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St. Aidan’s launches Age Well at Home program.

St. Aidan’s launches Age Well at Home program.

Feb 22, 2024 | 4:50am
Saint Aidan’s Society is introducing new aging-in-place supports for older adults. The Age Well at Home project, funded in part by the Government of Canada, provides practical support to seniors living at home such as light housekeeping, meal prep, home, and yard maintenance, and other forms of aid. The project aims to provide the assistance […]
Six charged after liquor store robbery investigation.
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Six charged after liquor store robbery investigation.

Feb 21, 2024 | 5:57pm
Six individuals are facing a variety of charges in connection with a Wood Buffalo RCMP investigation into liquor store thefts. In December of 2023, RCMP partnered with local businesses and corporations to tackle the ongoing problem of liquor store thefts. With assistance from the Wood Buffalo Crime Reduction Unit and RCMP Criminal Intelligence, law enforcement […]
Route improvements coming to RMWB transit

Route improvements coming to RMWB transit

Feb 21, 2024 | 6:05am
Aiming to improve public transportation within Fort McMurray, the RMWB is making improvements to several bus routes. The changes come in response to feedback from transit users and will help reduce overcrowding on some routes.  Starting Friday, March 8, additional evening service is being added on several key routes in Fort McMurray.  Route 7 – […]
Inflation slows in January

Inflation slows in January

Feb 21, 2024 | 6:00am
Statistics Canada says inflation is now below three per cent. The Consumer Price Index, a key measure of inflation, dropped to two-point-nine percent last month, largely due to lower prices at the gas pumps. Year over year, gasoline prices fell 4.0 per cent in January following a 1.4 per cent increase in December. Price hikes at the […]
Province makes major investment to train women for new careers

Province makes major investment to train women for new careers

Feb 21, 2024 | 5:31am
The Government of Alberta is investing nearly 3 million dollars in Women Building Futures. The money will go towards helping train women to become professional truck drivers in the commercial transportation sector. The province says the demand for truck drivers is at an all-time high with over 4,000 job vacancies in Alberta alone. “Alberta has […]
Province announces start of Wildfire Season
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Province announces start of Wildfire Season

Feb 20, 2024 | 6:05pm
Alberta has declared an early start to this year’s wildfire season. The fire season typically runs from March 1st to October 31st, but yesterday Minister of Forestry and Parks, Todd Loewen, announced that the season is starting immediately. Burn permits are now required for anyone who plans on burning in the Alberta Forest Area. The […]
Union raises concerns about wildfire preparedness

Union raises concerns about wildfire preparedness

Feb 20, 2024 | 5:15am
Alberta’s wildfire season officially starts March 1st, and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) is sounding the alarm over the government’s preparedness. AUPE says the Government of Alberta’s failure to hire and retain dedicated wildfire fighting staff threatens Albertans’ safety. Members of AUPE employed by Alberta Wildfire say that the organization has been grappling […]
Government reminding Canadians of tax season

Government reminding Canadians of tax season

Feb 20, 2024 | 2:32am
The Federal Government is reminding Canadians it is tax season. The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) says individuals can now begin submitting their 2023 income tax and benefit return online.  For people still filing their returns on paper, CRA says they should have received the income tax package in the mail already. CRA is also reminding […]
Indigenous Services explores all-season roads

Indigenous Services explores all-season roads

Feb 19, 2024 | 3:44pm
Year-round roads may be needed to connect northern Indigenous communities. Indigenous Services Canada says they are concerned about this year’s challenging season for the nation’s winter roads. Unusual weather has caused periodic and premature closures of roads which bring essential supplies to remote and Indigenous communities, including Fort Chipewyan. Road limits have had to occasionally […]
Municipality activates WMZ 1 and 2

Municipality activates WMZ 1 and 2

Feb 19, 2024 | 1:42pm
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is activating Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) 1 and 2. From February 19 – 23rd crews will be conducting winter maintenance in subzones one and two, and on-street parking restrictions will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. during each designated day for winter maintenance. The Municipality […]