...
As deadly wildfires rage across California's wine country, leaving at least ... Last year's devastating wildfire in Alberta coincided with the lowest ...


 

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