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Province announces start of Wildfire Season
Jon Tupper

Province announces start of Wildfire Season

Feb 20, 2024 | 6:05pm
Alberta has declared an early start to this year’s wildfire season. The fire season typically runs from March 1st to October 31st, but yesterday Minister of Forestry and Parks, Todd Loewen, announced that the season is starting immediately. Burn permits are now required for anyone who plans on burning in the Alberta Forest Area. The […]
Union raises concerns about wildfire preparedness

Union raises concerns about wildfire preparedness

Feb 20, 2024 | 5:15am
Alberta’s wildfire season officially starts March 1st, and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) is sounding the alarm over the government’s preparedness. AUPE says the Government of Alberta’s failure to hire and retain dedicated wildfire fighting staff threatens Albertans’ safety. Members of AUPE employed by Alberta Wildfire say that the organization has been grappling […]