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FireSmart Activities Starting in Anzac, Smoke Expected During Work

People living in Anzac will start seeing smoke next week as FireSmart activities begin in the area.

Starting on Monday, crews will start to thin and prune evergreen trees while removing dead, standing trees in the forested areas.

The majority of the debris will be disposed through controlled burns which will result in smoke being visible around the area.

Crews will look to minimize the smoke but before they starting burning the debris they will ...


Sexual Assault Charges Dropped Against Fort McMurray Man

Three sexual assault related charges are being dropped against a Fort McMurray man.

On Monday, the charges were withdrawn against Shawn Giles.

Back in August 2016, he was charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference.

Investigators note there was an alleged incident involving a person under the age of 16 at his home in Timberlea.

At the time, the home was also being used as a day home.

He ...
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Electoral Boundary Commission Recommends Changes To Fort McMurray Ridings In Final Report

Alberta's Electoral Boundary Commission is recommending the riding of Fort McMurray-Conklin be redrawn to include Lac La Biche.

In its final report, which was presented to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, they noted the decision was made based on the entire population of the constituency, as the act requires.

Based on 2016 federal census numbers, expanding Fort McMurray-Conklin to include Lac La Biche would bring the riding population to 44,166, which is ...


Szudor Commits To NCAA’s Alaska Anchorage Seawolves

Fort McMurray Oil Barons goaltender Eric Szudor is thinking about life after the MOB.

The 20-year-old Edmonton native has committed to play for the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves next year.

In 72 career games over three seasons with the Barons, Szudor has averaged a .914 save percentage.

He has also started this season with a 7-0-1 record and one shutout.

"His role on our team goes beyond statistics - he's one of our leaders ...
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The Upcoming Han Solo Movie Now Has A Title!

The Han Solo origin movie has been stressing me out for while. They’ve had multiple director changes, the lead needed acting lessons at one point and it’s just been a non-stop stream of concerning news. Finally some good news! Ron Howard (who is now directing the film) has unveiled the title!

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Now “SOLO: A Star Wars Story” isn’t a great title to be completely honest but considering it’s the first bit of news about ...
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CAREERS Expo RMWB Connects Students With Career Paths

Over 800 students across the region took part in the CAREER Expo RMWB to learn about potential career paths.

On Wednesday, CAREERS: The Next Generation hosted the expo as part of their committment to prepare youth in the region for successful lives and careers.

The expo is the largest student-focused career information event in the region.

Vice President of Stakeholder Relations at CAREERS, Carmen Wyton says event involved 50 career pathway occupations for youth to ...
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Trees Being Planted In Eagle Ridge, Replacing Ones Bulldozed by “Error”

New trees are being planted in Eagle Ridge after others were bulldozed by mistake for a firebreak.

Back in June, these trees were donated and planted during a community event.

The Recovery Task Force is apologizing for the “error” and note a local contractor will look to replant different ones.

Speaking on Fort McMurray Matters, Operations Manager with the Recovery Task Force Erin O’Neill said the public will still get a chance to help regrow ...


NLHF Receives $100K Donation to Extend Youth Mental Health Position

The Northern Lights Health Foundation is getting chance to extend one of its pilot projects for an extra year.

The Royal bank of Canada Foundation is donating $100,000 to the foundation to keep the Alberta Health Services Youth Mental Health Navigator Position – now funded for its second year.

The position works directly with youth struggling with mental health illnesses and is “the single point of entry” for mental health referrals for people 24 and ...


$400K Donation Helping Set Up Permanent Home for Youth and Family Services in Fort McMurray

A Calgary-based mental health centre – who had been renting a home for mental health supports in the RMWB – now has a permanent residence.

On Tuesday, Inter Pipeline donated $400,000 to Wood’s Homes – to secure a permanent home for youth and families in crisis.

They had been leasing the property since 2009 providing mental health care.

“This generosity allows us to build a lasting legacy for the youth and families of Fort McMurray ...


Trailer-Watchin’ Wednesday – The New Mutants, All I See Is You, Black Panther

On the starting line this week: an X-Men film that isn’t like any of the others, a sweeping drama, and a sick new look at the next Marvel movie after Thor 3.

First up: The New Mutants.



Blake Lively stars in All I See is You.



And finally that sweet sweet Black Panther goodness.



 

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