_News Talk 770
Communication was the main point of a new review into last spring's disaster in Slave Lake. The report comes with 21 recommendations, saying residents weren't told about the safety issues or the evacuation plans in the days leading up to the massive blaze, which devoured a third of the community. It also says government advisories didn't delve into how the wind was whipping the wildfire around even more, which could have helped local authorities make better decisions. Environment Minister Diana McQueen says new legislation is unlikely in the coming session. She says they are going to review it and decide the best course of action, but many things are already being worked on. McQueen says she's grateful for the report and hopes what they decide now will avoid a similar catastrophe in the future.