Wood Buffalo to get funding boost after census figures accepted by province

EDMONTON – Wood Buffalo stands to gain several million dollars in grant money as a result of a recent population count that documented an increase of more than 50,000 people over the last five years.

A census taken this summer establishes the population of the northern municipality at 116,407. The regional municipality, which includes Fort McMurray, had been receiving provincial funding based on a 2007 census of 64,773.

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