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Canadian Wildfires Force Evacuation of Far North

Posted on AllSides August 17th, 2023
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OTTAWA—Evacuation efforts are under way in Canada’s Northwest Territories, the region at the top of the North American continent, as wildfires risk reaching the capital of Yellowknife by the weekend. Authorities on late Wednesday issued an evacuation order for residents of Yellowknife, a city of more than 20,000 that is about 300 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Canadian officials have identified Yellowknife and other parts of Northwest Territories parts of the country experiencing abnormally dry conditions, which in turn have triggered the worst wildfire season in Canadian history. To...

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