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Police looking for missing 34 year old woman

Police looking for missing 34 year old woman

Jun 20, 2024 | 7:18pm
Wood Buffalo RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance locating a missing woman. Samantha Lynnette Thom was last seen on June 3rd in the downtown area and was reported missing on Wednesday. She is 34 years old, 5’ 8” tall, and 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Thom has a tattoo of a […]
RMWB Lawsuit alleges misuse of public funds

RMWB Lawsuit alleges misuse of public funds

Jun 16, 2024 | 5:34pm
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is suing its former director of human resources. On June 7, the municipality filed a statement of claim with the Court of King’s Bench against former HR director Kari Donnelly, seeking $201,958.30 in damages. The lawsuit follows anonymous complaints alleging Donnelly misused public funds for personal gain. The […]
Wood Buffalo RCMP investigating fatal collision on Highway 63

Wood Buffalo RCMP investigating fatal collision on Highway 63

Jun 4, 2024 | 11:51am
Wood Buffalo RCMP say one of the drivers involved in Tuesday’s collision on Highway 63 has died.  Police say a northbound pickup truck entered the southbound lane of Highway 63 near Suncor’s north access gate at Mildred Lake and collided with a tractor-trailer unit. The pickup truck driver died in hospital, while the other driver […]
Optimism continues during Alberta wildfire season

Optimism continues during Alberta wildfire season

May 30, 2024 | 2:27pm
Alberta Wildfire continues work on extinguishing wildfires throughout the province.  According to the Alberta Wildfire interactive map, there are 27 active wildfires in the province, with only one of them classified as out of control between Calgary and Banff.  Minister of Forestry and Parks Todd Loewen says the province’s wildfire prevention and response tactics have […]
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 […]
RMWB State of Emergency ends, evacuations lifted

RMWB State of Emergency ends, evacuations lifted

May 18, 2024 | 2:39pm
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has lifted the evacuation order for Abasand, Beacon Hill, Prairie Creek, and Grayling Terrace. All evacuated residents may return home immediately, and all remaining evacuation alerts and the State of Local Emergency have been lifted. The RMWB and Alberta Wildfire said recent rainfall has allowed them to make significant […]
Some growth in fire south of Fort McMurray.

Some growth in fire south of Fort McMurray.

May 15, 2024 | 8:31pm
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta— A fire ban and off-highway-vehicle restrictions are in effect for the Fort McMurray Forest Area. No outdoor fires, barbecues using charcoal, or fireworks are allowed under the current rules. Any use of off-highway vehicles, including on trails, is strictly prohibited. The fire raging south of Fort McMurray experienced some growth on Wednesday […]
Wildfire projected to slow in growth Wednesday

Wildfire projected to slow in growth Wednesday

May 15, 2024 | 9:45am
UPDATE: Another out-of-control wildfire has sparked three kilometres north of the Parsons Creek subdivision. At last report, it is about three hectares in size. This fire was initially reported to be 10 kilometres away from Fort McMurray, but Alberta Wildfire confirmed with Harvard Media news that the fire is closer to the city than first […]
Schools closed in Fort McMurray for the rest of the week

Schools closed in Fort McMurray for the rest of the week

May 14, 2024 | 4:16pm
In a joint statement Tuesday afternoon, the Fort McMurray Public and Catholic School Divisions say their schools are closed for the remainder of the week.  The closure also impacts Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord. The school divisions say the decision was made proactively to ensure families are together should additional evacuation orders be needed.  It is anticipated […]