Fort McMurray

Nexen issued $460,000 penalty over Long Lake pipeline spill near Fort McMurray

Nexen has been ordered to pay $460,000 over a pipeline spill, one of the largest ever in Alberta, at its Long Lake oilsands facility south of Fort …

Edmonton

United Conservatives win Alberta byelections

Fort McMurray — Laila Goodridge of the United Conservative Party has been elected MLA of Fort McMurray-Conklin.With all 43 polls reporting, Goodridge …

Canadian News

Fort McMurray wants public inquiry into removal of Indigenous settlement

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will ask the provincial government to launch a public inquiry into the forced evictions decades ago of …

Aboriginal Canadians

Graham Thomson: Fort McMurray byelection could be a toss up if voters don't show up

It’s election day in Alberta.Well, more accurately, it’s byelection day in two ridings — Innisfail-Sylvan Lake and Fort McMurray-Conklin.Odds are you …

Elections

Fort McMurray bans public cannabis consumption

Consuming or producing cannabis publicly in Wood Buffalo will not be allowed, after council unanimously passed three bylaws regarding marijuana …

Cannabis

Fort McMurray candidates condemn opponent's racial slur

Candidates in the Fort McMurray/Conklin byelection are condemning a five-year-old post by the Alberta Party candidate which contained a racial …

Edmonton

Fort McMurray pot smoking restrictions among 'strongest' in Alberta, advocacy group says

Fort McMurray's restrictions on cannabis consumption are among the strictest in Alberta, a lobby group said Tuesday, after council voted to ban pot …

Edmonton

Man dies in rollover crash on highway south of Fort McMurray

A man was killed and two women were airlifted to hospital after their car flipped on a highway south of Fort McMurray, on Friday, police say.<p>Shortly …

Edmonton

Byelection candidates counter rosy evaluation of Fort McMurray rebuild

The rebuilding of homes after 2016 wildfire sparked some of the most intense debate during a Fort McMurray-Conklin candidates' debate Wednesday, with …

Canada

Baie Verte man facing kidnapping charges in Alberta

Two men — one from Newfoundland and Labrador and one from Nova Scotia, are facing charges following what police describe as an attempted …

Crime

Fort McMurray families clean up after sewer backup

Some residents in a Fort McMurray subdivision are cleaning up two days after raw sewage backed up through their toilets and drains, flooding …

Edmonton

Fort McMurray man raising awareness about missing Indigenous woman last seen 8 years ago

Martin Crummy protested on street corners around downtown Fort McMurray over the Canada Day long weekend to raise awareness about Janice Desjarlais, …

Aboriginal Canadians

Edmonton Prospects pitcher Rich Walker throws perfect game in Fort McMurray

Edmonton Prospects pitcher Rich Walker had an unforgettable night in Fort McMurray on Friday.<p>Walker threw the first perfect game in Prospects’ …

Edmonton

'I will not be resigning,' says embattled Fort McMurray councillor

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Coun. Krista Balsom says she won't give up her council seat, despite being asked to resign for violating …

Canada

Notley, Kenney raise issues, throw mud during byelection stops in Fort McMurray

Halfway through a byelection fight, Alberta's political leaders parachuted into Fort McMurray and went to head-to-head over gay-straight alliances …

Canada

Newfoundlander who lost over 300 lb. after Fort McMurray fire brings daughter home for 1st visit

Tony Bussey needed two plane seats to escape the 2016 Fort McMurray, Alta., fire, but can now fit in one and fill the second space in a more …

Edmonton

Fort McMurray councillor embroiled in conflict of interest violations asked to resign

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo wants Coun. Krista Balsom to resign for violating conflict-of-interest rules, and plans to take the matter …

Canada

How legalizing pot will help a Fort McMurray reserve become self-sufficient

With marijuana four months away from being legal in Canada, Indigenous leaders are divided over the potential impact this new law will have on …

Edmonton

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Goldman Sachs

Fort McMurray councillor who violated conflict of interest rules withheld key information, report says

Fort McMurray Coun. Krista Balsom would not have been approved to vote on 2018 budget matters if she had disclosed all of her business contracts with …

Edmonton

Fort McMurray councillor violated conflict of interest rules, investigation finds

A third-party investigation has determined a Fort McMurray councillor violated conflict of interest rules during the 2018 budget vote.<p>The …

Canada

Victim in Fort McMurray homicide had been charged with drug offences

John Healey's body was discovered by RCMP in Fort McMurray on June 13. Police are calling it a homicide. (Submitted)<p>Homicide investigators are …

Crime

Teepee-raising protests forced removal of Indigenous families in Fort McMurray

During the height of a heat wave, John Malcolm tries unsuccessfully to keep cool in the shade of his teepee in downtown Fort McMurray.<p>Malcolm is …

Canada

UCP fights NDP and complacency in Fort McMurray byelection

FORT McMURRAY — A preview of the battle the NDP will wage during the next provincial election is arising leading to the Fort McMurray-Conklin …

Canadian News

UCP raises possibility of loss in Fort McMurray byelection

Canadian News

RCMP says death of Newfoundland man in Fort McMurray was homicide

Wood Buffalo RCMP and the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit (MCU) are continuing to investigate the death of a Newfoundlander who was living Fort McMurray.<p>On …

Crime

Death of man found on Fort McMurray road was homicide, say RCMP

The death of a man whose body was found on a Fort McMurray access road Wednesday has been ruled a homicide.Wood Buffalo RCMP on Friday identified the …

Edmonton

NDP, UCP prepare for a fight in Fort McMurray byelection

Canadian News

Man found dead on Fort McMurray road was homicide victim, RCMP say

RCMP say a man found dead on a road in Fort McMurray this week was a victim of homicide.<p>The victim, whose body was found early Wednesday on an access …

Edmonton

Man found dead on Fort McMurray road

Police in Fort McMurray are investigating a suspicious death after a man’s body was found on a road.

Canada