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With updates: Smoke Plume Visible South of Fort McMurray

With updates: Smoke Plume Visible South of Fort McMurray

jkeatingJul 11, 2024

Alberta Wildfire Confirms Algar Fire Complex Origin Update: 9:20 p.m. July 11, 2024 Fire MWF-069, the largest fire within the Algar Wildfire Complex, has grown to 9,000 hectares in size; approximately half the size of fire MWF-017 which forced the evacuation of parts of Fort McMurray in May. Alberta 511 reports smoke is still affecting visibility on Highway 63 south of the 881 junction. _____ Update: 6:40 p.m. July 11,…

Ukraine community rallies after Kyiv hospital bombing

Ukrainian community rallies after Russia attacks children’s hospital

Jon TupperJul 9, 20242 min read

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo’s Ukrainian community is calling on the world to take action after a deadly bombing this week in Kyiv. On Monday, missiles rained down on a children’s hospital in the capital city of Ukraine, killing nearly 50…

Algae advisory remains for Gregoire Lake

Jon TupperJul 9, 20242 min read

For residents looking to escape the heat by heading to Gregoire Lake, caution is still needed due to blue-green algae. Jack Pang, Medical Officer of Health for Alberta Health Services North Zone, says the water-quality advisory for Gregoire Lake remains…

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NAABA brings acclaimed speaker to fall AGM

Jon TupperJul 9, 20242 min read

The Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA) is bringing in a renowned speaker for their upcoming Annual General Meeting.  Dr. Ken Coates will be the organization’s guest and keynote speaker for their September 19th meeting at Shell Place. Dr. Coates…

Keyano to create Indigenous Student’s Centre

Jon TupperJul 8, 20241 min read

Keyano College is building a new Indigenous Student Centre downtown. The new space will be located in what is currently the Syncrude Technology Centre on the Northeast side of their Clearwater Campus. Once completed, students can attend ceremonies in the…