Philippines

No Pinoys reported affected by wildfires in US, Canada: DFA

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said no Filipino has been reported affected by the raging wildfires in the United States and Canada. Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Eduardo Meñez said the agency did not yet receive any reports from its foreign service posts in … Continue reading

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Ontario News

Fire Crews from Mexico to Help Fight Fires in the Northwest; Ontario Receiving International Assistance to Help Fight Wildfires

NEWS RELEASE Fire Crews from Mexico to Help Fight Fires in the Northwest Ontario Receiving International Assistance to Help Fight Wildfires TORONTO – More than 100 firefighters and support staff from Mexico will arrive in Toronto on July 17 to help Ontario in its fight against several large forest fires in the Northwest.The Mexican fire … Continue reading

Philippines

Pinoy loses home in raging California wildfire

Pinoy loses home in raging California wildfire By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — One Filipino lost his home in Butte County following the raging wildfires that destroyed communities in northern California, the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco reported Sunday. Consul General Henry Bensurto did not identify the national but said … Continue reading

Alberta

Programs help producers rebuild after wildfire

News Release Programs help producers rebuild after wildfire   The Government of Alberta is helping farmers and ranchers recover from the Hilda wildfire by supporting assistance programs. An assistance program is being set up through the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) where eligible farmers and ranchers can apply for an interest free loan to: fund … Continue reading

Alberta

Strengthening Southern Alberta Wildfire prevention measures

Press Release Strengthening Southern Alberta Wildfire prevention measures Effective immediately, the use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) in the forest areas of Southern Alberta will be restricted to reduce the risk of wildfires in the area. (L-R):Chad Morrison, (Alberta Wildfire),Oneil Carlier, (Minister of Agriculture and Forestry), Scott Long, (Alberta Emergency Management Agency) In addition to the … Continue reading

Reception centre maintains services to evacuees
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Reception centre maintains services to evacuees

News Release Reception centre maintains services to evacuees   The City of Edmonton’s Reception Centre for evacuees from the Fort McMurray region continues its service 17 days into the emergency situation. Services provided at the centre include: Clothing, toiletries, food and lodging A “Personal Services” desk to go ask questions Limited medical and mental health … Continue reading

Edmonton ACCC accepts evacuees’ pets
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Edmonton ACCC accepts evacuees’ pets

News Release Information for evacuees with pets Wildfire impacting Animal Care and Control’s regular services The City of Edmonton’s Animal Care and Control Centre (ACCC) has accepted many pets belonging to evacuees and is nearing capacity. If necessary, the Centre has access to alternative accommodation sites in outlying areas for evacuated animals needing shelter. If … Continue reading

Wildfire update: More than 500 firefighters currently battling blaze, fire conditions remain extreme
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Wildfire update: More than 500 firefighters currently battling blaze, fire conditions remain extreme

News Release Update 8: Fort McMurray Wildfire (May 8 at 4:15 p.m.) May 08, 2016 Media inquiries Today, Premier Notley delivered the following update on the wildfires around Fort McMurray: “Our goal yesterday was to complete the evacuation of the 25,000 residents who fled to the north of Fort McMurray. I’m pleased to say we … Continue reading