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Alberta pledges money to solve highway crisis

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Wandering River to get emergency responders
The Alberta government and a municipality will contribute $ 1.3 million to hire up to four full-time emergency responders to work along Highway 63 after the Wandering River Fire Department closed last year, unable to handle the workload.

April 12, 2011
By The Globe and Mail

April 12, 2011, Edmonton – The Alberta government and a local county
will contribute $1.3 million to hire up to four full-time emergency
responders to work along Highway 63 to the oil sands. The
move comes after the Wandering River Fire Department, a small-town
squad of volunteer firefighters, shut down
operations last year, unable to handle a grim, growing workload. The Globe and Mail reports.
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