Topic: fort mcmurray

Alberta First Nation fears for bison herd if mega oilsands mine opens

An Alberta First Nation is worried a proposed oilsands mine will doom the Ronald Lake bison herd.

Saving one of Alberta's northernmost and oldest churches

It’s tough for her to see the structure lean slowly, Marlene Lepine said, the paintings on the ceiling fade and the wood decor deterioriate.

Condo owners consider bankruptcy as lawsuits plague one of Fort McMurray's largest rebuilds

Residents of a 214-unit townhouse-style condo complex, one of the biggest Fort McMurray wildfire rebuilds, are booking appointments with lawyers or considering foreclosure and bankruptcy.

Fort McMurray First Nation getting in on Canadian cannabis boom

The Fort McMurray #468 First Nation says it will join other Canadian Indigenous communities that will grow and sell legal marijuana.

Alberta First Nation says ATCO needs to pay more for transmission towers on reserve land

Members of a northern Alberta First Nation are accusing ATCO Electric of exploiting their band by not paying a fair price for the transmission towers on the land.

Suncor applies to build new oilsands project near Fort McMurray

Suncor is proposing to build a new oilsands project north of Fort McMurray that could employ as many as 1,000 workers during construction and 288 during operations, according to the company.

Fort McMurray and oilsands could face gravel 'crisis,' trade group says

Fort McMurray is on the verge of a gravel crisis that could affect the pace of the wildfire rebuilds and construction within the oilsands region, according to a group representing producers.

Fire, explosion at downtown Fort McMurray restaurant was arson, RCMP say

A fire that caused an explosion at a burger restaurant in Fort McMurray was deliberately set, RCMP say.

Fort McMurray restaurant that started it all puts a cork in its B.C. wine boycott

Karen Collins, owner of the first business in Alberta to ban B.C. wine, is toasting to victory after B.C. announced it will shelve its restrictions on increased bitumen shipments through the province.

Fort McMurray lawyer urges insurers to extend wildfire claim deadlines

A Fort McMurray lawyer is calling on insurance companies to extend their deadlines to settle wildfire insurance claims.

Fort McMurray unveils first plans for wildfire memorial

Fort McMurray's municipality intends to build a wildfire memorial lookout that will stand like a watchtower in the boreal forest, scanning the distance for the threat of a wildfire.

Family of Fort McMurray pedestrians killed in collision disappointed after criminal charges stayed

Emotions range from puzzlement to disgust for family members of two pedestrians killed in a collision in September in Fort McMurray less than a week after the charges were stayed.

Indigenous culture in Fort McMurray area on display at Alberta Winter Games

Hazel Deranger came with her sweetgrass and sage ready to offer a fragrant rising prayer for the athletes competing in the 2018 Fort McMurray Alberta Winter Games.

Culture takes centre stage at the Alberta Winter Games

More than 3,000 athletes, coaches and officials will take part in this year’s games, which showcases the talents of athletes between the ages of 11 and 17. Beyond the podium, the games are showcasing the Fort McMurray’s region’s rich Indigenous heritage through a series of cultural workshops and events. Vinay Shah and Hazel Deranger talk about their performances and workshops.

Hosting Alberta Winter Games a sign Fort McMurray is back, mayor says

Wood Buffalo Mayor Don Scott says hosting the 2018 Alberta Winter Games is a sign that Fort McMurray is back after the 2016 wildfire.