Canada is giving South Africa's visiting firefighters a surprise pay raise - Quartz

Nearly 300 South African firefighters arrived in Alberta, Canada this week to help quell wildfires that have destroyed entire neighborhoods and forced Fort McMurray's population of nearly 90,000 to flee. And now they've just got a surprise pay raise ...

SA firefighters in Canada battle about 900km of fire - Eyewitness News

A group of 300 South African firefighters work to uproot a tree as they mop-up hot spots in an area close to Anzac, outside of Fort McMurray, Alberta on June 2, 2016. The first convoys of weary, anxious residents returned to wildfire-ravaged Fort ...

Residents of the fire-stricken Canadian town of Fort McMurray are returning home - Deutsche Welle

Four weeks after a fire forced them out of their homes, the first residents have returned to Fort McMurray as the Canadian town starts to reopen. But authorities are cautioning on moving back too soon. Destroyed houses in Fort McMurray. Residents wore ...

South African firefighters who helped out with Alberta wildfires get salary raises - Stuff.co.nz

A group of 300 firefighters from South Africa helping out in Alberta's wildfires will be paid Canadian wages. A month has passed since wildfires devastated Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, burning down entire neighbourhoods and forcing the city's ...

Gore Bay fire department holds very successful fundraiser for Fort McMurray fire refugees - Manitoulin Expositor

Washing for a very good cause! Members of the Gore Bay volunteer fire department, along with volunteers, held a very successful car wash and barbecue last Saturday. A public open house for visitors to view the Gore Bay fire hall and firefighting ...

Fort McMurray wildfire presents silver lining for Alberta contractors - Globalnews.ca

WATCH ABOVE: The recovery in Fort McMurray could help a lot of people earn pay cheques again, and not just in that city. The Conference Board of Canada expects rebuilding work will boost Alberta's GDP by about half a point. As Mia Sosiak reports, those ...

Basic services tested as more evacuees return to Fort McMurray - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Sounds of children playing are missing from Krista Poirier's street as she returns to a neighbourhood transformed by flames. Nearby homes where she once chatted with neighbours are destroyed, as are lampposts, bicycles and trucks, all covered by a ...

South African firefighters start fighting Fort McMurray wildfire - Globalnews.ca

There are 300 firefighters from South Africa in Alberta to help fight the Fort McMurray wildfire. Courtesy/Working on Fire. What is this? Sponsored content is written by Global News' editorial staff without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If ...

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

Fort McMurray Giants players warm up before taking on the Edmonton Prospects, in Edmonton Alberta, May 28, 2016. It's the Giants first game in their borrowed stadium since the wildfires in Fort McMurray. JASON FRANSON/for The Globe and Mail. The Fort ...

Real test for Fort McMurray re-entry plans may come today - CBC.ca

Up to 40,000 evacuees are eligible to return to their homes in Fort McMurray, Alta., today, but officials say they expect only about half that number will actually arrive. Those residents live in Zone 2, which includes the Parsons Creek, Stone Creek ...

Officials warn of drones buzzing around Fort McMurray wildfire - Globalnews.ca

EDMONTON – Crews fighting a wildfire around Fort McMurray in northern Alberta say drones are buzzing about and threatening operations. Senior wildfire manager Chad Morrison says drones haven't affected firefighting operations at this point, but can be ...

Alberta man endured both Slave Lake and Fort McMurray wildfires - CBC.ca

George Cloete lost his home in the fire. Not the Fort McMurray fire but the one in Slave Lake. Then 13 days before the fifth anniversary of that disaster, he was forced to flee again. "We literally could feel the explosions right across the street ...

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 ...

'The city is buzzing': Tens of thousands return to Fort McMurray - CTV News

An estimated 20,000 evacuees are expected to return Fort McMurray on Thursday, which local officials expect may be the busiest day of the phased re-entry into the community devastated by wildfires. The 40,000 residents who live in "zone 2", which ...

Canada's $6.9 Billion Wildfire Is the Size of Delaware—and Still Out of Control - Bloomberg

Tammy Tiedemann remembers the first time she took her kids to the pits. It was 2007. She was 35, a single mom, a Métis with Cree roots and Fort Mac proud: proud of the work she did for Shell Oil, the machines she operated, the toughness and camaraderie ...

Evacuees return to Fort McMurray and the rebuild begins - Edmonton Sun

Fenton Lovell cried Wednesday as he returned to the city he and his family were forced to flee nearly a month ago. He cried again when he opened his fridge. Pilar Ramirez put on a pair of blue latex gloves and started cleaning as soon as she entered ...

Fort McMurray Residents Face 'Shock' on Return After Wildfires - Bloomberg

Waseem Amin has been making big plans for his return to Fort McMurray, the Canadian oil-sands town devastated by wildfires last month. He came home to a city smelling of smoke and surrounded by charred hills dotted with hulks of burned trees. Amin, 38 ...

In their words: People returning to Fort McMurray share their stories - Edmonton Journal

People returning Wednesday to Fort McMurray and area told their stories to reporters Ameya Charnalia, Vincent McDermott, David Lazzarino, Otiena Ellwand, Janet French, David Staples and Sarah O'Donnell. Christine Fotty, 57, oilsands worker, material ...

Fort McMurray mayor warns returning residents of 'shocking' destruction - Edmonton Sun

On Wednesday morning the return of the first wave of wildfire evacuees began in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities. Mobile users follow our live coverage here. A dozen Postmedia reporters and photographers are in Fort McMurray to capture the ...

Returning home, Fort McMurray evacuees face long road to recovery - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Jason Upton had watched in his rear-view mirror as flames raged into Fort McMurray, Alta., but 29 days after the mass evacuation of residents he wasn't prepared for the devastation now so obvious in his hometown. His house near the downtown hospital ...