Fort Mcmurray

Fort McMurray Strikes Back at Hollywood

Tim Moen | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Alberta
Tim Moen

My team and I will go down to L.A. and make a movie about our campaign to put a stop to the movie industry which is destroying so many lives. We will be armed with pomposity, judgement, condescension and constant looks of horror on our faces. We will also be armed with important environmental technology that I invented, such as a smart car of dog sleds (my lap dog attached to a child sled) and a carbon capture mask for joggers so that they don't have to contribute to global warming with their excess carbon emissions.

Infant, Women Hit By Truck In Fort Mac

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Alberta

RCMP are investigating after two women and an infant were hit by a truck in Fort McMurray. According to Wood Buffalo RCMP, the women were walking ...

MLA Welcomed Back To Caucus After Prostitution Scandal

CP | Tim Cook, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - An Alberta politician caught trying to buy sex from undercover officers in Minnesota while on a government trip has been allowed back into ...

Mountie Shoots Another Mountie

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A Mountie is recovering after being shot by another officer while responding to a weapons complaint.RCMP say the two officers w...

Alleged Child Predator Busted In Hotel Sting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A man has been arrested inside a Fort McMurray hotel following allegations he'd planned to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex.The ...

This Is What It's Like To Be Chased By A Bear

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Alberta

Two men jogging on the Matcheetawin Discovery Trails outside Fort McMurray, Alta., were not expecting a close encounter of the black bear kind. In ...

Albertans Not Happy With Tutu's Oilsands Comments

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

Many Albertans are offended by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s comments calling the province's oil sands "filth." They say the retired archb...

'You Do Know What You Should Do' About Pipeline

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he has come to northern Alberta not as an expert on climate change, but hoping to br...

Inside Fort McMurray's Financial Scandal

The Edmonton Journal | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Alberta

Surrounded by pictures of his six children and dozen grandchildren, Dave Kirschner sits in a wheelchair in his room at a continuing care facility in E...

Turbulence in the Fort McMurray Skies

Theresa Wells | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

The residents Fort McMurray and region are reliant on specialized emergency services - and in situations where minutes do matter and where lengthy transportation delays can result in poor medical outcomes, including death. We are a region of remote communities, work camps, isolated roads, industrial sites and thousands and thousands of people for whom these night flights can mean the difference between life and death. It's a pretty stark reality - and it is time for everyone to recognize it and come back to the table.

Oilsands Helicopter Ambulance Service In Jeopardy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A funding shortfall threatens to ground nighttime helicopter ambulance service in Alberta's bustling oilsands region.Phoenix He...

Details Emerge After Oilsands Worker Killed By Bear

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A woman killed by a black bear at one of Canada's major oilsands sites was with several workers who tried in vain to scare the ...

Bear Kills Oilsands Worker In Northern Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A female worker has been killed by a black bear on the job at one of Canada's major oilsands companies in northeastern Alberta....

Family Mourns Man Killed At Oilsands Site

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - The family of a worker who died at the Suncor oilsands development in northern Alberta says he had just earned his electrician'...

Is Canada Really Tarring Itself?

Tim Moen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Alberta
Tim Moen

In case you missed it the New York Times recently ran an op-ed by Jacques Leslie entitled "Is Canada Tarring Itself?" As a "tar sands" (I grew up usin...

I'm Only 12, But I'm Helping Make Clean Water A Reality In Africa

Nathaniel Crossley | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Nathaniel Crossley

In 2012, I started a project to build wells in Africa and my original goal was to raise $2,000 to build one well. I reached my goal, I decided to raise another $2,000 - and I kept fundraising until I raised over $9000 for clean water projects in Tanzania.

2 Dead After Highway 63 Crash

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Two people have been killed in a crash involving a car and an earth mover on Highway 63 in northern Alberta.RCMP say the collis...

Fort McMurray Is Safer Than You Think

Neil Boyd | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Alberta
Neil Boyd

The truth is that the crime rate in Wood Buffalo, for almost all kinds of crime, is below Alberta averages, and often below Canadian norms as well. The rate of all forms of property crime is below national and provincial averages, and the rate of all forms of violent crime is below Alberta averages.

Crime Down, Cocaine Up In 'Fort McMoney'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A study is suggesting that Alberta's oilsands capital is not the wild and woolly, crime-ridden boomtown it's sometimes painted ...

Oilsands Tycoon By Day, Drag Queen Karaoke Star By Night

CBC | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada Alberta

ICEIS Rain is quite the belle of the ball. She is a fun-loving, empowered woman who likes to dress up, perform, sing, and be the center of attention....

Fatal Helicopter Crash Cause Determined

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Transportation Safety Board has determined there was nothing mechanically wrong with a helicopter that crashed in northern Alberta last...

Fort McMurray Gets Room To Grow

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - The Alberta government and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in northeastern Alberta have signed off on a land swap.Und...

LOOK: The Oilsands In Winter Are Other-Worldly

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Everyday life in the oilsands has a surreal tone most of the time. But when it's gripped by a polar vortex, it's simply other-worldly. Neil Youn...

Controversial Move By Canada Post, Withdrawn Within Hours

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Mere hours after it was introduced, Canada Post has withdrawn a surcharge it applied to parcels being shipped to Fort McMurray. The surcharge, whic...

Return to Sender, Postage Guaranteed: Canada Post Imposes Surcharge on Fort McMurray

Theresa Wells | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

I suspect they hoped it would never be noticed until someone sent a parcel into Fort McMurray and got dinged an extra $5. The fact that it was never publicly communicated makes me suspicious of this, and it seems an underhanded attempt to increase costs without ever telling the public they serve that the cost was going up.