Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Canadians Offering Financial Relief to Victims of Alberta Wildfires

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Atlantic Canadians Offering Financial Relief to Victims of Alberta Wildfires

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Atlantic Canada working to help Fort McMurray

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HALIFAX - Fundraising continues across Atlantic Canada to help with the relief effort for those affected by the wildfires in northern Alberta.

The Prince Edward Island government announced Friday it had suspended collection of student loan payments from Islanders who moved out West to work in Fort McMurray.

Advanced Learning Minister Richard Brown said the province wants to ease the financial burden for Island graduates who were forced to leave the town when a wall of smoke and flame descended on the area earlier this week. Brown issued a statement Friday saying the suspension is for an indefinite period.

"While the current situation is devastating, the aftermath can be much more challenging to comprehend and move forward from," Brown said. …

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