A number of residents in the Fort McMurray neighbourhoods in Abasand and Beacon Hill will be able to go home at the end of the month.
Those areas were the hardest hit during the wildfire in May.
439 homes are included in the re-entry after the province’s chief medical officer of health said she was confident there are plans, mitigations and tools in place to ensure people returning to the affected homes will be safe.
People in those homes will be allowed in August 31st.
Dr. Karen Grimsrud says, “A lot of time and thought and collaboration have gone in to the development of the municipality’s plan, and I would like to thank them for working closely with us during that process. I appreciate the commitment to protect the health of Fort McMurray residents that continue to be impacted by the wildfires, and would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding during this difficult time”.
Residents who live in Abasand and Beacon Hill are asked to visit the website, www.rmwb.ca/ABW prior to planning their return to determine if their home is included in the Phase 1 re-entry.