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January 19th News Update

Two MacEwan University researchers, Dr. Rafat Alam and Dr. Shahidul Islam, have completed a preliminary study of the economic impact of the Fort McMurray wildfires that took place last May. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 19 January 2017 | Hits: 64

January 18th News Update

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After years in the planning stages, the RMWB Land Planning and Transportation Committee got the first view of a design concept for Willow Square. The aging-in-place facility will be built ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 18 January 2017 | Hits: 71

January 17th News Update

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Wildrose Leader Brian Jean is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to meet with him and oil and gas workers in the oil sands whose jobs he promised to phase ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 17 January 2017 | Hits: 90

January 16th News Update

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There will be yet another face missing from the council horseshoe. Councillor Tyran Ault announced he is not seeking re-election as a councillor. Ault also quashed speculation he would be ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 16 January 2017 | Hits: 94

January 13th News Update

The acting interim CAO for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has confirmed a stop work order has been given to the owners of Dunvegan Gardens. Annette Antoniak says an ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 13 January 2017 | Hits: 85

January 12th News Update

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The latest celebrity visit to Fort McMurray did not go unnoticed by the provincial government. Premier Rachel Notley took issue with activist Jane Fonda's visit. Speaking at a news conference ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 12 January 2017 | Hits: 41

January 11th News Update

It wasn't only the wind that gave American actress Jane Fonda a chilly reception in Fort McMurray yesterday. Some residents who support the oilsands got into a debate with Fonda ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 11 January 2017 | Hits: 102

January 10th News Update

A three-vehicle collision on Highway 63 south last evening left traffic rerouted for several hours. The mishap occurred on Highway 63, 50 km south of Fort McMurray, near Hangingstone River. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 10 January 2017 | Hits: 108

January 9th News Update

A key strategist for US President Elect Donald Trump has had to cancel her trip to Alberta this week. The Alberta Prosperity Fund has announced Kellyanne Conway will not be ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 9 January 2017 | Hits: 90

January 6th News Update

A new report from the University of Calgary School of Public Policy suggests a partial upgrader built in Alberta could provide more money per barrel for our oil that would ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 6 January 2017 | Hits: 101

January 5th News Update

The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce is going to honour a long time member who recently passed away, The Chamber is renaming Keyano College's Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Award ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 5 January 2017 | Hits: 111

January 4th News Update

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Wood Buffalo RCMP are thanking the public for their assistance in locating two men who were reported missing. The first, Darren Bone, was reported missing yesterday from the Northern Lights ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 4 January 2017 | Hits: 120

January 3rd News Update

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips is fighting back at what she terms misinformation regarding the carbon tax levy. Phillips says Alberta is "still standing" after its carbon tax took effect.  The ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 3 January 2017 | Hits: 107

December 30th News Update

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The Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has made a pretty impressive list. Mayor Melissa Blake is featured in Chatelaine Magazines Newsmakers of the year edition. Blake was ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 30 December 2016 | Hits: 133

December 29th News Update

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Wood Buffalo RCMP have charged a male with a total of 18 offences after police entered into multiple investigations, primarily involving fraud offences. Justin Michael Craig, a 32-year-old man of ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 29 December 2016 | Hits: 130

December 28th News Update

The wildfire that swept through Fort McMurray and area has made it to the top of another list. It has been named the biggest weather story of the year in ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 28 December 2016 | Hits: 128

December 23rd News Update

The province of Alberta is looking to review how mental health services were delivered in the wake of the wildfire that tore through Fort McMurray in May of this year. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 23 December 2016 | Hits: 143

December 22nd News Update

The RMWB's Toys for Tickets program has collected approximately $1,880 in toys for families in need in our region this holiday season. During the Toys for Tickets program period of ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 22 December 2016 | Hits: 118

December 21st News Update

It may not have been the largest cheque presentation, but it carried a lot of heart behind it. A $1350 cheque was presented to the Fort McMurray Firefighters Charities Fund ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 21 December 2016 | Hits: 134

December 20th News Update

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The Canadian Union of Public Employees handed cheques totaling over $200,000 to four local organizations helping local residents rebuild their lives after the wildfires swept through Fort McMurray last May. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 20 December 2016 | Hits: 122

December 19th News Update

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A fixture in the fight again this May's wildfires is getting set to move on. Darby Allen announced he will be leaving his post come the end of February. Allen ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 19 December 2016 | Hits: 172

December 16th News Update

Ward One Councillor Colleen Tatum received news she hoped would be forthcoming. The application to address Councillor Tatum’s eligibility to remain on Council did not proceed yesterday. An Order was ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 16 December 2016 | Hits: 132

December 15th News Update

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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the wildfires in Fort McMuirray was one of the biggest events of 2016 for her government. Notley held a year end wrap up with members ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 15 December 2016 | Hits: 175

December 14th News Update

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The Fort McMurray Public School District has closed Ecole Dickensfield for the day. The move came after a number of staff members reported flu-like symptoms which led to them calling ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 14 December 2016 | Hits: 165

December 13th News Update

Officials with Ecole Dickinsfield School are moving to deal with a health situation at the school that has seen a number of staff call in sick. Close to twenty individuals ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 13 December 2016 | Hits: 138

December 12th News Update

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Flood Mitigation will be on the agenda tomorrow for Regional Council. Administration recommends council proceeds with pre-design, design and construction of structural flood mitigation for the Lower Townsite, Waterways and ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 12 December 2016 | Hits: 143

December 9th News Update

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The Syncrude Aquatic Centre at MacDonald Island Park has been closed due to an unanticipated maintenance issue. All scheduled programs, including swimming lessons, are canceled. Rachel Orser, Interim Chief Executive ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 9 December 2016 | Hits: 152

December 8th News Update

The Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee is asking for administration with the RMWB to plan a long term  strategy for the rebuild of the community of Waterways. The committee will bring ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 8 December 2016 | Hits: 153

December 7th News Update

Regional council has voted unanimously to appoint Annette Antoniak as their interim Chief Administrative Officer. She will fill the role until December 31st, 2017. Antoniak will replace Marcel Ulliac who ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 7 December 2016 | Hits: 188

December 6th News Update

Premier Rachel Notley is in British Columbia to discuss the economic and environmental benefits of the Trans Mountain Kinder Morgan pipeline for B.C. and Alberta. Her trip comes on the ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 6 December 2016 | Hits: 158

December 5th News Update

The Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association is thrilled with their 24th Annual Syncrude Food Drive and Corporate Challenge. The Food Bank brought in $603,813.90 and 80,622lbs during the food drive ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 5 December 2016 | Hits: 208

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: 184

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: 126

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: 132

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: 115

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: 124

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: 122

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: 118

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: 114

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: 207

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: 128

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: 205

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: 218

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: 240

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: 192

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: 160

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: 150

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: 145