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Residents of Exshaw (and Lac des Arcs) may have noticed helicopters flying in the vicinity, with what look like water buckets slung out below the machine. Some residents have contacted M.D. Councillors, asking if there’s a forest fire nearby, wondering if the helicopters are bucketing water out of local waterways.There are no forest fires in the immediate area. The helicopters are actually engaged by AltaLink, and are being used to ferry equipment and materials to and from off-road work sites for the 754L mainline component replacement project taking place this summer.
Residents can anticipate these helicopters operating over the next few weeks, with the project expected to wrap up by August 27th.