May 9, 2012
CTV News Special WILDFIRE: HEROES OF SLAVE LAKE, May 13 on CTV Calgary and CTV Edmonton
– Definitive story of a town destroyed and a spirit reborn –
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Edmonton, AB (May 9, 2012) – Powerful winds blew a raging wildfire into the town of Slave Lake, Alberta last May, forcing thousands to flee their homes. The CTV News Special WILDFIRE: HEROES OF SLAVE LAKE - told exclusively through the words of those directly involved - is the gripping story of the events leading up to, during and after the most destructive wildfire in Alberta’s history. Airing Sunday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. on CTV Calgary and CTV Edmonton, this half-hour special chronicles the efforts of the brave men and women who stayed behind to help evacuate residents, battle the flames, and defend their town.
“We’re in a unique position to tell this story,” said Lloyd Lewis, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Edmonton. “This documentation of such a significant historical event shares rare and exclusive footage of the fire and its immediate aftermath that only CTV has.”
CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally and has a network of national, international and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN – Business News Network, CP24 and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, CANADA AM, W5, POWER PLAY and QUESTION PERIOD. With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the number-one news organization in Canada.
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For more information:
David Fisher, Promotions Manager, CTV Edmonton, 780.486.9277 or David.Fisher@bellmedia.ca
Renee Dupuis, Sr. Communications Manager, CTV News, 416.384.3154 or Renee.Dupuis@bellmedia.ca
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