County aids Fort Mac victims

Richard Froese
South Peace News

Big Lakes County will support its municipal colleagues in Fort McMurray after it was hit by a massive wildfire May 3.

At its regular meeting May 11, council approved a recommendation that the county provide resources and staff from the public works and utilities departments to assist the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, if required, at the county’s costs, at the CAO’s discretion.

Council also committed to support Wood Buffalo at a later date when needs are determined, rather than contributing to a relief agency.

“It could be sending staff and it may be funds or not,” Reeve Ken Matthews says.

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