Today, May 15, 2012, is an important date to me for many reasons.
1) It is the one year anniversary of a fire that ripped through Slave Lake destroying 30% of the town. I covered this story on and off for months following the devastation and was in the disaster zone just hours after the blaze turned part of the town into ash.
2) It is the day I can say I’ve been published by Reader’s Digest Canada about my experiences of being a young journalist covering the Slave Lake disaster.
Please take the time to read, share and comment on my recollections of Slave Lake and the lessons it taught me about our great country of Canada.
You can read my piece, Memories of a young journalist heading into one of Alberta’s worst disasters, here.
Thank you all and I hope everybody takes the time to stop and think about Slave Lake today.