How Long Does It Take To Rebuild A Life? – Huffington Post Canada

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201799 Views

It’s been ten months since wildfires wiped out so much for so many in Fort McMurray and the surrounding region. When I talk with people in the area, I increasingly hear hope and optimism, but I also continue to hear of ongoing struggles.

Some families tell me they are still waiting restlessly, living in a limbo of boxes and suitcases in temporary accommodation while their rebuild plans are finalized, or insurance claims are settled. Seniors, who lost a lifetime of mementos, are now facing the additional emotional loss of long-time friends who aren’t moving back to the community. And I’ve heard from frustrated trappers who want to return to their traditional way of life before the fires disrupted the forested area.

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