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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.

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.

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