MESSAGES

During emergencies and disasters such as the wildfires, we turn to elected officials and other leaders for guidance and support. They create a framework that allows them to maintain a strong leadership role, while allowing the first responders to do their job. They ensure accurate information is given to the public, something that the province, country, and world were looking for during the weeks following the evacuation.

For this commemorative edition we’ve put together a collection of messages from our Mayor, Members of Legislative Assembly, Member of Parliament, Premier, and Prime Minister. Each and every one of them played a role during the wildfires, and we thank them for sharing their thoughts.

#FortMcMurrayStrong

Messages

Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
I never thought I would be writing a letter like this. No one can imagine or prepare for an experience quite like the one my city of Fort McMurray and our neighbours throughout the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo went through during the past few months. I really don’t have…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
I grew up as a lot of people do...hearing stories about Fort McMurray, but never experiencing it for myself. The first time I flew over the region I was absolutely taken aback by its beauty; and when I landed, it was the beauty of the community and the people in…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
I’d like to start by thanking the team at Your McMurray Magazine (YMM) for putting together this commemorative issue. The last few months have been the most challenging in our history and connecting with residents is incredibly important for everyone on Council. We couldn’t do it without our terrific media…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Brian Jean Fort McMurray-Conklin To all those who didn’t know if they would ever see our city again – welcome home.
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Our community has undergone a great change. Before the fire, we were a buzzing boom-town. We were the go-to destination for Canadians who knew the value of hard work. On a day we will never forget, when the fire approached our city, our lives came to a halt.
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
The wildfires in northern Alberta have left the residents of Fort McMurray and other northern communities with a number of challenges. Some left their homes with little more than the clothes on their backs. As residents return to Fort McMurray and begin to rebuild, they will have to call on…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Welcome home, Fort McMurray You have shown incredible patience and tremendous courage over the past several weeks. As you return to your city, I want you to know that, although things may look difficult and uncertain and – at times – perhaps almost hopeless, you are not alone. Canadians are…

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