CALGARY, May 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Horizon North Logistics Inc. ("Horizon North" or the "Corporation") (TSX – HNL) announced today that it has received reports that Blacksand Executive Lodge has sustained significant damage due to the wildfires burning north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.
At approximately 10pm on May 16, 2016, Blacksand Executive Lodge, a 665 room facility, along with other lodges on the Aostra Road, was placed on a mandatory evacuation order after gusting winds and high temperatures caused the continued Fort McMurray wildfire to move in its direction. "Horizon North's top priority is the safety of our guests and employees." stated Rod Graham, President and CEO of Horizon North. "We safely evacuated Blacksand Executive Lodge as per our Emergency Response Plan and every guest and staff member is safe and accounted for."
Due to active fires near Fort McMurray, Alberta there is currently no access to the Blacksand Executive Lodge facilities. Horizon North is co-operating with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency and local authorities to ensure the area is safe prior to the return of any staff.
Further details will be provided once Horizon North is able to regain access and complete its assessment. Horizon North carries appropriate insurance coverage on all of its assets including those currently at risk.
About Horizon North
Horizon North is a publicly-traded company (TSX: HNL.TO) that provides full service solutions in camp management accommodations and catering, matting and soil stabilization, remote power and energy generation systems, and relocatable and permanent modular structures. Horizon North provides a full range of these services to top tier clients in the LNG, oil sands, oil and gas, energy, mining/exploration, forestry and construction sectors. As a result of our diverse product and service offerings, Horizon North is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of our customers anywhere in Canada and Alaska. To find out more information about the Corporation, visit www.horizonnorth.ca
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For further information: Rod Graham, President and Chief Executive Officer or Scott Matson, Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, 1600, 505 - 3rd Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 3E6; Telephone (403) 517 - 4654, Fax (403) 517 - 4678; website: www.horizonnorth.ca