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Housing markets with close ties to energy sector bearing brunt of downturn in Alberta

Housing markets in Alberta cities more closely tied to the energy sector were hardest hit by falling oil prices and the sluggish economy during the first quarter of 2015. 287 more words

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Fort McMurray’s wastelands: Premature expropriations plague communities across Canada

This article, by Elizabeth Brubaker, first appeared in the National Post on April 16, 2015.

Empty buildings and vacant lots scar downtown Fort McMurray – signs of a bust that cannot be blamed entirely on falling oil prices. 832 more words

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Fort McMurray’s wastelands: Premature expropriations plague communities across Canada

“There was no evidence that the municipality could enter into a reasonable private-public partnership”

Empty buildings and vacant lots scar downtown Fort McMurray – signs of a bust that cannot be blamed entirely on falling oil prices. 894 more words

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Hearts on Fire

Hearts on Fire.

It was an awful thing to wake up to. A horrific fire that devastated multiple families. Homes lost. Vehicle lost. Even a beloved pet. 347 more words

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Cigarette to blame for blaze that destroyed 4 Fort McMurray homes: investigators

WATCH: A large residential fire destroyed several homes in Fort McMurray’s Abasand Heights neighbourhood on Sunday April 12. Fletcher Kent reports.

EDMONTON — Fire investigators say an improperly discarded cigarette is to blame for a massive blaze that destroyed four homes and damaged several others in Fort McMurray Monday. 462 more words

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Man killed in fiery head-on Highway 63 collision

EDMONTON — A head-on collision Thursday night on Highway 63 left one man dead and sent another to hospital with serious injuries. The crash between a white Chevrolet Avalanche truck and a semi-tractor trailer happened at 7:45 p.m., about 10 kilometres south of Wandering River. 219 more words

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Union livid as Fort McMurray airport contracts out custodial jobs

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – The Fort McMurray airport is contracting out its custodial work to save costs, meaning about two dozen employees will soon be out of a job. 137 more words

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