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Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Will be Gone in June

In roughly six weeks, the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee will be done.

At Tuesday night’s council meeting, Mayor Melissa Blake brought up a motion which would eliminate the committee and give their responsibility to council. They voted 6-2 in favor with only Councillors Phil Meagher and Sheldon Germain opposed.

Councillors Jane Stroud, Claris Voyageur, and Julia Cardinal were all absent.

“I still believe absolutely that recovery in the community is going to extend for a ...
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Kygo, Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me Music Video!

This is one of my favourite songs, I feel like I have said that about every newly released song in 2017, but they all are so good! Enjoy the video!

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BearSmart Wood Buffalo Holding Wildlife Safety Event

BearSmart Wood Buffalo is giving you a chance to learn more about dealing with wildlife.

The Wildlife Safety event is for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages who are interested in learning about the animals we share our land with.

Fish and Wildlife officers will be on hand to answer questions about wildlife in the community and how to prevent and react to bear and other wildlife encounters.

Program Manager of BearSmart Wood Buffalo Christine Lambert ...
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Athabasca River Breakup Declared

The R.M.W.B. has declared Athabasca River breakup officially underway.
With the breakup – ice jams along the Athabasca and Clearwater Rivers no longer create a flood risk.

As of 4:30 p.m., Tuesday – remaining ice in the Athabasca is now downstream of the entrance to Clearwater River.

River breakup season began on April 7th and lasted longer than past years because of the cooler weather keeping the jam in place.

Residents are advised to avoid ...
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Tuesday’s Netflix Binge! “Archer”

Archer follows the exploits of alcoholic, sex-addicted, momma’s boy and super spy Sterling Archer and his variety of coworkers. This show may be animated but it is definitely not for kids. The amount of sex, drugs and murder would definitely scar anyone who is used to watching Nickelodeon.

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Each episode is for the most part independent; you can start watching anywhere and it will still be hilarious but I would recommend starting at the ...
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Council to Discuss Construction on New Fort McKay Fire Hall

Fort McKay is one step closer to getting a new Fire Hall.

On Tuesday, the rural committee sent a motion to council aimed at entering a lease with the Fort McKay Mtis Community Association for land to build the new hall.

The lease would last for 50 years at a rate $1.00 per year with an option to purchase the land. According to administration, the 2.5 acres’ land would cost around $172,500 or roughly $69,000 ...
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Search Underway For Four Missing Hunters From Fort Chipewyan

A massive search is underway for four missing hunters from Fort Chipewyan.

On Monday around 12:30 p.m., Fort Chipewyan RCMP responded to a report of the missing men.

Police say the hunters left the community on the Rocher River north of Fort Chipewyan on Sunday evening and were heading to an area known as Devil's Gate.

Search and rescue teams with the assistance of two helicopters and approximately 30 boats from the community are currently ...
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Search Underway For Four Missing Men From Fort Chipewyan

A search is underway for four missing men from Fort Chipewyan.

According to Chief of the Mikisew Cree First Nation Steve Courtoreille, four young men went out for the evening on Sunday and never returned.

“People went to look for them and found their boat, not sure if it was half full of water, but their equipment was still there, their guns were still in the boat, there was a gas tank in the water,” ...
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This is Your New Rachael Leigh Cook PSA



“This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs.” The egg-meets-bottom-of-frying-pan metaphor is lodged in the public conscious of North America now. Sending up the original PSA that she appeared in back in the 90’s, Rachel Leigh Cook is back to shed some light on the harm that the war on drugs is causing. Some are arguing that she’s completely flipped messages and is pro-hard drugs now, but ...
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RMWB Releases Community Gathering Plans For May 3

The municipality has released detailed plans for community gatherings throughout the region to mark one year since the evacuation.

The dawn-to-dusk event on May 3 in Fort McMurray will run from 5 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Snye Point Park.

The day kicks off with yoga followed by meditation, a pipe ceremony and art activities. There will also be a community breakfast, lunch and dinner.

5 – 9 a.m. Yin-Yang Yoga (Samantha Poff)

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