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Environment & Animal Life

Fort McMurray wildfire too hot to control, more evacuations

It’s completely out of control. About 90,000 people have now been evacuated from the area around Ft McMurray in northeastern Alberta Harrowing tales of narrow escapes as the rushing flames engulfed both sides of roads leading out of town. Tuesday »

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Huge wild fire inferno, massive evacuation- Alberta town

It is the largest emergency evacuation in Alberta history. Record breaking heat and no rain in the past few weeks have left forests and grasses in the prairie provinces tinder dry. An image of the fire Tuesday as it burned »


Parliament Hill back to business after two evacuations

Canadian members of parliament and their staff are back to business as usual on Parliament Hill in Ottawa after two consecutive fire alarms forced brief evacuations of Centre Block Wednesday morning. Parliament security staff asked people to leave Centre Block, which »