Fort Mcmurray

Fort McMurray Lotto Winner Plans To Give Back To Charities

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

He was helped by the Canadian Red Cross, SPCA and food banks.

Recovery Could Lead To House-Building Boom In Fort McMurray

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Alberta

Home construction had dropped to a 20-year low before the fire.

Restoring Fort McMurray's Urban Forest Our Greatest Challenge Yet

Michael Rosen | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Michael Rosen

I still wasn't fully prepared for what I experienced during my visit last week. I'm a professional forester and I've seen my fair share of forest fires up close. Still, the vastness of this fire and extent of damage in an urban area was sad, sobering and more than a little eerie.

Fort McMurray Firefighters Face A Battle For Their Health

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Their lives are going to be shortened."

Fort McMurray Firefighters Get Place Of Honour At Stampede Parade

CP | Lauren Krugel and Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

Fire Chief Darby Allen led the way.

Muslim Group Gives $250,000 Eid Gift To Rebuild Fort McMurray Homes

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Living

The first home rebuilt will go to a single mother of two.

The Fort McMurray Wildfire Is Officially Under Control

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Alberta

Firefighters will still be patrolling the area.

After Fort Mac Blaze, Firefighters Battle Emotional Demons

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

Fire Chief Darby Allen says the emotional toll is hitting home for the crews who worked non-stop for days.

Fort McMurray Benefit Concert Raises $2 Million

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

More than 30,000 people attended.

New Rules Intend To Protect Fort Mac From 'Unscrupulous' Builders

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

Industry experts applauded the government's move.

Alberta Universities Relax Admissions For Fort Mac Students

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Alberta

The wildfires put a stop to classes, leaving students in doubt.

Fort Mac Fire Chief Says The Way The City Is Built Has To Change

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Alberta

Darby Allen wants to make sure the city is resilient.

Sophie, Countess Of Wessex, To Visit Fort McMurray

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Our visit to Fort McMurray will allow us to show our ongoing support."

Are You Financially Prepared To Weather A Natural Disaster?

Brian Gervais | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Gervais

When disaster strikes, the costs -- both emotionally and financially -- can be significant. While it's impossible to predict when and where the next emergency scenario or disaster may strike, the principles of preparedness remain the same.

Fort McMurray Hospital Welcomes First Baby Since Evacuation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Alberta

"I didn't want to have my baby anywhere else."

Fort Mac Fire Cleanup Is Unsafe: Fired Worker

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Alberta

"... a rush job driven by pure greed."

Alberta Orders Review Of Fort McMurray Wildfire Response

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Alberta

The cause of the wildfire is still under investigation.

South African Company Hopes To Clear Up Firefighter Pay Dispute

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Alberta

Premier Notley says firefighters will be paid according to Alberta law.

RCMP Investigate If Fort McMurray Fire Was Started Illegally

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Alberta

Investigators have already ruled out lightning as the cause.

The Fort McMurray Wildfire Has Stopped Growing

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The huge wildfire that tore through parts of Fort McMurray and northeastern Alberta is classified as being held for the first...

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.

Threat Of Flooding In Fort McMurray Has Passed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Alberta

Up to 66 millimetres of rain could result in washouts nears rivers, creeks and culverts.

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.

Not All Fort McMurray Neighbourhoods May Get Chance To Rebuild

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Alberta

Ten per cent of the city was destroyed.

Fort McMurray Brew Pub Faces Enormous Cleanup Job

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

Crews are working around the clock.