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Millions in Alberta wildfire prevention funding left unspent?

May 19, 2016 - The Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA), the organization responsible for implementing Alberta’s wildfire prevention strategy, left millions of dollars unspent that were earmarked for FireSmart programming, according to a recent Global News report.

The report states that the FRIAA had received $23.6 million in provincial funding between 2014 and 2016 that was to go towards FireSmart programming but only spent $6.9 million on wildfire prevention and mitigation during that same period. 

To read the full report, click here.

May 19, 2016  By  Andrew Snook

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