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Wildfires send about 25,000 fleeing from Canadian Rockies’ largest national park and nearby town

Jul. 23, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Multiple wildfires in the Canadian Rockies' largest national park sent up to 25,000 visitors and residents fleeing west over the last open mountain road Tuesday, navigating through darkness and soot following a government alert during the area's busiest tourist time of...

Wildfire near Canada's oil sands hub under control, Alberta officials say

May. 29, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A wildfire that forced thousands of residents from their homes in western Canada's oil sands hub of Fort McMurray earlier this month is now under control, Alberta officials said Wednesday. Alberta wildlife officials said the blaze remains less...

Canadian police link 4 women killed in the 1970s to dead American serial sex offender

May. 17, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police announced Friday they have linked the deaths of four young women nearly 50 years ago to a now-deceased U.S. fugitive who hid in Canada from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s. Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Dave Hall said Friday that Gary...

Fire threat eases near Canada's oil sands hub, but a long, hot summer looms

May. 15, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

The threat from a wildfire near Canada's oil sands hub of Fort McMurray, Alberta, appeared to be easing on Wednesday, a day after it forced thousands of residents to evacuate and stirred memories of a damaging blaze nearly a decade earlier. Favorable winds were expected to push the...

A town in western Canada prepares for a possible 'last stand' as wildfires rage in British Columbia

May. 13, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

FORT NELSON, British Columbia (AP) — An intense wildfire could reach a town in western Canada this week, fire experts and officials warned, based on forecasts of winds that have fueled the out-of-control blaze, which has forced the evacuation of thousands of people. The British...

Wildfire in Canada's British Columbia forces thousands to evacuate. Winds push smoke into Alberta

May. 12, 2024 06:44 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian authorities are urging all remaining residents in a town in British Columbia to leave immediately, despite improving weather conditions, after many were already evacuated due to a fast-growing wildfire. The blaze, which started Friday,...

Enerflex: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 07, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

CALGARY ALBERTA, Alberta (AP) — CALGARY ALBERTA, Alberta (AP) — Enerflex Ltd. (EFXT) on Tuesday reported a loss of $18 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Calgary Alberta, Alberta-based company said it had a loss of 15 cents. The energy...

Canadian Natural Resources: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 02, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

CALGARY ALBERTA CANADA, Alberta (AP) — CALGARY ALBERTA CANADA, Alberta (AP) — Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNQ) on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $732.1 million. The Calgary Alberta Canada, Alberta-based company said it had net income of 68 cents per share....