Wood Buffalo Housing Development Corporation Rental Units Cleared for Re-Occupation

WBHDCThe Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation (WBHDC) announced today it has cleared all its rental accommodations for re-occupation by residents displaced by wildfire, with the exception of seniors’ accommodations. WBHDC has completed the cleaning of the common areas in all its buildings including all walls, ceilings and carpets, HVAC systems and air scrubbing, and replacement of insulation in buildings where it was required. Sample data tested by our environmental consultant identifies ‘minimal concern for occupant health and safety.”I want to commend WBHDC staff who returned to Fort McMurray early, our insurance adjuster, Crawford Canada, and the more than 350 clean-up contractors that have enabled us to open our doors ahead of schedule,” said Maggie Farrington, Chair of WBHDC’s Board.

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Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Announces 2014 Celebration of Achievement Award Finalists

AWE Award FinalistsAlberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is honoring female entrepreneurs from across the province. Nominated by their peers these inspirational women are achieving growth and success in business. With 33 nominees for the 2014 award, they collectively represent over $500 million dollars in annual revenues and over 7,700 employees.  There are 13 nominees from Calgary, 10 from Edmonton, 2 from Grande Prairie and 1 each from Fort McKay, Drayton Valley, Nisku, Plamondon, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, St. Albert and Strathmore.

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Words in Motion Invites Poetry Submissions by February 8, 2013 | Fort McMurray

Poetry Bus Fort McMurrayThe Words in Motion program promotes literacy and gives new and existing writers an opportunity to showcase their poetry. Poetry submissions are accepted for the municipality’s Words in Motion program until February 8, 2013.Selected poems will be displayed on public transit and cinema screens during National Poetry Month (April), on the municipal website and throughout the region. “Poetry and other arts are major contributors to our vibrant arts and culture in Wood Buffalo,” said Emily Hui, coordinator of Words in Motion. “Our communities are very multicultural and full of talented people. This program gives every resident an opportunity to show their talent and express themselves, in any language, in the form of poetry.” Writers may submit more than one poem. Poems in any language other than English are welcome, as long as an English translation is provided.

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