For the first time since May 4th, Alberta isn’t under a provincial state of emergency.
It was declared the day after a raging wildfire forced 90,000 people from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, completely emptying Fort McMurray.
The declaration was put in place so the Province could spearhead efforts to get that massive wildfire under control. The provincial state of emergency ended as of midnight on Friday, with a local state of emergency taking its place.
Residents have since returned to the area after the evacuation order was lifted a month ago. They returned to the community to find that 2,400 homes and buildings had been lost.
It was 2013 the last time a state of emergency was declared province-wide. That was for the southern Alberta floods that devastated several communities including High River and Calgary. (ms)