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Alberta sets record for opioid overdose deaths as province unveils app for prevention

Posted March 23, 2021

This is heartbreaking. As part of the first responder team that attends medical calls, opioid overdoses are among the hardest calls we get. The opioid epidemic is devastating on so many levels… and no segment of society has been spared from the pain it brings.

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First Calgary Financial building ‘unstable’ after considerable damage in large blaze: fire department

Posted March 21, 2021

"CFD District Chief Innis Fraser said crews were able to get to the scene quickly and stop the fire from spreading further after receiving multiple 911 calls about the blaze."

 

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1 sent to hospital after fire at southeast Calgary duplex

Posted March 20, 2021

One person was rushed to hospital after a fire broke out at a southeast Calgary duplex on Friday night.

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Grass fire ignites near Max Bell Centre for second day in a row

Posted March 20, 2021

Smoke clouded over Memorial Drive E. Saturday afternoon after a grass fire ignited near Max Bell Centre for a second consecutive day.

Five fire trucks responded to the blaze, which burned a patch of grass on the east side of Deerfoot Trail near the bike path leading to the arena, Calgary Fire Department acting battalion chief Brad Thompson said.

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Crews battle grass fire near Max Bell arena that ‘was moving towards the bike path’

Posted March 19, 2021

We are glad crews were able to get control of this grass fire. "District Chief Dave Nelson said grass fires are common at this time of year and people need to be extra vigilant when disposing of smoking materials and matches."

 

 

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Calgary crews recover 2 bodies from Bow River

Posted March 14, 2021

Warm weather is making the ice and snow areas dangerous around Calgary rivers and other bodies of water. Please avoid ice-covered bodies of water and icy shorelines, it is very difficult to judge the strength and thickness of the ice. 

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