Fort Mac

Michelle Butterfield

WestJet Staffer Replaces Family's Stolen Heirloom With One Of Her Own | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

Their trailer was stolen after they fled the Fort McMurray wildfires.

Alberta Wildfire Leaves $1B Dent In Oilsands Spending Plans

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Alberta

Many plans are being deferred.

The Crisis For Fort McMurray's Animals Is Just Beginning

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Alberta
Barbara Cartwright

While the Fort McMurray SPCA is working diligently to develop strategies for keeping pets with their families, regardless of their housing status, pet surrender rates are likely to go up and adoption rates will most certainly go down as the community struggles to get back on its feet.

Like Fort Mac Evacuees, Displaced Latrun Villagers Long For Home

Michelle Weinroth | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Michelle Weinroth

For all their tragedy, the victims of Fort Mac will one day see the restoration of their homes and most will enjoy the return to their beloved abode. But 50 years on, the Latrun villagers have yet to see their right of return granted.

Alberta Women Explain Why They Put Fort McMurray On Their Bodies

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Alberta

"I am very proud to say I'm from there."

Albertans Open Their Homes To People Escaping Wildfire

The Huffington Post Alberta | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Alberta

Way to go, Alberta.

A Few Facts for Those Mocking Alberta's Oilfield Workers

Tressa Moore | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Alberta
Tressa Moore

This is hopefully the lowest point of the recession, but what if it's not? When are we going to show some compassion for our brothers and sisters? We are all just working for the man, aren't we? We aren't seeking your sympathy, we don't want any remorse. Just have some damn respect while we pinch our pennies until things pick up again.

Blast Off To Fort McMurray

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Astronaut Chris Hadfield will MC the May 31 opening gala for Fort McMurray Airport's new $258-million international terminal, a...

Gay Pride Flags Burned In Fort McMurray

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

RCMP are investigating after two gay pride flags were burned in a parking lot during Fort McMurray's first gay pride event. Approximately 100 peop...

Not Your Father's Fort McMurray

Theresa Wells | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

In my life as a community blogger I occasionally get emails and messages from those curious about where I live. Sometimes they come from those who have been to northern Alberta, and sometimes they come from people from countries far away, wondering if this is the place they have been looking for to change their fortunes.

New Year Inspiration: Fort McMurray Philanthropist Is 11-Years-Old

Theresa Wells | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

For me 2012 was a very special year, and 2013 promises to be even better - because this past year a very special young man brought his hopes and dreams into my life, and they are ones that are just beginning to fully be realized.