CALGARY – Canadian Mining Journal’s parent company, Glacier Media, and its JuneWarren-Nickle’s (JWN) Energy Group are donating $50,000 to the Red Cross efforts in the wildfire ravaged city of Fort McMurray, AB.
Glacier, as one of Canada’s leading media and information services companies, has also created an integrated crowdfunding campaign, with all proceeds going the Red Cross efforts, at www.fundaid.ca/fortmac.
Glacier is deeply involved in communities across Western Canada with community newspapers and business information services, noted Tim Shoults, Glacier’s VP of content and audience development. “This way, we can rally our readers, our customers and our communities to get behind the Red Cross efforts in a way that allows contributions of all sizes,” he said.
From an energy perspective, it’s important for Canadians from coast to coast to have a sense beyond the headlines of how important Fort McMurray is to the overall Canadian economy, JWN president Bill Whitelaw said. “It’s just not an Alberta dynamic … all Canadians need to step up and help get this engine running on all cylinders again, putting people, companies and their welfare front and centre.”
Glacier’s other business practices in mining, agriculture, environmental services and community media are also stepping up to keep the challenges Fort McMurray and the area faces in the coming weeks and months in terms of awareness, Whitelaw explained.
“In one way or another, all of our businesses touch Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo. Besting the fire was just the first among many challenges still to come.”