Highway 63

Construction Worker Hit By Semi On Highway 63

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A worker doing traffic control on a northern Alberta highway has serious injuries after being struck by a semi.Mounties say the...

Progress Being Made On 'Highway Of Death'

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The twinning of Alberta's "Death Highway" to Fort McMurray will be done as promised by the fall of 2016, Premier Jim Prentice announced Thu...

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...

All Aboard The Oilsands Express!

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada Alberta

An Alberta oilsands worker hopes his idea for a luxury bus line to transport passengers in and out of the oil patch will help save lives on one of the...

Armoured Car In Fatal Crash On Highway Of Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - One of two people killed on an icy highway in northern Alberta was an armoured car guard.A G4S armoured vehicle collided head-o...

Another Tragedy On Highway of Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Two people are dead following a crash on a notoriously dangerous highway in northern Alberta.RCMP say two vehicles collided Tue...

Highway Of Death Claims Another

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

An overnight accident on Alberta's treacherous Highway 63 has left one dead. According to RCMP, the driver was killed after his pickup truck colli...

Highway Of Death Claims Another Life

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

BOYLE, Alta. - A collision between a semi and a car on a northern Alberta road dubbed the Highway of Death has left one person dead.The overnight cras...

'Highway Of Death' Crash Leaves 6 Seriously Injured

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

ATMORE, Alta. - Six people have been injured after a semi tractor trailer and two cars crashed in northeastern Alberta.Mounties say the crash happened...

Main Highway Into Oilsands Flooded

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, - Traffic is flowing again on a section of the main highway linking northern Alberta's oilsands region to Edmonton.Mounties say Highway...

Making Highway Of Death More Livable

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government says it expects to get another big stretch of Highway 63 ready to be twinned this year.About 250 pieces of equipment...

Have We Doomed Ourselves on Highway 63? Traffic Infraction Stats Frightening

Theresa Wells | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

On occasion I like to believe that people can change their behaviour. I suppose I am an optimist in that regard, at least until I am proven wrong. This past week I was deeply troubled by the report about some recent statistics as they do not bode well for our ability to change our behaviour. Those statistics? The traffic infraction numbers for February to March 27 2013 on Highways 63, 881, and 69.

Oversize Loads Fears On Highway 63

Global Edmonton | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Alberta

It's one of the busiest highways in Alberta, and now some motorists are calling for more to be done about the number of oversize loads driving up and ...

Please Stop Highway Blockades, Pleads First Nations Chief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. -- A First Nations leader has joined RCMP and fire officials in pleading with Idle No More protesters to refrain from staging blo...

Fatal Crash On Highway To Oilsands

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

One person is dead after a pickup truck lost control and struck a tractor trailer on Highway 63. RCMP say the driver of the pickup truck sustained ...

Extreme Weather Closes Some Northern Alberta Highways

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Alberta

LAC LA BICHE, Alta. -Weary motorists finally got a reprieve late Friday night after spending much of the day sitting in a long line of vehicles barred...

Cold Lake Highway Just As Dangerous As 'Highway Of Death,' Mayor Argues

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

COLD LAKE, Alta. -- The mayor of a northeastern Alberta community is calling on the province to twin another busy highway leading into the bustling en...

Icy Road Conditions Claim Four Lives In Northern Alberta Crashes

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

Icy road conditions were blamed for three separate crashes that claimed four lives on Northern Alberta highways over the weekend. The three crashe...

Deadly Highway Claims Another Life

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

GRASSLAND, Alta. - One person is dead and five others have been treated at hospital after a collision involving a bus and a sport utility vehicle in n...

Alleged Hit And Run Causes Concrete Chunks To Fall On Highway

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Police in northern Alberta believe a hit and run semi was responsible for damaging an overpass on Highway 63.They say the damag...

Highway 63 Accident Victims Walk Away Lucky

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Only minor injuries have been reported in a crash involving a passenger bus, a pickup truck and a tanker truck on Highway 63 ne...

Highway Of Death Kills Woman In Head-On Collision With Tanker

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, - A woman has died in a head-on collision on Highway 63 north of Fort McMurray, Alta.RCMP say the woman was the only occupant of a pick...

Safer Section Of Highway 63 Opens

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 01.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

In a bid to increase the safety of those traveling along northern Alberta's treacherous Highway 63, a newly twinned, four lane, 36-kilometre section w...

Why "My" Highway Needs "Your" Money

Theresa Wells | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

Why should their money go to pay for my highway? Well, why should my tax dollars go to pay for their hospitals? Why should my tax dollars pay for anything in their region or community? Because that's just how it works, folks. My tax dollars might be allocated to your regional needs just as your tax dollars might be to mine. But there is a far larger reason at work here. Where EXACTLY do people in this province think the money in our economy is coming from? Who is the economic driver of this province? What is the economic engine?

Highway 63 Twinning Fast-Tracked For 2016 Completion

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.19.2012 | Canada Alberta

The Government of Alberta announced plans to fast-track the twinning of Highway 63 for completion by the fall of 2016 on Friday. The announcement w...