Slave Lake residents greet Will and Kate

Fire-ravaged community welcomes good news

Citizens of an Alberta town devastated by wildfires seven weeks ago say a visit from the royal couple helped bring the community together. Slave Lake residents began staking out their spots to see the royal couple early Wednesday morning. The couple toured the town and viewed much of the devastated areas. The wildfire that burned through Slave Lake in May was the second-most costly insured disaster in Canadian history, with more than $700 million in damages. After Will and Kate wrap up their visit, they will fly to a secret retreat before heading to Calgary for the Stampede.

Edmonton Journal