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Return to Fort McMurray: The long journey to a new normal - Macleans.ca

To Michaela Magee, Wednesday didn't feel like the start of June in post-wildfire Fort McMurray. It felt like that big old reunion a 19-year-old grows used to having every September. “It's as if you're going to your first day of school,” she says ...and more »

'It's eerie': Thousands of residents return home after Fort McMurray wildfire - Globalnews.ca

It was an emotional morning for Fort McMurray residents who were allowed to return to their community on Wednesday. Roadblocks were lifted at around 6 a.m., marking the beginning of the re-entry to the northern Alberta city. Residents could been seen ...and more »

Upside Down: When International Aid Flows From Africa To The West - Huffington Post Canada

It's been a few weeks since thousands fled from the Canadian city of Fort McMurray to escape the raging wildfires. The news has died down but the big blaze rages on. It is not unusual for the U.S. to lend a hand in this type of exceptional natural ...and more »

300 South African firefighters are trained and headed to Fort McMurray - The Globe and Mail

When she saw the Fort McMurray wildfire on television, Sibongile Zwane admits she found it frightening. In all her firefighting experience in the South African bush, she had never seen flames leaping across roads and climbing to the tops of tall pine ...and more »

Dozens of stores, pharmacies, banks reopen after Fort McMurray wildfire - Globalnews.ca

The first wave of Fort McMurray residents was able to return home Wednesday for the first time since a voracious wildfire forced a mass evacuation of the entire city. Starting June 1, a voluntary re-entry plan will see groups of residents come back in ...and more »

IN PHOTOS: Fort McMurray residents return home nearly 1 month after wildfire - Globalnews.ca

WATCH ABOVE: Fort McMurray residents describe what it's like to return home, nearly one month after a fire tore through their community forcing the evacuation of 80,000 people. X. - A A +. Listen. Thousands of vehicles streamed into Fort McMurray ...and more »

Returning Fort McMurray residents face long road to recovery - CBC.ca

Trish Trefry knows her dream home near Fort McMurray is still standing, but she doesn't yet know if it's in livable condition. Like many of the 88,000 residents who fled the northern Alberta community a month ago when "The Beast" wildfire moved in ...and more »

The Fort McMurray fire: How big is it now? - Macleans.ca

Most of us have never been to Fort McMurray, and have little context for comprehending the extent of the damage there. Your home town, however, is a point of reference you understand. So, we've mapped the burn area of the Fort McMurray fire onto ...and more »

South Africa Renews Canadian Ties With Fort McMurray Aid - Huffington Post Canada

By the time Fort McMurray was evacuated this spring, Canada had suffered its worst wildfire in generations. Images of the small Canadian city engulfed in flames went viral, as frightened city residents fled for their lives. Despite boasting first rate ...and more »

A Fort McMurray baseball dream survives thanks to a friendly rival - The Globe and Mail

The Fort McMurray Giants were set to kick off their baseball season when wildfires caused a massive evacuation, leaving many from the town – including the team – without a home. But thanks to the generosity of a rival club in Edmonton, the Giants will ...and more »