March 2015

There are 4 blog entries for March 2015.

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With the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games coming to Fort McMurray this August, the city has started engaging the public in efforts to create a plan for a temporary RV campground in Waterways. This campground will be used to accommodate spectators for the games.

The event staff has been working with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to create a plan for the campground. They will make a presentation in April. This presentation includes putting the campground on the Northside of Saline Creek Parkway.

What to Expect at the 2015 Summer Games

Wood Buffalo won the bid for the games in 2011 and will be the home of this multi-sport event this August. The event provides an opportunity for amateur athletes to showcase their talents. It will be

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Hazards can certainly be found throughout any home, but they can also be eliminated. With reports out there about products with unsafe levels of formaldehyde or another chemical, it's important to recognize some of the hazards in your home. Here's a look at just a few of the many potential hazards that should be addressed.

Unsafe Gas Lines

If you live in an older home, you could have an unsafe or hidden gas line. These lines may be capped off or have been converted into electric, but not all are inactive. If you have an active gas line in your home, you may not even know it. Some homeowners have actually used them as towel racks without understanding the risk.

Unstable TVs and Stoves

Some of the very lightweight TVs and stoves that have

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Trade shows can provide plenty of fun when you want to discover new products, services and interesting businesses. Fort McMurray provides plenty of great trade shows throughout the year. Here are some of the top choices.

Spring Show & Market - April

Held in April, this show is held at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre at MacDonald Island. Admission is usually about $7 for adults, $5 for youth and seniors and a weekend pass is $10. Family day passes are $20, as well.

This show will provide plenty of home products, services and vendors. You will enjoy all types of great fun at this trade show each year.

Fall Show & Market - September

This show will provide plenty of great vendors, food and entertainment. It's one of the best fall shows

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Some repairs make very little different in the value of your home. However, other repairs may not boost the value, but they keep it from dropping. Here are some of the things you can fix to keep your home value from dropping.

Replace the Front Door

One of the first things a potential buyer will see is the front door. If it's old, worn out or simply not inviting, they may wonder about the rest of the home. Make sure you have a frond door that will get noticed and will do the job.

Make sure the Doorbell Works

It may seem small, but a buyer that tests the doorbell will notice other details within your home. If it doesn’t work, you won't impress this type of buyer.

Window and Door Screens Need Replaced

When a window or door screen isn't

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