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May 25th News Update

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Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association have been given permission to enter Fort McMurray and get prepared early to help residents when they return. The first specially trained ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | Hits: 97

May 24th News Update

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Mayor Melissa Blake and Bob Couture, Director of Emergency Management for the Regional Emergency Operations Centre (REOC) will be hosting a conference call with the media today to discuss the ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | Hits: 267

May 20th News Update

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Investigators will be looking into another fire that struck early yesterday morning within Fort McMurray. At approximately 2 a.m. on May 19, Regional Emergency Services responded to a multi-structure fire ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 20 May 2016 | Hits: 235

May 19th News Update

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The government of Alberta, with assistance from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, has unveiled new detailed images of wildfire-damaged areas in Fort McMurray. The online mapping application now includes ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 19 May 2016 | Hits: 198

May 18th News Update 2

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June 1st is the earliest potential timeline for residents to be able to return conditionally to Fort McMurray. Premier Rachel Notley was joined by Official Opposition Leader Brian Jean and ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | Hits: 87

May 18th News Update

It will be later today before fire officials have a clearer image of yesterday's firefighting activity. The fire, which is still deemed out of control, put some work camps North ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | Hits: 185

May 17th News Update

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As predicted the wildfire near Fort McMurray grew at an expedited rate yesterday putting firefighters on high alert. Premier Rachel Notley says the wildfire at one point was running parallel ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | Hits: 1595

May 16th News Update

The provincial government has come up with a plan to help residents retrieve their vehicles abandoned during the Fort McMurray evacuation. Hundreds of vehicles were left along Highway 63 within ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 16 May 2016 | Hits: 200

May 13th News Update

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to get a first-hand view of the devastation from the wildfire that affected Fort McMurray. The Prime Minister is slated to tour the city. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 13 May 2016 | Hits: 160

May 12th News Update

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A glimpse into the future. Members of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo council met for the first time since the wildfire that swept through the community. Councillor after councillor ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 12 May 2016 | Hits: 155

May 11th News Update

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The Alberta government and industry partners met yesterday to discuss the next steps after the wildfire that ravaged our community. Premier Rachel Notley and industry representatives met in Edmonton yesterday. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 11 May 2016 | Hits: 184

May 10th News Update - 1 pm

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The Fort McMurray Wildfire continues to grow. Alberta WIldfire officials says the blaze remains classified as out of control and is estimated to be 229,078 hectares in size. The wildfire ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 10 May 2016 | Hits: 188

May 10th News Update

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Heartache and grief mixed with hope and joy after yesterday's media tour of Fort McMurray. Premier Rachel Notley, Mayor Melissa Blake and a large media contingent made their way into ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 10 May 2016 | Hits: 192

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As you are all aware, Fort McMurray has been ravaged by fire since May 1st.  At this point in time, we know that our studio is still standing but there ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Monday, 9 May 2016 | Hits: 94

May 9th News Update

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Fort McMurray residents may get a fuller picture of the devastation their city has experienced later today. Media members will be allowed to enter the city accompanied by emergency personnel. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 9 May 2016 | Hits: 218

May 6th News Update

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Hope out of despair. Some 4000 evacuees at from the Shell Albian Sands site were flown out yesterday and provincial officials hope to be able to do the same later ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 6 May 2016 | Hits: 200

May 5th News Update

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The Alberta government has declared a provincial state of emergency to deal with the ongoing wildfire in Fort McMurray. Residents are being reminded they should not attempt to return home. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 5 May 2016 | Hits: 231

May 4th News Update

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A nasty, ugly fire. Those are some fo the words from Regional Fire Chief Darby Allen. A massive fire that began Sunday moved into the city limits yesterday.  Allen says ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 4 May 2016 | Hits: 445

May 3rd News Update

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Firefighters will be heading back to the woods and back onto the battleground today to take on the Wildfires burning outside of Fort McMurray. Monday saw high temperatures as crews ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 3 May 2016 | Hits: 236

May 2nd News Update

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Three Wildfires continue to burn in and around the community of Fort McMurray. Staff from Regional Emergency Services and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF) continue to battle the flames. As ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 2 May 2016 | Hits: 205

April 29th News Update

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The Wood Buffalo RCMP are dealing with a motorcyclist who has been driving erratically on city streets. Corporal George Cameron says since March; they have received reports of this suspect ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 29 April 2016 | Hits: 146

April 28th News Update

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Suncor is taking over over the majority shareholder in Syncrude Canada. The company has agreed to purchase an additional five per cent share from Murphy Oil Corporation's Canadian subsidiary at ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 28 April 2016 | Hits: 145

April 27th News Update

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Regional Council voted unanimously to approve a motion that will provide a one-time payment for residents affected by the July 12th, 2015 sewer backup flooding. The vote came after several ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 27 April 2016 | Hits: 137

April 26th News Update

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Regional Council will consider the recommendation to cancel the planned two days of governance training. On March 15, 2016, Council approved engaging Watson Advisors, Inc. to provide two days of ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 26 April 2016 | Hits: 139

April 25th News Update

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Fantastic news from Maryland. According to a the family of Fort McMurray firefighter Bo Cooper, his cancer appears to have gone into remission and he soon may be able to ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 25 April 2016 | Hits: 178

April 22nd News Update

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The 24-year-old victim of a shooting which occurred at the Boomtown Casino in Fort McMurray on April 1, 2016, has passed away at an Edmonton hospital. Ahmed Khalif Mahamoud of ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 22 April 2016 | Hits: 203

April 21st News Update

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The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change says now is the time to help make Alberta a leader in the fight against climate change. Shannon Phillips held a press ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 21 April 2016 | Hits: 146

April 20th News Update

Regional council has voted to accept the Wood Buffalo Growth Forecasts as information and be taken into consideration by Administration for planning and budgeting purposes. The vote was 8 in ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 20 April 2016 | Hits: 172

April 19th News Update

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A wildfire led to the temporary closure of Highway 63 and had Boyle RCMP rerouting traffic. The incident was reported 12 km north of Atmore. The temporary closure was due ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 19 April 2016 | Hits: 184

April 18th News Update

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Regional Emergency Services is continuing to caution people to keep a safe distance from the ice and barricades. The ice jam in the Athabasca River continues to cause some localized ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 18 April 2016 | Hits: 135

April 15th News Update

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The red ink was difficult to miss in the 2016 budget tabled in the Alberta Legislature. The province is facing 10.4 Billion dollar deficit this year. Finance Minister Joe Ceci ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 15 April 2016 | Hits: 138

April 14th News Update

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Speeding continues to be a significant issue for travellers along Highways 63 and 881. This month, the Coalition for a Safer 63 & 881 want to hear your stories. They ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 14 April 2016 | Hits: 184

April 13th News Update

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Regional Council has approved a motion to move forward with the Twin Arenas project on the Northside. They agreed they want to see the project fast-tracked with an aggressive  construction ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 13 April 2016 | Hits: 160

April 12th News Update

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It will be a busy night around the council horseshoe tonight. Administration will present the Municipally Funded Commuting Policy, for approval at tonight's Council meeting. The proposed policy would strictly ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 12 April 2016 | Hits: 146

April 11th News Update

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The Northside Multi-Use and Recreation Centre will once again be debated by council. The Sustainable Development Committee is bringing forward motions they passed last week. First is calling for the ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 11 April 2016 | Hits: 145

April 8th News Update

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Premier Rachel Notley continues to paint the picture Albertans already know; the prolonged oil slump is hurting Alberta's families. Notley took to the airwaves last night in a television address ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 8 April 2016 | Hits: 205

April 7th News Update

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) is completing a follow-up on a cluster of tuberculosis (TB) cases, confirmed in the homeless population in Fort McMurray. Although  these cases do not present a ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 7 April 2016 | Hits: 151

April 6th News Update

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With a unanimous vote, regional council passed a motion brought forward by Councillor Allan Vinni to begin a dialogue with oilsands companies in our region regarding their taxes and tying ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 6 April 2016 | Hits: 193

April 5th News Update

The Heart of Wood Buffalo Leadership Awards organizing and selection committees have announced the finalists for their upcoming May event. A selection committee of previous winners, members of the social ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 5 April 2016 | Hits: 190

April 4th News Update

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A fantastic weekend of giving in our region. $31,219.85 in cash donations and 42,839 pounds of food was collected in the 2nd Annual Servus Spring Food Drive. The funds and ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 4 April 2016 | Hits: 240

April 1st News Update

Collaboration, resilience, community and volunteerism were themes that wove through all the presentations as the United Way of Fort McMurray held their annual general meeting. President Ben Dutton highlighted some ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 1 April 2016 | Hits: 114

March 31st News Update

Councillor Allan Vinni is shedding some light on a motion he intends to bring forth to regional council next week. In a posting that will soon be published, Vinni notes ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 31 March 2016 | Hits: 341

March 30th News Update

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is gearing up for their annual spring break up the campaign. As with many communities, flooding can occur at any time in the RMWB, ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 30 March 2016 | Hits: 214

March 29th News Update

The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will close for the season at 10 a.m. this morning. Road conditions are slick with water ponding in some areas.  No one is allowed on ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 29 March 2016 | Hits: 124

March 29th News Update

The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will close for the season at 10 a.m. this morning. Road conditions are slick with water ponding in some areas.  No one is allowed on ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Thursday, 24 March 2016 | Hits: 145

March 24th News Update

Fort McMurray-Cold Lake MP David Yurdiga says he was shocked and saddened by the passing of his friend and colleague MP Jim Hillyer. Yurdiga offered his thoughts and prayers go ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 24 March 2016 | Hits: 202

March 23rd News Update

Fort McMurray-Cold Lake MP David Yurdiga says the federal budget introduced yesterday is a far cry from what Justin Trudeau promised Canadians in the election campaign. He notes, instead of ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 23 March 2016 | Hits: 280

March 22nd News Update

After a long, and sometimes fractured process, Suncor Energy has completed its takeover of Canadian Oilsands Limited. The final step was a special meeting of the COS shareholders.  Steve Williams, ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 22 March 2016 | Hits: 142