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Online fundraiser supporting those displaced by Blood Reserve wildfire

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BLOOD RESERVE, AB – Another online fundraiser is supporting those affected by the March 28 wildfires here in southern Alberta.

The latest GoFundMe campaign is supporting the 15 families and individuals who were displaced by a grass fire on the Blood Reserve, in the Fort Whoop Up area. Over 30 local fire fighters fought the blaze, which ended up burning 15,000 acres of land.

Some living in that area are still cleaning up from the destruction, while others lost their homes entirely.

The fundraiser was started just four days ago by Shayne Spearchief, and it has already raised well over $5,000.

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Sam Borsato

I started my radio career in 2015, shortly after graduating from Lethbridge College. I have a very strong passion for local news.

Proudly born in 1994, I grew up most of my life in Sylvan Lake, AB and I’ve lived in the Lethbridge since 2012. I’m a below average golfer on a good day, I take as many hiking trips to Waterton as possible in the summer and I love my two cats, Outlaw and Jynx, and my dog, Maverick, more than most people I know.

I look forward to providing accurate, timely news coverage in southern Alberta for plenty of years to come!

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