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MAY 10, 2016 - The Guardian

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Canada wildfire: 85% of Fort McMurray has been saved, says Alberta premier

Rachel Notley describes devastation wrought by ongoing wildfire as ‘heartbreaking’, with residents facing long wait to return to their homesOverwhelming and heart-breaking was how Rachel Notley, the Alberta premier, described the destruction left behind in the wake of a wildfire that continues to rage out of control in northern Alberta. Related: Alberta wildfires leave Fort McMurray charred and desolate – in ...

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MAY 10, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Tensions simmer at Canada fire evacuee centers

Frustration mounted among the Fort McMurray evacuees, crammed into shelters after a traumatic flight from the Canadian oil city, as some turned to criticizing the official handling of the wildfires ravaging the region. At the closest evacuation center to the fires, in Lac La Biche, about 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of Fort McMurray, security was doubled overnight on Monday ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Bank of Canada to discuss wildfire impact on May 25; says too soon now

By Leah Schnurr and Fergal Smith OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - It is too early to assess precisely the economic impact of the Alberta wildfire, the Bank of Canada said on Monday, adding that it will have more to say in its interest rate decision later this month. "Bank of Canada staff are closely analyzing these still-unfolding events, and we will have ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Canada wildfire offers hope to homeless hurt by oil bust

By Liz Hampton LAC LA BICHE, Alberta (Reuters) - The nearly 90,000 residents of Canadian oil boomtown Fort McMurray forced to flee a massive wildfire include some who were already homeless and now find themselves better off than before. Terry MacDuff, 54, had been living in a tent for nearly five months when he evacuated Fort McMurray last Tuesday. While ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Officials encouraged by how much of Canada city spared by wildfire

By Rod Nickel FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canadian officials who got their first glimpse on Monday of the oil sands boomtown of Fort McMurray since a wildfire erupted said they were encouraged by how much of it escaped destruction, estimating almost 90 percent of its buildings were saved. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said 2,400 structures had burned within the ...

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