Quite a few things going on right now beyond the fires in Fort Mac. I'll be brief, and, include other quick updates:
Ted Cruz has dropped out of the Republican Nomination leaving only Donald Trump and John Kasich.
Australia is going to the polls on July 2nd.
Spain is going to the polls.
Ireland's FF and FG have agreed to form a non-coalition.
Iceland will go to the polls this fall, Pirate Party is down to 30%
Also, you can look at this post: http://teddyonpolitics.blogspot.ca/2016/01/off-topic-single-point-of-failure.html where, in the comments, I say this "Perhaps more important than any of these economically, is that if highway 63 in Alberta is cut north of highway 881, the entire oil patch is separated from the rest of the country."