It will be months before homeowners in Draper’s flood zones learn if the municipality will offer grants for flood proofing their homes or buyouts to leave the community. Before that vote can happen, council wants appraisals on the values of eligible properties.
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Homes in Draper could be eligible for buyouts or grants to help protect homes against flooding. Council will debate the motion at their March 14 meeting.
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The Fort McMurray International Airport has been named North America’s best airport that serves fewer than 2 million people annually by Airports Council International (ACI). It has also been named the cleanest and most enjoyable airport on the continent.
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The Alberta Budget for 2023 includes $117 million over a three-year period to twin the Highway 63 segments north of Fort McMurray towards the oilsands. Another $51 million for the same time period has been set aside for road and safety improvements to Highway 881.
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Administration is reviewing plans for the Northside Recreation Centre after the planned twin hockey rinks were put on ice after the 2016 Horse River Wildfire. A report on the project will be brought to council in the near future.
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The fate of a plan to build twin ice rinks in Abraham’s Landing could be decided soon after a seven year hiatus when council deferred the project in 2016. Councillor Ken Ball plans to ask council at the Feb. 28 meeting to ask administration to study if the Northside Recreation Centre, which includes two ice rinks, should be built.
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Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism (FMWBEDT) has partnered with Meta Productions to create a virtual reality program capturing the sights and sounds of Fort McMurray.
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Council has approved legislation governing how the municipality preserves and promotes historical sites within the Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo region.
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The land where the Fort McMurray Boys’ and Girls’ Club (FMBGC) is based is now theirs.
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The Fort McMurray International Airport is seeing some recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, says the new president and CEO of the Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA), albeit full recovery to pre-pandemic levels is still years away.
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