I'm just happy that there wasn't a greater loss of life. Firefighters are still in the area, but everything seems to be under control. Both my dad and uncle were supposed to be up at the Syncrude camp, but my dad was sent to the Philippines and my uncle returned to Calgary the day after the town began evacuations. Some of my friends and their families went back last week, and the remainder are going this weekend.
Canada is a resilient country, and the people are even more so. We're survivors and we'll pull through this, just like every other disaster we've had to face. I just hope we don't have another disaster like this again.