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Gratitude from a resident
Gratitude from a resident LethbidgeNewsNOW.com

"Thank you isn't enough" say those returning to Waterton

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter)
September 20, 2017 - 7:37pm Updated: September 21, 2017 - 5:26am

WATERTON LAKES NP -  Residents and business people continued to arrive back in the Waterton townsite Wednesday afternoon, this time along side some members of the public who were anxious to get a peek at the destruction.
 

One of the restricted areas that remains in Waterton Lakes National Park
One of the restricted areas that remains in Waterton Lakes National Park Lethbridge News Now

Waterton Lakes NP re-opens after brush with Kenow wildfire

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter with files from Lara Fominoff (@fomsy1) and Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93)
September 20, 2017 - 5:47pm

WATERTON LAKES NP – Nearly two weeks after an evacuation order was issued for Waterton Lakes National Park in the face of the Kenow wildfire, it has once again opened to the public.

Residents returning back to the park
Residents returning back to the park Lethbridge News Now

With Kenow fire being held, some Waterton townsite residents return home

By Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93 on Twitter)
September 19, 2017 - 3:13pm

WATERTON - Slowly, but surely Waterton townsite residents are returning home today after Parks Canada announced a phased re-entry this morning.

The scene at the entrance to the park was much different today than over the past couple of weeks.

Prince of Wales Hotel with Calgary Fire pumper truck at the ready
Prince of Wales Hotel with Calgary Fire pumper truck at the ready Tim Lee - Global News Calgary

Tense moments in fight to save Prince of Wales Hotel

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
September 19, 2017 - 1:32pm Updated: September 19, 2017 - 5:30pm

COALDALE – As the damage assessment came in from Parks Canada last week, more than a few people were surprised to learn that the Waterton townsite and Prince of Wales Hotel were virtually unharmed by the Kenow wildfire.

The road block set up at the entry to Waterton Lakes National Park
The road block set up at the entry to Waterton Lakes National Park Lethbridge News Now

Phased re-entry plan for Waterton residents, leaseholders, business owners in place

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
September 18, 2017 - 2:34pm Updated: September 18, 2017 - 3:09pm

WATERTON LAKES NP – Plans are in place for a phased re-entry to the Waterton townsite tomorrow (Sept. 19) for residents, leaseholders and business owners.

Those three groups will be the only ones permitted into the townsite for the time being.

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