Newsletter: Summer 2018

It is that time of year again when facilities in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland take advantage of warmer weather. For many companies, spring signals the start of turnaround season and the continuation of construction projects. Just like your vehicle and home, industrial facilities require regular maintenance to keep them operating safely and efficiently. Companies schedule turnarounds…

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Heartland 101 July 2018: Our Watershed

The quality of the water we use is vitally important to all community members living in the Heartland region. Additionally, the availability and consumption of water—both by residents and industry—is equally concerning for all who live and work in the Capital Region and Industrial Heartland.

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Heartland 101 June 2018: Air Quality in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

Every year, Clean Air Day is celebrated the first Wednesday of June as part of Environment Week in Alberta. The day is a reminder of the importance of clean air and that everyone has a role to play in keeping local air quality as healthy as possible.

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Heartland 101 March 2018: Heartland Gears up for Turnaround Season

It is that time of year again when facilities in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland take advantage of spring weather. For many companies, spring signals the start of turnaround season and the continuation of construction projects.

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Newsletter: Spring 2018

The Northeast Capital Industrial Association 2017 Report to the Community is now available. Read the report. A recent Life in the Heartland survey asked residents in the region about their overall emergency preparedness. “We wanted to obtain a snapshot of how ready people in our local communities are for emergencies,” says Brenda Gheran with local…

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Heartland 101 February 2018: Cold Weather Impacts Air Quality

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland region has seen some very cold weather in recent weeks, keeping even those who love wintertime bundled up and indoors. A drop into the deep freeze often restricts our activities, and it can also affect the quality of the outdoor air.

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Heartland 101 November 2017: Air Monitoring in the Heartland Expanded

Fort Air Partnership’s recent addition of a permanent continuous air monitoring station in the Town of Redwater in October and a portable continuous air monitoring station slated to be operational by 2018 is enhancing regional air monitoring in and around Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.

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Newsletter: Fall 2017

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region. Situated northeast of Edmonton, the region’s geographic footprint is 582 square kilometres with industrial zoned land extending into five different municipalities. The region is home to 40+ companies in a variety of sectors, including producing and processing oil, gas, and petrochemicals, as well as advanced manufacturing,…

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Heartland 101 October 2017: Fire Prevention Week and Drills

From concept to completion, it might take 20 to 35 years or more for a major piece of transportation infrastructure. This timeline can vary depending on the size of the project. For a project with major bridges, interchanges, and flyovers, it takes decades of planning.

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