Fort Mcmurray

Second Child Dies In Accidental Bed Bug Removal Poisoning

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Alberta

His death was announced at the funeral of his eight-month-old sister.

Bed Bug Pesticide Blamed For Fort McMurray Baby's Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

"The younger that you are, the more susceptible you can be.''

Baby Dies, 4 Children In Hospital After Chemical Spill In Fort McMurray

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

The children's mother was also in hospital under observation.

A Few Facts for Those Mocking Alberta's Oilfield Workers

Tressa Moore | Posted 02.06.2015 | 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.

'22 Minutes' Mocks Fort Mac's New Reality

The Huffington Post Alberta | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

Fort McMurray is slowing down with the price of oil dropping to depths it hasn't seen since the Great Recession. And while there are differing opin...

RCMP Justified In Killing Armed Man: Judge

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A judge has ruled Alberta Mounties were doing their job when they shot and killed an armed man in a Fort McMurray apartment bui...

Luxury Home Sales Stall In Fort Mac

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Alberta

There's good living available near the oilsands. The question is, can it sell? A single family home at 105 Chestnut Way in Fort McMurray was the...

Man Dead After 11-Storey Fall From Balcony

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A man has been killed in a plunge from an 11th-floor apartment balcony in Fort McMurray, Alta.RCMP say the 27-year-old resident...

Fort McMurray Strikes Back at Hollywood

Tim Moen | Posted 11.22.2014 | 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...