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Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Opens Grocery Store In Community

Fort Chipewyan residents have a new one-stop shop for their groceries.

The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation decided to open the K’ai Taile Market, so residents can conveniently buy all the food and supplies they need – at a reasonable price.

Band Councillor with ACFN Michelle Voyageur tells Fort McMurray News this will make it easier for residents who can’t afford the costs at the community’s Northern Store.

“A twenty-kilogram bag of Robin Hood flour was ...


$1M In Cocaine, Cash Seized From Fort McMurray, Edmonton and Sherwood Park

Alberta's Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) has dismantled a more than $1 million cocaine trafficking network operating out of Fort McMurray, Edmonton, and Sherwood Park.

Project Fortune launched in March 2017 after information was shared between Strathcona County RCMP and ALERT that the since-closed Barbero Barbershop in Sherwood Park was involved in cocaine trafficking.

After 16 months of investigating, seven suspects were arrested last Thursday, July 26, after search warrants were conducted at two homes ...


Study: Infants Need Better Supports At Evacuation Centres

A new study is looking into whether more supports are needed for parents during an evacuation.

After the Horse River Wildfire, mothers from Fort McMurray were asked a series of questions related to their experience feeding their babies during the ordeal.

Lead Investigator Sarah DeYoung tells Fort McMurray News parents with young children need to be a priority at evacuation centres so babies continue to have food security.

She says an assessment and tracking process ...
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Man Tries to Steal Baby Shark

A baby shark was stolen from the San Antonio Aquarium early this week!



Video footage shows a 40cm horn shark being taken from San Antonio aquarium in Texas, before being wrapped in a towel and placed in a pram. Police returned the shark to the aquarium after two of the three suspects confessed. A horn shark is worth about $2,000. His intentions were to sell it on ...
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Newly Developed Tool Aimed At Helping Seniors During Natural Disaster

A newly developed algorithm is aimed to help seniors during natural disasters such as the Horse River Wildfire.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo were looking at ways for first responders and providers to better support the elderly and came up with the idea to generate an up-to-date list of vulnerable adults using home care services.

The tool takes into account disability, health status, social isolation, and the amount of support an individual may receive ...


Public Hearing Scheduled For Proposed Imperial Oil Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator is scheduling a public hearing for a proposed oilsands project north of Fort McMurray.

Imperial Oil Resources Limited's Aspen Project is up for discussion.

The site would be 45 km northeast of the community, around 20 km east of Fort McKay.

Work on the project would span over three phases, ending with central steam generation and bitumen processing plant facilities. It would look to produce 162,000 barrels of bitumen per day. ...
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Checkstops in Conklin Lead to Multiple Charges, Impaired Driving Suspensions

Two people are being charged after being pulled over during a checkstop in Conklin.

Wood Buffalo RCMP pulled over multiple vehicles in the rural hamlet on Tuesday night.

This led to one driver being charged for transporting liquor in easy access for the occupants and another for operating a motor vehicle without holding a driver's license.

Four people were also given 72-hour driving suspensions for driving while impaired. These drivers could face multiple provincial sanctions ...


Archaeology Roadshow Its Makes Way To Fort McMurray

In celebration of the Heritage Day long weekend – an archaeology roadshow is making its way to the RMWB.

The event is being put on by the Fort McMurray Heritage Society in collaboration with a group of experts known as the ‘Tree Time Archeologists.’

Event Coordinator Erin Greenwood tells Fort McMurray News the show will feature activities the whole family can enjoy.

“There’s a variety of fun activities that people can check out. If they’ve ...
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Jonah Hill and Emma Stone’s ‘Maniac’ Trailer Just Dropped

Jonah Hill and Emma Stone are back together but it doesn’t look anything like ‘Superbad’. The 10 Episode series coming to Netflix September 21st is called ‘Maniac’ and while the trailer doesn’t reveal much the 60-second acid trip is kind of neat. Check it out!



 

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