I don't think many of you have any idea how big and terrible this fire is! Other than you in Nova Scotia who have seen the comparative map posted originally by Pam on Facebook which showed how far the fire would have spread if it had been in Halifax..
The Weather Network does have a map that shows the comparative area of the fire over several capital cities in Canada so you can get some idea of how large this fire is. For you in PEI, it would more than cut the island in half.
The entire population of 80,000 people has been evacuated from the city over the past week to the rest of the province that has opened its arms wholeheartedly to them.
I could not begin to tell you all the heartwarming stories and I won't even try. They are all over the newspapers and the internet.
Suffice it to say that all Canadians (from First Nations to Syrian refugees and all those in between) have joined together to support these people who have become refugees in our own country.
I am SO proud to be an Albertan...and a Canadian....
When things like this happen, we pull together and support each other.