Fort McMurray

Kids, staff possibly exposed to tuberculosis at Fort McMurray daycare

Alberta Health Services has notified the families of kids at a Fort McMurray daycare that they may have been exposed to a case of tuberculosis …

Public Health

Firestorm: Fort McMurray wildfire is a warning, book claims

'This isn't going to go away; it's going to get a lot worse'<p>The wildfire that enveloped Fort McMurray in the spring of 2016 is a harbinger of things …

Canada

Shell Canada, Syncrude to cut synthetic crude volumes: sources

Shell Canada, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell, has warned customers synthetic crude volumes from its 255,000-barrel-per-day Scotford, Alta., upgrader may be reduced in November and potentially December, trading sources said on Monday.<p>A Shell spokeswoman declined to comment.<p>In a separate incident, the …

Oil

Alberta applauds federal commitment to improve access to methadone

The federal government’s plan to potentially improve access to methadone is a major step forward as Alberta tries to increase the number of drug …

Canada

Bollywood comes to Fort McMurray with homecoming for Indo-Canadian filmmaker

Fort McMurray-based filmmaker, Sanjay Patel, showcases his feature film in the oilsands capital<p>It's not often you hear northern Alberta and Bollywood …

Canada

Crafting oil's comeback

The days of 'drill, baby, drill' are gone. Now crude-pumping companies are bringing efficiency and savings to the forefront as they try to compete in a world where prices are on the rise, but stability is threatened by a shifting political landscape<p>In the glory days of $100 (U.S.) oil, Crescent …

Saudi Aramco

The made-in-B.C. water cannon that wasn’t used to fight its wildfires last summer

With every wildfire season that comes along in B.C., there’s plenty of discussion around why certain tools weren’t used to fight the flames.<p>Last …

Canadian News

Documentary retraces Edmonton fur trader's past journeys in Canadian Arctic

'When he flew up there, he suddenly turned into a young man again'<p>Reels of 8-mm film, long forgotten in a dusty attic, inspired Hugh Kroetsch to …

Canada

Fight for Freedom: In prison, Rodriguez maintains her innocence and wins some allies

Sindy Rodriguez spent more than two years behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit. If it weren’t for her steadfast attitude and the help of …

Crime

Blues notebook: Berglund close to returning

<b>EDMONTON, ALBERTA •</b> Blues forward Patrik Berglund is creeping ever closer to game action for the Blues. Perhaps even on the front end of his …

St. Louis

‘I don’t belong here’: Favour for friend landed innocent woman in Alberta prison

Sindy Rodriguez spent more than two years behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit. If it weren’t for her steadfast attitude and the help of …

Crime

Divestment by world’s largest wealth fund would be US$2.86B hit to Canadian oil and gas

A decision by Norway’s trillion-dollar sovereign wealth fund to fully divest of its fossil fuel holdings would mean battered Canadian oil and gas …

Oil

I'm begging you: Stop donating canned goods to food banks

COMMENT<p><i>It’s been two years since the Post published the above video, which has subsequently been seen millions of times around the world. Thousands</i> …

Canadian News

I lost my home in a fire. Can I tap my LIRA to cover costs?

<b>Q:</b> My house was burnt in the Fort McMurray fire. I am now unemployed and my husband and I are struggling to make the mortgage payments on top of our …

Retirement

Wednesday’s analyst upgrades and downgrades

<i>Inside the Market's roundup of some of today's key analyst actions</i><p><b>Canopy Growth Corp.</b> (WEED-T) remains a "great story," according to Echelon Wealth Partners analyst Russell Stanley.<p>However, expressing concerns about the medical marijuana company's current valuation in comparison to its peers, he …

Stocks

Judge urges AHS to move quickly to build helipad at Fort McMurray hospital

'We've been told it was going to be built on multiple occasions before this one,' says helicopter operator<p>An Alberta judge is calling on Alberta …

Alberta

Londoners gather for Hope in the City Breakfast

Hundreds of people will be at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn this morning to support the Salvation Army.<p>The organization’s annual Hope in the City …

Canadian News

Fort McMurray region acts on lessons learned from 2016 wildfire

Wood Buffalo municipality implements recommendations from critical wildfire reviews<p>A year and a half after a wildfire devastated several Fort …

Alberta

Fort McMurray Hindus face funding shortfall for new temple

The Sanatan Mandir Cultural Society hopes to build a multimillion-dollar mandir in the community<p>Fort McMurray's Hindu community says it's building …

Canada

Silver Cross plaque destroyed by wildfire reissued in time for Remembrance Day

Plaque honours Fort McMurray veteran who enlisted and fought overseas in Second World War<p>In one of her earliest memories of her father, Mary …

Alberta

More seniors using Fort McMurray food bank since May 2016 wildfire

'Sometimes it’s a matter of making a choice. Do you buy extra food or do you pay for your medication?'<p>Food bank usage among seniors has skyrocketed …

Canada

'It takes forever': Another delay hits proposed Fort McMurray oilsands mine

'Given the environment we are in, it takes forever to get anything built here,' energy critic says<p>A decision to build a massive new oilsands mine …

Canada

Hedwig, the owl who lived: Rescued Fort McMurray bird attracts Harry Potter fame

An injured owl made it safely to Edmonton thanks to a little muggle magic<p>When Sithara Fernando stared into the bright yellow eyes of an injured snowy …

Harry Potter

Province commits to fixed funding for air ambulance in northeastern Alberta

Alberta Health Services commits $1 million annually over next two years to help pay for emergency helicopter<p>A commitment by the province to pick up …

Canada

Fort McMurray makeover: Volunteers surprise sick girl's family with home renovation

'All of Fort McMurray has come together ... And you’re basically getting an extreme makeover'<p>Just before supper on Saturday, a Fort McMurray family …

Alberta

Are you earning a middle-class income? Here’s what it takes in Canada, based on where you live

The middle class is a funny thing.<p>Though economists don’t have a single definition for it, the term does indicate a group of people who stand in the …

Social Justice

Personal mental health plans needed after Fort McMurray wildfire, experts say

A Fort McMurray crisis-prevention society has taken 900 calls so far this year, compared to 400 in 2016<p>A Fort McMurray man struggling with suicidal …

Mental Disorders

Documentary looks at the science of fires in the wild and the home

From survival to disaster, Into the Fire examines our complicated relationship with fire<p>From using it for survival to finding ourselves at the mercy …

Alberta

FUBAR creators bring the Alberta headbangers into the modern age

Terry and Deaner are back to giv'r one more time<p>Three years ago, FUBAR star David Lawrence got into costume for his beloved headbanger character …

Alberta

Syncrude facing new charges in deaths of 31 great blue herons

Birds were found at a pond at the Mildred Lake mine in 2015<p>Syncrude faces two new federal charges in the deaths of 31 great blue herons at its …

Canada