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March 3rd News Update

The nomination process has now finished for the March 30th Ward 1 by-election.  The official nominee list is: • Dogar, Mohammad Shafiq• Doleman, Veronica• Durocher, Mike• Flett, Christopher T.• Murphy, Verna• ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Hits: 104

March 2nd News Update

Today is Nomination Day for the vacant RMWB council seat. The unofficial list of Ward 1 nominees is: • Dogar, Mohammad Shafiq • Doleman, Veronica • Durocher, Mike • Flett, Christopher T. • Murphy, Verna • ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Hits: 89

February 27th News Update

A second child from Fort McMurray who was accidentally poisoned after being exposed to phosphine in a Fort McMurray apartment building has passed away. The child was one of 5 ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Hits: 121

February 26th News Update

Nearly $20,000 has been raised for a young Fort McMurray family. The GoFundMe campaign was set up to help pay for funeral costs for the burial of an 8 month ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 26 February 2015 | Hits: 110

February 25th News Update

Making sure taxpayers dollars are spent wisely was the focus of two notices of motions put forward for upcoming Council meetings. The first was presented by Councillor Tyran Alt. The ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Hits: 138

February 24th News Update

An investigation is ongoing into the death of an 8 month old infant Sunday afternoon at 81 Fraser Avenue. Both Regional Emergency Services (RES) and the Wood Buffalo ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Hits: 181

February 23rd News Update

An 8 month old has died as a result of being exposed to an unknown substance in an apartment in Fort McMurray yesterday. The victim was one of ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Hits: 127

February 20th News Update

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A 15 year old suspect has been charged in connection with a stabbing incident in the city. Wood Buffalo RCMP have charged the the young offender with aggravated assault and ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 20 February 2015 | Hits: 223

February 19th News Update

Wood Buffalo RCMP are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred at Rainbow Creek Drive, in Fort McMurray, Monday morning. Around 9:00 a.m. RCMP officers responded to a call to assist ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 19 February 2015 | Hits: 109

RCMP Seek Public's Assistance Locating Y

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*Update*: The youths, Kasey Joe and Aaron Gorovenko, were located in two separate instances at two different locations in the Lac La Biche area.  Both youth are safe. The Lac La Biche RCMP would like ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 | Hits: 149

February 18th News Update

The Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association is concerned with the 75% increase in hamper distribution experienced in January 2015 when compared to January 2014. Food Bank officials say serving their ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 | Hits: 154

February 17th News Update

As a result of the Governance related recommendations contained in the recent Municipal Audit, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Audit & Budget Committee supported pursuit of governance training for ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 17 February 2015 | Hits: 100

February 16th News Update

Albertans are enjoying their February long weekend. Premier Jim Prentice encourages “all Albertans to celebrate family, and all its unique joys, on Family Day.” He reminds us "strong families teach ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 16 February 2015 | Hits: 146

February 11th News Update

Despite a 25 per cent increase in production in 2015, Cenovus Energy has announced a projected 15 per cent cut to its staff. The majority of the cuts will come ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Hits: 265

February 12th News Update

Community advocate and long-time Fort McMurray resident Tracy McKinnon has announced her intention to seek the PC nomination in the riding of Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo. MacKinnon believes the causes she ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Hits: 134

February 11th News Update

A massive report from the Waterfront Steering Committee was tabled last night, with several recommendations for council to consider. The committee suggests citizens of Fort McMurray have a keen interest ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Hits: 143

February 10th News Update

The Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education, Don Scott, is applauding a co-operation agreement signed between Keyano College and the University of Alberta to provide training for teachers here in ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 | Hits: 208

February 9th News Update

Representatives from Keyano College and the University of Alberta will sign a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to deliver a Collaborative Degree in Elementary Education. The ceremony is slated to take ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Hits: 101

February 6th News Update

Diversified Transportation Limited (DTL) has introduced real-time scheduling and route information to their app. Accessible via smart phone, tablet or PC, myDTLbus.ca provides passengers with up-to-the-minute trip and schedule information ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 6 February 2015 | Hits: 127

RCMP Seek Public's Assistance Identifyin

Wood Buffalo RCMP are searching for a robbery suspect. On February 4th, at approximately 3:45 p.m. RCMP responded to a robbery which had taken place outside the Royal Bank of Canada's ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Hits: 110

February 5th News Update

Despite lower than anticipated earning in the fourth quarter, Suncor Energy plans to move forward on both the Fort Hills oil sands project as planned, allowing the company to take ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Hits: 124

February 4th News Update

The 2015 Western Canada Summer Games is looking for you. General Manager Kim Rizzi says volunteers are still needed. Rizzi says the volunteer sign up is available on their website ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 4 February 2015 | Hits: 153

February 3rd News Update

Despite a drop in year over year fourth quarter results, Imperial Oil is still confident in their plans moving forward. In a release yesterday the company praised its oil sands ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 3 February 2015 | Hits: 171

February 2nd News Update

All flights were cancelled last night at the Fort McMurray International Airport due to a runway lighting issue. Flights resumed this morning. The airport is advising passengers from last night’s ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 2 February 2015 | Hits: 172

January 30th News Update

The annual Mayor and Council’s Toast of Champions was held at MacDonald Island last night. Mayor Melissa Blake said it’s the citizens who make the community great. Blake also thanked ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 30 January 2015 | Hits: 173

January 29th News Update

Wood Buffalo RCMP were on scene of a fatal two vehicle accident on Highway 881 at kilometer marker 235 this morning. A pick-up truck with two occupants struck an oncoming ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Hits: 239

January 28th News Update

There was a lot of passionate discussion at last night’s council meeting regarding the proposed development of the Willow Square site. Council received a presentation from Wood Buffalo Housing & ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | Hits: 127

January 27th News Update

A by-election will soon be set for Ward 1 in Fort McMurray. Councillor Guy Boutilier resigned from Council for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, effective Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 27 January 2015 | Hits: 142

January 26th News Update

Ward 1 Councillor Guy Boutilier has tendered his resignation. The Regional Municipality have confirmed that he handed in his resignation on Saturday. There is no word yet on whether the ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 26 January 2015 | Hits: 213

January 23rd News Update

Great news for those looking to get away - Starting this summer Air Canada is adding two more daily flights from the Fort McMurray International Airport. Air Canada ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 23 January 2015 | Hits: 235

January 22nd News Update

The third annual ConvergenceYMM will have significant participation from representatives from several levels of government. Ifeatu Efu, Project Manager, ConvergenceYMM confirmed Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Human Services, will deliver an ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | Hits: 155

KAOS 91.1 Power Up Concert

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  Join us on Friday, February 6th at 7pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church for our KAOS 91.1 Power Up Concert. Admission is by donation with all proceeds benefiting our KAOS 91.1 Power ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Hits: 168

January 21st News Update

It was another record year at the Fort McMurray International Airport last year. Over 1.3 million passengers travelled through the Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) in 2014. The numbers help ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Hits: 405

January 20th News Update

A number of updates will be provided to Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo councilors tonight during the Administration Briefing. An update on the proposed sports and entertainment project will top ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Hits: 149

January 19th News Update

Wood Buffalo RCMP have located missing thirty two year old Charity Miller of Fort McMurray. Miller was located on Sunday January 18th in Fort McMurray and was returned to the Northern ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 19 January 2015 | Hits: 192

POWER UP Banquet & Auction

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Join KAOS 91.1 on Saturday, March 7th at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre for our annual fundraising Banquet and Auction. This year's theme is "Power UP" as we work ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Saturday, 17 January 2015 | Hits: 221

January 16th News Update

Another court challenge is being put forth by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation into Alberta’s Aboriginal consultation system. The application claims  Alberta’s new Aboriginal Consultation Office and Aboriginal Consultation Policy, ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 16 January 2015 | Hits: 126

January 15th News Update

The RMWB wants to hear from residents about the future of the Waterways Community Centre. Administration plans to present a report to Council in early 2015 proposing its sale. Feedback ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 15 January 2015 | Hits: 202

January 14th News Update

Suncor Energy Inc. has announced a $1 billion decrease in the company's capital spending program, as well as sustainable operating expense reductions of $600 million to $800 million to be ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | Hits: 160

January 13th News Update

A major cut in the oilsands sector. Suncor Energy Inc. announced today significant spending reductions to its 2015 budget in response to the current lower crude price environment. The cuts ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Hits: 334

January 12th News Update

A Fort McMurray native had a special night in his honour over the weekend. The Fort McMurray Oil Barons honoured current NHLer Scottie Upshall by retiring his #7 jersey. Upshall ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 12 January 2015 | Hits: 179

KAOS 91.1 Power UP campaign

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Help KAOS 91.1 Power Up To 40,000 Watts By March 7th! We are Powering Up from 37 watts to 40,000 watts and wanted to give you an update on our progress ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Monday, 12 January 2015 | Hits: 767

January 9th News Update

The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) is unsatisfied with the recent decision to dismiss their judicial review of the Federal approval of Shell Canada’s Jackpine Mine Expansion project. The ACFN ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 9 January 2015 | Hits: 208

January 8th News Update

Snow removal is making some headway. The RMWB says they are 45 per cent complete on the work that on started Monday in Timberlea. They are in the Eagle Ridge ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 8 January 2015 | Hits: 225

January 7th News Update

Wood Buffalo RCMP along with emergency response crews from the Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on Grandview Crescent in Fort McMurray at approximately 1:25pm yesterday. The fire ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | Hits: 202

January 6th News Update

Residents’ are being invited by the RMWB to offer their thoughts about a proposed new cell tower in Thickwood. Rogers Communications is seeking regulatory approval to install a new 70-metre ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Hits: 211

January 5th News Update

Snow removal will be underway on primary and secondary routes as well as alleyways this week. The work is subject to weather and equipment availability, snow removal activities will continue ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Hits: 233

January 2nd News Update

The Wood Buffalo Integrated Traffic Unit had a very busy December patrolling Highway 63, 881 and 69. By the numbers: - In excess of 1600 vehicles were checked at various static ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Friday, 2 January 2015 | Hits: 169

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Christmas Parade Fun

  I hope you enjoyed the Santa Clause Parade last weekend! It may have been a chilly one but... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 02.12.2014

Wood Buffalo Goes Techie

Have you heard about the new apps that have recently been launched by the Regional Municipality... Read more...

Marshall's Blog | 01.10.2014

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