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Trailer-Watchin’ Wednesday – Isn’t It Romantic, Five Feet Apart, Aquaman

We’re so pumped about the new movie theatre opening in town. In fact we’re taking a tour of the facility later on today. But first, let’s dive into the latest coming-soons.

This week we’ve got the rom-com that’s the reason for Rebel Wilson sticking her foot in her mouth – Isn’t It Romantic. Then we’ve got Cole Sprouse’s first film in a loooong time called Five Feet Apart. And to round the week out, there’s ...


Imperial Commits To $2.6B Project North of Fort McMurray

Imperial Oil is moving forward with a $2.6 billion project north of Fort McMurray.

The Calgary-based company announced Tuesday, construction on the 75, 000 barrel per day Aspen project will start in the fourth quarter of 2018 – with first production expected by 2022.

Imperial says Aspen will include next-generation technology to improve economics and reduce emissions intensity and water use by up to 25 per cent.

"We do not take investment decisions lightly, particularly ...
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Safe Community Wood Buffalo Reminds Residents To Buckle Up For Safety

Safe Community Wood Buffalo is reminding you about the importance of buckling up.

The Charity organization has adopted the “Buckle Up Wood Buffalo” group – in an effort to advocate child passenger safety through a car seat safety clinic.

Buckle Up Wood Buffalo is a group of child passenger safety technicians who provide hands-on tips to help you ensure your child’s safety while driving.

Childhood Injury Prevention Coordinator Lesley Pearcey tells Fort McMurray News the ...


FireSmart Activities Happening Around Birchwood Trails

Supervised burns will be happening in the Birchwood Trail System over the next few months.

This is part of the municipality’s FireSmart vegetation management plan that focuses on reducing the fuel for potential fires.

Crews are currently working along the perimeter of area removing all dead, down, and unhealthy trees. They’re also pruning and thinning evergreen trees.

“Creating a FireSmart perimeter around the Birchwood Trail System is a critical step in protecting not only the ...
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Keyano Gala Raises $750K

Keyano College’s annual gala was a huge success for the post-secondary school.

Over 900 guests enjoyed the event on Saturday where they enjoyed food, live entertainment while also raising funds for their students.

A total of $750,000 was raised – $600,000 from Canadian Natural Resources Limited who will be given the naming rights to Keyano’s gymnasium and field house for the next 10-years.

"The tremendous support we receive every year is an important reminder of ...
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Alberta High School Football Championships Being Held in Fort McMurray

The top high school football teams from across the province are coming to Fort McMurray to see who’ll be crowned champions.

The Wood Buffalo Football League will be hosting this year’s ‘Alberta Bowl’ – also known as the football provincials – for the first time at Shell Place.

It will feature the top 2 teams in each of the five Tiers in Alberta.

Chair of the Alberta Bowl Brendan Toner tells Fort McMurray News a ...


NEW MUSIC – Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next

It’s just a little too spicy as-is for the radio, but we are still digging the vibe of this new track from Ariana Grande. People were a little bit confused about the title, though. Not because of the inspiration for the song. That’s pretty obvious. The confusion comes from her announcement that Thank U, Next is the title of the song, but also an album. One we won’t see for a long time because she’s ...
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Gaming Marathon Raises Funds For Stollery Children’s Hospital

A group of avid game enthusiasts are raising funds by doing what they love.

A 24-hour gaming marathon was held at Avenue Coffee Fort McMurray on Saturday to help the Stollery children's hospital in Edmonton.

The ‘Buffalo Mushrooms’ put on the event – stemming from ‘Extra Life’, a movement in the United States that hosts marathons for kids.

Co-Organizer Neal Barry tells Fort McMurray News he felt like this was the right thing to do. ...


Mayor Scott Talks Optimism In State of Region Address

There are a lot of reasons to feel optimistic about the future of the region.

That’s the message Mayor Don Scott gave at his first ‘State of the Region Address’ on Thursday at the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Luncheon.

He tells Fort McMurray News the main point in his address was ‘one of optimism.’

“There’s not many places in Canada that have billion dollar industries in their backyard and we are one of those ...
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Man Arrested For Allegedly Firing Crossbow At Resident

No one was injured after a man allegedly broke into a downtown Fort McMurray home and shot at a resident with a crossbow.

Wood Buffalo RCMP say on October 21 around 6:30 p.m. they responded to a call about someone going through a homeowners yard near Huggard Street and Hugues Avenue.

An early investigation shows the suspect entered a nearby home, stole a crossbow and fired it at someone.

No one was injured in the ...
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