Royal Couple To Visit Wildfire-Ravaged Town

Royal Couple To Visit Wildfire-Ravaged Town

06 July 2011

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Canada / UK –The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make an unscheduled stop on their royal tour and travel to Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories, which has been ravaged by wildfires.

The town was devastated in May when a blaze forced the complete evacuation of its 7,000 residents and the couple will meet those who are putting the town back together.

William and Kate have been immersing themselves in the Canadian wilderness.

They were taken by float plane to Blachford Lake, which is only 250 miles from the Arctic Circle.

There they met young rangers who are part of a scheme to engage young people in these isolated territories.

‘This place is what Canada is all about: vast, open beauty; tough, resilient friendly peoples; true nature; true humanity.’ Prince William on Yellowknife.

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