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Club offers lap dances for evacuees

EDMONTON—Fire evacuees from Fort McMurray have been offered meals, clothing, places to stay, and now an unusual gift—a free lap dance.

An Edmonton strip club is waiving its $9 entry fee and offering one $30 lap dance to any customers from the evacuated city in northern Alberta.

As demonstrated in the days since the fire, the oilsands capital is home to many families.

Natural quadruplets enter world

EDMONTON—An Alberta couple will mark their first wedding anniversary next month not as a couple but as a full family of six.

Bethani and Tim Webb of Hythe, 500 km northwest of Edmonton, became the parents of four identical baby girls on Friday.

Obstetric and neonatal specialists at an Edmonton hospital delivered the naturally-conceived quadruplets by Caesarean section.

No worries for Mad Magazine lookalike

MEDICINE HAT, Alta.—A seven-year-old Medicine Hat, Alta. boy is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame after catching the attention of Mad Magazine due to his marked resemblance to Alfred E. Neuman.

With his red hair, freckles, and missing front tooth, Thomas J Desjarlais was a deadringer for the iconic face of the satiric magazine when his mom Carly posted a picture of him in April.

Fire threatens communities

INGOLF, Ont.—A small wildfire is burning in a forest near the boundary between Ontario and Manitoba.

The OPP said around 100 people are being evacuated from the community of Ingolf because of the fire.

The evacuation is voluntary, and residents in the Florence and Marion Lakes areas also are being asked to consider leaving the area until the threat has passed.