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December 2nd News Update

It's mission accomplished for part 1 of the Wood Buffalo Food Bank Associations 24th Annual Corporate Challenge and Syncrude Food Drive. Yesterday's corporate challenge saw $350,000 raised in one day ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 2 December 2016 | Hits: 58

December 1st News Update

The MP for Fort McMurray-Cold Lake is glad the Trudeau government approved both Enbridge Line 3 and Trans-Mountain expansion. But David Yurdiga says simply approving pipelines is not enough. Yurdiga ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 1 December 2016 | Hits: 14

November 30th News Update

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is praising the federal government for approving the long-awaited Kinder Morgan expansion after its approval by the National Energy Board. Notley says Alberta has been brutally ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 30 November 2016 | Hits: 22

November 29th News Update

Representatives from eight different organizations went before Regional Council last night as part of the Community Investment Program Presentations. One such group was the Local Helicopter Emergency Response Organization which ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 29 November 2016 | Hits: 22

November 28th News Update

Presentations on the 2017 Proposed Budget and 2018-2022 Financial Plans will begin in earnest today in the council chambers for the RMWB. Councilors this evening will hear from presenters seeking ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 28 November 2016 | Hits: 30

November 25th News Update

As part of the RMWBs commitment to continued public engagement, the Recovery Task Force is seeking volunteers who are willing to participate in small focus groups in Fort McMurray. This ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 25 November 2016 | Hits: 34

November 24th News Update

Regional council will start budget deliberations in earnest this coming Monday. A full schedule of the budget sessions were made public yesterday. Residents will have two opportunities to present to ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 24 November 2016 | Hits: 32

November 23rd News Update

Regional Council has approved a recommendation from administration to strike a joint plan with industry to address the concerns of Bill 21. The legislation will modernize the Municipal Government Act. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 23 November 2016 | Hits: 29

November 22nd News Update

Regional council will hear a presentation tonight from administration on the proposed Joint Plan for Bill 21 Transition, for their consideration. If approved, the plan would be used as a ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 22 November 2016 | Hits: 105

November 21st News Update

The Shell Place Field House was packed Saturday for a memorial service for a young Fort McMurray Firefighter who lost his battle with  cancer earlier this month. Bo Cooper passed ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 21 November 2016 | Hits: 35

November 17th News Update

The community of Fort McMurray will come together this Saturday to remember one of their own. A memorial service honouring Bo Cooper will be held at Shell Place Field House. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 17 November 2016 | Hits: 99

November 16th News Update

The Northside Twin Arena project is being put on hold for the time being. By a vote of 7-1, with three councilors absent, Regional Council voted to defer the design ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 16 November 2016 | Hits: 112

November 15th News Update

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The Conference Board of Canada is reporting the Fort McMurray Wildfires will cost governments and insurers more than $5 billion. In their report released this morning, they estimate $5.3 billion ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 15 November 2016 | Hits: 126

November 14th News Update

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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has ended the State of Local Emergency that was declared back on May 1st. This marks a significant milestone as it, along with Phase ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 14 November 2016 | Hits: 90

November 10th News Update

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Canada Soccer is supporting Fort McMurray’s commitment rebuilding through a donation of sports equipment to the Fort McMurray Youth Soccer Association. The donation includes hundreds of soccer balls and cones, ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 10 November 2016 | Hits: 63

November 9th News Update

In what can only be described as a shock to many, Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. Trump used a different tone in his ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 9 November 2016 | Hits: 55

November 8th News Update

Wood Buffalo are investigating a complaint of a stolen truck which occurred either the night of November 4th or early in the morning on November 5th.  Subsequently, two “gas and ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 8 November 2016 | Hits: 54

November 7th News Update

The community of Fort McMurray is mourning the loss of a resident who fought a very public battle with leukemia. Bo Cooper passed away yesterday at the age of 27. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 7 November 2016 | Hits: 57

November 4th News Update

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A new report released by the Government of Alberta suggests six months after the devastating wildfire in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities, there is significant progress in making the region ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 4 November 2016 | Hits: 61

November 3rd News Update

The chief economist with ATB Financial is suggesting the worst of the energy industry free fall may be behind us. Todd Hirsch suggests Alberta could soon emerge from a two-year ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 3 November 2016 | Hits: 67

November 2nd News Update

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Administration with the RMWB has made its budget presentation and its now up to council to make their recommendations. The proposed budget for 2017 sits at $851.3 million, that's a ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 2 November 2016 | Hits: 136

November 1st News Update

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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has some big shoes to fill. Both Chief Administrative Officer Marcel Ulliac and Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Scoble are leaving their positions. It ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 1 November 2016 | Hits: 163

October 31st News Update

Premier Rachel Notley will lead a ceremony to help thank extraordinary Albertans who helped fight the Wood Buffalo wildfire and assist individuals affected by the fire this spring. The ceremony ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 31 October 2016 | Hits: 110

October 28th News Update

Starting today, residents of Fort McMurray will have a new choice in where to get your groceries. The former Extra Foods on Powder Drive, will open as a new and ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 28 October 2016 | Hits: 84

October 27th News Update

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley met with students and staff from Westwood Community High to learn first hand what is was like for some of them the day they were forced ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 27 October 2016 | Hits: 77

October 26th News Update

Regional Council has offered their unanimous support for moving forward with the proposed East Clearwater Highway. Mayor Melissa Blake has been a longtime supporter of having another route built for ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 26 October 2016 | Hits: 76

October 25th News Update

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Fort McMurray residents unhappy with the NDP Governments Carbon Tax initiative are  being urged to show up to a rally on November 5th at the provincial building on Franklin Avenue. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 25 October 2016 | Hits: 189

2016 Sharathon

  We are ecstatic with the results of our recent Sharathon.  To date we have raised a total of  $35,771.  Please remember to send in your pledge at your earliest convenience. ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Tuesday, 25 October 2016 | Hits: 315

October 24th News Update

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Another group of Waterways residents will be able to return to their standing homes today. This re-entry is considered Phase 2A. It includes all 31 standing homes and two commercial ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 24 October 2016 | Hits: 134

October 20th News Update

The Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee gave voice to something the community has been thinking about for some time, there needs to another way out of Fort McMurray. The need became ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 20 October 2016 | Hits: 97

October 19th News Update

Council has adopted several new policies to help shape and move the Region forward. One is particular was the need for a revamped Public Engagement policy that received unanimous support. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 20 October 2016 | Hits: 99

October 18th News Update

The RMWB has launched its Firebreak Drainage Improvement project. This is a proactive approach to eliminating safety hazards or the risk of property damage from ponding and drainage issues that ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 19 October 2016 | Hits: 87

October 17th News Update

Another milestone has been hit in the rebuilding of Fort McMurray. Alex Mckenzie says his permit has been approved for reconstruction of his family home in Waterways. The Contractor hopes ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 17 October 2016 | Hits: 152

October 14th News Update

Albertans are mourning the passing of former Premier Jim Prentice. Prentice died in a plane crash after a golfing trip to Kelowna. Prentice served as Vice-Chairman of CIBC and a ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 14 October 2016 | Hits: 146

October 13th News Update

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The President of Canada's largest union is calling on the Wood Buffalo Regional Municipality to engage in better treatment of its employees in the wake of last spring's forest fires. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 13 October 2016 | Hits: 146

October 12th News Update

Regional Council has approved a recommendation from administration on a Comprehensive Firebreak Program. Dana Woodworth, with the Wood Buffalo Recovery Task Force, says they have been in contact with a ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 12 October 2016 | Hits: 158

October 11th News Update

Regional council tonight will hear from the Wood Buffalo Recovery Task Force as they continue working with the Disaster Recovery Program (“DRP”) to develop a possible financial assistance program to ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 11 October 2016 | Hits: 102

October 7th News Update

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A local animal lover is trying to raise awareness of the need for emergency veterinary care in the city. Terri Ward says a fire at the Wood Buffalo Small Animal ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 7 October 2016 | Hits: 114

October 6th News Update

Wood Buffalo are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Tuesday night in a downtown Restaurant area in Fort McMurray. The incident was ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 6 October 2016 | Hits: 127

October 5th News Update

No injuries were reported as Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of multiple gunshots in an apartment complex on Richard Street in Fort McMurray.  The ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 6 October 2016 | Hits: 114

October 4th News Update

Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of uttering threats of kidnapping via Instagram messaging involving students from different schools in the Fort McMurray area. As a result, ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 6 October 2016 | Hits: 115

October 3rd News Update

Flood mitigation will be on the agenda when  Regional Council meetings tomorrow night. The Municipality has received clarification from the Government of Alberta about a common understanding of flood mitigation ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 6 October 2016 | Hits: 117

September 30th News Update

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) and the Government of Alberta continue to collaborate to ensure that a common understanding of flood mitigation challenges facing the Flood Hazard Area ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 30 September 2016 | Hits: 184

September 29th News Update

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo reminds homeowners with destroyed properties that the deadline to remove and lawfully dispose of structural ash and steel from their lots is September 30. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 29 September 2016 | Hits: 177

September 28th News Update

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Regional Council has helped open the door for rebuilding in the Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways area with the approval of 2nd and third reading of overlay amendment. This will ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 28 September 2016 | Hits: 214

2016 KAOS Free Family Skate

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We look forward to seeing you at this year's Free Family Skate!  If you have any questions, feel free to call 780-791-5911.  Sponsored by: Amazon Springs - A different kind of water co... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Tuesday, 27 September 2016 | Hits: 324

September 27th News Update

The Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee (WBRC) will make several recommendations to Council related to the 2016 budget request for the Recovery Committee and Task Force. The WBRC recommends that Council ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 27 September 2016 | Hits: 195

September 26th News Update

ALERT and RCMP Wood Buffalo are set to release further details today into a joint forces investigation into outlaw motorcycle groups operating in Fort McMurray. Four search warrants were executed ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 26 September 2016 | Hits: 184