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Mac Island to host Canada Day celebrations

Mac Island to host Canada Day celebrations

Jun 6, 2024 | 6:17pm
The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) is preparing for this year’s Canada Day celebrations. The RRC is inviting everyone in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo to celebrate Canada’s birthday at MacDonald Island Park on June 30 and July 1. Events begin on June 30 with a free family-friendly concert featuring Canadian rock legends 54-40, […]
Fort City Car Show enters 10th year
Fort City Church

Fort City Car Show enters 10th year

May 30, 2024 | 6:13pm
The annual Fort City Father’s Day Car Show is set to kick off on June 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event where people from around Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo and beyond showcase the coolest toys in the region. The car show is free to attend […]
Nissan Do-Not-Drive Warning

Nissan Do-Not-Drive Warning

May 30, 2024 | 7:17am
Do you drive a Nissan made between 2002 -2006? You might be affected by an urgent do-not-drive warning, advising drivers not to operate the vehicles until Takata air bag inflators have been replaced or repaired. As announced on Wednesday, approximately 48,000 cars in Canada are affected – Nissan Sentras (2002-2006), Nissan Pathfinders (2002-2004), and Nissan […]
Keyano student competes for top prize in trades

Keyano student competes for top prize in trades

May 29, 2024 | 5:41am
A student from Keyano College is heading to Skills Canada’s national competition this week. Keegan Sturge, who won the gold medal for electrical installations at the Provincial Skills Competition earlier this month, will be testing his talents against the best students and apprentices in the nation. Skills Canada is a national event where students and […]
Fire south of Fort McMurray under control

Fire south of Fort McMurray under control

May 27, 2024 | 9:28pm
The wildfire identified as MWF-017, burning 5.5 kilometers south of Fort McMurray, is now under control, according to Alberta Wildfire. Alberta Wildfire stated that the fire is contained and will be extinguished. Currently, 173 firefighters and 15 helicopters are still actively engaged in suppressing the fire, focusing on locating and extinguishing any remaining hotspots within […]
Wildfire smoke may become visible
Jon Tupper

Wildfire smoke may become visible

May 26, 2024 | 5:50pm
Alberta Wildfire says that over the next few days, residents may occasionally see smoke from the fire south of Fort McMurray known as MWF-017. The fire is still considered “being held,” meaning that under current weather conditions and with current resources, the blaze is not expected to grow. The weather in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo […]
Council approves third phase of downtown revitalization

Council approves third phase of downtown revitalization

May 23, 2024 | 8:58am
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is moving ahead with the third phase of its Downtown Revitalization Incentives Program. On May 21, 2024, the Council approved the third phase of the Downtown Revitalization Incentives Program (DRIP), which includes $2.4 million in total grant funding. The program aims to help downtown businesses, commercial property owners, […]
Apple’s 100 Best Albums – 2024
Apple

Apple’s 100 Best Albums – 2024

May 23, 2024 | 6:43am
Agree or disagree? Apple has compiled a list of what they believe to be the Best 100 Albums of all time. They sure have a lot of user listening data to go by, but this is also not the kid of thing you can rely solely on a computer to calculate. Rest assured that a […]
The Whistle Dog Is BACK Back

The Whistle Dog Is BACK Back

May 21, 2024 | 7:32am
Get thee to the glizzy. I know, I know. “Didn’t we do this in 2022?” We did. And, if you remember, they only seemed to be available for maybe two weeks! What happened?? Well it turns out we wanted the whistle dogs so much that they sold out almost immediately and A&W had to halt […]
Fire south of Fort McMurray now Being Held
Alberta Wildfire

Fire south of Fort McMurray now Being Held

May 20, 2024 | 2:48pm
Fire MWF-017 is now classified as, “Being Held.” Alberta Wildfire has reclassified the fire burning south of Fort McMurray to “Being Held.” This means that given current weather conditions and resources, the wildfire is not anticipated to grow past expected boundaries. The blaze, designated MWF-017, is 19,451 hectares and remains approximately 5.5 km south of […]