A man shoots himself on the steps of the Alberta Legislature Building in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, causing an early adjournment of the day's question period. The individual is pronounced dead at the scene.
Yazidi demonstrators at Calgary City Hall in Calgary, Alberta call for the Canadian government to help with efforts to reunite family members in Canada who fled the genocide perpetrated by ISIL in 2014 with those still living in Iraq.
Since the fire has intermittently blocked the only route south toward Alberta's major cities, evacuees have had to go north toward oil camps and a few small settlements. The province has airlifted 4,000 people to Edmonton and Calgary as of late Thursday. Roughly 20 percent of Canada's crude oil production, around 680,000 barrels per day, is offline and is expected to increase. There are no known casualties from the fire, which today has grown to 210,000 acres (85,000 hectares), but fatalities are reported in at least one vehicle crash along the evacuation route.
The western Canadian province of Alberta declares a state of emergency as devastating wildfires, fed by unseasonably hot temperatures and dry conditions, grow to five times their initial size. The mandatory evacuation order expands to include the communities of Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates, and Fort McMurray First Nation, forcing thousands who had just resettled to move again.
Tens of thousands of people are being evacuated from western Canada as firefighters continue to battle wildfires in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. [http:--www.startribune.com-some-progress-in-quelling-wildfires-raging-in-canada-312734511- (AP via "Star Tribune")]date=August 2019
In three separate, but connected, crime scenes in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, a suicidal man kills eight people and then himself. [http:--www.irishtimes.com-news-world-us-nine-dead-in-edmonton-canada-shooting-incidents-1.2051535 "(Irish Times)"]
In Canada, Chinook windstorms tear through Alberta and Saskatchewan, producing a dust storm in downtown Calgary and causing millions of dollars in damage. The windstorms fuel a grass fire that grows to two kilometres wide near Lethbridge, Alberta, before being contained, and gusts reach a maximum speed of 149 km-h. [http:--news.nationalpost.com-2011-11-28-lufthansa-flight-makes-dramatic-landing-in-149kmh-calgary-windstorm- ("National Post")] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20120101230628-http:--www.calgaryherald.com-going+unpredictable+winter+Calgary+weather-5781620-story.html ("Calgary Herald")] [https:--montrealgazette.com-news-calgary-Monitoring+system+predicted+storm+mobilized+emergency+crews-5780260-story.html ("Montreal Gazette")] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20111202004851-http:--www.medicinehatnews.com-front-page-news-battling-a-30-foot-wall-of-flame-11292011.html ("Medicine Hat News")] [http:--www.metronews.ca-calgary-local-article-1035649--wind-swept-residents-report-near-misses ("Metro News")]date=August 2019