Fort Mcmurray

Reporter's Close Call With Fort Mac Fire Makes YouTube Top 10

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Looking back, we were probably too close."

Making Fort McMurray Home Again

Conrad Sauvé | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Alberta
Conrad Sauvé

I am hearing about families living in hotel rooms or rental properties as they wait for home repairs, rebuilds or the resolution of insurance claims. I am learning about people getting help for family violence, addiction, and marital breakdown. Job losses are increasing the turmoil. And now, some people are asking for help for the first time, having watched their savings dwindle to nothing.

Fort McMurray Firefighter Loses Long Cancer Battle

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Alberta

He was an inspiration for many Canadians.

Brave Fort McMurray Wildfire Responders Honoured

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Alberta

"It did not destroy their strength, their resilience or courage.''

Smoky Whisky Captures Flavour Of Fort McMurray Wildfires

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Alberta

"It'll be a once-in-a-lifetime flavour."

Supporting Small Businesses Is Crucial To Fort McMurray's Recovery

Melissa Blake | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Alberta
Melissa Blake

During Small Business Week, it seems an appropriate time to praise small businesses across the country and to share lessons learned from a community's experience as we recover from the largest insured disaster in Canadian history.

Fort Mac School District Bans Creepy Clown Costumes

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Alberta

They do not want "any uneasiness and additional stress" this year.

Aboriginals Against Pipelines Are Misinformed: Alberta Chief

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

A treaty opposing oilsands and pipelines was signed by more than 50 aboriginal groups.

Review Of Fort Mac Fire Response Due Next Summer

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

The government is looking for a contractor to do an independent review into what went well — and what didn't.

Canada Must Place More Value On Its Urban Forests

Michael Rosen | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Impact
Michael Rosen

Canada is significantly behind other G7 countries in the value we place on urban forests, especially the U.S., where management of urban forests falls under the responsibility of an individual equivalent to a Canadian deputy minister.

Fort Mac Homeowners Shocked By Massive Energy Bills

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Alberta

Some were upwards of $1,000.

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.

Brian Jean Sorry For Joke About Beating Rachel Notley

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Alberta

Notley's been the target of violent threats since becoming premier.

► Charity Surprises Fort McMurray Kids With Trip To Disneyland

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Giving children this kind of experience is magical."

Fort McMurray Grads Return Home For Prom

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Alberta

Many are going back to school to say goodbye.

Another Fire Costs Fort McMurray Food Bank $200,000 Worth Of Food

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Alberta

Police are investigating the cause.

Fort McMurray Fire Adds $500 Million To Alberta's Deficit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

Insurable losses from the wildfires are pegged at $3.6 billion.

Fort McMurray Looks Like Home Again Thanks To Canadian Generosity

Conrad Sauvé | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Impact
Conrad Sauvé

When I arrived the first time I was taken aback by the devastation. Rows of charred trees, businesses and entire blocks of homes destroyed. The smell of smoke still lingered in the air. This time, I see full parking lots, line-ups at grocery stores, people going about their lives like they did before the fires.

Fort McMurray's Food Bank Can Barely Keep Up With Demand

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Alberta

It has not slowed down since the fire.

Nearly $300 Million Raised For Fort McMurray: Red Cross

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

To date almost $200 million has been allocated for people of Fort McMurray.

After Devastating Fires, Fort McMurray Now Hit By Flooding

CP | Posted 08.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

More rain is forecast.

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."