Industry & Government Relations
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On one of our community-oriented projects?
On October 20, 2018, the community of Conklin has participated in the long-awaited grand opening of the Conklin Multiplex. Since the original commencement of the project in 2014, the people of Conklin including young adolescents gathered on a bus to Fort McMurray to present their case and support for the Conklin Multiplex. The tremendous support of the community cannot be understated and should be attributed to the opening of the Multiplex. The grand opening boasted with proud community residents, Leadership, RMWB staff, RMWB Councilors, and a special visit by the Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.
Opposition to Proposed Landfill
On November 22, 2019, the CRDAC on behalf of the community of Conklin alongside its legal counsel successfully opposed Secure Energy Services’ (“Secure”) appeal of the decision of the development authority, the Subdivision and Development Appeals Board (“SDAB”), to develop a Class II landfill within 500 metres of the Hamlet’s boundary and within two kilometres of existing residences in Conklin.
The community of Conklin expressed many concerns of the site location namely the alarming distance to the community and the current use of site.
See below for a full review of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo SDAB decision.
TELUS PureFibre Network
The future is here. High-speed internet to every residence and business in Conklin. In a press release, it was announced that TELUS and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo are investing $21 million to connect communities directly to the TELUS PureFibre optic network. Every residence and business will be connected by end of 2023.
This is a game changer for Conklin. High-speed internet to every home and business will be transformative for our community. The PureFibre network build comes at no cost to Conklin members. The only cost is if individuals or businesses choose to sign up for a service and there is no obligation to do so. For members with financial challenges, there are plans in place to reduce cost of internet and mobility services. Please check out the overview for more information!
The TELUS PurFibre enables download speeds up to 1500 Mbps and upload speeds up to 940 Mbps. Aside from the internet, it also enables other TELUS products and services such as:
- TELUS Optik TV
- Voice Services
- TELUS Health MyCare
- LivingWell Companion
- TELUS Secure Business
TELUS’ Conklin Pure Fibre Design
Attached below, you will find TELUS’ fibre design for Conklin, Alberta. Each sheet provides a closer look at the work involved in an area in Conklin and the work is highlighted in either green, blue, or red.
The green lines indicate all existing and underground cables.
The blue lines are existing above-ground poles, but TELUS anticipates to take a close look at each condition to ensure longest life span possible. Some are requiring upgrades to anchors and therefore land will be disturbed in those areas. Each drawing indicates where possible upgrades to anchors are proposed.
The red lines are the proposed new underground infrastructure.
TELUS for Good Programs
TELUS offers a variety of internet and mobility programs geared toward low-income families, people with disabilities, elder, or ‘youth aging out of care’ with lived experience in the child welfare systems from ages 18 to 26.
Internet for Good
Available over our wireline network and provides internet of up to 25 Mbps down/5 Mbps up for $9.99/month for 2 years, and the option to purchase a refurbished, low cost computer or laptop. This is offered to low-income families, people with disabilities, and youth aging out of care. Check with TELUS to confirm if you are eligible.
Mobility for Good
For Elders, unlimited talk and text in Canada and 3G of data for $25 a month for low-income elders who receive the GIS benefit. Elders can also apply for a free refurbished device under this program.
For Youth aged out of care, unlimited talk and text in Canada, 3G of data, and a free phone for $0/month for youth aging out of care with lived experience in the child welfare system between ages of majority (18) and 26.