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RCMP to improve service with new unit
Wood Buffalo RCMP

RCMP to improve service with new unit

May 9, 2024 | 5:52am
The Wood Buffalo RCMP is introducing a new initiative to enhance public service. The RCMP Call-Back Unit (CBU) is part of a six-month pilot project to help free up more frontline officers to work within the community. CBU members will handle non-urgent files such as property damage, theft under $5,000, mischief, fraud, and identity theft. […]
Province increases supports for families of wildland firefighters

Province increases supports for families of wildland firefighters

May 7, 2024 | 5:31pm
Alberta is adding Wildland firefighters to the list of responders eligible for the Alberta Heros’ Fund. Since 2020, the Alberta Heros’ Fund has provided $100,000 to the families of first responders whose lives are lost in the line of duty. With this change, Heroes’ Fund payments now extend to workers who fight, suppress, or extinguish […]
Community gathers to honour Red Dress Day
Jerry Neville

Community gathers to honour Red Dress Day

May 6, 2024 | 5:45am
Over 500 people gathered in Kiyām Community Park on Sunday, May 5, 2024, to honour and bring awareness to the thousands of Indigenous women and girls, and two-spirit people who have gone missing or who have been murdered. The Red Dress Solidarity Walk and Memorial Round Dance was organized by the Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre, […]
RCMP in Fort Chipewyan make major drug seizure
Wood Buffalo Crime Reduction Unit

RCMP in Fort Chipewyan make major drug seizure

May 5, 2024 | 5:04pm
FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alberta— Charges are pending against two males following a drug seizure in Fort Chipewyan. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) conducted a check stop in the northern hamlet on Friday, May 3. Police uncovered a large quantity of what is believed to be crack cocaine, valued at approximately $60,000, along with a significant […]
Government seeks feedback on auto-insurance rates

Government seeks feedback on auto-insurance rates

Apr 30, 2024 | 5:41am
The Government of Alberta is seeking feedback on auto insurance rates. The province is launching an online public engagement survey to collect feedback from Albertans on what they value and need from their auto insurance. Auto insurance rates have been increasing across Canada, with repair costs, parts shortages, vehicle theft, and higher personal injury and […]
Police warn of counterfeit currency
Bank of Canada

Police warn of counterfeit currency

Apr 29, 2024 | 6:16pm
Wood Buffalo RCMP is issuing a warning about counterfeit money in our community. Since April 12th, police have received multiple reports where individuals used, or attempted to use counterfeit $50 and $100  Canadian bills. Authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for suspicious bills and should they come in contact with suspected […]
Conservatives request emergency debate over drug crisis

Conservatives request emergency debate over drug crisis

Apr 28, 2024 | 3:06pm
The debate over opioid and street drug use in Canada is heating up. Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre is requesting an emergency debate in the House of Commons over the decriminalization of hard drugs. In a letter to the Speaker of the House, Poilievre says Trudeau’s drug policy needs to be dismantled, calling it a “dangerous […]
One person dead following collision on Highway 63

One person dead following collision on Highway 63

Apr 28, 2024 | 2:39pm
A 47-year-old woman from Fort McMurray is dead following a serious motor vehicle accident over the weekend. Late Saturday morning RCMP along with EMS responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 63 near the Saline Creek Parkway. According to police, a sedan and a water truck were involved in the collision which forced a partial […]
Saprae Creek wildfire under control

Saprae Creek wildfire under control

Apr 25, 2024 | 7:06pm
The wildfire burning near Saprae Creek is now considered under control. The blaze began on April 21st prompting an evacuation alert to be issued for Saprae Creek Estates. Shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25th, the province updated the fire status to, “under control.” According to Alberta Wildfire, “under control” means the wildfire is […]
RCMP seeking missing woman
RCMP

RCMP seeking missing woman

Apr 25, 2024 | 6:12pm
RCMP in Wood Buffalo is asking for your help locating a missing person. Amara Gonzales, a 35-year-old woman was last seen on April 4th in the downtown area. The police are concerned for her wellbeing. Gonzales is 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighs 139 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. If you […]