Assembly Lines: routing Fort Mac evacuations, preparing for post secondary education, filling cancer doctor shortage, telling two economic tales

By George Lee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  31/05/2024 07:48 IN-AND-OUTS FOR FORT MAC ROADS TAKE TOO LONG—NDP The province should put its pedal to the metal to create more escape routes and reduce evacuation pinch-points at the oilsands capital of Alberta, the NDP said May 16. Lorne Dach, the NDP’s transportation and economic corridors critic, hinted that the province had unnecessarily abandoned one set of improvements for others, even though the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in northeastern Alberta had endorsed a new highway dubbed East Clearwater. The highway would have paralleled Highway 63, the major in-and-out, north-south route for Fort McMurray. It would have dropped south from near Fort MacKay to Anzac, on its way past connecting with the city on its east side. At the time of the…

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