The RMWB has issued their first rebuilding permit since the wildfire.
On August 11th, the municipality issued the permit to Darrin Eckel of Fort McMurray for his property in the neighborhood of Wood Buffalo.
Eckel says the road was long to get to this point but working with the RMWB they were able to make this all come together.
Chair of the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee, Jeanette Bancarz is calling this an “important milestone in our recovery.”
The wildfire in total destroyed over 2,400 homes and structures.
Right now there has been 1,144 demolition permit applications sent to the municipality with 1,049 of those being issued.
117 post demolition inspections have also be completed across the region of Wood Buffalo.