Prime Minister Stephen Harper traveled July 24 to La Ronge and Regina to meet with government officials, including members of Saskatchewan’s Wildfire Management Centre, and some of the first responders, who had been fighting a series of severe wildfires in many parts of the province. While in La Ronge, Harper received a briefing on the current situation and met with provincial and municipal government officials, firefighters and other first responders and volunteers to assess ongoing requirements and discuss the way ahead for affected communities. “I am saddened by the devastation that this year’s wildfires have caused in this part of the country. The people of Saskatchewan have shown great determination in the face of terrible hardship,” said Harper.
Photo caption: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, joined by Premier Brad Wall and Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River MP Rob Clarke, is briefed on the damage caused by a series of severe wildfires in many parts of the province during his visit to Saskatchewan.