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Posted on: May 25, 2019

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 25, 2019 AT 9:00 PM

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 25, 2019 AT 9:00 PM

Tomorrow’s expected forecast could pose danger to firefighters working on parts of the fire perimeter. Gusty winds out of the southwest and high temperatures will increase fire activity. Despite the expec...

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

High Level Evacuees May 25, 2019

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May 25, 2019

 Approximately 5,097 residents have been registered as an evacuee from the area affected by the Chuckegg Creek Wildfire located southwest of High Level.

We ask evacuees if you have not already registered, please do so at one of the fol...

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

MEDIA NOTICE

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MEDIA NOTICE

Media availability with High Level fire official

May 25, 2019

Scott Elliott, Incident Commander under Unified Command, will be providing an update on the High Level-area wildfire.

When: Sunday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: At the ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

Atco Update May 25, 2019

Due to the volatile nature of wildfires, ATCO is securing large-scale backup generators that we can draw on to provide power communities, if needed

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

High Level IDA Update May 25, 2019

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High Level IDA is available for any prescription or drugstore needs throughout the evacuation.

This includes:

  • Consultations are available for wildfire emergency workers.
  • Prescription information can be made available with other pharmacies and h...
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Posted on: May 25, 2019

High Level Evacuees

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

Firefighter photos

Firefighters continue working to extinguish hotspots along the northeast side of the fire perimeter.

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

Statement From Mayor McAteer, Cheif Ahnassay, Reeve Knelsen

To our residents:

We know you want to get back into your homes and communities.

We know it’s extremely difficult and frustrating being away longer than anticipated.

You’re lives have been disrupted and it’s very unsettling not t...

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

High Level Wildfire Update May 25, 2019 11:00 a.m.

High Level Wildfire Update May 25, 2019

The Chuckegg Creek Fire remains approximately 3 km southwest of the Town of High Level. The last recorded size is approximately 99, 250 hectares. Firefighters have completed a successful controlled burn technique to ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

Alberta Health Service Mental Health Options

Experiencing an evacuation can be stressful and overwhelming. If you need to talk, call the Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 or Health Link at 811 #wildfire #HighLevel #GPAB #FMM #YMM #SlaveLake Find information, health-related resources and upda...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 24, 2019 AT 9:00 PM

The Chuckegg Creek Fire remains approximately 3 km southwest of the Town of High Level. The last recorded size is approximately 99, 250 hectares.

Firefighters have completed a successful controlled burn technique to create a containment boundary along high...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

High Level Sprinkler Photos

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Structural firefighters have been working hard in High Level and area. Below is a photo of firefighters testing the sprinkler systems that have been established in the Town of High Level.

Photo from the Government of Alberta 

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Message from the Mayor May 24, 2019

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Message from Mayor Crystal McAteer

Yesterday, I went to the evacuation centres in Fort Vermilion and La Crete. I am happy to report that our evacuated residents are being well- taken –care- of. The volunteers and the reception centre workers have...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Additional Resources for Evacuees

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Additional Resources for Evacuees 

Health Services 

  • For Health advice or information on health services, call Health Link at 811 or 1-866-408-LINK (5465)
  • For mental health support, call the helpline at 1-877-303-2642 if you’re str...
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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Firefighters work Structure Protection Youtube Video

About 160 structural firefighters, locally based and from across Alberta, are working to protect homes and commercial buildings threatened by the fire on the southwest side of High Level.

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Atco Update May 24, 2019

Atco Update May 24, 2019

We offer our heartfelt thanks to our partners in #Ag and #Forestry and all of the brave first responders supporting the #ABfire efforts. Together, we continue to make progress in High Level, Mackenzie Cou...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

High Level wildfire Update May 24, 2019

The Chuckegg Creek Wildfire (High Level area) remains approximately 3 km southwest of the Town of High Level and is still classified as Out of Control (OC).The last recorded size is approximately 99, 250 hectares.Firefighters have completed a successful&a...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

High Level and area Evacuees,

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May 24, 2019

High Level and area Evacuees,

The wildfire southwest of the Town of High Level is still classified as out of control and the danger to the Town of High Level and area is still very real. The Town of High Level understands that this is a difficu...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

High Level Evacuees May 24, 2019 8:30 a.m.

We ask evacuees if you have not already registered please do so at one of the following Evacuation Centres:

Slave Lake Legacy Centre400 6 Ave NE, Slave Lake, ABPhone: 780-843-5651.Directions: Take Highway 88 south to Slave Lake, turn right on to Caribou Tr...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

High Level Wildfire Update May 23, 2019

The wildfire danger for the High Level Forest Area has climbed to Extreme. Due to warmer temperatures, gusty winds and no significant rainfall in the forecast. A Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction is now in effect. Please use caution in the fore...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

High Level Wildfire Structure Protection May 23, 2019

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Municipal firefighters continue to arrive in High Level from areas all over Alberta. There are 154 firefighters and approximately 60 firetrucks and support units. Municipal Firefighters continue to work with Alberta Wildfire firefighters on protection eff...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Town of High Level NEWS RELEASE

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NEWS RELEASE

Fire crews, sprinklers keeping High Level-area safe from wildfire

May 23, 2019

Efforts to protect the homes, businesses and structures in the Town of High Level and surrounding area are going well and continue to be a priority ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

High Level Evacuees May 23, 2019 8:00 p.m.

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We ask evacuees if you have not already registered please do so at one of the following Evacuation Centres:

Slave Lake Legacy Centre400 6 Ave NE, Slave Lake, ABPhone: 780-843-5651.Directions: Take Highway 88 south to Slave Lake, turn right on to Caribou Tr...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Thank You! May 23, 2019 6:30 p.m.

May 23, 2019

Mayor and Council of the Town of High Level is very grateful to all of the communities that have been so welcoming to our residents. You have become a place of comfort for them in this difficult time. We are thankful that you are able to help ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Controlled Ignition Operations May 23, 2019 4:30 p.m.

May 23, 2019 4:30 p.m.
Firefighters are continuing, some Controlled Ignition Operations around the community of High Level. Therefore smoke will be seen close to town.
A Controlled Ignition Operations help protect the community by removing combustible debri...
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Posted on: May 23, 2019

MEDIA NOTICE Media availability on High Level-area wildfire

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MEDIA NOTICE

Media availability on High Level-area wildfire

May 23, 2019

High Level emergency responders and officials will address media and provide an update on activities conducted in the last 24 hours in and around the town site.

An igni...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 22, 2019 AT 9:00 PM

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 22, 2019 AT 9:00 PM

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE (SOUTHWEST OF HIGH LEVEL)

The Chuckegg Creek Fire remains approximately 3 km southwest of the Town of High Level and is classified as Out of Control (OC). Due to northeast winds and resources...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Structural Protection May 22, 2019 @8:00 p.m.

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Structural Protection has been completed to the treed area and on the southwest side of the Town of High Level.   Structural protection is presently being established on the northwest side of the town. There are now approximately 130 municipal fi...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Attention Evacuees May 22, 2019 6:30 p.m.

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If you have been displaced by the wildfires:1. Ask your insurance representative what living expenses you’re entitled to, and for what period of time.2. Keep all receipts for your living expenses, while displaced.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Atco Update may 22, 2019 6:00 p.m.

Last night our ATCO team successfully restored temporary power to Mackenzie County, the Town of High Level, La Crete, Fort Vermillion, Dene Tha’ First Nation and surrounding communities in Northwest Alberta that have been without power due to wi...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Town of High Level Update May 22, 2019 4:30 p.m.

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Town of High Level Update May 22, 2019 4:30 p.m.

There continues to be no immediate threat to the Town of High Level from the wildfire burning to the southwest of town. The wildfire is still classified as out of control and it is still unsafe to allow resi...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Pets, May 22, 2019 3:30 p.m.

May 22, 2019 3:30 p.m.

Animal Control has arrived and are collecting household pets that have been left behind in High Level and area. All the collected pets will be moved to a safe and secure location outside of the Town of high level.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 21, 2019 AT 10:30 AM

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 21, 2019 AT 10:30 AM

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE (FIRE NUMBER, HWF042, SOUTHWEST OF HIGH LEVEL)

- The Chuckegg Creek Fire remains approximately 3 km southwest of the Town of High Level and is classified as Out of Control (OC). Due to curre...
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Posted on: May 22, 2019

High Level Wildfire Hazard Reduction May 22, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Firefighters are currently, doing some hazard reduction burning around the community of High Level. In anticipation of a larger operation this afternoon. Therefore smoke will be seen close to town.

A Hazard Reduction Burn helps protect the community by rem...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

ATCO Media Statement

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 21, 2019 AT 10:30 PM

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 21, 2019 AT 10:30 PM

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE (FIRE NUMBER, HWF042)

  • Great progress was made by heavy equipment and firefighters today, due to lighter winds out of the northeast. This in result aided crews on protecting power line poles ...
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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Statement from Atco Electric Re: Electrical Service May 21, 2019 @8:00 PM

Statement from Atco Electric Re: Electrical Service May 21, 2019 @8:00 PM

1. Unfortunately, the ongoing wildfires in the High Level and Mackenzie County area have affected electric transmission lines servicing the High Level and Le Crete communities.

2. Thi...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

High Level Evacuees

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Attention High Level evacuees, if you have not registered please do so at one of the following Evacuation Centres:

Slave Lake Legacy Centre400 6 Ave NESlave Lake, ABPhone: 780-843-5651.

Directions: Take Highway 88 south to Slave Lake, turn right on to Carib...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Statement from Crystal McAteer, Mayor of High Level

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Statement from Crystal McAteer, Mayor of High Level

 

First, of all, I would like to reassure the citizens that the Town of High Level has been fully evacuated. Our amazing fire crews are doing everything possible to protect the properties, the hom...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

ALBERTA WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 21, 2019 AT 12:00 PM

AB WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 21, 2019 AT 12:00 PM

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE (FIRE NUMBER, HWF042)

  • The Chuckegg Creek fire has grown due to warm temperatures and strong winds. This fire is approximately 79, 805 hectares. This fire is located approximately 3 km sou...
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Posted on: May 21, 2019

TOHL not accepting donations

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At this time please note The Town of High Level and Area are not accepting donations. We thank you for your concern, for more information please continue to monitor the Town Website at www.highlevel.ca and the Alberta Wildfire website at ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Update as of May 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

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Update as of May 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

There is no immediate threat to the Town of High Level from the wildfire burning to the southwest of town. The Town of High Level was successfully evacuated as of 10:00 p.m. May 20, 2019. We would like to thank all th...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Structure protection as of May 20, 2019 at 9:00 PM

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The Town Sprinkler Plan has been 90% implemented. Fire crews from across the Province have been working throughout the day sprinkling properties and wildland areas within the Town of High Level and Mackenzie County. Fire Crews will be patrolling the commu...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

TOHL not accepting donations

At this time please note The Town of High Level and Area are not accepting donations. We thank you for your concern, for more information please continue to monitor the Town Website at www.highlevel.ca and the Alberta Wildfire website at www.wildfire.albe...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Statement from Atco Electric Re: Electrical Service May 20, 2019 @6:35 PM

Ongoing wildfires in the High Level area have affected electric transmission lines servicing the High Level and Le Crete communities. Our crews worked diligently through the day and replaced damaged structures as planned. There were more structures damage...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Town of High Level Evacuation Notice

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The Town of High Level is now issuing an Evacuation Order for the town as of May 20, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Evacuations will be carried out by zones, within town limits. Residents are recommended to secure their residences (lock doors and windows) take any per...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Mackenzie County Evacuation Livestock support

The County has arranged for stock trailers to assist any residents in the evacuation area that need support moving livestock. If you require assistance contact Dave Schellenberg with the County at 780-821-3103. When you call, the more information you can ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Mandatory Evacuation Mackenzie County Residents South and Southeast of high level

Mackenzie County Update as of May 20, 2019 at 11:40

Mackenzie County has declared a State of Local Emergency and has issued a mandatory evacuation for residents living South and Southeast of the Town of High Level (see map). All evacuees must register at t...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

TOHL General Public Inquires

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For general public inquires High Level residents can contact the Town of High Level Municipal Office at 780-926-2201.

Please continue to monitor the Town Website at www.highlevel.ca and the Alberta Wildfire website at www.wildfire.alberta.ca. And Download ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Tolko Industries Operations Suspended

May 20, 2019 @ 12:12 PM TOLKO INDUSTRIES 

Operations at the Tolko Mill have been suspended until further notice due to the power outage

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Town of High Level State of Local Emergency May 20, 2019 11:15 AM

At 11:15 AM the Town of High Level Municipal Council had declared a State of Local Emergency(SOLE) for the Town of High Level.  The SOLE allows the municipality to invoke additional legislative powers where required to control an emergency. &...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

High Level and Area Evacuation Alert May 20, 2019 @11:00 AM

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As a result of the fire behavior over the last few days The Town of High Level is now issuing an Evacuation Alert for High Level and area as of May 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. The purpose of the Evacuation Alert is to inform residents of a potential or current...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

High Level & Area Wildfire Update May 20, 2019 @10:00 AM

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As of 10:00 a.m. May 20, 2019, the town remains in no immediate danger, but residents are recommended to remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate if conditions change.

The eastern flank of the fire had slow growth over night. The HLFD will begin Sprinkl...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

High Level Electricity Update May 20, 2019 @ 9:15 AM

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The power is out in the entire north and east regions, including the of Town of High Level, First Nation Reserves and all of Mackenzie County. Atco Electric is working to restore the electricity with an estimated time of 6-8 hours.

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

High Level and Area Wild fire Update May 20, 2019 @9:00 AM

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As of 9:00 a.m. May 20, 2019, the town remains in no immediate danger, but residents are recommended to remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate if conditions change.

The eastern flank of the fire had slow growth over night. The HLFD will begin Sprinkle...

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

High Level Wildfire Update May 19 @ 9:00 PM

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As of 9:00 p.m. the town remains in no immediate danger, but residents are recommended to remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate if conditions change.

Alberta Wildfire Management will monitor the fire through the night and will immediately notify the ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

High Level Area Wildfire Update

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As of 4:00 p.m. on May 19th there continues to be no imminent threat to the Town of High Level from the wildfire burning to the southwest of town.  

The wildfire has crossed Highway 58 32 kilometers to the west of High Level.  

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

Public Notice re: Fire and power service

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The wildfire has crossed Highway 58 approximately 32 kilometers west of High Level. While there remains no imminent threat to the community there is a chance of a disruption to the electrical services.

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

High Level Area Wildfire Update

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Although there is no imminent danger to the Town of High Level from the wildfire south of town, our Fire Department is preparing for the possible protection of Norbord.  A number of fire departments will be arriving to assist with the protection ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

Preparing for an Emergency

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To keep up to date on the most recent information you can download the Alberta Emergency Alert App https://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/content/about/mobileapp.html or the Alberta Wildfire App https://open.alberta.ca/interact/alberta-wildfire. Informatio...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

FIRE BAN & OHV Ban is now in effect

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The wildfire danger for the High Level Forest Area has climbed to Very High. Due to warmer temperatures, gusty winds and no significant rainfall in the forecast. A Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction is now in effect. Please use caution in the fo...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

HL Spring Clean Up Week

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SPRING CLEAN UP 2019

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

FVSD Bus Loop Construction

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Commencing the week of May 6th, 2019 the Fort Vermilion School Division will be constructing a ‘bus loop’ immediately south of the existing track at High Level Public School.  This project will create a centralized bus pick-up...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Volunteer Income Tax Help

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...

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