Monday, May 9, 2016

Spring in the Rockies as the northern boreal burns

Last week as I drove home from Edmonton through Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson Park, spring was putting on a brilliant show.

Meanwhile, tragically, huge swathes of boreal forest in northern BC and Alberta continued to burn, threatening Fort St. John and forcing 80,000 residents of Fort MacMurray to head south in convoy on the only road out of town, leaving behind the ashes of their burning homes.

Thankfully the weather has cooled slightly, making it easier for the firefighters to combat the blaze. I see this as one more reminder that whatever we're in, we're all in it together. Along with many others, I'm praying for the region to get rain.  

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