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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Newsletter: Summer 2017

Fort Air Partnership (FAP) has several key activities underway which will significantly improve our understanding of regional air quality. This fall and winter, a number of continuous air monitoring station changes are being made by FAP to enhance its network coverage. A station currently located next door to industrial facilities south of Redwater will be…

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Heartland 101 June 2017: Planning a Transportation Network

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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Heartland 101 May 2017: Keep Copies of Important Documents Ready to Go

Planning ahead, and putting together an emergency preparedness kit, can make a big difference to your safety and your ability to bounce back from an emergency. In addition to first aid kits, flashlights and blankets, it is suggested that copies of important documents are in your kit to ‘grab and go’.

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Heartland 101 April 2017: Heartland Gears up for Turnaround Season

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. Depending on the facility, a turnaround can last as short as a few days, or up to a month or longer. Nine companies have planned turnarounds this year, and construction activity continues on the Sturgeon Refinery.

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Newsletter: Spring 2017

Join us for an information update with businesses and industry-related organizations within Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and surrounding region. Hear about current industrial projects, activities, and plans. For planning purposes, please RSVP online or call/text 780.231.9802. Food and refreshments will be served. For planning purposes, please RSVP to info@fortmail.org or call 1-800-718-0471.

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Heartland 101 March 2017: Renewing Industrial Operating Approvals

Flipping through your local newspaper, you may notice ads from time to time about industrial companies renewing an Operating Approval. Just like the renewal of a driver’s license and passport at set intervals, most industrial facilities must renew their Operating Approval every ten years.

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Heartland 101 December 2016: Idle Free Helps Keep Our Air Clean

Most of the time, air quality in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is of low risk to health. However, with frigid temperatures like we’ve experienced lately, combined with calm winds, pollutants can be trapped close to the ground. One of the simplest ways that individuals can help reduce pollutants is by reducing idling time.

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Heartland 101 November 2016: Building Mega Projects with Modules

Mega projects in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland most often use modular construction for a large portion of the facility. Parts and pieces are sourced from all over the world. But instead of all the individual pieces arriving on site and assembled in order, many of those pieces are sent to offsite module fabrication yards or shops.

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Newsletter: Fall 2016

Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) consists of particles floating in the air we breathe that have a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers (about one-eighth the diameter of a human hair). These fine particles are linked to more health implications than larger particles because smaller particles can move deeper into the respiratory tract, including the lungs.

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