Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Alberta Wildfires: One-third of Slave Lake destroyed by wildfires

Slave Lake Wildfire Relief notice posted in London Drug.
Wildfires that appear to be manmade have destroyed one-third of the town of Slave Lake, Alberta. Numerous homes and businesses, including the town hall and library, were destroyed in the fires that started May 15, 2011.

Slave Lake is located in northern Alberta on Lesser Slave Lake; it hosted the Arctic Winter Games in 1994. With a population of 7,031, it was incorporated in 1965.

Among the businesses and organizations aiding in the relief is London Drugs. The BC based company, founded in 1945, has set up a Slave Lake Wildlife Relief Fund at all of its 75 stores in 35+ major markets in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitboa. Proceeds will be channeled through the Canadian Red Cross.

Other donation options and relief efforts have been established across Canada; and there are plenty of ways to help out in Calgary. The Alberta government has promised $50M in aid.

London Drugs has 21 locations in Alberta:
  • Calgary (8)
  • Edmonton (7)
  • Grande Prairie (1)
  • Lethbridge (1)
  • Medicine Hat (1)
  • Red Deer (1)
  • Sherwood Park (1)
  • St. Albert (1)

Slave Lake Wildfire Relief notice posted in London Drugs

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