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Alberta Health Services Offering E-Prep Workshops

Emergency Preparedness is top of mind for Alberta Health Services.

AHS are holding a pair of E-Prep workshops designed to engage the community to discuss their levels of understanding and preparedness for disaster.

The workshops are a collaboration of AHS and carya Calgary with the idea first coming out following the 2013 floods in southern Alberta.

Health Promotions Facilitator for AHS Catherine McFee tells Fort McMurray News about short and long-term benefits of these workshops. ...
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UPDATE: Collision Has Highway 63 Down To One Lane Both North and Southbound

A collision from Friday is still wreaking havoc as Highway 63 will be down to one lane each heading both north and southbound for the next few days.

Cleanup crews will be trying to contain a spill from the crash with updates given once traffic returns to normal.

Boyle RCMP say the driver lost control and rolled into the centre median spilling liquid condensate onto the roadway.

The collision shutdown Highway 63 for several hours ...


Wood Buffalo Regional Inclusive Committee Seeks To Make RMWB More Accessible

The Wood Buffalo Regional Inclusive Committee is trying to create a barrier-free-YMM.

A meeting was held today at the Red Poll Centre to allow those dealing with disabilities to voice their opinion on accessibility issues plaguing the RMWB.

The committee wants to hear from people of all disabilities so they can understand all the individual obstacles people face in the community.

Regional Program Coordinator with Spinal Cord Injury Alberta Stephanie Myrick tells Fort McMurray News ...


No Injuries Reported In Two Separate Collisions On Highway 63

A second collision involving a semi-truck is continuing to cause traffic delays on Highway 63 south of Fort McMurray.

Boyle RCMP responded to the single-vehicle crash at kilometre 56 on Saturday morning.

An investigation determined the driver swerved to avoid a moose on the road resulting in the trailer’s load of sulphur being spilled onto the highway.

The driver was not injured.

As of 8:30 p.m. Saturday, emergency clean-up crews with the assistance of traffic ...
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Operation ReLeaf Fort McMurray Kicks Off

Operation ReLeaf is a-go in Fort McMurray.

Tree Canada’s mission to re-forest the RMWB kicked off today at Helen Pacholko park where many residents and volunteers were on hand – getting down and dirty.

Over the next few weeks, 80,000 seedlings will be planted in Abasand, Saprae Creek, Thickwood and Wood Buffalo where hazardous tree removal is complete.

Kevin Dudka was involved with some of the hazardous tree removal in the region and he tells ...
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Jayman BUILT MS Walk Makes Triumphant Return After One Year Hiatus

Hundreds of residents laced up to take part in a unified demonstration against multiple sclerosis.

One year after the wildfire forced the cancellation of the 2016 event, Fort McMurray residents were out in groves to support the return of the walk.

On Saturday, the Jayman BUILT MS Walk at Snye Point Park celebrated hope and gets residents to join the fight against MS, while raising crucial funds for the cause.

The MS Society is dedicated ...


RMWB Unveils Canada 150 Tulip Garden

The community was invited to Snye Point Park to join Communities in Bloom as they unveiled Canada's 150th Anniversary Tulip Garden.

"Planting the tulips last fall was extremely rewarding," said Julie Moretto, co-chair, Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom Committee. "We've been eagerly waiting for spring so we can see the tulips as they start to bloom."

Last year, the Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom Committee made an application to be one of 150 communities from ...
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New Music Friday!

I love music, it’s a big part of my day, so I’m going to start posting blogs every Friday’s of all the new music I like that I think is worth a listen.

Sia – To Be Human feat. Labrinth



Dean Lewis – Waves



JP Cooper – September Song – Acoustic

(I know this isn’t a new song, but I just found the ...
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FMPSD Holds Sod Turning Ceremony To Mark École McTavish Expansion

The Fort McMurray Public School District held a sod turning ceremony on Friday to mark the expansion of cole McTavish.

The school, which currently has around 680 grades 7-9 students, is being expanded to include grades 10-12.

According to Superintendant Doug Nicholls, this will nearly double the school’s capacity.

“We could easily go to 14-1500. It will depend a lot on what the community does in terms of growth and overall student enrollment. But, clearly, ...


 

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