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Fort McMurray Author Earns International Accolade

A Fort McMurray author has come away with an international writing award for one of her short stories.

Therese Greenwood earned the 2019 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for her short story 'Buck’s Last Ride,' from her 2018 collection entitled 'Kill As You Go.'

Greenwood tells Fort McMurray News the story is about a cowboy who hates his horse and finds himself at the Calgary Stampede.

“He’s faced with an escaped convict ...
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Enbridge Facing Delay in Line 3 Pipeline Project

Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project is facing a lengthy delay.

The Calgary-based company announced last week that they expect an in-service date by the second half of 2020. This roughly puts another year on construction after Enbridge had hoped to finish in 2019.

This comes after the State of Minnesota indicated that they would have the certifications on all remaining environmental permits by November. Enbridge is expecting the remaining federal permits between 30 to 60 ...
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Huskies Look To Build On ACAC Gold At Nationals

A season comes down to one final weekend for the Keyano Huskies men’s volleyball team.

The Huskies go for gold in Red Deer this week for the 2019 Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association Men’s Volleyball Championship.

Keyano comes in as ACAC Champions and the 2nd ranked team in the country.

Head Coach Keegan Kuhr tells Fort McMurray News they won’t get complacent despite their status in the national standings.

“You’re going in as quote-unquote as the ...
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Fort McMurray Chefs Win Gold at International Baking Competition

Two chefs from Fort McMurray are coming away with top honours at an international baking competition in Tunisia last month.

Lasantha Mendis and Sujeewa Thalagala were apart of a four-person team representing Canada that picked up two individual gold medals and the International Cup for bread making at the 4th Festival International du Pain.

The event featured teams from 16 countries, including Canada which was captained by Mendis, who works at Mount Logan Lodge, about ...

Food Bank’s March Hamper Challenge Underway

The Wood Buffalo Food Bank is kicking off its March Hamper Challenge.

Throughout the month, there will be several local media personalities living off a two-week hamper to experience what it is like to rely on the Food Bank.

Each participant will be given a list of food items that are found on a hamper list at the Food Bank and can only eat those items over the two-week period.

Typically, the hampers are made ...
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Teacher Epically Burns Former Student

One former student named Larry, who was gearing up for a high school reunion, said somethings about a former teach onn a Facebook group about the upcoming event, he responded to a one-time classmate’s post about her favorite teacher, Mrs. Johanson, and her hope that the teacher comes to the reunion.

Larry didn’t give up though. In fact, the former high schooler doubled down… and well he paid the price…



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Lady Huskies Flying High After ACAC Championship Opener

The Keyano Huskies women’s basketball team kicked off their quest for Alberta gold with a bang.

The Huskies were all business as they rolled out the welcome mat, only to show the Lethbridge College Kodiaks the door in a 75-57 Keyano win.

Aaliyah Johnson was electric earning player of the game honours with 21 points.

After a slow start to the game’s second half, Head Coach Dwayne Vigilance tells Fort McMurray News the girls really ...
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NEW MUSIC: Jonas Bros “Sucker” and MORE

The Jonas Bros are back, and they put all 3 of their boos in the new music video for Sucker.

But also, we have the audio from Benny Blanco, Selena Gomez, Tainy and J Balvin’s I Can’t Get Enough.

And the New Kids on the Block just posted their new video for the ...
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Mayor Scott Hopes To Meet With PM, Quebec Premier During Spring Trip To Quebec City

Wood Buffalo council is getting set for a trip to Quebec City to help promote the region and the oilsands.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Conference takes place in the Spring, and Mayor Don Scott along with some councillors are looking at it as a chance to improve relations with Quebec.

Speaking on Fort McMurray Matters, Scott says administration is looking into hosting a dinner and inviting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Quebec Premier Franois ...

Alberta Oil Production Limit Increasing In April

The provincial government’s policy of matching oil production to export capacity is seeing a slight increase in April.

The GoA announced on Thursday, production will go up by 25,000 barrels per day next month, an overall increase of 100,000 barrels per day from the January limits.

The price differentiation remaining narrow and storage level volatility trending downwards are just some of the reasons for the limit changing.

Premier Rachel Notley says a short-term production limit ...
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