May 7, 2023

Wildfire Update – May 7, 09:00

Evacuees currently in Hinton and Jasper are not required to leave these areas at this time. We are working closely with our municipal neighbours who are assisting our county and the Town of Edson evacuees, and will continue to provide assistance and information until we are able to get residents home.

Current rain is expected to help the fire situation and we’ll have a further update once Alberta Wildfire provides their scheduled update. Keep up to date from Alberta Wildfire at

Even with the current rains, the evacuation order is still in effect. We are continuing to monitor the fire situation and we’ll be communicating with residents plans for re-entry once the evacuation order is lifted.

Emergency Alert

You may receive an additional emergency alert this morning. This is just to update/resubmit the alert that has already been issued.

Evacuee meetings

There are planned Evacuee Updates for Hinton & Jasper Evacuation Centres today.

There will be an update for evacuees at the Dr Duncan Murray Recreation Centre at 805 Switzer Drive in Hinton at 2 p.m. today.

An update will be given at the Jasper Activity Centre at 303 Bonhomme Street in Jasper at 4 p.m. today.

All important updates will be shared online for those who are not able to attend.

Evacuee Registration – Online Form

We have created an online form if you’d rather fill this out than call in. Thank you to everyone who has already registered.

The form is available at

Step 1: Click the link and fill in the form.

Step 2: Press Submit when it’s completed. Then, enter your name and email address.

Step 3: You will need to confirm your email address after you submit – this is to avoid spammers.

If you have any questions or prefer to register on the phone, call 1-833-334-4630. **If you have already registered on the phone or in-person, you do not need to register again.**

Price Gouging

We have also had reports of potential price gouging.

The Consumer Protection Act prohibits businesses


• grossly raising prices beyond what is reasonable

for goods that are readily available, with no


• applying terms or conditions that are harsh,

oppressive, or excessively one-sided;

• conducting transactions where the consumer will

receive no reasonable benefit.

If you suspect price gouging, please keep receipts and information and submit a complaint to

PHOTO FROM ALBERTA WILDFIRE: Smoke on EWF031 (May 6, 2023 at 5.00 p.m.)