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La Loche Winter Trail To Close For The Season, Load Limit Reduced For Fort Chip Winter Road

Another winter trail in our region is closing for the season.

As of 10:00 a.m. Friday, the La Loche Winter Trail will be shutdown down due to warmer weather.

The RMWB says once the trail closes, rig mats in the Hay Meadows Creek area will be removed and the road won’t be passable.

This comes after the municipality closed the Lac La Biche Winter Road on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the load limit for Fort Chipewyan Winter ...


Possibility of Another Giant Wildfire Unlikely Due to Conditions

“We feel confident that we’re ready for the season and the conditions going in are much different from last year.”

Those words coming from Chad Morrison, Senior Manager with Wildfire Prevention in Edmonton, who says the community won't have to deal with the possibility of another wildfire of this magnitude for many years.

“Much of that hazard has been removed,” noted Morrison. “The potential for a crown fire here is vastly diminished. Those trees won’t ...


Beacon Hill to Open its Doors for September

"If we build it, they will come."

Those were the words from Superintendent, Doug Nicholls before the Fort McMurray Public School District made its final decision to reopen Beacon Hill Public School for September of 2017.

Parents, staff and students at Beacon Hill can now all collectively breathe a sigh of relief.

In a unanimous vote, FMPSD decided that the school is ready to welcome back its staff and students for the upcoming school year. ...
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Waterways Slope Stability and the Next Steps

The Waterways slope stability assessment is top priority for the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee and Recovery Task Force.

At its public meeting on March 8th, regarding slope stability of the Waterways – the WBRC directed the RTF to complete an analysis of the community feedback received.

In addition, they asked for a review of technical aspects of the Waterways slope stability assessment and to identify financial issues with each of the options identified and report ...
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Ryan Reynolds and Stephen Colbert Answer The Real Questions In Life

Ryan Reynolds stopped by to chat with Stephen Colbert...not about his new movie LIFE but about some BIG questions. He made fun of one of his previous movies...talked about Canadian Heaven and admit he doesn't read his scripts



Alberta to Focus on Orphan Wells with $30 Million Payment from Federal Budget

The Federal Government is giving Alberta a one-time payment of $30 million for the oil industry.

On Wednesday, Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau released their 2017 budget.

Premier Rachel Notley spoke to members of the media shortly after stating they’ve been advocating for the funding over the past few weeks.

She didn’t explain where every dollar would be going but said their main focus is to put more people back to work while reclaiming orphan ...


JSYF Back in Action

Kids in Fort McMurray have their hangout back.

The Justin Slade Youth Foundation re-opened its doors to the Dugout hangout on Tuesday.

The foundation targets youth ages 12-to-17 and provides them with organized programming, casual drop-in services as well as opportunities for social interaction.

Executive Director Mandy MacDonald tells Fort McMurray News that kids who come into JSYF can build connections with mentors.

“That is our number one goal – is that anyone who walks ...
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Wood Buffalo Traffic Unit Halts Speeding Drivers

The Wood Buffalo Integrated Traffic Unit had a busy Tuesday on the roads.

A 45-year-old Fort McMurray man was stopped for doing 140 kilometers in a 60 zone on Highway 686 – near Parson’s Creek overpass.

Meanwhile a 20-year-old Saskatchewan man was stopped for doing 165 in a 70 zone near 686 and Highway 63.

Because of their high speeds – both drivers received mandatory court summons and could face lengthy driving suspensions and fines ...
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Enbridge Inc Cuts 1000 Jobs

Enbridge Inc is cutting approximately 1000 positions.

This comes after the Calgary-based company completed the acquisition of Spectra Energy Corp on February 27th.

Company spokesperson Todd Nogier tells Fort McMurray News after careful evaluation, Enbridge has taken necessary steps to address the overlap in the combined company’s organization structure.

“These workforce reductions are only one component of the synergies we expect to achieve over the coming months as we fully integrate our companies,” said Nogier. ...
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Trailer-Watchin’ Wednesday – Baywatch, Transformers: TLK, Atomic Blonde

Let’s dive right into the waves of new movie trailers for the week. But don’t get a cramp. We’re kicking things off this week with a closer look at the Baywatch reboot.



Up next, another head scratcher of a trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight. Wasn’t Optimus supposed to be out in space for like 3 movies? And isn’t he supposed to be the goodest of the good guys? ...


 

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