On the other side of the border, in Alberta, the camp is still mostly empty.
The tents that were there on the last day of the Alberta wildfires are gone.
But the tents still remain, and the families are staying put.
That’s because of a tent-and-poster agreement between the province and the community.
The Alberta government wants to keep the camp open as long as it is needed.
It has a $10,000 grant from the federal government to build a new tent.
It is expected to cost $30,000.
That is about $2,000 more than the camp’s $3,000 budgeted.
The camp is a small community, with about 30 tents, but it has been on the market for about three years.
“I think that is a fair amount of money,” said Joe Cope, the president of the Red Deer Area Council, which runs the camp.
The camps are being put up in response to the wildfires that have ravaged the province.
They are in remote areas, and there are few services that can help them.
Cope says it would be hard for the people to stay if they could not find shelter.
“They are going to have to have a tent, and that’s it.
That has to be it.”
Cope said there is a need for tents in the area because of the increased risk of fires.
A tent-to-tent camp in the mountains of southern Saskatchewan has also been set up, but the province is not expecting the tents to be in use as long.
“It is a temporary camp.
They’re going to get their tents, and they’re going be able to move on,” Cope told the CBC News Network’s Saskatoon Morning.
A new tent was the most cost-effective option for the Red River First Nation.
“We had a lot of options.
We had a large tent and a small tent, but we were not prepared to put them up at the same time,” said Jeff Williams, the director of development for the First Nation, who helped oversee the creation of the new tent-along-the-river tent agreement.
“And we just didn’t have the money to make the decision on what to do.”
A tent at the camp near Portagay La Prairie, Alta.
(Canadian Press) The government hopes to use the money from the agreement to build another tent-with-a-permit tent.
Williams said he hopes to have it completed in early September.
“If it works out the way we envision, we’ll get another one up by the end of the year,” he said.
“The tents will stay there for about a month.
Then we’re just going to move the tents up the road.”
Cone said he is confident that the camps can be built.
“Hopefully, we will be able in the next couple of weeks, and we will start getting people out,” he told the Alberta Eyeopener.
He said it would help to have enough tents to house the community’s needs.
“That’s going to be very, very difficult, but there is no doubt that we can do it.”