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April 15th News Update

RCMP in Saskatchewan have charged Inspector Ron Makar of the Wood Buffalo Detachment with two counts of sexual assault. Superintendent Al Bangloy says the charges are the result of a ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 15 April 2014 | Hits: 203

April 14th News Update

On Friday afternoon Wood Buffalo RCMP executed a search warrant on a downtown address. 20 year old Mitchell Krevenchuk was arrested and charged with 4 counts of mischief. A 19 ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 14 April 2014 | Hits: 157

Easter Services 2014

Here is a listing of some of the Easter Celebrations going on in our community: Salvation Army Church - 125 Elmore Drive - April 18th: Good Friday at 11am - April 20th: Easter ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Friday, 11 April 2014 | Hits: 212

April 10th News Update

A series of six in-person engagement sessions on the proposed Northside Recreation Centre began yesterday evening. This series is the third round of community engagement regarding the proposed recreation centre ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 10 April 2014 | Hits: 81

April 9th News Update

A 31-year-old Fort McMurray man has been charged following a drug investigation. Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams’ (ALERT) seized two firearms in addition to $64,000 worth of cocaine ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 9 April 2014 | Hits: 100

River Break Giveaway!

Do you think you know when the river will officially break this year? Guess the correct day on our Facebook page and you could win a stack of 10 CD’s of ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 9 April 2014 | Hits: 26

April 8th News Update

RMWB Mayor Melissa Blake will introduce a motion at council tonight asking for the province to send in a team of investigators to sift through the municipal council’s books and ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | Hits: 141

April 7th News Update

A 45 year old Fort McMurray male has been arrested on several counts of fraud and associated offences. Wood Buffalo RCMP says between January and March of this ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 7 April 2014 | Hits: 103

3rd round of Northside Rec sessions

The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (or RRC) is inviting everyone in the community to take part in the 3rd round of a series of engagement sessions about the ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Hits: 114

April 4th News Update

Four people were taken to hospital with injuries after a traffic accident last night. Around 9:40 last night, Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a 3 vehicle collision on Confederation ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Hits: 231

April 3rd News Update

A river ice forecaster with the department of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development says they are ready to monitor the ice breakup in and around Wood Buffalo. Bernard Trevor says ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 3 April 2014 | Hits: 162

April Traffic Safety Focus is on Speed

Following Alberta’s traffic safety initiative, the month of April will focus on speed. Although speed is always a target for officers, April can see the Wood Buffalo RCMP ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Wednesday, 2 April 2014 | Hits: 66

April 2nd News Update

Travelers may experience minor delays on Highway 63 north of Fort McMurray as crews prepare to widen southbound lanes. Motorists travelling Highway 63 will notice construction taking place in the ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 2 April 2014 | Hits: 97

April 1st News Update

A group of local organizations are working together to organize a community check-in to find out how residents are doing. The group is working with the Canadian Index of Wellbeing ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | Hits: 128

March 31st News Update

More than 200 members of the Fort McMurray—Athabasca Federal Liberal Association met on Saturday to select Kyle Harrietha as the Liberal candidate in the upcoming by-election in Fort McMurray—Athabasca. Harrietha, ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Hits: 99

March 28th News Update

Wood Buffalo RCMP is investigating what appears to be a fatal hit and run involving a vehicle and pedestrian. The incident occured on Highway 63 north of Fort McMurray, near ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 28 March 2014 | Hits: 180

March 27th News Update

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is picking up some inventory in the wake of the demise of Events Wood Buffalo (EWB). Sudhir Sandhu, Executive Director of Corporate and ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 27 March 2014 | Hits: 113

RCMP Seek Public's Assistance

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Wood Buffalo RCMP entered into an assault with a weapon investigation on March 9, 2014. It was reported to police that the victim had met the suspect earlier in the ev... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Hits: 117

March 26th News Update

A request from the Fort McMurray Public School District to partner with the RMWB has been sent back by council for further information. Councilor Sheldon Germain put forward the motion ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Hits: 106

March 25th News Update

Alberta's chief medical officer is disappointed he was forced to release a report on Fort Chipewyan cancer rates without first bringing them to the community. Dr. James Talbot released the ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Hits: 105

March 24th News Update

Dave Hancock is now officially the 15th premier of Alberta. Hancock took the oath of office in a ceremony at Government House Sunday evening. Hancock was chosen by caucus to ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 24 March 2014 | Hits: 114

RCMP remind us to Protect Yourself

In this continuously developing world that we live in, there have been extensive safety measures developed to protect ourselves and prevent crime. The Wood Buffalo RCMP continuously ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Hits: 79

March 21st News Update

Cenovus Energy Inc. has received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator for its 100%-owned Grand Rapids thermal oil sands project. The project is anticipated to have a life ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Hits: 123

March 20th News Update

Alberta Premier Alison Redford last night announced she would be resigning, effective Sunday evening. While resigning as Premier, Redford will continue to serve her term as MLA for Calgary-Elbow. Deputy ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 20 March 2014 | Hits: 101

500 days till Western Canada games

The community is invited to participate in a virtual celebration to mark the 500 days out milestone until the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games kick off next year. The 2015 Games ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Hits: 119

March 19th News Update

Ivanhoe Energy has suspended activity on its current Tamarack oil sands project. Ivanhoe's decision is based on the uncertainty that there is no timeline defined by the Alberta Energy Regulator ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Hits: 135

March 18th News Update

The MLA for Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo is asking about the $318 million that was earmarked for improvements to highway 881, but was deferred due to fiscal constraints in 2013. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Hits: 107

March 17th News Update

Glenn Howard was crowned the winner of The National presented by Syncrude, a Grand Slam of Curling event, on Sunday afternoon at CNRL Arena 2 at the Suncor Community Leisure ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 17 March 2014 | Hits: 79

March 14th News Update

Warm weather has forced schedule changes to The Grand Slam of Curling, The National. The sudden temperature change overnight on March 11-12 caused the roof to leak at MacDonald Island ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Hits: 144

March 13th News Update

The $45,000 bill for a trip to South Africa by Alberta Premier Alison Redford should no longer be a question. Premier Redford says the issue was starting to take away ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Hits: 90

Annual KAOS 91.1 Banquet & Auction

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Congratulations to all the participants in this year's KAOS 91.1 fundraising banquet and Auction.  Together we raised $15,000 towards our operating expenses and another $5,700 towards our capital equipment upgrades. ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Hits: 393

March 12th News Update

The Wood Buffalo RCMP are investigating a fatal collision that took place approximately 2 kilometers North of the TaigaNova Industrial Park on highway 63 last night. The highway has been ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Hits: 158

March 11th News Update

The safety of highway 63 has been a focus for Mike Allen, the MLA for Fort McMurray - Wood Buffalo. Allen notes just over a year ago his report, Towards ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Hits: 109

March 10th News Update

Nexen Energy has been announced as title partner for the Anzac Recreation Centre. Nexen officials alongside RMWB Mayor, councilors and administration were on hand for the official ribbon cutting ceremony ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 10 March 2014 | Hits: 124

March 7th News Update

Fort McMurray received some attention in the 2014 budget. The government reiterated its commitment of $691 million over three years to finish twinning highway 63 from Grassland to Fort McMurray. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 7 March 2014 | Hits: 122

March 6th News Update

Another super-wide load is on its way to Fort McMurray. The load left from Edmonton yesterday to travel to Fort McMurray over five days which will cause traffic delays for ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 6 March 2014 | Hits: 108

March 5th News Update

Energy East has filed its project description with the National Energy Board. Energy East proposes to construct and operate a 4,500 km crude oil pipeline system from Hardisty, Alberta to ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | Hits: 200

March 4th News Update

The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) presented an information session yesterday to update the community on new and ongoing initiatives at the Shell Place development and ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 4 March 2014 | Hits: 120

Buckle Up Alberta

During the month of March the Traffic Safety Focus, as per the Alberta Traffic Safety Plan, is on occupant restraints. The proper use of occupant restraints significantly decreases the severity ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Tuesday, 4 March 2014 | Hits: 93

March 3rd News Update

A new comprehensive study of crime data, done by Professor Neil Boyd, director of the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University (on behalf of the Regional Municipality of Wood ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 3 March 2014 | Hits: 152

February 28th News Update

The final leg of a super wide load is scheduled for tonight. The load has been inching its way from Lloydminster to Fort McMurray over five nights. Tonight the load ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 28 February 2014 | Hits: 184

February 27th News Update

Keyano College has celebrated another milestone. The Oil Sands Power and Process Engineering Lab is now operating. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place yesterday. A host of special guests were in ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 27 February 2014 | Hits: 192

February 26th News Update

The RMWB council has offered their support to a proposed Peace River to Fort McMurray Transportation and Utility corridor. Allen Geary of the Northern Alberta Development Council provided an overview ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 26 February 2014 | Hits: 122

February 25th News Update

In partnership with the RCMP, and Alberta Alert, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is pleased to introduce Alberta’s Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) Program. A community information session was ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Hits: 181

February 24th News Update

Wood Buffalo RCMP officers were called to assist EMS as a male was located near Gregoire Lake on Friday, outside and in the snow with severe injuries. Upon police arrival ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 24 February 2014 | Hits: 149

February 21st News Update

Fort McMurray has been selected as one of the first communities to move from home delivery to community mailboxes. Doug Jones, a senior vice president of delivery and customer service ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 21 February 2014 | Hits: 127

February 20th News Update

Highway 63 south of Fort McMurray was reopened at approximately 6:15am today after a crash yesterday morning that claimed two lives. Two transport trucks traveling in opposite directions ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 20 February 2014 | Hits: 160

February 19th News Update

The Report Card on Alberta’s Elementary Schools 2014, has been released. It ranks 782 anglophone and francophone public, separate, private, and charter schools based on nine academic indicators from results ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 19 February 2014 | Hits: 171

Staff Blogs

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Family Day Weekend Is Here!

On this Family Day weekend, make sure you do what it says on the tin… have, at least a day, wit... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 14.02.2014

24 Hours For #SubzeroYMM

This weekend I’ll be undertaking a little challenge. I’m headed out onto Gregoire Lake to see w... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 17.01.2014

Driving With Snow Plows

We’ve had quite a bit of snow this winter, and a fair share of ice too! Here are a few tips to ... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 06.01.2014

Free Christmas Music

Here's an early Christmas present for you, some FREE Christmas music!  Just go to http://f... Read more...

Jonathan's Blog | 11.12.2013

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Can You See Me Now?

    I think this is probably one of my favourite photos of the week. Caption it! Photo cour... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 06.12.2013

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It's Christmas in Fort McMurray!

  This past weekend certainly kicked off Christmas in Fort McMurray! We had the Lights of Ch... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 25.11.2013

A Vacation Like No Other

So you think you’ve travelled? Clearly you haven’t met this guy. Canadian Mike Spencer Brown ha... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 13.11.2013

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What's In That McRib?

I’m not really a fan of fast food, especially the likes of McDonald’s and Burger King. Yes when... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 13.11.2013

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Twinkies Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Another food post I know. But I don’t want to be the guy that didn’t tell you about this! Deep ... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 01.11.2013

Fort McMurray's Past

If you’re a bit of a history buff, or just like to know a little about our heritage. Check out ... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 23.10.2013

Bears Breaking Into Cars?

If you’re one of those people that doesn’t think locking your car when it’s in the drive isn’t ... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 18.10.2013

Thanksgiving Crafts

Want something to do with the kids this Thanksgiving weekend? It’s always great to remind both ... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 10.10.2013

Volvo Sets Mileage Record

Here’s something you don’t hear everyday! A New Yorker recently drove his Volvo to it’s three m... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 27.09.2013

Did You See My Marathon 'Selfie'?

You may or may not be aware that we had a half marathon through the downtown area of our city r... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 18.09.2013

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Sorry, Can You Say Your Order Again

  Want to know what to do if you have too much time on your hands? Go into a fast food outle... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 18.09.2013

A Few Tithing Stats For You

If you want an interesting read today take a look at this Relevant article. Some of their stats... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 23.08.2013

World's Worst Road?

If you think we have bad roads in Fort McMurray, take a look at this one in Russia! http://www... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 16.08.2013

Live In a Dumpster?

If you're frustrated with the cost of rent in Fort McMurray, why not do what this guy did and l... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 15.08.2013

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Salad Stacking?

  I’ve recently been made aware of a craze that swept China and now no longer exists. Yes, I... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 01.08.2013

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Job Posting With No Description?

  Ever felt like you don’t know what you’re getting into when applying for a new job? Well t... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 29.07.2013

Always Check To See Who You're Swimming With

Who said cats don’t like water? A cougar recently went for a swim just off of Vancouver Island!... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 24.07.2013

Do You Loose Stuff?

Ever wanted to keep track of that remote control or wondered where the dog is before you leave ... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 17.06.2013

Senior Citizen Drives Like A Boss

How long do you think you’ll be driving for? Maybe until you’re 85? 95? Well how about until yo... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 06.06.2013

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A Warm Welcome To The Lasagna Burger

I'm always looking for new and interesting types of food, especially when it comes to burgers! ... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 30.05.2013