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Winter Maintenance Zones Relaxed until further notice beginning March 19
Beginning on Tuesday, March 19, all Winter Maintenance Zones will be relaxed until further notice.  This means that on-street parking restrictions have also been relaxed. Motorists are advised to watch
Fort Chipewyan winter road to close for season on Sunday, March 17
(Fort McMurray, AB – March 16, 2019) – Motorists are notified that the Fort Chipewyan winter road will be closing for the season on Sunday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. This means
La Loche winter trail to close for season on March 13
(Fort McMurray, AB – March 12, 2019) – Motorists are notified that the La Loche winter trail will be closing for the season on March 13 at noon. This means that vehicles
Winter roads update – load limits reduced during daytime hours
(Fort McMurray, AB – March 11, 2019) – Starting at noon today, load limits will be reduced to 5,000 kg and lower during daytime hours from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. With
WMZ Subzones 2, 3 and 4 active for March 4 - 8
WMZ Subzones 2, 3, and 4 are active for the week of March 4 - 8 as road crews focus on removing snow from residential streets.  While WMZs are active, road
2019 Citizen Satisfaction Survey: We’ve got questions. You’ve got answers.
(Fort McMurray, AB – March 1, 2019) – Once again, residents across the region may get a phone call from Yardstick Research as part of the 2019 Citizen Satisfaction Survey.  Much like
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo releases 2018 Census report
(Fort McMurray, AB – February 26, 2019) – At the regularly scheduled Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Council meeting on February 26, RMWB Council accepted the Census 2018 report. The comprehensive report
Municipality seeks resident input on Vehicle for Hire Bylaw
  (Fort McMurray, AB – February 21, 2019) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is seeking input from residents on suggested improvements to the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw.   The
Storytelling Art Exhibit coming to MacDonald Island
(Fort McMurray, AB – Feb. 15, 2019) – The I See You: Sawubona project invites you to immerse yourself in these stories. The project challenges you to see through someone else’s eyes. 
Update on Snye access during WinterPLAY preparation
(Fort McMurray, AB – February 12, 2019) – While construction continues to take place on the Snye ice in preparation for the 2019 WinterPLAY Festival, access to Snye Point and the adjacent
Bylaw seeks resident input on the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw
(Fort McMurray, AB – February 13, 2019) –  Bylaw Services is updating the current Animal Control Bylaw, to be renamed Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, and is seeking input from residents on
RMWB seeks public input on policing priorities for 2019/2020
(Fort McMurray, AB – February 11, 2019) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is seeking input from the public on the region’s policing priorities for the next fiscal year of
Wood Buffalo will host the 2022 Arctic Winter Games
(Fort McMurray, AB – February 8, 2019) – The Arctic Winter Games are coming to Wood Buffalo. John Rodda, the vice president of the international organizing committee, made the official announcement that
Municipality releases costs in Councillor conduct court case
(Fort McMurray, AB – Feb. 5, 2019) – Subsequent to the conclusion of a recent court case involving an elected member of Council, the Municipality is releasing the costs of litigation related
La Loche Winter Trail load limit increases to 27,500 kg
(Fort McMurray, AB – February 4, 2019) – The load limit on the La Loche winter trail has increased to 27,500 kg. Crews continue to perform maintenance on the La Loche winter
All Winter Maintenance Zones relaxed Feb. 4 – 8
All Winter Maintenance Zones are relaxed for the week of February 4 – 8 as road crews focus on maintaining Primary, Secondary and Tertiary routes.  This means that on-street parking restrictions
WinterPLAY site preparation at Snye Park underway
(Fort McMurray, AB – January 31, 2019) – Site preparation for the annual WinterPLAY Festival at Snye Park is underway. Snye Park will remain accessible and open to the public during this
Fort Chipewyan winter road load limit increases to 45,000 kg – Sign up for email notifications online
(Fort McMurray, AB – January 29, 2019) – Beginning today, the load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road has been increased to 45,000 kg and under.  Residents are also reminded of
RMWB Administration to take next-steps on Council’s decision regarding fly-in fly-out employment and camp operations in the region
  (Fort McMurray, AB – January 29, 2019) – On January 28, 2019, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Council passed two motions to address fly-in fly-out employment and camp operations in the
Community champions celebrated by Mayor and Councillors at annual Citizen Recognition Program ceremony
(Fort McMurray, AB – January 25, 2019) – Mayor and Councillors celebrated sixteen residents and organizations for making significant contributions to the region at the Citizen Recognition Program: Mayor and Council’s Toast
Winter Maintenance Subzones 1 & 2 active: Jan. 28 – Feb. 1
Winter Maintenance Subzones 1 and 2 are active for the week of Jan. 28 until Feb. 1.   This means that on-street parking restrictions will be in effect for subzones 1
Fort Chipewyan winter road load limit increases to 35,000kg
(Fort McMurray, AB – January 17, 2019) – Beginning today, the load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road has been increased to 35,000 kg and under.  Motorists with vehicles heavier than
Wood Buffalo 2018 Census reveals an overall population of 111,687
(Fort McMurray, AB – January 15, 2019) – Census 2018 conducted in the RMWB between April 9 and July 31, 2018 recorded an overall population of 111,687.   Key findings include: Census 2018
Municipality introduces email subscription for winter road updates – Fort Chipewyan winter road load limit increases to 27,500 kg
(Fort McMurray, AB – January 14, 2019) – Beginning today, the load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road has been increased to 27,500 kg and under. The Municipality is also announcing
Curbside collection dates to change for approximately 2,000 residences beginning week of January 21
(Fort McMurray, AB – January 11, 2019) – Starting the week of Jan. 21, curbside collection weekdays for approximately 2,000 residences in Fort McMurray will change from either Wednesday to Tuesday, or
Get ready to lace up the skates! Registration now open for annual Shootout on the Snye
(Fort McMurray, AB – January 8, 2019) – Registration is now open for the 12 annual Shootout on the Snye. The puck drops for this four-on-four pond hockey tournament on Friday, Feb.
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road load limit increases to 15,000 kg
(Fort McMurray, AB – January 4, 2019) – Beginning today, the load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road has been increased to 15,000 kg and under. Motorists with vehicles heavier than
La Loche winter trail opens with a 5,000 kg load limit
(Fort McMurray, AB – December 31, 2018) – The La Loche winter trail has opened for the season with a load limit of 5,000 kg or less. Motorists with vehicles heavier than
Toys for Tickets wraps up after raising $1680 for the Salvation Army
(Fort McMurray, AB – December 21, 2018) – The Municipality’s Toys for Tickets program concluded on Dec. 20, receiving approximately 1680 in toys for families in need in our region this holiday
Holiday service schedule: WMZs, Transit, waste collection
(Fort McMurray, AB – December 19, 2018) – Due to the statutory holidays, Municipal offices are closed on Dec. 25, 26 and Jan 1. Even though municipal offices will be closed, all
New Economic Development Corporation Appoints First CEO
Fort McMurray, AB – December 19, 2018 - Today, following a nation-wide executive search, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) Mayor Don Scott and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the
Thank you to participants in 2018 Stuff-A-Bus for Santas Anonymous
(Fort McMurray, AB – December 17, 2018) – Beginning on November 20, local businesses, organizations and schools participated in the second annual Stuff-A-Bus event by collecting donations of toys and gift cards
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road opens to light traffic
(Fort McMurray, AB – December 14, 2018) – The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road is opening today at 12 p.m. Initially the road will be open to light traffic 5,000 kg and lower
RMWB Christmas Tree shines as thousands celebrate the holiday season at annual Santa Claus Parade
(Fort McMurray, AB – December 4, 2018) – Thousands of smiling residents and visitors lined Franklin Avenue on Dec. 1 to enjoy the annual Santa Claus Parade and celebrate the holiday season
Council completes 2019 Budget meetings approving final budget
(Fort McMurray, AB – December 3, 2018) – 2019 Budget meetings were completed Friday, November 30, Council finalized and approved the 2019 Budget.  The final budget was scheduled to be presented to
Toys for Tickets brings holiday cheer to families in need
(Fort McMurray, AB – November 29, 2018) – Motorists who receive parking tickets between Dec. 1 and 15 will have the opportunity to pay with toys this holiday season. The third annual
Road closures and transit detours in place for Santa Claus Parade Dec. 1
(Fort McMurray, AB – November 28, 2018) – Did you know that Santa Claus is coming to Wood Buffalo on Dec. 1 for the annual Santa Claus Parade? Residents are reminded to
Flags at Half-mast in honour of Frances Jean
(Fort McMurray, AB – Nov. 26, 2018) – In memory of long-time resident Frances Jean, who has passed away, flags at all municipal buildings are being flown at half-mast until sunset on
Municipality announces 2018 Stuff-A-Bus event for Santas Anonymous
(Fort McMurray, AB – November 23, 2018) – Local businesses, schools and industry are invited to register for the third annual Stuff-A-Bus event to raise donations of new toys for Santas Anonymous.
Advocacy and promoting region, Council’s focus this week in Edmonton
(Fort McMurray, AB – November 23, 2018) – Members of Council have been in Edmonton this week meeting with Provincial Ministers and advocating for the needs of the region. The meetings have
2019 Budget Workshops begin next week
(Fort McMurray, AB – November 20, 2018) - Council will begin 2019 Budget Workshops on November 28, 2018. During this time, Council will review the budget during a four-day period. The consolidated
Time to put up the holiday lights! Nominate Your Neighbour and Business Beautification winter programs underway
(Fort McMurray, AB – November 15, 2018) – Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom is encouraging residents and businesses to decorate their home or storefront this holiday season through Nominate Your Neighbour and
Applications now being accepted for the Community Plan on Homelessness Grant
(Fort McMurray, AB – November 13, 2018) – The Community Investment Program (CIP) is now accepting applications for the Community Plan on Homelessness (CPH) Grant. The CPH Grant opportunity is available to
RMWB, Government of Alberta and Canadian Red Cross collaborate to support residents rebuilding after 2016 wildfire
(Fort McMurray, AB – November 13, 2018) – At the regularly scheduled Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Council meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, RMWB Council voted to approve 2 million in
Winter Maintenance Zones activate Tuesday November 13
(Fort McMurray, AB – November 9, 20 18) - Winter Maintenance Zones will be active starting  Tuesday, November 13, including  all four subzones and on -street parking restrictions.   When Winter Maintenance
Supervised burns to start in the Birchwood Trail System as part of FireSmart vegetation management project
(Fort McMurray, AB – November 6, 2018) Supervised burns will begin this week in the Birchwood Trail System as part of the Birchwood Trails – Phase 2B FireSmart vegetation management project. Crews
RMWB takes steps to support owners of Hillview Park condominiums
(Fort McMurray, AB – November 5, 2018) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is taking steps to support the residents affected by the Hillview Park condominium rebuild, including reaching out
Volunteer and float registration open for annual Santa Claus Parade
(Fort McMurray, AB – November 1, 2018) – Help bring the magic of Christmas to Wood Buffalo. Volunteer and float registration is now open for the annual Santa Claus Parade on Dec.
Council to work with community on next steps for Anzac Community Hall
  (Fort McMurray, AB – October 22, 2018) - At Saturday’s Special Council Meeting in Anzac, Council voted to allow a 90-day window for a third-party assessment of the Anzac Community Hall
FireSmart vegetation management projects set to begin throughout the region
  (Fort McMurray, AB – October 22, 2018) – Four FireSmart vegetation management projects are set to begin throughout the region this fall. Projects will take place in the communities of Anzac,
Reminder: Winter Maintenance Zones season begins October 15
  (Fort McMurray, AB – October 12, 2018) – Residents are reminded that the Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) season will begin on Monday, Oct. 15. While winter conditions aren’t anticipated for Monday,
Municipality encourages residents to become Snow Angels this winter
  (Fort McMurray, AB – October 9, 2018) – Winter is coming, and the Municipality is looking for dedicated, outgoing and caring community members to become Snow Angels. Snow Angels volunteer to
Municipality honoured with FireSmart Canada Community Protection Achievement Award
(Fort McMurray, AB – Oct. 4, 2018) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has been recognized with the FireSmart Canada Community Protection Achievement Award. Laura Stewart, President of FireSmart Canada, presented

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