Atlantic provinces donate $250,000 to Alberta wildfire relief efforts

Relief efforts for people affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire will be getting a $250,000 boost from the four Atlantic Provinces.

HALIFAX — Relief efforts for people affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire will be getting a $250,000 boost from the four Atlantic Provinces.

Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick will each contribute $75,000 while Prince Edward Island will contribute $25,000.

The money will go to the Canadian Red Cross.

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says the thoughts and prayers of his province are with the communities affected by the disaster because of the close work ties developed with Nova Scotians over the years.

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball says his province is committed to continuing support during a “difficult time.”

Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan says although the terrible events are taking place in Alberta, the effects are being felt throughout Atlantic Canada.

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