How Fort McMurray grew from a sleepy northern frontier community into a boomtown

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

Fort McMurray, much in the international news this week because of an out-of-control wildfire that has left many of its residents homeless, has been one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada. In 1961 it was a railway outpost with little more than one gas pump, a rundown hotel, a few stores, no highway link to the rest of the province, and about 1,200 people. Today it has a permanent population of more than 80,000. To find out how this explosive growth took place, check out my story in this week’s edition of the online journal Facts & Opinions. You can read the story by clicking HERE.

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