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“I’ll have a Blue Christmas without you”: Churches offer comfort on the longest night

Churches are hosting Blue Christmas services to offer comfort for people experiencing grief, loss or hardship as Christmas approaches.

20 December 2017

Fort McMurray wildfire finally under control

The wildfire that has been raging in and around Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, is finally under control, but it could take until next year until the flames are finally extinguished.

06 July 2016

Anglicans pitch in for Fort McMurray fire relief

As evacuees from Fort McMurray contemplate waiting weeks before they can return to their fire-ravaged city, Anglicans are continuing to reach out in support. On Friday, the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund announced an initial grant of $15,000 to the diocese of Athabasca, in which Fort McMurray falls, to help with its immediate needs.

12 May 2016

Rescues continue as Canadian wildfire grows

Canadian officials are using military and civilian planes to rescue 8,000 people trapped by the growing wildfire in the Fort McMurray area. The town’s 88,000 population were evacuated this week but the dramatic spread of the fire means that some of those who have already moved are now in fresh danger.

06 May 2016

PWRDF accepting donations for Alberta floods

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is sending a $15,000 grant to the Anglican Diocese of Calgary to help those affected by the severe floods that recently hit Calgary and southern Alberta.

28 June 2013