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Rebuilding Fort McMurray

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coming out stronger

Fort McMurray residents are adjusting to a “new normal� as the community works to rebuild

industry icon remembered The life and career of Diane Slater

The black swan

How industry played a pivotal role in the biggest wildfire and urban interface emergency in Canadian history


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CONTENTS Message from the President of the Fort McMurray Construction Association, Charles Iggulden................................................................... 10 Message from the Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Melissa Blake....................................................................14 Message from the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, Brian Mason............................................................................................ 16 Message from Brian Jean, MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin and Leader of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition, and Tany Yao, MLA for Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo..............................................18 Message from the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee........................................ 20 Industry Update from the Alberta Construction Association.............................. 24 Impact of the Federal Budget..................................................................................................26 Building Construction Management Excellence with Gold Seal........................30 Coming out stronger: Fort McMurray residents are adjusting to a “new normal” as the community works to rebuild............................................32 Fort McMurray Hillview project................................................................................................ 38

42 The black swan:

How industry played a pivotal role in the biggest wildfire and urban interface emergency in Canadian history

Building up and onward: Heavy North supports the rebuild in Fort McMurray.................................................52 Cherrywood Homes helps rebuild homes and pride in Fort McMurray........ 54 Donations and volunteers: the backbone of the Wood Buffalo Food Bank in the battle against food insecurity......................... 58 Industry icon remembered: Diane Slater.......................................................................... 64 Social procurement: rebuilding our community, one contract at a time...... 72 Fort McMurray Construction Association membership.......................................... 73 Index to advertisers.........................................................................................................................78 8

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Message from the President of the Fort McMurray Construction Association

Charles Iggulden Our true strength lies with our members. It is our members who drive the organization. It is our members who have made FMCA the success it has been for the past 30 years.

At the Fort McMurray Construction Association, we focus on the business of construction — everything we do seeks to enable the local construction industry to evolve and to grow to higher levels of excellence and productivity. We are here to provide each member with the resources necessary to thrive and to be an ever-improving employer. The last year will go down as one filled with some of the most difficult challenges we as a community have had to face. As our community continues to experience the volatility of an economic downturn, particularly in the oil and gas sector, and the challenging task of rebuilding our community after a devastating wildfire, I am convinced the construction industry will emerge stronger, more successful and better equipped to deal with the future prosperity in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and across Alberta. Our objective has always been to promote a strong and vigorous construction industry in Wood Buffalo. That is why the FMCA will continue to respond to the issues of the day and the ongoing needs of our members. During the year ahead, we intend to continue demonstrating the value of your FMCA membership with tangible and intangible benefits through our partnerships with key local stakeholders, various levels of government, education and networking events. Our true strength lies with our members. It is our members who drive the organization. It is our members who have made FMCA the success it has been for the past 30 years. Charles Iggulden President, Fort McMurray Construction Association

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The voice  of  the  construction  industry:  

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The Fort  McMurray  Construction   Association  (FMCA),  formed  in  1987,  i s  a   non-­‐‑profit  trade  association  that  provides   services  for  over  180  member  firms.    As   the  r egion’s  largest  construction   association,  we  continue  to  serve  the   construction  industry  through  our   comprehensive  construction  information   services,  advocacy  efforts,  and  educational   and  networking  opportunities.  

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Membership with  the  FMCA  allows  you  to  use  our  widely-­‐recognized  logo  on  your   company  website  o r  p romotional  materials.    

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Message from the Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

melissa blake Congratulations on the inaugural issue of Rebuilding

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Alberta during the recovery phase.

This exciting publication comes at a time when our region is entering a new phase in our recovery following the most expensive natural disaster in Canadian history. In May 2016, the Horse River fire tore through our community, forcing the evacuation of approximately 88,000 residents and consuming thousands of homes and structures. When the threat to the community had finally subsided, 2,579 dwelling units had been destroyed,

This will provide tremendous opportunities across the construction industry and valuable local employment. The rebuilding effort is expected to produce thousands of jobs in the province, including over 5,000 in the Fort McMurray area. While this level of building activity brings positive economic effects, it also presents unique challenges. This incredible demand for building and repair services will essentially mean a return to the levels of construction experienced during the oil boom times when 800 to 1,000 homes a year were

including apartment buildings, condos, duplexes,

completed. However, this time, instead of starting

townhomes and single-family homes. Another 92

with greenfield communities and building entirely

non-residential structures, such as hotels, airport

new subdivisions, construction will take place in

facilities, storage areas and oil and gas industry

existing city neighbourhoods. As a result, a great

lodgings, were also lost.

deal of work will take place where residents are

Across our community, in the neighbourhoods of

already living, working and playing — all while

Abasand, Beacon Hill, Timberlea, Wood Buffalo

additional crews are working to re-open schools

and Waterways, as well as in the hamlets of Anzac, Draper, Gregoire Lake Estates and Saprae

and buildings, and re-landscape parks and green spaces.

Creek, there is high demand for a wide range of

The months ahead will be busy, productive ones

construction services. The Conference Board of

across our community. On behalf of council and

Canada expects more than 2,500 new homes to be

all residents, I want to congratulate the Fort

built, in addition to the work that will be required

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to repair partially damaged structures. In fact,

Fort McMurray magazine. Above all, as we continue

they put the cost of repairing both total loss and

to progress in the historic rebuilding of our

damaged structures at $2.4 billion.

community, I want to thank you for working so

For a community that has been deeply impacted by the sustained drop in oil prices, the rebuild

hard to help us rebuild a community that is better than ever.

will provide an important boost to the economy.

Melissa Blake

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Message from the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation

brian mason It was only a year ago that northeastern Alberta

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was engulfed by a wildfire of historic proportions.

growth, proving that Albertans have a resilience

From early May to mid-June 2016, the

that should never be underestimated.

Government of Alberta Ministry of

The promise of spring brings with it a sense of

Transportation was an integral part of the

renewal, perhaps more so in Fort McMurray than

provincial government’s response efforts. More

other places. We can look to renewal of the forest,

than 100 ministry staff members were directly engaged in response activities. The ministry’s management of the highway network was crucial to the safe movement of people and goods from

renewed economic activity, a renewed optimism and, as minister of both infrastructure and transportation, a renewed construction season.

the initial evacuations to the re-entry. We created

On the horizon, we continue to make progress

response strategies to manage the use of highways

on construction of the three new schools that

in the area to accommodate evacuations and

were impacted by the fire. We look forward to

eventually strategies to prepare for and manage

celebrating with students and communities at

re-entry. Opening all four lanes of Highway 63

the school openings, expected this September and

to traffic was a major milestone that enhanced highway safety and efficiency. Recently, our government officially named the King’s Street overpass at Highway 63 “Responders Way” to honour the hard work of all emergency responders during the wildfire and evacuation.

January. You can expect to see crews on Highway 63 again this summer applying second stage pavement to the newly twinned sections of the highway. North of Fort McMurray, crews will also continue work on the new truck staging area near Supertest Hill

Between the economy, wildfires and challenging

to support future economic growth while reducing

weather, people and businesses in Wood Buffalo

congestion and enhancing safety. These are just

faced more than their fair share of challenges

a few of the ways the Alberta Government is

in 2016. Looking ahead, Alberta’s economy is on the road to recovery and is expected to expand

helping to rebuild Fort McMurray.

in 2017, with real GDP forecast to increase by 2.6

Brian Mason

per cent — the highest such forecast in Canada.

Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation

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Message from MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin and Leader of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition

brian jean Message from MLA for Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo

tany yao As we mark the one year anniversary of the Horse River

We know not all of our residents have returned, and some

wildfire that destroyed some of our neighbourhoods, our

never will.

residents are reacting in different ways. While we see countless stories on how much this disaster has Some hosted gatherings to celebrate while others chose to leave town for a few days.

cost in terms of insurance claims, there is little mention of the human costs; what it’s done to our emotional and mental

Whichever way people chose to mark the anniversary, it

wellbeing; it broke people. The fact that more than 28,000

remains one of the most painful chapters in Fort McMurray’s

people have sought mental health care tells you just how

history.

much hurt there is. Then there are the financial circumstances

This has been a very human story and a tragedy. Lives

as we grapple with insurance and trying to make ends meet.

were ripped apart and some have not yet recovered. The

Some residents continue making mortgage payments while

uncertainty was difficult for many and remains so for some.

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When re-entry began in June 2016, it was with mixed

Some families have returned home thanks to the delivery of

emotions. While it was great to be allowed home, there was

their newly manufactured homes, while once-vacant lots are

great trepidation on what we would find: homes destroyed,

now occupied with framed houses nearing completion. On

some declared unsafe for reoccupation due to contamination,

other lots, foundations are poured with stacks of wood and

and others untouched.

roof trusses waiting to be nailed into place.

It was a slow return to the new normal as air quality advisories were lifted and boil water advisories ended. Businesses and services began re-opening, then extending hours as people and staff returned. The flowers started blooming throughout our community and saplings could soon

While many have insurance to help fund the rebuild and remediation of homes, others were uninsured or underinsured and continue to face uncertainty. This is where NSUUR, the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee and the Recovery Task Force may be able to help. Homeowners needing assistance are encouraged to reach out to these resources.

be seen sprouting in burned out areas. The first baby was born in the Northern Lights Regional Hospital on June 17 after residents began their much anticipated return on June 1. It all speaks to regrowth. Signs that our community is coming closer to our new normal.

Rebuilding will take courage and strength — and it will take all of us working together to make our city better than ever. This rebuild, in many ways, will define our future as we once again establish ourselves as Canada’s economic engine. Brian Jean

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Message from the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee

jeanette bancarz On behalf of the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee

ensuring we emerge from the wildfire stronger and more

(WBRC), I’d like to welcome you to the inaugural edition of

resilient than ever before.

Rebuilding Fort McMurray.

There is no doubt that recovery from the wildfire is the

Community recovery from the costliest natural disaster

biggest challenge we have ever faced as a community.

in Canadian history takes everyone working together to

We also recognize that our neighbours are currently at

get the job done for our neighbours, families, friends and

different stages of the recovery process. We thank the

colleagues most impacted by the May 2016 wildfire.

FMCA and our construction industry for working hard

The Fort McMurray Construction Association (FMCA) and

every day in lockstep with residents, the WBRC and

its many members play a major role in recovery and the

Recovery Task Force, and other stakeholders to make our

WBRC would like to take this opportunity to thank the

recovery a reality.

FMCA and all its partners for delivering a rebuild that is safe, efficient and compliant.

As rebuilding takes shape in our neighbourhoods in Fort McMurray and across other affected areas in Wood

Overall, recovery is a comprehensive, community-

Buffalo, we are bolstered by the incredible resolve of our

driven effort that includes several factors, and the timely

residents and the can-do attitude that has always been the

rebuilding of our neighbourhoods is a key component in

foundation of our community’s success. We have gone from

PHOTOS Supplied by the WBRC.

Homes in the Stone Creek community under construction.

A project underway on Warren Road. S

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to the mayor and council. We thank them for their support and for trusting us with this challenge. Once again, thank you and congratulations to the FMCA

We thank our residents for their drive, determination

on the publication of Rebuilding Fort McMurray. We are

and resiliency as we expect to see even more families

already looking forward to the next edition and continued

move into their rebuilt homes in the months ahead.

collaboration with the FMCA and our construction

Given the magnitude of the disaster as the third most

industry.

impactful wildland-urban interface fire in global history,

Jeanette Bancarz

the rebuilding of our community is ahead of schedule.

Chair, Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee

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Industry Update from the

alberta construction association The Alberta Construction Association

about the government’s procurement

in a subsequent submission to the

(ACA) had a number of key actions for

policy review. The ACA reinforces

government.

the first quarter in 2017:

the message that procurement

• The ACA equips members with

remains clear and transparent, and

speaking points to educate MLAs

that apprenticeship promotion is a

about the harm to businesses from

separate issue.

adding costs and administrative

• The Canadian Construction

ACA Retreat Charts Course for 2017-2018 The ACA’s board and the chief operating officers of Alberta’s local

complexity arising from potential

Association adopts ACA’s best

construction associations came

changes to the Workers’

practices approach in working with

together April 7, 2017 to fine-tune the

Compensation Board being

federal government on prompt pay.

ACA’s strategic plan for the next two

considered by government’s WCB

Paul Heyens and Chris Ambrozic lead

years.

review.

a proactive and influential Alberta

• The ACA lobbies Premier Rachel Notley for contractor compensation

group of CCA directors. • Alberta Economic Development

Dave Mowat, CEO for ATB Financial, laid out the challenge — to adapt to a new Alberta economy, and create the

for fixed-price contracts currently in

approves the ACA grant proposal to

place but awarded prior to the

quantify the impacts of non-standard

Jan. 1, 2017 imposition of the

contract language, adding credibility

ACA’s management committee

carbon levy.

to the ACA’s argument that

consisting of chair Paul Heyens, senior

government should adopt standard

vice-chair Chris Ambrozic, vice-chair

contracts.

Ian Reid and past chair Paul Verhesen

• The ACA is the only vertical construction association invited by Alberta Finance and Alberta

• The ACA acts within hours to

future you want.

led the group to refocus the ACA on

Infrastructure to the budget speech.

equip members to respond to the

two key mandates — helping members

The provincial budget reflects ACA

Employment Standards Review. The

seize market opportunities and acting

recommendations with an increase of

ACA reiterated the challenges of

to reduce risks for members.

imposing new requirements on our

The group outlined strategies to

project-based industry at an April 3,

accomplish a number of goals:

2017 stakeholder consultation and

• Promote infrastructure investment

$1.4 billion over 2017-2021. • Alberta Infrastructure seeks ACA input on further considerations

• Advance the use of standardized

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Impact of the Federal Budget By Bill Ferreira, vice-president, government relations and public affairs, Canadian Construction Association

On March 22, the federal government presented its latest

with a municipal or private, not-for-profit partner; 50 per

budget which is more of a clarification rather than a new

cent for projects involving a provincial government; and 75

document. With so much uncertainty in the U.S., the

per cent for projects involving Indigenous communities or

federal government has decided to limit new initiatives.

the territories.

Changes to existing programs, while directional, have very little new money attached to them.

Innovation Budget 2017 also makes available $950 million to support

Deficit and debt

innovation across Canada in seven superclusters, including

The projected deficit will reach a peak of $28.6 billion in 2017-18 before falling slightly over the next five years.

infrastructure and transportation.

As a measure of debt-to-GDP, the federal government is

Skills development and training

expected to maintain a 31.6 per cent level for the next two

This year’s budget announced the creation of a new

years before the ratio begins to fall again to 30.9 per cent

organization that will work with the private sector,

by 2021-22.

educational institutions and the not-for-profit sector to identify employer-demanded skills, explore new

Infrastructure There was no new money announced in the budget, but a

approaches to delivery of skills training, and share

few additional details were released regarding the second

information and analysis to inform future training

phase of the infrastructure program. First, the new funds

investments. Budget 2017 will invest $1.8 billion over

will require the signing of new framework agreements

six years to expand the labour market development

with the provinces and territories. These are expected to be

agreements, plus an additional $900 million over six years

finalized by the fall of 2017. Second, the funding formula

to create new workforce development agreements which

for Phase II is changing, with the federal government now

will replace the previous labour market agreements (LMA)

only covering 40 per cent of estimated costs for projects

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A $73-million co-op placement fund has also been

immigrants in high demand in Canada. The temporary

established to encourage employers to take on students

foreign worker program will also be amended to improve

studying in STEM fields. Mitacs will receive $221 million

the pathway for temporary workers to acquire permanent

over five years to help fund the placement of students in

residency.

post-secondary and graduate level studies to obtain work experience within the private sector.

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management and safety professionals in Canada. Last year was an auspicious year for the Gold Seal Certification program, as it expanded its accomplishments and announced new additions to the program, including a recognition initiative called the Gold Seal Certification Success Stories.

The foreman designation will open doors for industry professionals who aspire to take the next step in their careers. The training provided by Gold Seal Certification will provide a new generation of workers with foundational knowledge of their role, providing them with education and

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Coming Out

Stronger By Bailey Hildebrand-Russell Fire approaching Fort McMurray, as seen from Four Seasons Power Sports, on May 3, 2016. SUPPLIED BY GENE OUELLETTE.

Fort McMurray residents are adjusting to a “new normal” as the community works to rebuild On May 3, 2016, Lance Bussieres was in downtown Fort McMurray with a few neighbours when he heard two explosions as wildfire crept closer to the community. That’s when he decided to return home. But the house he and his family had created a life in was engulfed in flames and past the point of being saved. “I just sat there and I cried,” Bussieres said. Firefighters work to save Lance Bussieres’ home May 3, 2016. SUPPLIED BY BLAKE BUSSIERES.

“The firemen were in the driveway doing whatever they had to do, but it was past the point. They weren’t saving anything. They were smart enough to do what they had to do to save the rest of the downtown.” Bussieres said the firemen told him his home was likely destroyed by embers from fire that ripped through the Abasand area behind his house on Crescent Heights. Bussieres, a councillor for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo since 2013 and a real estate agent since 1991, grew up in Fort McMurray. He said he wasn’t aware of how close the fire was until the day the evacuation was called.

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“I’d only seen the fire that day when I

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Bussieres said even those that didn’t

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community, Bussieres said some places

situation and were reluctant, but his

are re-opening, but some business

sister was able to convince staff to let

owners can’t keep up with the economic

his two sons and her son out. He said

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his sons left town with his father, while

both before and after the fire.

his wife and oldest son were already away from home at the time. He stayed

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Bussieres said. “My son was smart enough to take my mother’s ashes.

Gene Ouellette is one of the lucky ones

Besides that, we lost everything. We

back in business, but he’s in a different

were fortunate enough, when we

spot after the fire destroyed Four

returned back to the community a

Seasons Power Sports, the recreational

month later, that there were a bunch of

vehicle dealership he purchased in

pictures that were covered or protected

2007. He said the week of the fire

from the fire that we were able to

began fairly normal. He said some

salvage. We did manage to save 500 or

people were on guard, but he didn’t

600 pictures and memories that way.”

think fire would destroy a large portion

Bussieres said his family stayed in

of the community within two days.

hotels in different parts of Alberta as

“We knew the fire was there for three

well as a rental in Edmonton until they

days and didn’t see a lot of resource

could return to Fort McMurray in mid-

being put on it,” Ouellette said. “The

June as council meetings started up

wind was in such a manner on the

again. He says he and his wife found a

Monday that it didn’t really seem like

place to rent there until their house was

the fire was here. On Tuesday, on (May

rebuilt. As of April 2017, the family is

3), there was not smoke in the air. So

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obviously the wind was going in a

in around the anniversary of the fire.

direction that didn’t really give you any

“We’re fortunate enough that we

indication that it was that close.”

have a roof over our head,” he said.

Ouellette went to work as usual. Later,

“Obviously dealing with insurance has

a customer came in and said he was in a

been difficult. We’ve been fortunate

hurry to leave town because he thought

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Above: Motorbikes in the Four Seasons lot taking on the appearance of skeletons after the May 2016 fire. Inset: Gene Ouellette found out his shop and yard were on fire when a local radio DJ called him. Ouellette returned after the fire to find burned machinery covered is ashes. photos sUPPLIED BY gene ouellette.

Ouellette had been monitoring the

“An hour later it was gridlock. It was

driving up the hill and he could see the

situation from his home for the past

absolutely gridlock. I couldn’t make it

business was on fire. That was my first

few days, so he decided to leave work

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knowledge of the business being on

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stuff and my family made it home

than they typically were at 1 p.m. on a

the evacuation was actually called.

weekday, but it didn’t seem like people

Everything was on fire by that time.”

were in a rush to leave.

Ouellette said the first thing that crossed his mind was the safety of his employees. He said all of them got out

That included Four Seasons Power

safely, although one completely lost her

But when he arrived at home, he knew

Sports. At the time, Ouellette didn’t

home.

the situation was dire.

know whether his shop would survive,

“I could actually see flames coming up close to the house, so I called back to

until he received a phone call from a local radio DJ.

Ouellette couldn’t return to his home until early June, but he did take a tour of Fort McMurray with the Fort

the shop and just told everybody to get

“The DJ actually called me because

McMurray Construction Association in

out,” he said.

he’s a customer and he said he was

mid-May.

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“The tour actually took us right by the

115-291 MacAlpine Cres. in Fort

business and it was tough to see,” he

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“I was handed an opportunity to make

“I had very few things survive in

some choices that would allow me to

our yard and I think it was just the

exit this business thanks to insurance,”

placement or possibly a helicopter

Ouellette said. “There was no hesitation

dumped some water on some specific

whatsoever. I knew I wanted to be back

things.”

investing in the community. It’s home.”

Ouellette said machinery and steel

Those calling Fort McMurray home,

structures were completely destroyed,

like Ouellette, are part of a resilient

either burning from the fire or bending

and strong community, according to

from the intense heat, while some

Bussieres.

products with plastic or canvas tops were completely untouched.

“It’s been a challenging two years,” Bussieres said. “I lived here in the ‘80s,

“I had some cardboard boxes with products in them. You open up the boxes and whatever’s inside is melted.”

and obviously we had a downturn with oil then as well. Some troubling times, but we’ll get through it. We’ll be better

Even though the Four Seasons location

from it, but right now we’re seeing a lot

on Bulyea Avenue was destroyed,

of aches and pains in this community,

Ouellette said he knew he wanted to

both financial and emotional. It’s

stay running. He persisted and a few

tough, but if there’s a community

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By Carly Peters

receive the influx of displaced residents who had nowhere else to go but the oilsands’ camps. As traffic slowed to a crawl along the four-lane highway, Esler saw the mutual aid partners — Suncor, Horizon Oil Sands, Shell Albian Sands, and Syncrude — heading into town to support the regional fire department. According to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the emergency services mutual aid partnerships serving the area can be described as a natural outcome of the “neighbours helping neighbours” code that distinguishes remote residential and industrial communities of the north.

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With the next major population area to Fort McMurray four hours south, when a significant fire, hazardous spill or major motor vehicle collision occurs, when lives are at stake and when residential properties or industrial sites are threatened, that’s when the mutual aid partners activate their resources and roll into action to reduce harm and minimize and mitigate the hazard. On this day, the risk was

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J

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aware of the situation. On the south side of town, he was already seated at the regional emergency operations centre (REOC) as a representative of Suncor. As part of the mutual aid agreement between Wood Buffalo and industry partners, each have a chair at the REOC table. Conditions on the south side of town were already deteriorating — fire had reached some neighbourhoods and the smoke was like nothing he’d seen before. All of deputy chief Loy’s family was in the community of Thickwood, one of the city’s largest residential areas. Like Loy, his wife, Carrie, a support clerk with regional emergency services (RES) for the city, was already well engaged in the emergency efforts, which left the couple’s four kids and three grandchildren to pack up their three homes. With three vehicles on the move, the group was split up — one daughter, one son and one grandchild were sent north, while his son-in-law, son and dog were sent south, along with his other daughter and two grandchildren. Loy was also trying to reach his elderly father who lives in the Lower Townsite area and was not answering his telephone.

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Apparently, when his radio reception began to break up inside the house, his father went to listen to the news in his truck on the driveway and watch the fires. Loy’s wife ended up rushing over and bringing him back to the fire hall, which was already filling up with other RES family members. By the end of May 3, the mutual aid partnership was in charge of various parts of the city, and their efforts were focused on just keeping the fires at bay (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry firefighting staff were in charge of the actual wildfires). The industrial partners provided equipment pivotal to the urban interface fight. Suncor’s massive eight-wheeled aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) truck was just one of the unsung heroes, rolling along with a built-in 3,000-gallon water tank linked to a water cannon. In total, there were six ARFFs at Fort McMurray. Unlike a regular pumper truck, the ARFF, modified for mine response, had the ability spray and drive at the same time.

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rian Cornforth, fire chief for Parkland County, was debriefing with his team about their county’s brushfires

from April when they got the call to aid in Fort McMurray. Armed with a list of requested resources, including a Type 6 engine and tanker truck, eight firefighters from Parkland made the five-hour trip with the Stony Plain Fire Department, arriving at the REOC just before 10 p.m.

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At their behest, the team quickly assembled a

estimated that 1,600 structures had burned.

staging area at MacDonald Island Park, the city’s

Wednesday morning, Cornforth did a recon flight

newly expanded leisure centre, with the Wood

over the city to determine how crews should be split

Buffalo team. Cornforth said even though the

up to fight the never-slowing fires. They decided to

situation was beyond any training activity the crew

split the city into south and north divisions, the area

had ever run, everyone fell back to the basics of the

in which Cornforth was tasked with co-ordinating.

Incident Command System, a standardized on-site

Their main points of focus were Timberlea,

fire management system. Staging managers ensured

Thickwood and some of the industrial structures

trucks were registered, fuelled up and out in the

along Highway 63.

field quickly.

“It is not a return to normal life and it’s not yet a celebration. There’s still a lot of work to recover and rebuild Wood Buffalo. This will be the work of years, not weeks,” Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.

Cornforth said he estimates there were 80 pieces of fire apparatuses and 300 firefighters split between the north and south divisions at the time. But, just as important, the staging areas had also become home to essential support elements such as a camp kitchen staffed by volunteers, a fuelling site and a fleet maintenance station with fire equipmenttrained mechanics. And, said Cornforth, since an army marches on their stomach, meal delivery

It was the beginning of an exhausting three days of

services were even put in place. A team would ride

24-hour shifts — not only for the fire departments

up with Leduc Fire Services to meet with front-

and mutual aid partners, but also the city’s

line firefighters and take over the efforts while the

police service and hospital staff who had already

tireless crews got a chance to have a meal.

evacuated 105 patients from Northern Lights Regional Health Centre during the mandatory evacuation.

The camaraderie on the fire lines was very apparent, according to Cornforth. The Wood Buffalo team, despite fighting for their home turf, never flinched

Through the evening and into the night, fire

and seemed to be strengthened by their industry

destroyed homes in Beacon Hill, Waterways,

partners who had come at a moment’s notice to

Abasand and Wood Buffalo. By dawn it was

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t day three, small pockets of additional help began to arrive from the south, but the fire pushed on threatening

more areas of the city. The REOC itself was in danger, forcing the group to move from Fire Hall #5 to Nexen’s industrial facility further south. They regrouped in the facility’s large conference room, but since there was only one access road to the plant, essentially trapping the group if the fire spread, REOC uprooted itself for a second time and ended up in Lac La Biche.

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eanwhile up north, oil and energy industry members were caring for the 25,000 people forced into their

camps; some would stay for up to three nights before being able to leave the area. Two days in, Suncor called upon their partnership with WestJet to provide planes. Several of the oilsands companies that operate out of the Fort McMurray area have private airstrips capable of handling commercial jet aircraft. Esler said it was like a well-oiled assembly line. Four or five planes would be waiting on the taxi apron. Then, buses full of people, pets and luggage would pull up on the airstrip, unload and get on the plane. The next bus would pull up and unload until the aircraft was full. The plane would take off and people would board the next one in line. He mused slightly at the memory of the exotic nature of some of the planes’ inhabitants. While media showed images of family dogs riding in first class, Esler said he heard of everything from lizards to tarantulas making their escape south on WestJet.

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ith the fire threat to the REOC subsiding, Loy travelled back to Fire Hall #5. He said the south end of the

city looked like a scene from The Walking Dead — bushes still smouldering, while abandoned cars littered the side of the road. As the REOC group gaped at what they saw, they knew there was no time for despair. They had to continue on and work together, or there would be no homes to return to. Loy recalls many of the REOC group and firefighters on the ground had a front row seat to the destruction of homes — friends’, family’s and possibly their own. One event in particular saw a firefighter losing the battle to save his twin brother’s house — but everyone just had to push on. Some relief came with the arrival of Canada Task Force 2 (Can-TF2), which swiftly provided much needed relief at the REOC and set up a unified command of the regional emergency operations centre. Loy said the team’s arrival was a blessing. The local REOC group had been working three to four days and


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nights straight, and the magnitude of the situation was

destroyed 2,400 structures — nearly 10 per cent of the city.

taking a toll on the team. Some of those fighting the fire

Residents who had homes to come back to had gritty and

now had to grapple with the fact they’d lost their homes,

exhausting work ahead cleaning their mouldy refrigerators

while many still had their family in the back of their minds

and scrubbing down homes stained by soot and ash. One

and wondered where they had ended up in the evacuation.

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analyst from the Bank of Montreal estimated insurance losses could exceed $9 billion.

ornforth and his team left Fort McMurray Sunday,

Esler said no could ever plan for something like this. It

May 8. No one really wanted to leave, but they knew

was a black swan event. The Fort McMurray fires tested

the job needed rested bodies and healthy minds. While many sat in the airport waiting to go home, the skies let forth a bit of rain as if to show them a touch of assurance.

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the emergency processes put in place by industry and the mutual aid agreement, but the results spoke for themselves — no one perished in the fires, vast portions of the city were saved, major infrastructure was unharmed. It was

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Heavy North supports the rebuild in Fort McMurray By Rebecca Dahl

“Together, we are stronger,” reads the banner stretching

Heavy North used what resources it had to help clean up

across Heavy North Construction Ltd.’s Fort McMurray

after the fire. The company was one of few local contractors

office.

awarded work with the Regional Municipality of Wood

The words are a reminder of how Fort McMurray residents and businesses alike have come together to rebuild the community and surrounding area after the May 2016

Buffalo to perform demolition work throughout the rebuilding process. The company also conducted additional work post-fire with private condo boards.

wildfire that ripped through the region. The devastating

As a member of the Fort McMurray Construction

fire is considered the costliest natural disaster in Canadian

Association, Heavy North attends and supports networking

history.

events, such as golf tournaments. This means Heavy North

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Since the forest fires destroyed 2,400 homes and many

upcoming projects in the region with its members.

other buildings, Heavy North has been working hard to help pick up the pieces.

Heavy North prides itself on its staff, operational excellence and relationships with partners and clients, said Stewart.

The fire created uncertainty among Heavy North staff, said

She said the company is proud of its partnership with

marketing manager Karli Stewart. Several managers and

Mikisew North LP at Mikisew Cree First Nation. Heavy

other staff members lost their homes, as did many of the

North is a partner of the Indigenous-owned business, which

company’s clients.

has built a wide variety of projects in Fort Chipewyan

“Through diversification in other regions and markets,

region.

we continued to grow and succeed post fire,” said Stewart.

It’s the “together we are stronger” philosophy that allows

“However, we continue to build projects in the region and

Heavy North to build successful partnerships with different

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supplies. Closer to the return, a crew

to their homes after wildfire swept

came in.”

through Fort McMurray, some local businesses brought some employees back to town to begin cleaning up what the blaze left behind. One of those was Casman Building Solutions, a division of Casman Group of Companies and the parent branch

condominium complex at the time. A year later, Fort McMurray is

Work to rebuild the town came

starting to return to normal, but

shortly after that. Lance Johnson,

Johnson said it’s definitely not there

construction manager with Casman

yet.

Building Solutions, said he was with the crew that came into Fort McMurray in late May 2016.

“People are bearing down and getting it done,” he said. “People are gradually coming back. They’re still not all back,

of Cherrywood Homes Construction

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homes to come back to.”

Johnson said returning to town was eerie. He drove from Confederation Way to Thickwood Boulevard and didn’t see a single person.

But Cherrywood Homes has been helping some residents get back into town and back to their lives since the fire. Weston said Casman worked from Edmonton while employees and residents alike were displaced to help

“We brought in water tanks and

doing everything from cleaning the

supplies to people that worked in

people get back to Fort McMurray as

homes to rebuilding the homes, from

town,” said Jordan Weston, division

soon as possible, whether that’s in

one end to the other.”

a home like their previous one, or a

manager. “Because we’re in the

completely new concept.

construction industry, we knew a

Johnson said returning to town was

bunch of excavators and we had a

eerie. He drove from Confederation

“It’s not easy, what people are going

relationship with a few people in

Way to Thickwood Boulevard and

through, and we try to make it as

town. So, we came into town and

didn’t see a single person. He was

comfortable as possible,” Weston said.

we brought electric water tanks and

also the only person living in his

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This past year since the 2016 wildfire has been a remarkable one with many struggles and triumphs. As the team at the Wood Buffalo Food Bank (WBFB) reflects on the time elapsed, we are more than grateful to have been here to serve our community throughout it all. Thinking back to when we first returned to Fort McMurray at the end of May 2016 to prepare for reOver 400 volunteers gave 2,679 hours of their time the summer after the fire, handing out 7,894 weekly hampers to 14,111 people.

entry, we knew a considerable job lay ahead of us. Not only the clean-up process, but the sheer task of being able to feed a community that was in such a susceptible and distressed state. Over the course of two weeks, with incredible help from countless volunteers, everyone worked together to clean, sanitize and re-paint the warehouse, dispose of 53,257 possibly contaminated food items, wash 20 pallets of cans, and restock the shelves. The WBFB was finally able to open its doors and start serving the citizens of Fort McMurray on June 11, 2016. Our services were altered to a weekly format instead of the standard appointment-based monthly system,

Individuals and businesses in Fort McMurray and from across Canada have reached out to help the Wood Buffalo Food Bank either through monetary or food donations or by volunteering.

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Industry icon

remembered

Diane Slater may not have set out to create a long and illustrious career in Fort McMurray but she certainly helped the community grow and prosper in the 35-plus years she called it home. She remained an active participant and strong advocate throughout that time, even in 2015 when she retired from her official duties. Unfortunately, Slater passed away only one year later. She was 66.

Diane Slater.

the activities at city hall, Slater is perhaps best known for her role as chief administrative officer of Fort McMurray’s Chamber of Commerce and FMCA. The two organizations shared office space and personnel at the time — a mutually beneficial arrangement that continued up until 2014. “I was the vice-president at the

Slater moved to Fort McMurray in

reins,” says Robert Gazzard, past

1980, with her first husband, Ross,

president of the Fort McMurray

and two children, Lana and Ryan.

Chamber of Commerce. “We

Both were under 10 at the time. As

convinced Diane to take on the

a newcomer to Fort McMurray, and

position. She was reluctant at first.

with both children in school, Slater

It took a while to convince her but it

sought out and soon found a position

really wasn’t that hard.”

management position and started her

Maloney remembers her mother’s concerns at the time.

on the road to managing non-profit

“The Chamber actually sought her out

organizations.

for the position,” she says. “She wasn’t

“She wasn’t a traditional parent,” says her daughter Lana Maloney, executive director of the Fort McMurray Construction Association (FMCA). “She wasn’t a stay-at-home mom who cooked and cleaned. She barely cooked

sure she wanted to take it on. She didn’t know if she wanted to work full time and she knew that it would be a hard position to take on in that the group was little more than a social club back then.”

a day in her life. She was a values

Slater opted to take the chance and

person. She valued values.”

remained at the helm for the next 15

That focus on values served Slater

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Although heavily involved in

Chamber when Diane took over the

Tourism. This ultimately turned into a

Robert Gazzard, past president, Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce.

Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Home is where the heart is

as a receptionist with Fort McMurray

Melissa Blake, mayor, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

By Melanie Franner

years.

well over the years, where she would

“It took her a bit of time but she

eventually serve as a two-time

soon changed things around at the

councillor, an assistant to Norm Weiss,

Chamber,” says Gazzard. “She started

MLA and acting mayor of the Regional

on re-directing the focus to become


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more business oriented. She was a

an opinion and she certainly wasn’t

The FMCA was a 10-member

huge advocate of the community and

afraid to express it.”

association when Slater took over. It

started laying the foundation for her campaign to champion local business. In retrospect, her work proved very successful.” Seeing red One of the most significant of Slater’s achievements while at the Chamber was her work in creating the Regional Economic Development Link (RedLink), a local business initiative developed in conjunction with the FMCA and the Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA). The procurement tool was designed to enable local businesses to express interest in contracts made

In addition to his involvement with the Chamber, Allen also served two

grew to include 400 companies at the time of her retirement.

terms on regional council and one

“Her big focus was to show value for

term as a provincial MLA.

membership,” states Iggulden. “She

“I was by Diane’s side on many

believed that the whole is stronger than the individual.”

occasions where she proved very passionate,” he says. “I was in

And although Iggulden admits that

governance at the time and she was

Slater could be a bit intense at times,

in a staff position. We would argue

he believes that it was just part of the

across the table but it was clear that

package — and rightfully so.

she was aware — at all times — of her

“If you got heck from Diane, you

role. I learnt a lot about governance

deserved it,” he jokes, adding he was

from her and I often sought out her

often on the receiving end himself.

advice many times during my tenure as an MLA.”

Ken Gibson, executive director of the Alberta Construction Association

available by companies involved in the

Another huge success for the FMCA,

(ACA), is another individual who

oilsands.

while under Slater’s direction, was

worked with Slater.

“I would say that RedLink was Diane’s main passion for the majority of her term with the Chamber,” says Mike Allen, past president of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce. “She managed to pull together a small team of people to put it together. The program did achieve some success initially but it eventually grew and grew as those companies that began participating started putting pressure on others to join in.”

the creation of the Future Projects Summit, where oil companies and government procurement departments would engage with the local businesses to discuss upcoming work projects. The Summit provides

“My first impression of Diane arose out of some work that ACA was involved with concerning the administration of COOLNet, the online plansroom,” he recalls. “Diane called to let me know of FMCA’s concerns with the approach

the opportunity for valuable one-on-

that ACA had taken. For those that

one networking. It remains in effect

have been on the receiving end of

today.

Diane’s displeasure, I’m sure they can

Boots on the ground

relate. Diane could be a formidable

“Diane had a lot of credibility at all levels of government and industry,”

personality but her facts were bang on, her analysis was sound, and she brooked no disagreement.”

RedLink remains a valuable

says Charles Iggulden, president of the

procurement tool in Fort McMurray to

FMCA. “She had a type-A personality

Despite this awkward introduction,

this day.

and didn’t pull any punches. And she

the two became strong associates.

was always fair. She never made it

“From there we became friends and,

personal.”

despite being an extremely busy

According to Iggulden, Slater’s position

person, Diane would make the time

with the FMCA was a “pretty critical”

I requested of her to help me out,”

Allen remembers Slater fondly, describing her as a feisty and respected individual. “When I first joined the Chamber, I was running a small local business,” he recalls. “On occasion, I would attend the Chamber luncheons and it was there that I first met her. She had this

one as it involved a lot of government lobbying at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. He worked with Slater for about 15 years.

continues Gibson. “Diane was a good mentor, in particular, helping me out on some issues of proper governance and association operation, including a transparent process for the ACA board

huge smile on her face — at all times I

“She was a real go-getter,” Iggulden

to invest surplus funds to the benefit

would later discover. She always had

says. “She was a very active advocate.”

of members. Diane was extremely

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plugged in to decision makers across

the years but we loved each other

It also won her many awards and

industry and governments at all levels

nonetheless. She was the type of

recognition, including the Queen

and she was always gracious to share

person who always got in the last

Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal,

her insights to ensure unity to the

word. But she was also highly

a commemorative award served to

benefit of industry.”

respected.”

honour significant contributions and

Gibson is quick to add that although

Gazzard is quick to add that Slater was

Slater proved formidable in the

a very knowledgeable person.

business world, she was also caring at heart.

“She knew what the region was all about and was very concerned about

“My strongest impression of Diane

growing it and making sure that it

was her absolute fierce commitment

became self-sustainable,” he says. “She

to her family, to her members and to

was not egotistical in the least. For

her community of Fort McMurray

Diane, it was all about the community.”

and the RM of Wood Buffalo,” he says.

achievements made by Canadians. “Every time she won an award, we had to fight with her to go and accept it,” says Maloney. “That just wasn’t her. She didn’t want the recognition. She never bragged about her successes. Even after RedLink proved to be such a huge success, she didn’t want a pat on the back. She just said, ‘It was what

Maloney agrees.

needed to be done and we got it done.’”

to protect and reward the contractors

“A lot of people referred to Diane as

On the political scene

and suppliers who had put stakes

a bull in a china shop,” she says. “She

Wearing two hats as CAO for the

down and risked their businesses

didn’t have a filter. She said what she

Chamber of Commerce and the FMCA

making a go of it in her isolated

thought. Was blunt and to the point.

didn’t slow Slater down. She remained

community. She was very astute at

But everything she did, she did for the

a political animal throughout that

developing partnerships to enhance

local business community and for the

time — she even considered entering

business prospects for her members

community as a whole.”

the race for the upcoming mayoral

“Diane wore on her sleeve her desire

and their voice at the local, provincial and national levels.”

Maloney describes her mother as an “adrenalin junkie.” But one who was

Friendly foe

selfless at all times.

Slater is fondly remembered by all

“She would weigh the pros and cons of

who knew her, although many of

everything before deciding to take it to

these people are quick to note that

the board,” she explains. “She always

they did have their “run-ins” with the

wanted to make sure that whatever it

lady.

was would be helping the community,

“You didn’t want to get on her bad

not hindering it.”

election in October 2017 if her health had prevailed. Sadly, she wasn’t able to make a run for it. Slater’s two terms as councillor served her well. Her 1992 political campaign for councillor noted, even back then, her commitment to community. She promised to maintain the current cost of municipal government to taxpayers, encourage cost-effective

side,” Gazzard says jokingly. “We

The commitment to community

administration, encourage community

butted heads so many times over

served Slater well over the years.

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experienced and very interested in the

of taking on monumental tasks and

groups’ input on development versus

municipality.”

delivering results.”

Mayor Blake says that first impression

Although Mayor Blake describes

proved correct.

her relationship with Slater as “up

spending thousands of dollars on consultant fees. She remained loyal to these strategies throughout her career. It was while working with council that Slater implemented My Community, My Voice, an online forum that

“Our conversations became longer and her passions more amplified but she always let me know what she thought,” she says.

brought potential voters and

Blake had occasion to connect with

political candidates together. It was

Slater and stay abreast of each

an initiative in which Slater took

other’s interest over lunches with the

particular pride in.

president of Chamber and municipal

“I met Diane the day after I was

chief administration officer.

and down over times”, she is quick to add that they remained friends throughout, with those periodic ups and downs occurring less often and more quickly forgotten. “Diane demonstrated lots of frustration over the years,” she says. “But understanding that her passion came from the desire to make life better for people, I would have to say

elected to council in 1998,” says

“I found Diane to be someone who

those challenges did indeed make for

Melissa Blake, mayor of the Regional

enjoyed ‘stirring the pot,’” continues

better outcomes.”

Municipality of Wood Buffalo. “She

Blake. “She had no trouble standing

called to congratulate me, warn me of

up for what she believed in. She

Reflecting on retirement

some things and offer her assistance

took pride in the work of young

Perhaps one of the most surprising

if I needed it. My first impression of

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her was that she was very direct,

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“She had kind of talked about retiring before she followed through on it,” says Iggulden. “We tried to talk her out of it, of course. But we weren’t able to convince her. Nonetheless, she continued to work with us after she retired.” Iggulden wasn’t the only one surprised to hear the news. “Diane was one of those people I believed would never retire,” says Allen. “I think she thought that she had put in a lot of years already and that it was time to move on. But she never stopped being active and was involved in a lot of community initiatives up until the day she died.” Being who she was, Slater started

And the rest, as they say, is history. Maloney would end up joining the Chamber of Commerce and FMCA full time. In all, she would work with the Chamber and FMCA for 10 years before moving on as executive director of the FMCA in 2015. “I was taught by my mother,” says Maloney. “She groomed me for the position.” Although Maloney admits that she never consciously thought about following in her mother’s footsteps, she is quick to add that she has benefitted from the close working relationship. “Fortunately, we had worked together

speaking to her on one occasion, she noted she was just like her mom: determined. I think Lana will benefit from embracing her mother’s best traits and leaving the less productive ones to someone else.” Maloney herself is quick to highlight the differences between herself and her mother. “I’d like to say that I am the same but I can’t,” she explains. “She would react very quickly to things and sometimes that would get her into trouble. I’m more likely to sit back and read the situation.” Another way in which the two differ is adapting to change.

for so long that by the time she retired,

“My goal is to continue to work with

we were able to conduct a seamless

the FMCA and to make it thrive,” says

transition,” says Maloney, who adds

Maloney. “This is our 30th anniversary

that the FMCA kept Slater on an as-

this year. I don’t want to destroy her

needed basis for the first year. “We

legacy but, at the same time, I need to

“Diane was also extremely tough

never hid the fact that she was my

be amenable to change. And I think I

mentally and had no illusions about

mother. She went to both boards to get

am more amenable than she was.”

her health,” says Gibson. “Like

their permission before hiring me.”

working on her retirement plan very early in the game. She had things well in hand by the time the official date came around in 2015.

everything else she did, she planned

But in some ways, adds Maloney, they

And permission was soon granted.

are like two peas in a pod.

of the FMCA would remain strong

“Lana was hired initially as a

“My mother was very circular in her

by developing Lana Maloney as her

receptionist,” says Iggulden. “She

thinking and I am the same way,” she

very capable successor. Diane truly

worked her way up through the

says. “When people come to me and

was a remarkable leader in serving

organization. There is no doubt that

want to partner with the FMCA, I

the members of the Fort McMurray

she was the right person for the job. It

always ask myself if this is the best

Construction Association.”

was a unanimous decision.”

thing for the construction industry

Maloney’s ascension to the position of

As to how much of Slater resides in

executive director of the FMCA was

Maloney, Iggulden says that the two

Even today, on her own, Maloney calls

one skillfully orchestrated.

are of the same stock.

upon her mother for advice.

“By the time my mother took on the

“Lana has her own personality but she

“There are some things that have

Chamber position, I was married

also has the same beliefs and values as

had to change,” she explains. “Like

and had moved to Edmonton,” recalls

Diane,” he says.

our Futures Projects Summit, for

and executed to ensure the leadership

Maloney. “My husband and I ended up moving back to Fort McMurray and at

Mayor Blake is a little less subtle.

and for the community.”

example. Over the last couple of years, the economic environment

that point, she needed some additional

“My connection to Lana really came

has necessitated that we make some

help. I ended up working with her part

from Diane and interfacing with her at

changes to it. But in my head, I am

time.”

a variety of events,” she states. “When

still asking myself whether my mom

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would be okay with the changes. She

Allen. “She embraced growth but, at

is still involved in the decision-making

the same time, didn’t want to lose that

process because she is still in my head

community feel. She strived to have a

— and my heart.”

growing, thriving community while

A stronger community

maintaining the very values at the

Slater remains in the minds and hearts

heart of that community. Fortunately

of many people throughout the Fort

for us, that community was Fort

McMurray business community and

McMurray.”

the community itself. During her distinguished career, she spearheaded many initiatives that have paid huge

It’s been a tough year. But together we’re making progress.

But sadly, Slater never got a chance to fulfill the part of her life after retirement. She passed away on

dividends as a result. Upon her retirement, Slater spoke of championing the “I Love Oilsands” campaign. She was also on the board

Dec. 31, 2016. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo flew its flags at half-mast on the day of her

of Centre for Hope, the only daytime

memorial.

drop-in centre for the homeless and

“The world is a lesser place without

near homeless in the municipality. “Diane embraced development,” says

her, especially Fort McMurray,” says Gazzard. n

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reconciliation, skills training and workforce development,

champions of social procurement.

youth employment, supportive employment, supply chain diversity, social enterprise capacity building, and improved small business access to public sector supply chains. Through a series of social procurement design labs, held in partnership with the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, Fort McMurray Construction Association and the non-profit sector, RMWB’s procurement department has included the feedback obtained within the development of the social procurement policy.

“With a little education, we realized that it was only our own belief system that had to change, then we could start thinking strategically about ways to add social value to the procurement process,” they say. For them perhaps the biggest surprise was that no rules or laws had to change to make this new approach possible. Social procurement works within the guiding principles of a fair, open, transparent and competitive process that is trade agreement compliant.

Since September 2016, the procurement team has conducted a series of pilot bid opportunities focusing on jobs prosperity

Laurie Gaudet, certified public procurement officer and

and skills development. In the past eight months, seven

chartered manager, is the social procurement lead at the

opportunities were offered resulting in 12 job placements

RMWB where procurement processes have been re-

and three skills opportunities. Partnerships have been

designed to align and support the social and economic

developed with Choices Association of Fort McMurray

goals of recovery. Gaudet sees social procurement as an

and CAREERS: The Next Generation as the liaison for the

important paradigm shift; a best value approach to inclusive

bidder.

economic development.

One of the bid opportunities was a requirement for drainage

“This has been an incredible opportunity for staff

improvements to several greenspaces in Timberlea. The

engagement and has resulted in a high level of

timeline to complete the work is June to September 2017.

empowerment amongst our buyers. Having the chance to

This is a great opportunity to include a social value for

improve lives is very rewarding.” n

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Fort McMurray Construction Association MEMBERSHIP 1598557 Alberta Ltd. o/a Rebus Builders 280 Macalpine Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4A6 Tel: 780-743-5723

Aecon Mining 316 MacKay Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4E4 Tel: 780-430-4070 www.aecon.com

BFL Canada Insurance Services Inc. 200-1167 Kensington Crescent NW Calgary, AB  T2N 1X7 Tel: 403-451-4132 www.BFLCanada.ca

1750592 Alberta Ltd. o/a BristleCone Homes 608-10050 112 Street NW Edmonton, AB  T5K 2J1 Tel: 587-674-1000 www.bristleconehomes.com

Aftermath Services Ltd. 200 Grenoble Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3X8 Tel: 780-838-0109

BigSteelBox Corp. 265 Macalpine Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4Y4 Tel: 587-316-2425 www.bigsteelbox.com

3D Building Group P.O. Box 5212 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3G3 Tel: 780-714-7211 www.3dbuildinggroup.ca 4refuel Canada 8621 18 Street Edmonton, AB  T6P 1K4 Tel: 780-464-6118 www.4refuel.com 557638 Alberta Ltd. o/a DB Kidd Transport 103-122 Millennium Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 1Y8 Tel: 780-799-6347 www.dbkiddtransport.com 727619 Alberta Ltd. o/a Roughrider International P.O. Box 5650 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3G6 Tel: 403-243-1666 www.roughriderinternational.com Abalone Group 15531 131 Avenue Edmonton, AB  T5V 0A4 Tel: 780-451-3681 www.abalone.ca

Aggreko Canada Inc. 22-3500 Saprae Creek Trail Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 0H6 Tel: 780-915-8714 www.aggreko.com Ainscow & McCormick Roofing Ltd. 11-141 Fontaine Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 0C9 Tel: 780-880-9540 www.amroofingltd.ca Ajax Drywall 2000 Ltd. 16363 130 Avenue Edmonton, AB  T5A 4C5 Tel: 780-447-1029 Alcor Facilities Management Inc. 1-305 MacDonald Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4B7 Tel: 780-743-1343 www.alcorfacilities.com All Inclusive Maintenace AIM Services Ltd. 293 Gregoire Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 2L6 Tel: 780-750-5979 www.aimservicesltd.ca Alta 1 Drywall Ltd. P.O. Box 30372 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 0B8 Tel: 780-983-7318

ABI Homes Ltd. 336 Fireweed Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0J6 Tel: 780-880-6082 www.abihomes.ca

Aluma Systems Inc. 185 TaigaNova Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0T4 Tel: 780-743-5011 www.aluma.com

Acden Environment LP 220 TaigaNova Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0T4 Tel: 780-791-9131 www.acden.com

Alwan’s Plumbing & Heating Corp. P.O. Box 6455 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5N4 Tel: 780-370-9170

Advantage Electric Ltd. 125 Atkinson Road Fort McMurray, AB  T9J 1E8 Tel: 780-788-5894

ATCO Structures and Logistics Inc. A-604 Signal Road Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4Z4 Tel: 780-714-6773 www.atcosl.com

Aecon Industrial Western Inc. 53367 Range Road 232 Sherwood Park, AB  T8A 4V2 Tel: 780-416-5871 www.aecon.com

Bear Slashing Inc./Site Energy Services P.O. Box 7610 Bonnyville, AB  T9N 2H9 Tel: 780-826-8048 www.siteenergy.com

Billboard Direct 8233 Manning Avenue Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 1V8 Tel: 780-790-1123 www.billboarddirect.ca Bouchier P.O. Box 6607 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5N4 Tel: 780-790-1682 www.bouchier.ca Brion Energy Corp. 2700-707 5 Street SW Calgary, AB  T2P 1V8 Tel: 587-293-3010 www.brionenergy.com Brock White Construction Materials 21359 115 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB  T5S 0K5 Tel: 780-447-1774 www.brockwhite.ca Buffalo Land Services P.O. Box 30130 RPO Clearwater Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5P0 Tel: 780-742-6917 Burnco Rock Products Ltd. P.O. Box 5506 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4V9 Tel: 780-791-6699 www.burnco.com C. Wiseman Enterprises Ltd. P.O. Box 5354 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3G4 Tel: 780-792-7411 www.cwel.ca Cahill Industrial Ltd. P.O. Box 1674 St. John’s, NL  A1C 5P5 Tel: 709-368-2125 www.cahill.ca Call First Plumbing and Heating Ltd. P.O. Box 23082 RPO Thickwood Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5B7 Tel: 780-880-4726 www.callfirstplumbing.com Callisto Construction Ltd. 800-640 5 Avenue SW Calgary, AB  T2P 3G4 Tel: 403-930-2520 www.callistocanada.com Rebuilding Fort McMurray 2017-1

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Fort McMurray Construction Association MEMBERSHIP CanWest Concrete 7006 39 Street Leduc, AB  T9E 0R8 Tel: 780-415-5599 www.canwestconcrete.com

Corgan Enterprise Ltd Bay 7-266 MacKay Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5C6 Tel: 780-790-6603 www.corgan.ca

Dolce Vita Homes LP 17511 108 Avenue Edmonton, AB  T5S 1G2 Tel: 780-406-6195 www.dolcevitahomes.ca

CBS Construction Ltd. 150 MacKay Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4W8 Tel: 780-743-1810 www.cbsconstruction.ca

Cormode & Dickson Construction (Fort McMurray) Ltd 5-400 TaigaNova Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0T4 Tel: 780-749-0067 www.cormode.com

Dunvegan Gardens (AB) Ltd. P.O. Box 6580 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5N4 Tel: 780-791-4363 www.dunvegangardensfm.com

Challenger Geomatics 8026A Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5K3 Tel: 780-743-8697 www.challengergeomatics.com Chinook Fuels 160 MacKay Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4W8 Tel: 780-743-2381 www.chinookfuels.ca Clean Harbors Lodging Services Ltd. 216-26229 Township Road 531A Acheson, AB  T7X 5L4 Tel: 780-960-1507 www.cleanharbors.com The Clearwater Suite Hotel 4 Haineault Street Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 1R6 Tel: 780-799-7676 www.clearwaterfortmcmurray.com CLH Contracting Ltd. 104 Walnut Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0N6 Tel: 780-750-1086 www.clhcontracting.ca Combined Concrete Pumping 2007 Ltd. 365 TaigaNova Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0T4 Tel: 780-598-0088 www.combinedconcretepumping.com Command Equipment Ltd. 1-12415 Stony Plain Road Edmonton, AB  T5N 3N3 Tel: 780-482-6003 www.commandequipment.com Compliant Energy Services Ltd. Bay 2-145 McMillan Road Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4G3 Tel: 780-214-7741 www.compliantenergy.ca Concept Electric Ltd. 101-427 Gregoire Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4K7 Tel: 587-258-1581 www.conceptgroup.ca Consun Contracting Ltd. P.O. Box 5056 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3E2 Tel: 780-743-3163 www.consun.ca

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Coverall Uniform Linen & Mat Ltd. 345 TaigaNova Cres Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0T4 Tel: 780-792-5217 www.getcoverall.com / www.armourready.com CQNetwork 204-52 Sioux Road Sherwood Park, AB  T8A 4X1 Tel: 780-449-5545 www.cqnadvantage.com Creative Escapes Inc. 122 Brett Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 2H7 Tel: 780-972-4848 www.creativeescapes.ca Crescent Electrical Services 104 Ward Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0X5 Tel: 587-723-1237 www.crescentelectricalservices.com D&T Construction & Landscaping Ltd. 165 Huberman Way Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0Z9 Tel: 780-880-6022 www.dt-construction.ca

DVD Masonry Ltd. 340 Circle Drive Edmonton, AB  T8N 7L5 Tel: 780-458-1203 www.dvdmasonry.com E Construction Ltd. 745 Memorial Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3G3 Tel: 780-743-3822 www.ecltd.ca Eagle Builders P.O. Box 1690 Blackfalds, AB  T0M 0J0 Tel: 403-885-5525 www.eaglebuilders.ca Eastern Infrastructure Inc. 4-69 Park Road Elmsdale, NS  B2S 2L3 Tel: 902-883-9685 www.easterninfrastructure.com Edwards Land Surveys Ltd. 33 Gregoire Lake Estates Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5S1 Tel: 780-334-9622 www.edwardslandsurveys.ca

DC Wiring Ltd. 209 Wilson Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5B4 Tel: 780-715-7973

EMCO Waterworks 1-360 MacKenzie Boulevard Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4C4 Tel: 780-713-2433 www.emcowaterworks.com

Dechant Construction Ltd. 10301 96 Street High Level, AB  T0H 1Z0 Tel: 780-926-4411 www.dechantconstruction.ab.ca

Enterprise Holdings Inc. 196 MacDonald Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4B3 Tel: 780-804-2166 www.enterprisetrucks.ca

Deep Foundations Contractors Inc. 6030-88 Street NW, Suite 224 Edmonton, AB  T6E 6G4 Tel: 780-469-7888 www.deepfoundations.ca

Fort Lakes Landscaping & Contracting Ltd. P.O. Box 6623 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5N4 Tel: 780-598-0569 www.fortlakes.com

Dene Sky Site Services Ltd. P.O. Box 34 Chard, AB  T0P 1G0 Tel: 780-559-2202 www.denesky.com Denmax Energy Services Ltd. P.O. Box 2881 Wainwright, AB  T9W 1S7 Tel: 780-842-3661 www.denmax.ca

Forthryte Services Inc. Bay 1-242 Macalpine Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4A6 Tel: 780-743-4811 www.forthryte.com Fuller Austin Inc. #1 Bay A-225 MacDonald Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4B5 Tel: 780-790-3424 www.fulleraustin.com


Fort McMurray Construction Association MEMBERSHIP Genron Enterprises 2007 Ltd. 295 MacDonald Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4B7 Tel: 780-743-3445 www.genron.ca

Inland Concrete Ltd. 580 Memorial Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4V9 Tel: 780-743-2180 www.inlandconcrete.com

LARR Management Corp. 14th Floor, 10665 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB  T5J 3S9 Tel: 587-334-4969 www.larrmanagementcorp.ca

Geomatic Point Surveys Ltd. 146 Hilltop Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3V4 Tel: 780-743-3724

Inline Construction Surveys Ltd. 8 Eton Terrace St. Albert, AB  T8N 5K5 Tel: 780-307-3319 www.inlinesurveys.ca

Ledcor Construction Ltd. 220 TaigaNova Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0T4 Tel: 250-491-2991 www.ledcor.com

Insite Construction Surveys Inc. 22-240 Laffont Way Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 2W2 Tel: 780-742-8078 www.insitesurveys.ca

LetCar Mechanical Group Ltd. 8115 Fraser Avenue Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 1W5 Tel: 780-790-0757 www.letcar.ca

INSPEK Crushing Ltd. 311 Woodward Lane Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5K8 Tel: 780-743-8862

Lexon Projects Inc. 2371 91 Avenue Edmonton, AB  T6P 1L1 Tel: 780-435-7476 www.lexonprojects.com

H. Wilson Industries (2010) Ltd. 1045 Memorial Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0K4 Tel: 780-743-1881 www.hwilson.net Hammerstone Corp. 500-4838 Richard Road SW Calgary, AB  T2R 0H8 Tel: 403-297-1680 www.hammerstonecorp.com Harris Steel Services Ltd. (Harris Rebar) 205-427 Gregoire Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4K7 Tel: 780-791-5900 www.harrisrebar.com Hatfield Consultants Partnership 10208 Centennial Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 1Y5 Tel: 780-743-4290 www.hatfieldgroup.com Heavy North 9-400 TaigaNova Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0T4 Tel: 780-742-2094 www.heavynorth.com Hedco Group Inc. P.O. Box 5635 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5C3 Tel: 780-750-2680 Hertz Car & Truck Rentals Fort McMurray - Young Motors (1971) Ltd. 315 Macalpine Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4Y4 Tel: 780-743-2894 www.youngmotors.ca Hertz Equipment Rental 105 MacKay Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4C9 Tel: 780-743-6233 www.hertzequiprentals.com Horizon North Logistics 5637-67 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB  T6B 2R8 Tel: 780-395-7340 www.horizonnorth.ca HVAC Solutions Ltd. 300F MacLennan Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4G1 Tel: 780-792-0800 www.hvac-solutions.ca

Janes Brother’s Contracting Ltd. 124 Westwood Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5C3 Tel: 780-743-5153 K Plowman Contracting Ltd. P.O. Box 534 Athabasca, AB  T9S 2A5 Tel: 780-370-8450 www.kplowman.ca Kaycan 8025 127 Avenue Edmonton, AB  T5C 1R9 Tel: 780-468-4643 www.kaycan.com Ketek Group Inc. 270 MacLennan Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4G1 Tel: 780-714-5059 www.ketek.ca Lafarge Canada Inc. P.O. Box 5246 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3G3 Tel: 780-743-8474 www.lafarge-na.com Laird Electric Inc. 225 MacDonald Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4B5 Tel: 780-715-3190 www.lairdelectric.com Lakeshore Contracting Ltd. 370 Snow Eagle Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 0H7 Tel: 780-714-3665 www.lakeshorecontracting.ca Landing Trail Petroleum Company Ltd. 14 Westpark Road Fort Saskatchewan, AB  T8L 3X2 Tel: 780-799-2772

Liam Construction Alberta Ltd. 17B-30 Riedel Street Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3E1 Tel: 780-791-1500 www.liamfirst.com Live Better Homes Ltd. 20-3908 97 Street NW Edmonton, AB  T6E 6N2 Tel: 780-461-7599 www.livebetterhomes.ca Lucullan Properties Ltd. P.O. Box 3681 Station Terminal Vancouver, BC  V6B 3Y8 Tel: 1-888-753-5162 www.lucullan.ca Marco Builders Inc. 9703 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 2K1 Tel: 780-880-9524 www.marcobuilders.ca Marvel Contracting Inc. P.O. Box 6189 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4W1 Tel: 780-791-7100 www.marvelcontracting.ca Mastertech Plumbing 269 Beaton Place Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 2B2 Tel: 780-715-6036 Midlite Construction Ltd. P.O. Box 25058 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5N8 Tel: 780-714-6559 www.midlitepowerline.com Morgan Construction and Environmental Ltd. 702 Acheson Road Acheson, AB  T7X 5A7 Tel: 780-960-6966 www.mcel.ca

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Fort McMurray Construction Association MEMBERSHIP Nason Contracting Group Ltd. 25 Corriveau Avenue St. Albert, AB  T8N 5A3 Tel: 780-470-7100 www.nason.ca

P&R Concrete Ltd. 180 Grenfell Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 2M5 Tel: 780-748-8412 www.pandrconcrete.com

Ripley Construction 146 Erindale Road Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4N5 Tel: 780-747-5530 www.ripleyconstruction.ca

NC Transport & Equipment (1258140 AB Ltd.) 101 Beardsley Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 2T5 Tel: 780-713-1169

Park Derochie Inc. 11850 28 Street NE Edmonton, AB  T6S 1G6 Tel: 780-791-2205 www.parkderochie.com

NEC Construction Ltd. P.O. Box 2100 Lac La Biche, AB  T0A 2C0 Tel: 780-623-4643 www.necconst.ca

Parsons Creek Resources P.O. Box 25085, RPO Signal Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5N8 Tel: 780-799-3817 www.parsonscreekaggregates.com

RJ Rice Enterprises Ltd. o/a Fort McMurray Home Hardware Building Centre 7925 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 2H5 Tel: 780-743-2271 www.homehardware.ca

Nedco 17-280 TaigaNova Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0T4 Tel: 780-743-3461 www.nedco.ca

PCL Construction Management Inc. 5400 99 Street Edmonton, AB  T6E 3N7 Tel: 780-733-5855 www.pcl.com

Nilex Inc. 6810 8 Street NW Edmonton, AB  T6P 0C5 Tel: 780-463-9535 www.nilex.com

Pidherney’s Inc. P.O. Box 130 Blackfall, AB  T0M 0J0 Tel: 403-845-8959 www.pidherneys.com

Norbasca Homes Ltd. 112 Macrae Place Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0Z7 Tel: 780-799-2655

Powermax Contracting Ltd. 130-316 Dawson Avenue Penticton, BC  V2A 3N6 Tel: 780-714-9690 www.powermaxltd.com

NorthCor Construction Inc. 302-8706 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 2J6 Tel: 780-756-9191 www.northcor.com Northland Construction Supplies 111-190 Macalpine Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4A6 Tel: 780-278-4537 www.northlandconstruction.com NWT Promotions 103-7 Boulder Boulevard Stony Plain, AB  T7Z 1V6 Tel: 780-743-8708 www.nwtpromotions.com OCL Group Inc. 10014 Main Street Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 2G5 Tel: 780-881-6399 www.coscl.ca One Rule Construction Ltd. P.O. Box 37, Eagle Ridge PO Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 2Y4 Tel: 780-381-8889/587-988-3734 www.onerule.ca Optics Engineering 112 Trillium Road Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0H5 Tel: 780-715-6767

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Prairie North Const. Ltd. 110 Hilltop Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3V4 Tel: 780-715-0636 www.dirtmoving.com Proserve Cleaning & Restoration Services DKI 300J Maclennan Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4G1 Tel: 780-791-3663 R.EX Contracting Ltd. P.O. Box 5057 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3G2 Tel: 780-791-2867 www.rexcontracting.ca Randy Smith Trucking (1190919 AB Ltd.) 176 Mustang Road Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5K4 Tel: 780-598-5822 Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 9909 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 2K4 Tel: 780-788-4311 www.rmwb.ca Revel Contracting 1024584 Alberta Ltd. P.O. Box 5808 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4V9 Tel: 780-799-9652

Romeo’s Flooring & Stone 10203 Centennial Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3K7 Tel: 780-743-9497 www.romeosflooring.com RONA Inc./HC Fort McMurray 8408 Manning Avenue Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5G2 Tel: 780-743-4666 www.rona.ca Roofmart Alberta Inc. 394 Gregoire Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3R2 Tel: 780-790-3000 www.roofmart.ca S.A.W.S General Contracting Inc. P.O. Box 607 Plamondon, AB  T0A 2T0 Tel: 780-212-1148 www.sawsgeneral.ca Savard Construction -1254916 AB Ltd. 189 Bird Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4T4 Tel: 780-799-3392 www.savardconstruction.com Scott Builders Inc. 3500 Saprae Creek Trail Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 0H6 Tel: 587-797-2804 www.scottbuilders.com SELECT Safety Communications 216 Carleton Street Borden-Carleton, PEI  C0B 1X0 Tel: 780-972-2357 www.selectsafetycommunications.com SeNa Constructors Inc. 30 Freestone Way Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5B4 Tel: 780-799-0230 www.senaco.ca SNC - Lavalin O&M Logistics Inc. 300-640 5th Avenue SW Calgary, AB  T2P 3G4 Tel: 403-776-7108 www.snclavalin.com/en/operationsmaintenance


Fort McMurray Construction Association MEMBERSHIP Speedpro Signs Fort McMurray 505A-8600 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4G8 Tel: 587-536-6464 www.speedprosignsfortmcmurray.com

Surmont Sand & Gravel Ltd. 320 MacKenzie Boulevard Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4C4 Tel: 780-598-9099 www.surmont.ca

United Rentals Inc. 375 MacKenzie Boulevard Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5E2 Tel: 780-790-2700 www.ur.com

Stigg Security Inc. 143 Killdeer Way Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0P8 Tel: 780-972-3200 www.stigg.ca

T&B’s Glass & Door Ltd. 5B-235 Macalpine Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4A5 Tel: 780-750-7195 www.tbglassanddoor.ca

Vallen 3-431 MacKenzie Boulevard Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4C5 Tel: 780-743-4336 www.vallen.ca

Stirling Electrical Contracting Inc. 201 Ash Way Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0E9 Tel: 780-799-9777

T.J’s Oilfield Contracting Ltd. P.O. Box 5537 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3G5 Tel: 780-799-9592 www.tjsgroup.ca

Viceroy Construction Ltd. 12211 Horseshoe Way Richmond, BC  V7A 4V4 Tel: 604-639-3320 www.viceroy.com

Tazi Electric Ltd. 16-170 MacLennan Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4E8 Tel: 780-714-3313 www.tazielectric.ca

Vicky’s Homes Inc. 8-380 TaigaNova Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0T4 Tel: 780-705-0188 www.vickyshomes.ca

The Casman Group of Companies 330 MacKenzie Boulevard Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4C4 Tel: 780-788-0578/780-788-0521 www.casman.ca

Voice Construction Ltd. 200 MacDonald Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4B2 Tel: 780-790-0990 www.voiceconst.com

The Driving Force Ltd. 340 Parent Way Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5E6 Tel: 780-791-0932 www.drivingforce.ca

Westburne West Electrical Supply 205 MacKay Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4T5 Tel: 780-743-0378 www.west.westburne.ca

Thompson Bros. ( Constr. ) LP 685 Memorial Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5N4 Tel: 780-715-3422 www.thompsonbros.com

Western Canadian Construction Company Ltd. 202-9908 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 2K5 Tel: 587-258-0282 www.westerncanadianconstruction.ca

Stony Mountain Waste Management 171 Poplar Drive Conklin, AB  T0P 1H1 Tel: 403-460-1401 www.stonymtn.com Stony Valley Contracting Ltd. 245 TaigaNova Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0T4 Tel: 780-598-2244 www.stonyvalley.ca Stratford Contracting Ltd. P.O. Box 5626 Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 3G5 Tel: 780-713-5169 Streamline Mechanical LP 53113 Highway 21 Sherwood Park, AB  T8A 4T7 Tel: 780-598-9770 www.streamlinemechanical.com Strongco 205 Macalpine Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4A6 Tel: 780-799-4201 www.strongco.com Sultan Management Corp. 10214 Centennial Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 1Y5 Tel: 587-539-1800 www.smg.ca Summit Electric & Maintenance Ltd. P.O. Box 1317 Athabasca, AB  T9S 2B2 Tel: 780-675-3638 www.summitelectric.ca Summit Valve and Controls Inc. 5304 68 Avenue Edmonton, AB  T6B 3M4 Tel: 780-468-6900 www.summitvalve.com Sureway Construction Group of Companies 7331 18 Street Edmonton, AB  T6P 1P9 Tel: 780-743-4789 www.sureway.ca

Top Knotch Doors Ltd. 11-266 MacKay Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5C6 Tel: 780-881-4160 www.topknotchdoors.com Tree Centre 10619 82 Street Edmonton, AB  T6A 3N2 Tel: 780-474-7729 www.treecentre.ca Treit Holdings 8 Corp. o/a Radisson Hotel & Suites Fort McMurray 435 Gregoire Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4K7 Tel: 780-743-2400 ext. 632 www.radissonfortmcmurray.com

Westward Electric Services 33-280 TaigaNova Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 0T4 Tel: 780-791-9378 www.westwardelectric.com Wilco Contracting Northwest Inc. 2D-380 MacKenzie Boulevard Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 4C4 Tel: 780-790-2331 www.wilco.ca Wood Buffalo Building Supplies 100 Royer Way Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 0E1 Tel: 587-624-0010 www.wbbs.ca

Tri-Gen Construction Ltd. 128 Burton Place Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 1V4 Tel: 780-791-3662 www.tri-genconstruction.com

Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corp. 9011-9915 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 2K4 Tel: 780-799-4049 www.wbhadc.ca

TS Signs Printing & Promo 195 MacKay Crescent Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5E8 Tel: 780-790-1945 www.tssigns.com

WSP Canada Inc. Bay 1-118 Millennium Drive Fort McMurray, AB  T9K 2S8 Tel: 780-790-0704 www.wsp-pb.com/WSP-Canada Rebuilding Fort McMurray 2017-1

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index to advertisers ACDEN Environmental................................................33, 35, 37

Harris Rebar.....................................................................................56

Advantage Learning Solutions................................................61

Heavy North............................................................................... 6 & 7

Akron Engineering....................................................................... 43

Hertz Equipment Rentals............................................................ 11

Alberta Blue Cross.........................................................................61

HVAC Solutions Ltd......................................................................19

Alcor Facilities Management....................................................21

IBC.........................................................................................................71

Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd................................................ 43

Inland Concrete Limited........................................................... 49

Alta 1 Drywall Ltd.....................................................................OBC

Kaycan..................................................................................... 40 & 41

ATB Financial................................................................................. 45

Lafarge Canada Inc.......................................................................17

Aurora Training Corp...................................................................63

Laviolette Engineering Ltd........................................................61

Bartle & Gibson Co. Ltd............................................................. 68 BFL Canada Insurance Services Inc.....................................79 Boilermakers Lodge 146............................................................62 Brock White Construction Materials....................................27 Canadian Tire...................................................................................51 Canwest Concrete........................................................................28 Casman Building Solutions...................................................... 50 Challenger Geomatics................................................................ 34 Combined Concrete Pumping................................................47 Consun Contracting Ltd............................................................23 Curved Walls Inc............................................................................33 Design 21...........................................................................................39 Driving Force....................................................................................13 E Construction Ltd.....................................................................IFC Echo Promotions Inc...................................................................63 Edmonton Kubota Ltd................................................................53 Edwards Land Surveys Ltd.......................................................33 Eecol Electric Inc.......................................................................65

Mapei Inc..........................................................................................55 MasterTech Plumbing Inc..........................................................27 Midlite Construction Ltd........................................................... 49 Nedco.................................................................................................25 Nufloors.............................................................................................47 P-Ban Concrete Pumping Ltd.................................................63 Paintearth Terrain Development............................................63 Park Derochie...................................................................................31 Petro-Canada Lubricants..........................................................57 Romeo’s Flooring & Stone....................................................... 43 Rona Inc.............................................................................................29 S.A.W.S. General Contracting..................................................67 ScotiaBank...................................................................................... 69 Solcom Ltd.......................................................................................63 Speedpro Signs Fort Mcmurray.............................................28 Stony Mountain Waste Management..................................28 Streamline Mechanical................................................................39

Empire Drywall Ltd.......................................................................35

T&B’s Glass & Door Ltd..............................................................26

Enbridge........................................................................................... 60

Taurus Site Services Inc.............................................................33

Enterprise Holdings Incorporated...................................4 & 5

Tazi Electric Ltd.............................................................................26

Finning................................................................................................59

The Clearwater Suite Hotel......................................................65

Flett Manning Moore...................................................................39

Tru-co Structures Inc...............................................................37

Flotech Pump...................................................................................61

TS Signs Printing & Promo.......................................................24

Fluor Constructors Canada Ltd............................................... 9

United Rentals.................................................................................. 3

Fort Mac Cleaning Services......................................................61

Viceroy Houses (2015) Ltd........................................................15

Go Nissan..........................................................................................67

Wood Buffalo Building Supplies.............................................18

H. Wilson Industries (2010) Ltd..............................................35

YG Concrete Ltd............................................................................47

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