Harper and Stelmach to tour Slave Lake devastation

Leaders to witness damage in town where fire destroyed 433 properties

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach will be in Slave Lake, Alta. on Friday, touring the town that was ravaged by wildfires earlier this week. Fire destroyed 433 properties in the community of 7,000 people. Many of the town’s residents are now in emergency shelters in nearby Athabasca and other communities. It may be weeks before they are able to return to their town. While it appears Harper has no plans to visit evacuees or speak to the media, Stelmach is scheduled to address reporters after the PM leaves the area later this afternoon.

CBC News

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