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The MLA's for Fort McMurray-Conklin and Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo are looking back at 2018 with a sense of optimism. Laila Goodridge and Tany Yao took time to reflect on a busy year, discuss the fall session, which wrapped up last week, and the possibility of an early provincial election. Yao says despite some i...
Brandon Piper Dec 10, 2018
Wood Buffalo RCMP have arrested a 29-year-old man who allegedly stole a vehicle from a business in the Gregoire Area. On Saturday, around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the incident at the local business and shortly after, located the vehicle traveling southbound on Highway 881. A traffic stop was initiated ne...
Brandon Piper Dec 10, 2018
One of Canada's most famous bands is coming to Fort McMurray. Nickelback will perform at Shell Place next July as part of the Summer Sounds FM 2019 Concert Series line-up. "Nickelback is the epitome of Canadian rock and they put on an unforgettable show, we can’t wait for the region to join u...
Jaryn Vecchio Dec 10, 2018
It looks like cuts being made by OPEC are already having an impact on the price of oil. That's according to Tim Pickering, CIO of Auspice Capital Advisors following news OPEC would be cutting 1.2 million barrels per day - including 400,000 bpd from Russia. That number does not include Alberta's addition...
Brandon Piper Dec 09, 2018
A $10,000 reward is being posted for any information after truck drove into a rural gas station. Wood Buffalo RCMP were called out to the Petro-Canada on Monday on the Fort McMurray #468 First Nation, just outside of Anzac, after getting reports of damage to the store. The First Nation and Christina Riv...
Jaryn Vecchio Dec 07, 2018
If you're alone or possibly struggling this Christmas, there's still a way you can enjoy the holidays with company. This year marks the 24th Community Christmas Dinner in Fort McMurray where people can enjoy others company, sing, tell stories and have a great holiday. Chairman of the Committee Mike Daley tells Mi...
Jaryn Vecchio Dec 07, 2018
The local unemployment rate is sitting well below six per cent for the first time since the recession. According to Statistics Canada’s latest labour force survey released on Friday, the rate for Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake was 5.3 per cent for November. This is the lowest it's been since December 2014. Despi...
Elizabeth Priest Dec 07, 2018
Babies born at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre will be quite comfortable shortly after birth. The Health Foundation received $400,000 from the Rotary District 5730 Charitable Foundation, Pembina Pipeline Corporation, Lions of Alberta Foundation, and the Canadian Red Cross to update the hospital's 11 infan...
Jaryn Vecchio Dec 07, 2018
The United Conservative Party is requesting the Premier call the 2019 provincial election early. UCP Leader Jason Kenney is hoping to see the general election start in February with the vote taking place in March. He believes the incoming government should be the one to make the decisions for the entire 2019 year...
Jaryn Vecchio Dec 06, 2018
The need for better market access for our oil is being reiterated after Canada's latest trade numbers show a significant drop in crude oil export prices. In its latest report released Thursday, Statistic Canada says prices were down 15.4 per cent in October - the biggest monthly decrease since February 2016 - and th...
Elizabeth Priest Dec 06, 2018