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Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
The McMurray Métis have been committed to its’ members since incorporation in 1987, and that did not change during the fires that have devastated all of Fort McMurray. The staff and board evacuated just like everyone else, but even though we were separated by geography and circumstance, we came together…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Even while 80,000 people were driving bumper to bumper out of Fort McMurray the Canadian Red Cross were mobilizing in preparation of the fallout from one of the worst wildfires in recent history. During the days leading up to the massive exodus, Jenn McManus, vice president of the Canadian Red…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
I remember hearing Ronda Rousey say “There is no history of anything happening, until it does.  And then there is.”  Stories of victory need conflict.  Tales of courage and strength require battles to happen.  It seems so easy to say these things, but who really wants to experience the conflict,…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
On May 3rd at 3pm, the team at Noralta Lodge gathered around their televisions to watch the updates on the evolving Fort McMurray Fire. A mandatory evacuation order had been issued for two Fort McMurray neighbourhoods, and by 6:20 p.m. that order would apply to the entire city. For half…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
I was born and raised in Fort McMurray and have heard all the rumours and stereotypes out there. I have been able to provide truths and facts to help quell any of the misunderstandings to those who have never visited my beautiful hometown or to those who never gave it…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
As I began to write this article, I was en route to Fort McMurray for the first time since the evacuation. As I process through everything we’ve seen weeks past, I remember more good than bad. More encouraging than discouraging. More uplifting than heartbreaking. Even as some lost everything they…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
When the evacuation order sounded for Fort McMurray as ‘The Beast’ further reached into our lives with its destructive force, everyone joined the ranks of one great big family. Even the oil sands industry stepped up to become an integral part of that family. As companies opened their doors to…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Just like 80,000 other people in Fort McMurray, our world was flipped upside down on May 3. This is our story, starting from Sunday when the fire first started to when we finally returned on-air in Fort McMurray on May 30. Some of our staff fled the flames South on…

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