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June 24th News Update

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A member of the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee is in his words setting the record straight following council's approval of the new group. Councillor Keith McGrath says he is deeply ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 24 June 2016 | Hits: 146

June 22nd News Update

Municipal council has approved the set up of the Wood Buffalo Recovery committee. Councillors Sheldon Germain and Keith McGrath along with Allan Vinni and Mayor Melissa Blake have been appointed ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 22 June 2016 | Hits: 128

June 21st News Update

Regional council has asked for a more detailed review of some 88 capital projects that have been temporarily put on hold. The delay will allow staff the time to make ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 21 June 2016 | Hits: 83

June 20th News Update

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A Special Council Meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. this evening. The meeting will allow Council to review the Approved Capital Budget, which had been originally scheduled to be ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 20 June 2016 | Hits: 30

June 17th News Update

Alberta Health Services has confirmed that water quality for communities north and west of Athabasca River has been restored to safe levels and as a result, the boil water advisory ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 17 June 2016 | Hits: 39

June 16th News Update

Recovery efforts are well underway two weeks after the start of voluntary re-entry into wildfire-affected communities in Wood Buffalo.Since re-entry began on June 1, approximately 56,000 people have visited information ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 16 June 2016 | Hits: 45

June 15th News Update

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For the first time since a wildfire tore through Fort McMurray, Regional Council met at the Jubilee Centre Council Chamber. Mayor Melissa Blake started the meeting with an opening statement ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | Hits: 117

June 14th News Update

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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is encouraging residents to attend this evening's Council meeting. Residents will have the opportunity to be public delegates and ask questions of the regional ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Hits: 153

June 13th News Update

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They say many hands make light work. Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Response Unit is bringing that to light for many here in Fort McMurray. Steven Joudrey says there are many ways ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 13 June 2016 | Hits: 171

June 10th News Update

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Today will mark another sense of return to the routine to Fort McMurray. Commercial flights will resume this morning at Fort McMurray International Airport although a little staggered at first. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 10 June 2016 | Hits: 143

June 9th News Update

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RMWB Council has moved forward with a plan to set up a Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee. The steps to establish such a committee will take place at next Wednesdays council ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 9 June 2016 | Hits: 201

KAOS 91.1 STATUS UPDATE ON JUNE 8TH

Good Afternoon, we hope this post finds you well and feeling the full embrace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We have had the opportunity to inspect both our tower ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Thursday, 9 June 2016 | Hits: 72

June 8th News Update

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Starting today, June 8, 2016, residents wishing to visit their properties inside the restricted areas of Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways will have daily access to these sites between 8:00 ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 8 June 2016 | Hits: 149

June 7th News Update

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An empty apartment complex in downtown Fort McMurray was consumed by fire late yesterday. The 57 unit apartment building on Franklin Avenue caught fire around 8 last evening. Regional Emergency ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 7 June 2016 | Hits: 152

June 6th News Update

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The Regional Municipality of Wood buffalo has closed three of the seven Information Centres set up to assist residents during phased re-entry. The shutdown came as some centres experienced a ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 6 June 2016 | Hits: 188

June 3rd News Update

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Day three of re-entry is set for Fort McMurray. An announcement is scheduled for today about the new Property Visit Program (PVP) for residents of Abasand, Beacon Hill, Waterways and ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 3 June 2016 | Hits: 225

June 2nd News Update

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By the thousands, residents of Fort McMurray returned yesterday to see their community for the first times since being evacuated due to a wildfire that continues to burn out of ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 2 June 2016 | Hits: 162

June 1st News Update

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It was weeks in the longing, now residents of Fort McMurray are getting the opportunity to return to their community. But the re-entry still leaves plenty of questions. Premier Rachel ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 1 June 2016 | Hits: 192

May 31st News Update

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It was news many feared but did not want to hear. Some 2000 residents of Fort McMurray are not going to be able to get back into their homes with ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 31 May 2016 | Hits: 228

May 30th News Update

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After nearly a month away, residents of Fort McMurray will be able to start tentatively coming home this week. The plan set out by the province, and the regional municipality ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 30 May 2016 | Hits: 166

May 27th News Update

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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is gearing up to welcome back residents by the middle of next week on a voluntary basis. June 1st is still the start as ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 27 May 2016 | Hits: 254

May 26th News Update

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Regional Council voted unanimously in favour to adopt the Business and Economic Recovery Plan. Presented by Keith Smith, Acting Director of Economic Development, the intent of the Plan is to ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Hits: 186

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: 212

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: 393

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: 313

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: 283

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: 154

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: 254

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: 1673

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: 278

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: 231

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: 213

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: 255

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: 260

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: 263

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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: 186

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: 284

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: 268

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: 301

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: 512

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: 300

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: 272

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: 217

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: 210

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: 196

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: 192

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: 248

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: 267