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Wood Buffalo RCMP Investigate Fatal Collision On Highway 63

A collision on Highway 63 has claimed the life of one person.

Wood Buffalo RCMP were called to the scene about 95 km south of Fort McMurray around 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

Details surrounding the crash are still limited at this time. The Mounties say all possible contributing factors are being considered.

Part of the southbound lane was affected for much of the day. Police say all vehicles involved have been removed from the area and ...
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Junior Barons Weekly Update: Midget Barons Close Out 2017 With Whitecourt Doubleheader

The Fort McMurray Midget ‘AA’ Junior Oil Barons are looking to close 2017 on a high note.

After taking one of three games over the weekend, the Midget Barons were able to keep pace and maintain a hold on third place in their division.

Fort McMurray currently boasts a record of 7-11-and-2, heading into this weekend’s doubleheader.

Head Coach Dan Hodgson tells Fort McMurray News their New Years Resolution is to make the best of ...


Man Arrested Following Road Rage Incident In Downtown Fort McMurray

One man is in hospital and another is in custody following a road rage incident in downtown Fort McMurray.

Wood Buffalo RCMP were called to Tamarack Village on Franklin Ave. around 11:33 a.m., Friday to reports of a stabbing.

Witnesses on scene told the Mounties a road rage incident occurred between two motorists, they both stopped in the Village parking lot, got out of their vehicles, and continued into a verbal argument.

Police say another ...


Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Opens To Light Traffic

The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road is open to light traffic.

As of 3:00 p.m. Friday, vehicles 5000 kg and lower can only travel on the road.

The RMWB is advising motorists to use high-clearance 4×4 vehicles only, as the delta is rough with snow covering in the area.

The municipality notes there are no regular services such as road patrol, gas stations or cell phone coverage, so you should always be prepared for emergencies.
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Firefighters Association Donates $75K To Five Local Social Profits

Five local social profits are getting an early Christmas gift from the Fort McMurray Firefighters Association.

On Friday, members of the fire department surprised Waypoints, Wood Buffalo Food Bank, Fort McMurray Boys and Girls Club, Centre of Hope and the Fort McMurray SPCA with a cheque for $15 thousand each.

Committee member and firefighter Scott Germain tells Fort McMurray News the donated funds were raised through two of their events –the Rooftop Campoutand the Whisky ...


Federal Government Allocating $17M For New Clean Technology in Oil and Gas Sector

Over $17 million is being split by three projects aimed at innovating new clean technology for the oil and gas sector.

On Friday, the federal government announced they were allocating these funds to different companies as their plan continues to transition to a low-carbon economy.

Suncor Energy, Husky Oil, and Proton Technologies are each getting a share of the funds.

Husky is receiving the most at $9.4 million which they plan on using to start ...


Keyano College Receiving $100K Donation to Help Indigenous Communities

RBC is donating $100,000 to Keyano College to start a new project aimed at helping people in Indigenous communities.

The ‘Healing and Wisdom Project’ will create a community-based model to help with financial management, employment training, and personal supports.

The hope is this will help these residents earn and manage sustainable livelihoods.

"This is a project that promises to deliver real benefits within our communities," said Tracy Edwards, President and CEO, Keyano College, in a ...


Freezing Rain Warning In Effect For RMWB

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A freezing rain warning is in effect for the region and surrounding areas.

Environment Canada says an area of patchy freezing rain is being forecasted to make it way across Northern Alberta on Thursday – ending sometime around Fort McMurray on Friday morning.

This has prompted the weather agency to issue the warning for the following areas:

    Lac La Biche Co. near Crow Lake Prov. Park
    Lac La Biche Co. near Wiau Winefred ...
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Wood Buffalo RCMP Search For Missing 15-Year-Old Boy

Wood Buffalo RCMP are asking for your help locating a missing 15-year-old boy from Fort McMurray.

Lucas James Alvarez was last seen on Wednesday at school in Timberlea.

Alvarez is described as Caucasian, 5'10", 150 lbs, with dark blond hair, approximately 3″ long, and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a black and yellow winter jacket, dark blue jeans, grey sweater, with black converse shoes and black framed glasses.

Police say they are concerned ...
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Environment Canada Issuing Freezing Rain Warning For RMWB

A freezing rain warning is in effect for the region and surrounding areas.

Environment Canada says an area of patchy freezing rain is being forecasted to make it way across Northern Alberta on Thursday – ending sometime around Fort McMurray on Friday morning.

This has prompted the weather agency to issue the warning for the following areas:

    Lac La Biche Co. near Crow Lake Prov. Park
    Lac La Biche Co. near Wiau Winefred and ...
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