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Re-survey of wildfire-affected neighbourhoods now under way

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 26, 2017) – A re-survey is now under way in the wildfire-affected areas of Abasand, Beacon Hill, Draper, Saprae Creek, Stone Creek, Waterways and Wood Buffalo to re-establish survey monuments, or pins, lost because of the 2016 Horse River Wildfire.

An investigative survey will also be completed in all other wildfire-affected areas to re-establish these monuments. 

A re-survey is a legislated process in which survey monuments are placed at the corners of previously surveyed parcels and given governing status for the boundaries created.

Residents are reminded they must not move or disturb survey monuments placed during the re-survey or investigative survey process. 

Contractors working for the Government of Alberta will be accessing private property affected by the wildfire and adjacent to areas affected by the wildfire. 

To learn more about the legislative process that governs re-surveying of affected property, visit

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