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Farmers near Alberta military base await compensation for fire that scorched 36,500 hectares, killed 160cattle

CFB Suffield grass fire with Ivan Schlaht

Ivan Schlaht says there isn’t enough money “in God’s green Earth” to cover his losses from a fire that started on CFB Suffield in southeastern Alberta and spread to a nearby pasture, where his 98 cattle were killed. He’s just one of the ranchers and farmers still awaiting compensation months after the fire burned an estimated 36,500 hectares — nearly half the size of Calgary — and killed at least 160 cows.

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Farmers near Alberta military base await compensation for fire that scorched 36,500 hectares, killed 160cattle
Farmers near Alberta military base await compensation for fire that scorched 36,500 hectares, killed 160cattle

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