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Wildfire forces evacuation of northern Alberta First Nation – APTN News

May 21, 2019 An out-of-control wildfire burning in northern Alberta forced 4,000 to flee their homes in High Level, and another 700 from Bushe River First Nation. No injuries were reported as people were sent to nearly a dozen locations, including an evacuation centre in Slave Lake. Alberta Premier Jason Kenny said the fire is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20196 Views

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We know what it was like’: Slave Lake residents offer help, open homes to people fleeing wildfire – CBC

May 21, 2019 Business and residents offering evacuees places to stay The evacuation order for the town of High Level, the surrounding Mackenzie County and the nearby Bushe River Reserve of the Dene Tha’ First Nation has forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes. More than 650 people have registered at an emergency […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20196 Views

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Northern Alberta wildfire ranked at highest danger level; conditions expected to worsen – CBC

Town of High Level, Alta., has been successfully evacuated, Alberta premier says May 21, 2019 An out-of-control wildfire burning near a town in northwestern Alberta is rated at the highest possible danger level and the dry, windy weather means the danger is expected to increase this week, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Tuesday. “The fire […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201910 Views

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Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta. – Red Deer Advocate

May. 21, 2019 HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — A northern Alberta town and a nearby First Nation are being evacuated due to the threat of an encroaching wildfire. Thousands of people are being told to leave High Level, as well as the Bushe River Reserve, via Highway 58 east of the communities since highways south and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 20198 Views

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Six out-of-control wildfires burn in Alberta; High Level residents told to remain vigilant, Marlboro residents able to go home – Calgary Herald

About 4,000 people were told to leave their homes in the Town of High Level late Monday afternoon as a wildfire moves closer to the community. May 20, 2019 4:50 p.m. Town of High Level told to evacuate About 4,000 people were told to leave their homes in the Town of High Level late Monday […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 20199 Views

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Physician honoured for Indigenous health-care advocacy – Daily Herald Tribune

May 16, 2019 A Grande Prairie anesthesiologist has been recognized for helping create spaces where positive change can occur for Indigenous health care. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) awarded Dr. Alika Lafontaine with its 2019 Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action for demonstrating leadership and dedication in advancing CMA goals and policies through his […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201922 Views

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Augmented reality app reveals meaning behind Indigenous bear sculpture – Folio

Digital technology and traditional Cree teachings come together in virtual tour of artwork at U of A downtown campus. A new University of Alberta digital project is bringing Indigenous knowledge to campus and letting people connect on the spot with its teachings. Using augmented reality, users can access videotaped pop-up stories by hovering their electronic […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201919 Views

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Alberta’s workers never asked for this political pipeline paralysis – The Globe and Mail

Paul de Jong is president of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). It wasn’t that long ago that the federal Liberal government took ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, “to get it built in a timely fashion.” But now, while consultations with Indigenous communities continue, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi can’t guarantee […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201918 Views

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Tickets available for Charles Weaselhead dinner – Medicine Hat News

May 17, 2019. Lethbridge Herald Tickets are now available for the first dinner honouring incoming University of Lethbridge Chancellor Charles Weaselhead. Alberta Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell will install Weaselhead, the university’s first Indigenous chancellor, earlier in the day during the first spring convocation ceremony on May 30. He will then preside over the Chancellor’s Dinner […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201919 Views

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Kudos on Indigenous employment progress but more can be done – Lethbridge Herald

May 17, 2019. Toast to the reconciliation committee and Amanda Scout and Katie-Jo Rabbit for the update on your progress. Although I have not noticed it very much yet, it is good to hear that more Indigenous people are getting off-reserve employment as the more they are seen working, the more the old stereotypes are […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201918 Views

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