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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
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
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
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
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
Community Investment Program accepting applications for new grant opportunities

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 3, 2018) – Council has approved an amendment to the Community Investment Program (CIP) policy. The CIP will now distribute grant funding through the new
Community resiliency at forefront heading into Fire Prevention Week

(Fort McMurray, AB – Sept. 28, 2018) – The Municipality continues to make progress in its commitment to community resiliency, public safety and emergency management as it prepares to host
Wood Buffalo installs first community selected public art piece: Reflections on the River

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 21, 2018) – The Public Art Committee’s first community selected installation is complete. Part of the municipal Public Art Program, Reflections on the River is
Municipality accepting volunteer applications for Boards and Committees

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 20, 2018) – The Municipality is accepting applications for volunteers to serve on one of its Council-appointed Boards and Committees. Boards and Committees help advise
Tree Canada to host recognition event for residents who received 2018 community grants

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 17, 2018) – On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Tree Canada and CN will host a recognition event for residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood
Winter Maintenance Zones season begins in one month

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 14, 2018) – Residents are reminded that the Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) season will begin in approximately one month, including on-street parking restrictions. This year,
Use caution and anticipate traffic delays during Fort McMurray Marathon

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 12, 2018) – Residents are reminded to use caution and anticipate traffic delays while driving in Thickwood or headed to MacDonald Island Park during the
2018 Citizen Satisfaction Survey: The results are in.

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 11, 2018) – We asked and you answered. The results of the 2018 Citizen Satisfaction Survey, the region’s first since 2009, are in. The results
Citizen Recognition Program is now accepting nominations

28th annual Alberta CARE Conference comes to Wood Buffalo Sept. 5 - 7

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 5, 2018) – Albertans from across the province are coming to Wood Buffalo this week because they CARE about recycling and the environment. The 18th
Brett Drive from Confederation to Laffont closed Tuesday, September 4

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 3, 2018) – Crews worked over the Labour Day weekend repairing a water main leak on Brett Drive. A temporary fix is in place and
Registration for annual Fall Community Cleanup opens September 1

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 31, 2018) – Help create a litter-free Wood Buffalo! It’s time for the annual Fall Community Cleanup. “Over 8,000 volunteers participated in the 2018
Back-to-school transit update: Temporary additional school special service announced

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 30, 2018) – The Municipality is announcing temporary additional School Special transit service to accommodate students getting used to their new school routine. With the
Statement from Mayor Don Scott in support of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

(Fort McMurray, AB – Aug. 30, 2018) – Mayor Scott issued the following statement regarding today’s Federal Court of Appeal decision to quash the federal government’s approvals to build the
Celebrate the end of Summer at the Urban Market

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 27, 2018) – Mark your calendars! The Fort McMurray Urban Market is hosting an End of Summer Party on Wednesday, August 29. • Where: Jubilee
Transit updates announced, including school service: effective August 31

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 24, 2018) – Municipal Transit Services is announcing updates to routes and schedules, effective Friday, August 31. Updates include changes to school service and school
Municipality recognizes local Pride celebration

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 17, 2018) – On Saturday, August 18, 2018, Jubilee Plaza and the McMurray Experience welcomes the region’s annual Pride celebration. Pride Celebration 2018 is organized
Municipality seeks proposals for downtown lands development

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 17, 2018) – The Municipality has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for potential development specific to municipally-owned lands bordered by Franklin Ave., Morrison St.,
Free FireSmart home assessments now available to residents of Anzac, Conklin and Gregoire Lake Estates

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 14, 2018) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has launched a new program to help residents living in Anzac, Conklin and Gregoire Lake Estates
Bylaw Services introduces summer bicycle patrols

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 8, 2018) – Bylaw Services has started bicycle patrols of parks, trails and public spaces during the summer months within the Urban Service Area of
Census 2018 thanks residents for making it count

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 31, 2018) – Today marks the end of Census 2018. It may have taken a little longer than expected, but the municipal census achieved its
Time to water the flowers! Communities in Bloom judging begins next week

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 25, 2018) – Wood Buffalo is aiming to achieve the full five-bloom status in the 2018 national edition of Communities in Bloom (CiB). “We are
Transit detours make way for Food Truck Showcase on Franklin Ave. July 25 - 26

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 24, 2018) – Transit users can expect minor detours along Franklin Ave. to make way for the Food Truck Showcase on July 25. The Food
Preliminary findings released from province-wide homeless count

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 20, 2018) – Preliminary figures for Fort McMurray’s Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count were released today as part of the province-wide PIT count conducted in Alberta’s
Wood Buffalo Economic Development announces small business recovery programming

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 12, 2018) – Small business recovery remains a priority for the Municipality as Wood Buffalo Economic Development (WBED) commits to provide continued programing and new
Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation Inaugural Board: A powerful and influential force for the Region

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 10, 2018) – Council approved appointments to the inaugural Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation. Gregg Saretsky, former President and Chief Executive Officer, WestJet has accepted
Preparation to begin for installation of community’s first public art piece: Reflections on the River

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 9, 2018) – Site preparation will soon begin for Wood Buffalo’s first installation of public art: Reflections on the River. Part of the municipal Public
RMWB Diversity & Inclusion Community Plan launches accompanying Workbook

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 9, 2018) – The Diversity & Inclusion Community Plan and Workbook are tools to help the region continue to be a warm, welcoming and supportive
Municipality prepares for cannabis legalization with new bylaws

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 9, 2018) – The Municipality has taken steps to prepare for the Federal Government’s decision to legalize, regulate and restrict recreational cannabis on Oct. 17,
Census 2018 deadline extended to July 31

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 5, 2018) – While the original list of dwellings in the region have been counted, the deadline for Census 2018 has been extended to the
Nominate Your Neighbour and Business Beautification summer programs are underway

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 4, 2018) – Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom is encouraging residents and businesses to beautify their home or storefront through the Nominate Your Neighbour and
2018 spring road load limits to be lifted on July 6 in most areas

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 4, 2018) – Spring load limits will be lifted on most gravel and cold mix roads effective July 6, 2018. Load limits will be lifted
Local coalition part of new Alberta Government anti-racism initiatives

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 28, 2018) – A new initiative funded by the Alberta Human Rights Commission called Coalitions Creating Equity (CCE) was launched earlier this year following a
2018 Canada Day Parade preparations

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 26, 2018) – Preparations are underway for the highly anticipated annual Canada Day Parade taking place July 1, 2018. The parade route starts at the
2018 Citizen Satisfaction Survey: We’ve got questions. You’ve got answers.

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 26, 2018) – Residents across the region may see a call from Banister Research on their phones over the next few weeks. The Municipality has
Census 2018: 75,000 people and counting

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 15, 2018) – Census 2018 has achieved a fourth milestone with its recent count of 75,000 people. “By counting 75,000 people in the
Does your home back onto a firebreak? Share your feedback at June 21 Here for You session

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 15, 2018) – Residents with properties adjacent to firebreaks are encouraged to attend a Here for You session from 6 to 8 p.m. on
RMWB announces results for Amazing Waste Race

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 14, 2018) – The seventh annual Amazing Waste Race program has ended! “A big thank you to the nine schools that participated in this year’s
Pay your RMWB property taxes online by credit card

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 14, 2018) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is now offering property owners the convenience of paying their property taxes online by credit card.
Land Use Bylaw rewrite engagements move to the Urban Service Area

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 8, 2018) – After a successful round of engagement in the region’s rural communities, Planning and Development is ready to begin engaging residents in the
Yard waste curbside collection – Bagging and disposal

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 7, 2018) – Yard waste curbside collection began in Fort McMurray on May 28. Residents are requested to put yard waste in brown paper bags.
Big Bin Events start on June 9 – Dispose of large household items

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 6, 2018) – It’s time to think big about spring cleaning. Residents are invited to dig out those large household items that need disposal and
Fire ban lifted, Fire Advisory issued for Fort McMurray Forest Area and Urban Service Area

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 1, 2018) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry have lifted fire bans in the Urban Service Area and Fort
Fort McMurray Urban Market begins May 30

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 29, 2018) – The Fort McMurray Urban Market is back! This year the tradition will continue of vendors selling delicious produce, meats, and baking alongside
Annual Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Roundup on June 2

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 28, 2018) – Residents are encouraged to take part in the annual Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Roundup on Saturday, June 2. This free service
Apply for the Rural Non-Residential Small Business Tax Rate today

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 28, 2018) – Rural non-residential small businesses can now apply to receive new tax savings. At the meeting on May 8, Council approved a motion
LWF 121 Fire Update May 26, 1:00 p.m.

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 26, 2018) – The status of LWF 121, the fire south of Janvier, has been changed to “being held”. This means that given current weather
Fire Ban enacted across the Region, including urban service area

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 25, 2018) – Effective 2:00 pm on Friday, May 25, 2018, the Regional Emergency Services department of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has issued
LWF 121 Fire Update May 24, 10:30 a.m.

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 24, 2018) – The fire south of Janvier is still active. Dozers worked throughout the night to create a perimeter. Suppression efforts have been effective
LWF 121 Fire Update May 24, 5:30 p.m.

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 24, 2018) – Fire conditions have improved south of Janvier and fire suppression efforts are showing signs of success. Firefighting efforts are ongoing, with Forestry
LWF 121 Fire Update May 23, 8:20 PM

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 23, 2018) – A fire is burning out of control 10 kilometres south of Janvier. Currently, the hamlet is not being immediately threatened by the
Registration for heavy item pickup program opens today until May 28

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 22, 2018) – Need a little help with spring cleaning? Residents are invited to register for the annual heavy item pickup program from May 22
Fort Chipewyan residents weigh in on location of final placemaking project

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 22, 2018) – Fort Chipewyan is one step closer to getting its placemaking project installed in the hamlet. Earlier this spring, residents were asked to
Acting on KPMG Review, Council passes new Emergency Management Bylaw

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 22, 2018) – The new Emergency Management Bylaw was created to address the recommendation to review the emergency management governance model and documentation from the
Census 2018 reaches milestone of 50,000 people over long weekend

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 22, 2018) – Census 2018 achieved its third milestone of 50,000 people over the May long weekend. This milestone ensures an estimated $10 million
Motions regarding fly in – fly out employment in the region withdrawn

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 18, 2018) – At the regularly scheduled Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) Council meeting on April 24th, 2018, RMWB Councillor Jeff Peddle filed a
Residents invited to celebrate Public Works Week at Show and Shine event

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 17, 2018) – Residents are invited to the Municipality’s fifth annual Show and Shine event on May 23, held in conjunction with National Public Works
Tree Canada now accepting applications to plant FireSmart trees in support of community re-greening

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 11, 2018) – For the second consecutive year, Tree Canada is providing community grants to residents and community groups in the region as part of
Street sweeping season begins – watch for No-Parking signs

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 11, 2018) – Residents are advised to watch for No-Parking signs as street sweeping crews work around Fort McMurray. Crews will begin to sweep Primary
Council approves 2018 Tax Rate Bylaw

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 8, 2018) – Council approved the 2018 Property Tax Rate Bylaw resulting in an overall reduction in property taxes and a reduction in the tax
Doug Barnes Cabin expansion underway with groundbreaking

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 4, 2018) – Spring is well underway but winter activities were top of mind as the Doug Barnes Cabin expansion project kicked off today with
Emergency Preparedness Week encourages residents be emergency ready

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 4, 2018) – Emergency Preparedness Week takes place from May 6 to 12 with the national theme, “Be Emergency Ready”. Residents are encouraged to learn
RES crews to begin seasonal controlled burns

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 1) – Regional Emergency Services (RES) crews will be conducting controlled burns in strategic areas throughout the region as part of their annual efforts to
Fort Chipewyan Area Structure Plan approved

(Fort Chipewyan, AB – May 1, 2018) – On May 1, at a Special Council Meeting in Fort Chipewyan, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) Council approved the Fort
River breakup declared: April 28, 2018

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 28, 2018) – River breakup has been declared, which means that ice jams in the Athabasca and Clearwater Rivers no longer create any significant flood
Interested stakeholders reminded of the May 8 Public Hearing related to Bylaw No. 18/007

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 27, 2018) – Stakeholders interested in Bylaw No.18/007 (Land Use Bylaw and Highway 69/Clearwater River Valley Area Structure Plan Amendment brought forward by Dunvegan
Artists, performers and venue operators are encouraged to register early for Alberta Culture Days

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 27, 2018) – Local artists, performers and venue operators are encouraged to help showcase our region’s culture during Alberta Culture Days this fall. The Wood
Fire hydrant flushing to begin next week

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 27, 2018) – The Municipality will begin flushing fire hydrants next week as part of the annual maintenance program. Underground Services crews will begin flushing
Census 2018 reaches second milestone of 25,000 people

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 27, 2018) – Census 2018 has reached its second milestone of 25,000 people in the region’s first municipal population count since the 2016 Horse
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo provides 2018-2021 RMWB Strategic Plan progress report

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 24, 2018) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is providing a 2018-2021 RMWB Strategic Plan progress report for the first quarter of 2018.
RMWB seeking input for 2018 Artist in Residency Master Classes

RMWB seeking input for 2018 Artist in Residency Master Classes (Fort McMurray, AB – April 20, 2018) – You have an opportunity to provide input into the 2018 Artist in
Public Hearing of the proposed Land Use Bylaw and Highway 69/Clearwater River Valley Area Structure Plan Amendment brought forward by Dunvegan Gardens (Fort McMurray) Ltd. on May 8

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 20, 2018) – Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Council has scheduled a Public Hearing to take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:00 p
Residents encouraged to report flooding around culverts and catch basins

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 18, 2018) – As temperatures in the region remain variable, residents are encouraged to report flooding around culverts and catch basins to Pulse. Residents may
Have your say: Winter Maintenance Zones survey and engagement sessions

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 18, 2018) – The Municipality is inviting residents to have their say about Winter Maintenance Zones through a survey and a series of public engagement
Municipality announces two upcoming opportunities for local artists and creative residents

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 18, 2018) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is offering two upcoming opportunities for local residents to express their creativity through the Mural Program
Registration now open for annual Spring Community Cleanup

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 16, 2018) – Help create a litter-free Wood Buffalo. It’s time for the annual Spring Community Cleanup! Registration is now open for this year’s spring
Order under the Safety Codes Act issued to Dunvegan Gardens (Fort McMurray) Ltd.

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 13, 2018) – Due to safety code violations of the Electric Code, the Building Code, the Electric Code and the Natural Gas and Propane Code,
Have your say: Cannabis legalization in our community

(Fort McMurray, AB – Apr. 12, 2018) – Residents are invited to attend a series of public engagement opportunities focused on cannabis legalization in our community. Public engagement sessions are
Learn more about draft Social Sustainability Plan priorities

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 11, 2018) – A summary of priorities for Wood Buffalo’s draft Social Sustainability Plan (SSP) will be on display Friday and Saturday at MacDonald Island.
Applications open today for two Community Investment Program opportunities

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 10, 2018) – Starting today, the Municipality is accepting applications for two Community Investment Program grant opportunities: Games Legacy Grant, and Joint Initiatives Grant. “The
Mayor Scott declares April 9 as 2018 Municipal Census Day

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 9, 2018) – After officially proclaiming April 9 to be Municipal Census Day, Mayor Don Scott became the first resident to be enumerated in Census
Update: La Loche Winter Trail Bridge closed for restoration

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 9, 2018) – The La Loche Winter Trail Bridge that runs over Meadow Creek is undergoing restoration and will be closed until approximately mid-May 2018.
Council to hear First Reading of the proposed Land Use Bylaw and Highway 69/Clearwater River Valley Area Structure Plan Amendment brought forward by Dunvegan Gardens (Fort McMurray) Ltd. on April 10

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 9, 2018) – Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Council will hear the First Reading of the proposed Land Use Bylaw and Highway 69/Clearwater River Valley
Municipality releases statement on Humboldt Broncos tragedy

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 9, 2018) – The Municipality offers support and condolences following the tragic accident on April 6 involving the Humboldt Broncos. “On behalf of my Council
Roads update: WMZ subzones, street sweeping and potholes

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 6, 2018) – During the week of April 9 - 13, all Winter Maintenance Zone (WMZ) subzones will be relaxed. The 2017-2018 WMZ season will
Final update for Fort Chipewyan Winter Road for 2018 season: Both gates to remain unlocked until April 8

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 5, 2018) – Due to the recent cold weather, the gates at the North and South end of the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will remain
Municipality announces Regional Responder – Your Seasonal Safety Resource

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 4, 2018) – The Municipality has released the first issue of Regional Responder , a new seasonal safety resource featuring stories, updates and resources from the
River Breakup season is here

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 3, 2018) – As spring moves in, ice in the Athabasca and Clearwater Rivers begins to break up, jam and rise, creating a flood hazard
Further updates to Fort Chipewyan Winter Road: South gate to remain unlocked until April 6, 2018

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 2, 2018) – The gate at the south end of the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will remain unlocked until Friday, April 6, at 10 a
Easter service reminder: Transit, curbside collection and FOG

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 29, 2018) – As Easter weekend approaches and friends and family gather to celebrate, residents are reminded of holiday weekend service and encouraged to avoid
Have your say: Cannabis legalization in our community

(Fort McMurray, AB – Mar. 29, 2018) – The Municipality is inviting residents and stakeholders to help shape the way cannabis legalization will take place in Wood Buffalo. An online
Residents across region encouraged to take part in Land Use Bylaw rewrite

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 28, 2018) – The Municipality is encouraging residents to rethink land use and development throughout the region. Responsible for regulating the use and development of
New update to Fort Chipewyan Winter Road: South gate to remain unlocked until April 3, 2018

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 27, 2018) – New updates have been announced, and the gate at the south end of the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will remain unlocked until
Public Art Committee presents to Council on inaugural public art piece: Reflections on the River

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 27, 2018) – As part of the Public Art Committee’s annual report to Council Tuesday night, the Public Art Committee (PAC) showcased the first public
Update to Fort Chipewyan Winter Road: South gate to remain unlocked until March 30

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 26, 2018) – Due to the recent cold weather, the gate at the south end of the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will remain unlocked until
Notice: South gate of Fort Chipewyan Winter Road to remain unlocked until Tuesday

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 24, 2018) – Residents are advised that the gate at the south end of the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will remain unlocked until Tuesday, March
April 4 Here for You: free legal support appointments, IBC, Canadian Red Cross

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 23, 2018) – Residents who continue to face challenges relating to the 2016 Horse River Wildfire are invited to attend a special Here for You
Call for artists: Spring-inspired artwork wanted for Art in Motion

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 23, 2018) – The municipality is accepting art submissions inspired by the theme “Spring Thing” for the next installation of Art in Motion. “‘Spring Thing’
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road officially closed; south gate to remain unlocked until Sunday

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 22, 2017) – The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road officially closed at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018 due to poor winter road conditions.
Municipality announces spring load limits for gravel and cold mix roads

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 21, 2018) – Spring load limits on gravel and cold mix roads will be lowered to 75% of the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) effective March
Winter Road Update – Fort Chipewyan Winter Road

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 20, 2017) – The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road officially closed at 10:00 am on Monday, March 19, 2018 due to poor winter road conditions. However,
Winter Roads Update – La Loche Winter Trail bridge closed for restoration

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 20, 2018) – The La Loche Winter Trail bridge over Meadow Creek will close for restoration work beginning on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Restoration work
Lac La Biche Winter Trail closed for the season March 23

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 21, 2018) – The Lac La Biche Winter Trail will close for the season at noon on March 23, 2018. The Lac La Biche Winter
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road closes on Monday, March 19

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 16, 2018) – The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will close to the public at 10:00 am on Monday, March 19, 2018. Due to road conditions,
Wide load scheduled to move through Thickwood on Sunday, March 18

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 16, 2018) – The RMWB would like to advise residents of a wide load scheduled to move through Thickwood, between the hours of 10:00 pm
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road load limit reduced to 5,000 kg until further notice

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 14, 2018) – Due to warmer temperatures, the load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will be reduced to 5,000 kg effective 10:00
Winter Roads Update – La Loche Winter Trail Closed For the Season Effective March 14

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 13, 2018) – The La Loche Winter Trail will close for the season at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The road condition has
Municipality seeking mentors for 2018 Artist in Residency Master Classes

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 9, 2018) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is seeking artist mentors for the 2018 Artist in Residency Master Class Series. “Providing opportunities for
Winter Roads Update – La Loche Winter Trail and Lac La Biche Winter Trail

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 9, 2018) – Daytime load limit restrictions are being put into effect for the La Loche and Lac La Biche Winter Trails. Effective Sunday, March
Winter Roads Update – Fort Chipewyan Winter Road

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 9, 2018) – Daytime load limit restrictions are being put into effect for the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road. Effective Monday March 12, from 10 a
Everybody Counts: Municipality seeking volunteers for the 2018 Point in Time Homelessness Count

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 5, 2018) – Residents have the opportunity to make a difference on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by volunteering with the Municipality’s Point in Time (PiT)
RMWB seeks public input on policing priorities

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 5, 2018) – The Municipality is seeking input from the public on the region’s policing priorities for the next fiscal year. The Wood Buffalo RCMP
Here For You drop-in session to be held on March 7 at Shell Place

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 2, 2018) – Residents are invited to attend a Here For You drop-in session for wildfire-affected residents on March 7 from 5:30 to 9 p
RMWB launches new online payment portal

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 1, 2018) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is now offering residents the convenience of paying utility bills (water), ambulance bills and general trade
Fort McMurray Urban Market seeking vendors for 2018 season

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 1, 2018) – The Fort McMurray Urban Market is seeking vendors to sell their homegrown or handmade goods at the sixth annual market season. “Creating
Council passes 2018 Budget – Reducing $94.6M from 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 27, 2018) – Council has passed the 2018 Budget and the 2019-2020 Financial Plan. The 2018 Budget includes a reduction of $94.6M from the
alberta winter games 2018 Alberta Winter Games crosses finish line: Thank you visitors and participants

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 21, 2018) – The 2018 Alberta Winter Games wrapped up in Wood Buffalo yesterday, but the legacy will remain in the community. “My deepest gratitude
2018 WinterPLAY Festival wraps a weekend of northern culture

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 20, 2018) – Thousands of residents and visitors embraced the magic of winter at the annual WinterPLAY Festival this weekend. “WinterPLAY is truly a community
Celebrate the north this weekend: WinterPLAY and Alberta Winter Games

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 13, 2018) – Residents have two ways to embrace the magic of winter with WinterPLAY and the 2018 Alberta Winter Games. Get involved from Feb.
Council’s Budget Workshops completed – Final Budget expected Feb. 27

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 9, 2018) – Municipal budget workshops finished on Friday with net reductions of approximately $525K in addition to the $29M in reductions that were presented
Update: Council Budget Workshops – Meeting schedule adjusted

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 8, 2018) – Budget workshop dates may be adjusted as Council reviews the proposed budget for 2018, and a workshop may not be necessary for
Update on Snye access during WinterPLAY preparation

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 7, 2018) – While construction takes place on the Snye ice in preparation for the 2018 WinterPLAY Festival, access to Snye Point and the adjacent
Reminder: Council Budget Workshops – February 7 - 10

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 5, 2018) – Residents are invited to a series of Budget Workshops from Feb. 7 – 10, as Council reviews the full Operating and Capital
Temporary waste bins being removed, new collection schedule effective February 5

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 2, 2018) – The temporary residential waste bins in Abasand, Beacon Hill, Stone Creek, Waterways and Wood Buffalo are being removed on February 5, as
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road load limit increases to 45,000 kg

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 31, 2018) – The load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will increase to 45,000 kg on Wednesday, January 31, at 2:00 PM.
RMWB Council approves 2018-2021 Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Strategic Plan

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 30, 2018) – Council has approved the 2018-2021 Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Strategic Plan, which will serve to guide the activities of the RMWB
Council approves five-year Wildfire Mitigation Strategy

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 30, 2018) – Council has approved the use of the Wildfire Mitigation Strategy as a guiding document for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Adopting
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road load limit increases to 35,000 kg

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 25, 2018) – The load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will increase to 35,000 kg on Thursday, January 25, at 12:00 Noon.
Motorists advised of small washout on La Loche Winter Trail

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 25, 2018) - The RMWB would like to advise motorists of a small washout at km 12 east of Highway 881 on the La Loche
Mayor and Council celebrate exceptional residents at annual Citizen Recognition Program award ceremony

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 25, 2018) – Mayor and Council congratulated eight residents and organizations for making significant contributions to the region at the Citizen Recognition Program: Mayor and
Council approves Fort McKay ASP, supports ACFN’s Addition to Reserve

(Fort McKay, AB – Jan. 24, 2018) – Council voted to approve Fort McKay’s first-ever Area Structure Plan (ASP) and signaled its support for Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s Addition to
Residents advised of election candidate registration requirements

(Fort McMurray, AB – Jan. 24, 2018) – Potential candidates for the 2021 municipal election are advised of candidate registration requirements. The Local Authorities Election Act requires eligible individuals who
WinterPLAY preparation is underway at Snye Park

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 19, 2018) – Construction has begun at Snye Park in preparation for the 2018 WinterPLAY Festival. Vehicles are not permitted on the cleared portion of
Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation seeks applications for inaugural Board of Directors

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 16, 2018) – The Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation (WBEDC) Taskforce is seeking applications for its inaugural Board of Directors. The Board will provide leadership
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road load limit increases to 27,500 kg

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 15, 2018) – The load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will increase to 27,500 kg on Monday, January 15, at 12:00pm. Crews
La Loche Winter Trail load limit increases to 27,500 kg

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 15, 2018) – The load limit on the La Loche Winter Trail will increase to 27,500 kg on Monday, January 15, at 2:00 pm.
Changes to curbside garbage and recycling collection effective February 5, 2018

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 15, 2018) – Effective February 5, 2018, the curbside garbage and recycling collection schedule will change for urban and rural curbside collection areas in the
Victim Services seeks volunteer advocates for 2018

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 11, 2018) – The Wood Buffalo Victim Services Unit is seeking volunteer advocates for 2018. The unit provides an essential service to the community by
Residents invited to follow Council workshops and make sense of the municipal budget

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 9, 2018) – Council has approved new dates for budget workshop sessions that will run from Feb. 7 – 10, followed by the final budget
Council hears presentation on new Diversity & Inclusion Community Plan

(Fort McMurray, AB – Jan. 9, 2018) – Council heard a presentation on the new Diversity & Inclusion Community Plan 2017-2022 at its public meeting on Tuesday night. The Plan,
La Loche Winter Trail opens with a 10,000 kg weight restriction

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 8, 2018) – The La Loche Winter Trail officially opens today with a weight limit of 10,000 kg or less. Crews continue to construct
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road load limit increases to 15,000 kg

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 5, 2018) – The load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will increase to 15,000 kg on Friday, January 5, at 12:00 a
Hockey lovers of all ages encouraged to register for Shootout on the Snye

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 4, 2018) – Get ready to lace up those skates! Registration is open for Shootout on the Snye. “Since the early 1900s, residents in our
Community Development grant opportunity and Community Plan on Homelessness RFP now open

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 22, 2017) – The Municipality is accepting applications and proposals for two Community Services programs this winter. Community Development grant opportunity The Family and Community
Holiday Service Schedule: Transit, Christmas tree disposal and waste collection

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 19, 2017) – Due to the statutory holidays, Municipal offices are closed on Dec. 25, 26 and Jan 1. Even though municipal offices will be
Transit and school service updates announced: Effective December 22

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 18, 2017) – In advance of students returning to school in January 2018, Municipal Transit Services announces updates to transit schedules affecting Routes 9, 11
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road opens to light traffic

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 15, 2017) – The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road is opening today at 3 p.m. Initially the road will be open to light traffic 5
Thank you to participants in 2017 Stuff-A-Bus for Santas Anonymous

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 13, 2017) – Beginning on November 20, local businesses, organizations and schools participated in the second annual Stuff-A-Bus event by collecting donations of toys and
Council approves interim operating budget and looks ahead to budget work in the New Year

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 12, 2017) – Council has passed an interim Municipal Operating Budget of $100 million for the first quarter of 2018. This allows for continued operations
Thousands lined Franklin Avenue to celebrate annual Santa Claus Parade

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 6, 2017) – Smiling residents lined Franklin Avenue on Saturday to cheer on Santa as he led his sleigh through downtown Fort McMurray in the
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Update – December 2

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 2, 2017) – Crews continue to make progress on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road with an anticipated opening date of mid-December pending weather conditions. Flood
RACIDE partners with Regional Inclusive Committee of Wood Buffalo to recognize International Day for Persons with Disabilities

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 1, 2017) – The Regional Advisory Committee on Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (RACIDE) and Regional Inclusive Committee (RIC) of Wood Buffalo will recognize the International
Road closures and transit detours announced for Santa Claus Parade

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 30, 2017) – Santa is almost ready to ring in the holiday season at the annual Santa Claus Parade! To make way for his sleigh
Spread holiday joy to families in need with Toys for Tickets

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 30, 2017) – Motorists who receive parking tickets between Dec. 1 and 15 will have the opportunity to pay their ticket with toys through the
Crews tackling snow and ice through the weekend

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 30, 2017) – While Public Works crews work through the weekend to make our streets safer please remember to drive to conditions throughout the winter.
Council creates Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 28, 2017) – Council has passed a motion establishing an Economic Development Corporation in Wood Buffalo. The Corporation will be governed by an independent Board
Municipality announces 2017 Stuff-A-Bus event for Santas Anonymous

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 20, 2017) – Local schools and businesses are invited to register for the second annual Stuff-A-Bus event beginning on Monday, November 20 to raise donations
Council meets with Infrastructure Minister, affirms Willow Square as critical priority

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 17, 2017) – On November 16, Mayor Scott and Councillors Balsom, Lalonde, Peddle and Stroud met with Infrastructure Minister Jansen at the Alberta Association of
Winter Maintenance Zones activate Monday November 20

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 17, 2017) – Winter Maintenance Zones will activate on Monday, November 20, including on-street parking restrictions. Winter Maintenance Zones are being activated based on the
Winter Road Update

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 16, 2017) – Crews have begun construction and repair work on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road. Work has begun on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road
Winter Nominate Your Neighbour program now open

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 15, 2017) – Residents have the opportunity to say “thanks” to the neighbours who make their communities merry and bright this winter. The 2017 Winter
Recovery progress and lessons learned implementation update

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 14, 2017) – As the region continues to recover from the 2016 wildfire, significant rebuild, restoration and mitigation progress continues to be made in alignment
Municipality announces projected surplus in budget for end of 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 14, 2017) – Administration presented the Quarterly Financial Report as information to Council last night, and announced a projected surplus of $31.3M for the
Statement by Mayor Scott on Council’s appointment of permanent Chief Administrative Officer

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 14, 2017) – Mayor Don Scott issued the following statement in response to Council’s decision to appoint Annette Antoniak as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO.)
Mayor and Councillors participate in Emergency Management Training session

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 8, 2017) – Covering a wide range of topics from the Emergency Management Act to the Alberta Emergency Alert, Council participated in an Emergency Management
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Nov. 6 – 12, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 3, 2017) – November is Pedestrian Safety Month in Alberta. We’re asking drivers and pedestrians to be vigilant and follow these simple safety tips. For
Notice: Winter Maintenance Zones relaxed November 6-10

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 3, 2017) – Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) are relaxed for the week of Nov. 6 - 10. This means that residential on-street parking will be
Volunteer fire department opens in Janvier

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 3, 2017) –Regional Emergency Services (RES) is pleased to announce the opening of the Janvier Fire Department. The fire department has ten volunteer community firefighters,
Volunteer and float registration open for annual evening Santa Claus Parade

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 1, 2017) – Looking for ways to get added to Santa’s Nice List? Register a parade float or apply to volunteer for the Santa Claus
Winter Maintenance Zones relaxed October 30 – November 3

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 27, 2017) – Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) are relaxed for the week of Oct. 30 – Nov. 3. This means that residential on-street parking will
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 27, 2017) – As Halloween is quickly approaching, we want to ensure the safety of the many little ghouls and ghosts that will be out
Residents and businesses invited to spread winter cheer through the Business Beautification Program

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 25, 2017) – Local businesses with storefronts have the opportunity to give their windows a seasonal makeover through the Business Beautification Program . Applications for the
Election 2017: Official results

(Fort McMurray, AB – Oct. 20, 2017) – The results from the 2017 municipal election were declared official as of 12 p.m. MT. There are no changes to the
Notice: Winter Maintenance Zones relaxed October 23 - 27

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 20, 2017) – Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) are relaxed for the week of Oct. 23 - 27. This means that residential on-street parking will be
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Oct. 23 – 29, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 20, 2017) – Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) are relaxed for the week of Oct. 23 – 27. This means that residential on-street parking will be
igNIGHT is ready to illuminate downtown Fort McMurray

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 19, 2017) – Wood Buffalo’s light-based public art exhibition is set to start illuminating downtown Fort McMurray. igNIGHT begins tomorrow and runs until Oct. 29.
FireSmart fuel reduction set to begin in Anzac

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 19, 2017) — Crews will begin thinning and pruning evergreen trees and removing dead, standing trees in forested areas throughout Anzac starting the week of
Community Cleanup sees over 7,900 volunteers register in 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 17, 2017) – This year, over 7,900 volunteers registered to participate in the annual Community Cleanup campaign. “The Community Cleanup campaign was a huge
Election 2017: Unofficial results

(Fort McMurray, AB – Oct. 16, 2017) – The unofficial results of the 2017 municipal election are listed below. Candidates in bold have been unofficially elected in their respective races.
Notice: Winter Maintenance Zones relaxed October 16 - 20

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 13, 2017) – Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) are relaxed for the week of Oct. 16 – 20. This means that residential on-street parking will be
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Oct. 16 – 22, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 13, 2017) – Bylaw Services will be located at the South Operations Centre (140 Airport Road) as of Monday, Oct. 16. The department was previously
Election 2017: Election Day

(Fort McMurray, AB – Oct. 12, 2017) – The Municipality is encouraging all eligible voters to cast a ballot in the 2017 municipal election. Election Day is Monday, Oct. 16.
Reminder – Winter Maintenance Zones season begins Oct. 16

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 10, 2017) – Residents are reminded that Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) season will begin on Monday, Oct. 16. To make snow plowing activities more efficient,
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Oct. 9 – 15, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 6, 2017) – As colder weather nears, accessible parking stalls may look like a quick fix to stay out of the cold for a few
Election 2017: Advance polls

(Fort McMurray, AB – Oct. 5, 2017) – Can’t vote on Election Day? The Municipality is reminding residents of advance polls for the 2017 municipal election. Advance voting will take
Municipality seeks community input to create a Parks Master Plan

(Fort McMurray, AB – Oct. 3, 2017) – The Municipality invites residents to provide their input in an online survey that will inform the creation of a new Parks Master
Election 2017: Municipality providing new accessibility service

(Fort McMurray, AB – Oct. 3, 2017) – The Municipality is pleased to offer an enhanced voter accessibility service in the 2017 municipal election. The AutoMARK™ ballot-marking system provides independence
igNIGHT to showcase light-based local art

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 2, 2017) – You won’t need a flashlight in downtown Fort McMurray this month. igNIGHT will light up Jubilee Plaza and McMurray Experience from Oct.
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Oct. 2 – 8, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 29, 2017) – Did you know that the act of leaving behind mud and debris on the road from a muddy vehicle or piece of
Residents invited to Fire Prevention Week community kickoff

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 29, 2017) – Regional Emergency Services (RES) is hosting the Fire Prevention Week Community Kickoff event on Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m. to
Election 2017: Voter requirements

(Fort McMurray, AB – Sept. 27, 2017) – Residents are reminded of voter eligibility and identification requirements for the 2017 municipal election. To vote, every person must make a statement
Re-survey of wildfire-affected neighbourhoods now under way

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 26, 2017) – A re-survey is now under way in the wildfire-affected areas of Abasand, Beacon Hill, Draper, Saprae Creek, Stone Creek, Waterways and Wood
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Sept. 25 – Oct. 1, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 22, 2017) – Residents are reminded that Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) will activate in mid-October, including on-street parking restrictions. Some changes have been made to
RES leading dangerous goods training exercise at water treatment plant

(Fort McMurray, AB –September 21, 2017) – Residents can expect to see emergency vehicles at the water treatment plant on Friday, September 22, as part of an upcoming training exercise
Important changes to Winter Maintenance Zones 2017/18 season

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 21, 2017) – Residents are reminded that Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) will activate in mid-October, including on-street parking restrictions. Some changes have been made to
Residents invited to celebrate Alberta Culture Days 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 20, 2017) – Residents are invited to discover, experience and celebrate the region’s artistic creativity and heritage during this year’s Alberta Culture Days. Running from
RMWB releases Conference Board of Canada wildfire economic impact assessment and five-year regional outlook

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 19, 2017) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has released a Conference Board of Canada report that studies both the economic impact of the
Election 2017: Municipality confirms official candidates

(Fort McMurray, AB – Sept. 19, 2017) – The following individuals are official candidates in the 2017 municipal election. There have been no candidate withdrawals following the close of nominations
Residents reminded to plant within property lines

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 19, 2017) – During fall tree planting season, residents are reminded they may not plant trees on Municipal property except for municipally-sanctioned community planting days
Election 2017: Municipality announces unofficial candidates

(Fort McMurray, AB – Sept. 18, 2017) – The following individuals have filed as candidates in the 2017 municipal election. The list remains unofficial until 12 p.m. MT on
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Sept. 18 – 24, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 15, 2017) – With school back in session, drivers are reminded that children are particularly vulnerable road users. It is important to remember not to
Age-friendly Needs Assessment highlights conditions for seniors in region

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 15, 2017) – The Advisory Committee on Aging (ACoA) has released a report it commissioned to assess the conditions for seniors in the region. This
Tree Canada announces grant opportunity to plant FireSmart trees

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 15, 2017) – To support individual re-planting efforts across the region, Tree Canada has announced the creation of a community grant program through Operation ReLeaf
Election 2017: Nomination Day is September 18

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 12, 2017) – Prospective candidates in the 2017 municipal election are reminded of Nomination Day on Monday, Sept. 18. All candidates must file their completed
Owners of wildfire-affected properties where demolition and cleanup was completed by Municipal contractors encouraged to check the mail for invoices

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 11, 2017) – Invoices have been mailed to owners of wildfire-affected properties who did not meet deadlines to demolish homes or secure their property. One
Text with 9-1-1 service available in RMWB

(Fort McMurray, AB –September 7, 2017) – Individuals who are deaf or otherwise unable to make verbal phone calls can now report emergencies using the new Text with 9-1-1 service
Emergency Services pancake breakfast and open house to take place this Saturday, and Fire Fighter Memorial Service being held Monday, September 11

(Fort McMurray, AB –September 8, 2017) – Regional Emergency Services has a busy weekend ahead with the annual pancake breakfast and open house this Saturday followed by its Fire Fighters
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Sept. 11 – 17, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 8, 2017) – If you need to cross a street, the best place to do so is at a crosswalk. Crosswalks are placed in areas
Municipality accepting volunteer applications for Boards and Committees

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 7, 2017) – The Municipality is accepting applications for volunteers to serve on one of its Council-appointed Boards and Committees. Positions are available on the
Municipality encourages residents to become Snow Angels this winter

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 5, 2017) – It may be a bit early to think about snow, but the Municipality is already gearing up for winter with the 2017/18
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Sept. 4 – 10, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 1, 2017) – School will soon be back in session, which means more people moving throughout our communities. Bylaw Services will be working to ensure
Residents invited to final Candidate Information Session

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 31, 2017) – The Municipality welcomes potential candidates to attend the final candidate information session for the 2017 municipal election. When: Thursday, Sept. 7, 6:30-8
Reminder: construction safety a priority during back-to-school season

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 31, 2017) – During back-to-school season, the Municipality is reminding residents and contractors alike that construction safety for students must be a top priority. This
Registration for annual Fall Community Cleanup opens Sept. 1

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 30, 2017) – It’s time for the annual Fall Community Cleanup! Between Sept. 1 and 18, team up with friends, coworkers and neighbours to clean
School service and transit updates announced: Effective Sept. 1

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 30, 2017) – Just in time for the new school year, Municipal Transit Services announces updates to routes, schedules and more, effective Friday, September 1.
Municipality looking for 2017 Election Day workers

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 29, 2017) – Interested in working on Election Day, 2017? The Municipality requires workers to play a key role in the administration of the 2017
Reminder: New utility rates take effect Sept. 1

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 28, 2017) – New utility rates take effect Friday, Sept. 1 following Council’s approval of the Utility Rates Bylaw amendment in June. The Municipality is
RMWB recognizes the local Pride celebration

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 25, 2017) – On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Pride YMM’s much-anticipated Pride Celebration 2017 comes to Jubilee Plaza and the McMurray Experience. “It’s exciting to
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Aug. 28 – Sept. 3, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 25, 2017) – Help keep your neighbourhood looking great – make sure you cut the grass and weeds on your property! Owners, tenants and occupants
2017 Artist in Residency program celebrates final exhibition this Thursday

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 21, 2017) – Celebrate the creative talents of the 2017 artists in residency at the Mnemosyne Opening Reception on Thursday, Aug. 24. When : Thursday,
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Aug. 21 – 27, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 18, 2017) – Did you know that the owner, tenant or occupant of any land or premises in the region is responsible for cutting grass
RMWB partially re-opens bike park

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 15, 2017) – Sections of the bike park on Silin Forest Road have re-opened. The park sustained damage during the May 2016 Horse River Wildfire.
Firebreak rehabilitation and trail restoration under way in Timberlea and Eagle Ridge

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 15, 2017) – Crews are completing site assessments of firebreak areas and grading is scheduled to begin the week of September 5, 2017. Work to
Residents invited to candidate information sessions

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 15, 2017) – The Municipality welcomes prospective candidates to attend the next series of candidate information sessions for the 2017 municipal election. When Where Time
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Aug. 14 – 20, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 11, 2017) – Our Animal Control Branch has a number of unidentified cats and dogs waiting for their owners to bring them home. If you’re
Mayor’s Advisory Council on Youth recruiting new members for 2017/18

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 8, 2017) – With the new school year less than a month away, Wood Buffalo youth are encouraged to apply to join the Mayor’s Advisory
RMWB will open backcountry access via Winter Road on Sunday morning

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 5, 2017) - Access to the Richardson backcountry via the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will reopen Sunday, August 6 at 6 a.m. “We remind
Bylaw Services Weekly Update Aug. 7 – 13, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 4, 2017) – Did you know that we have a Vehicle for Hire Bylaw? You may not be aware that when taking a taxi, limo
RMWB closes backcountry access as a precaution

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 3, 2017) – Crews are mobilizing to close access to the Richardson backcountry via the Fort Chipewyan winter road as wildfires burn in the Fort
Mayor Blake offers condolences on the passing of Rick George

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 2, 2017) – Mayor Blake responded to media reports today of the death of Rick George, oil sands innovator and trailblazer, at the age of
Nominate outstanding community members for the Citizen Recognition Program

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 1, 2017) – Do you know an outstanding citizen or group that has made a significant contribution to our region? Nominate them for the Citizen
Draper Slope Stability Assessment now available

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 1, 2017) – The Draper Slope Stability Assessment conducted by Thurber Engineering Ltd. following the 2016 wildfire is now available. The assessment indicates lot-specific geotechnical
Construction to begin early August on emergency egress routes in Abasand, Beacon Hill and Wood Buffalo

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 31, 2017) – Construction work will begin as early as this week on emergency egress routes in Abasand, Beacon Hill and Wood Buffalo. The egress
Designated parking for seniors available at sites across the region

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 31, 2017) – Seniors can now find designated parking at various facilities and parks around the region. “As part of the ongoing work of the
Bylaw Services Weekly Update July 31 – Aug. 6, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 28, 2017) – Bylaw Services reminds residents that disabled parking stalls are only to be used by those who have a valid and clearly displayed
RMWB commits to implementing wildfire review recommendations

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 27, 2017) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) has accepted and will implement all 14 recommendations identified within the KPMG Lessons Learned and
RMWB celebrates diversity with the region’s first rainbow crosswalk

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 25, 2017) – Hardin Street has a new look courtesy of the region’s first rainbow crosswalk near Biggs Avenue. “We’re proud to be a diverse,
Special Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 26

(Fort McMurray, AB –July 21, 2017) – There will be a Special Council meeting on Wednesday, July 26 at 6 p.m. in the Jubilee Centre Council Chamber. The meeting
Bylaw Services Weekly Update July 24 – 30, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 21, 2017) – Going for a bike ride with the kids this weekend? Please remember that anyone under the age of 18 is required by
Silin Forest Road bike park closed until further notice

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 21, 2017) – Effective immediately, the bike park located on Silin Forest Road is closed until further notice. The park sustained damage to the lower
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road impassable at 48-km marker

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 19, 2017) – The culvert at the 48-km marker north of the southern gate on the Fort Chipewyan winter road is washed out and won’t
Municipality welcomes residents to candidate information session

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 18, 2017) – Potential candidates in this fall’s municipal election are invited to the next candidate information session hosted by the Municipality. When: Monday, July
Bylaw Services Weekly Update July 17 – July 23, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 14, 2017) – Bylaw Services asks you to pay attention to where you park your vehicle on the street and avoid obstructing the sidewalk. When
Residents encouraged to seek mental health supports as wildfires continue in British Columbia

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 12, 2017) – Current active wildfires in British Columbia may cause residents in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) to relive painful memories from
Work to replace and repair playground infrastructure damaged in the wildfire continues

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 11, 2017) – Work is continuing to replace and repair the playgrounds damaged in the May 2016 Horse River Wildfire. All work is expected to
Keep Fido at home, not in the car

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 10, 2017) – With the hot summer weather here, Bylaw Services reminds you of the health risks to consider for our four legged friends in
Update: Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Near Pearson Lake Turnoff

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 10, 2017) – Water levels remain high at the culvert near the Pearson Lake turnoff on the Fort Chipewyan winter road. Residents who use this
Bylaw Services Weekly Update July 10 – July 16, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 7, 2017) – Have you licensed your pet? Renewal of pet licences was due starting April 1. It takes only a few minutes to complete
Remaining 2017 spring road load limits have been lifted

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 7, 2017) – Spring road load limits are no longer in effect on the following roads: Tower Road Chard Crossing East/West Road (Conklin) This year,
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road at Pearson Lake

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 7, 2017) – Residents who access the Six Lakes recreational area for camping and fishing via the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road are advised that there
Update: Abasand Construction Access Road now open for use by rebuild contractors

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 6, 2017) – Effective immediately, all contractors and builders participating in the rebuild in Abasand driving vehicles weighing less than 20,000 kg must use
Canada Day Parade welcomes thousands to downtown Fort McMurray

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 6, 2017) – The weather was on our side as thousands lined Franklin Avenue to celebrate Canada 150 at the 2017 Canada Day parade. The
Communities in Bloom invites all green thumbs to participate in its 2017 summer programs

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 5, 2017) – The Municipality and Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom is inviting residents and business owners to beautify their properties and participate in this
Community comes together on July 1 for the Council Commendation Wildfire Medal Ceremony

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 1, 2017) – Residents from across the region came together today to recognize and support medal recipients at the Council Commendation Wildfire Medal Ceremony. “On
Bylaw Services Weekly Update July 3 – July 9, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 30, 2017) – Do your part to keep the RMWB beautiful by cutting your lawn and removing garbage from your property. Besides keeping your property
Municipality announces increases to utility fees beginning in September

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 28, 2017) – At their meeting on June 27, Council adopted the proposed amendment to the Utility Rates Bylaw No. 10/001, including a 10% increase
Opening of J. Howard Pew Park Spray Park in Waterways marks recovery milestone

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 28, 2017) – The J. Howard Pew Park Spray Park in Waterways has re-opened following repairs to damages sustained during the wildfire, marking an important
Local artists invited to submit proposals for igNIGHT 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 27, 2017) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo invites artists to submit proposals to stage temporary, light-based public art in downtown Fort McMurray. “This
Municipality announces Canada Day Parade preparations

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 27, 2017) – To prepare for the annual Canada Day Parade, select roadways will be closed on July 1 in downtown Fort McMurray. The parade
Residents invited to the Council Commendation Wildfire Medal Ceremony: July 1

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 26, 2017) – Residents from across the region are invited to the Council Commendation Wildfire Medal Ceremony at Shell Place on July 1 at 1:30
Hazardous trees identified by residents to be removed this summer

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 26, 2017) – Hazardous trees identified by residents in areas affected by the 2016 Horse River Wildfire will be removed this summer. The trees will
Residents invited to attend free community art workshops this July

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 23, 2017) – The four local artists participating in this year’s Artist in Residency program are inviting residents to take part in community art workshops
Bylaw Services Weekly Update June 27 – July 2, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 23, 2017) – Bylaw Services reminds residents that the school year is finished this week. To keep our children safe, your primary focus should be
Municipality seeks guidance on TRC Calls to Action report at June 28 event

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 20, 2017) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is inviting residents to attend the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action Symposium on Wednesday,
Fifth Season of the Fort McMurray Urban Market Begins June 21

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 19, 2017) – The Fort McMurray Urban Market begins its fifth season in the community with a special Summer Solstice market on Wednesday, June 21.
Transit Updates and Canada Day Service Announced: Effective June 30

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 19, 2017) – Municipal Transit Services announces updates to routes, schedules and more, effective Friday, June 30. Transit Services is committed to making ongoing improvements
#FireSmartFriday Encouraging Better Understanding of FireSmart Disciplines and Principles

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 16, 2017) – Every Friday this summer is #FireSmartFriday, a weekly opportunity to learn more about FireSmart principles and ongoing projects in the region. Each
Special Council Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 16, 2017) – There will be a special Council meeting on Tuesday to hear an update on the Rural Water, Sewer and Road Rehabilitation Program,
Bylaw Services Weekly Update June 20 – 26, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 16, 2017) – Bylaw Services reminds residents to drive cautiously as pedestrian traffic will increase with the close of the school year. Please be extra
Home Fire Safety Program Offers Free Smoke Alarm Installation to Prairie Creek and Grayling Terrace Residents

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 13, 2017) – Regional Emergency Services (RES) with support from Enbridge Pipelines Inc. is launching the fifth season of the Home Fire Safety Program in
Municipality Announces Next Candidate Information Session

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 13, 2017) – Residents interested in becoming a candidate in this fall’s municipal election are invited to the next candidate information session hosted by the
Registration for Heavy Item Pickup Program Opens Today

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 12, 2017) – Registration for heavy item pickup opens today. Register online and make spring cleaning a little easier. Residents in Fort McMurray are invited
Residents Invited to Take Age-Friendly Needs Assessment Survey

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 12, 2017) – The Advisory Committee on Aging (ACOA) is undertaking an assessment of age-friendliness in our community. Residents are invited to take part by
Statement from Fire Chief Jody Butz Regarding 2016 Wildfire Reviews

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 9, 2017) “Post-incident assessments are essential to being better prepared for the future. In every incident, there are opportunities for learning and the Horse River
Bylaw Services Weekly Update June 13 – 19, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 9, 2017) – Residential street sweeping is in full swing. Residents are reminded to watch for No Parking signs being posted in areas to be
Big Bin Events Beginning June 10 – Dispose of Large Household Items

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 8, 2017) – It’s time to think big about spring cleaning. Residents are encouraged to dig out those large household items that need disposal and
Bylaw Services Weekly Update June 5 – 12, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 2, 2017) – Bylaw Services reminds residents to use crosswalks when crossing the street. Crosswalks are placed in areas with improved visibility and are signed
Application Period Extended for Drywall Support Program

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 1, 2017) – The deadline to apply for Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Drywall Support Program has been extended to Tuesday, June 13 at 2 p
Wildfire Recovery Surveys for Residents and Business Owners Available Until June 30

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 1, 2017) – KPMG has been contracted by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) to conduct an independent review of the regional-level wildfire response
2017 Property Tax Notices Issued to Residents

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 31, 2017) – Residents can expect to receive their 2017 Property Tax Notices in the mail over the next week. If you have not received
Flags at Half-mast in Honour of Dave Kirschner

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 29, 2017) – In memory of former councillor and long-time resident, Dave Kirschner, who has passed away, flags at all municipal buildings are being flown
Artists, Performers and Venues Encouraged to Register for Alberta Culture Days

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 29, 2017) – Local artists, performers and venues are encouraged to take part in Alberta Culture Days this fall. The Wood Buffalo Culture Days planning
Regular Waste Collection in Rebuild Areas Has Resumed

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 29, 2017) – Regular waste collection has resumed in the rebuild areas of Abasand, Beacon Hill, Stone Creek, Waterways and Wood Buffalo in accordance with
Annual Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Roundup on June 3

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 26, 2017) – Residents are encouraged to take part in the Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Roundup on June 3. Safely dispose of any household
Bylaw Services Weekly Update May 29 – June 4, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 26, 2017) – Bylaw Services reminds residents to drive cautiously as pedestrian traffic increases with warmer weather. Please be extra careful in school zones and
2017 Spring Road Load Limits to be Lifted on May 29 in Most Areas

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 26, 2017) – Spring road load limits will no longer be in effect on the following roads as of Monday, May 29: Gravel portion of
Only One Week Left to Apply for the Drywall Support Program

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 24, 2017) – The deadline to apply for Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Drywall Support Program is Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 2 p.m. The
New loan program to support business recovery launching June 1

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 24, 2017) – Starting June 1, 2017, businesses in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will have access to a new loan program through Community
Unveiling Canada’s 150th Anniversary Tulip Garden

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 23, 2017) – Residents are invited to Snye Point Park on May 27 to join Communities in Bloom as they unveil Canada’s 150th Anniversary Tulip
Volunteer and Parade Float Registration Open for Canada Day

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 23, 2017) – Volunteer and parade float registration is now open for the annual Canada Day Parade and Festivities. “With Canada celebrating its 150th birthday
Stockpiling Site for Soil From Wildfire-damaged Properties Opens Saturday Morning

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 19, 2017) – Excavated soil from wildfire-damaged properties in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will be stockpiled in Abrams Land starting on Saturday, May
Residents Invited to Community Planting Event to Kick Off Tree Canada Reforestation Efforts

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 19, 2017) – Residents are invited to get their hands dirty and help launch reforestation efforts in the region at a community planting on Saturday,
Temporary Residential Waste Bins Now Available in all Rebuild Communities

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 18, 2017) – Temporary waste bins have been installed in Abasand, Beacon Hill, Waterways, Wood Buffalo and Stone Creek to support residents who are moving
RMWB Launches "Your Guide to Starting and Operating a Business in Wood Buffalo"

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 18, 2017) – Entrepreneurs and business owners now have access to a written guide for starting a business in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Bylaw Services Weekly Update May 22-29, 2017: Can’t find Fido? Check our In-Care Gallery

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 18, 2017) – Bylaw Services reminds residents that if you are missing your pet, you can look online to see if Animal Control Services has
Residents Invited to Show and Shine Event for National Public Works Week

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 17, 2017) – Residents are invited to the Municipality’s fourth annual Show and Shine event on May 24, held in conjunction with National Public Works
Council Approves 2017 Tax Rate Bylaw

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 17, 2017) – Council has approved the 2017 Property Tax Rate Bylaw, decreasing the rural non-residential tax rate by two per cent and maintaining all
Statement From RMWB About Fort McMurray Water Treatment Plant: Cleanup Continues; No Risk to Water Quality and Supply

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 16, 2017) On May 8, an incident at the Water Treatment Plant resulted in a chemical reaction that produced chlorine gas in the facility. Over
Bylaw Services Weekly Update May 15-21, 2017: Be Alert, Accidents Hurt

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 12, 2017) – When on the road, your primary focus should be on your driving. Activities such as using a hand-held device, eating a meal
May 12 Update on Waterways Slope Stability Assessment and Next Steps

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 12, 2017) – The Recovery Task Force (RTF) has received the appraisal report for Waterways lots subject to slope stability concerns and will make a
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry implementing Fire Advisory for Fort McMurray Forest Area

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 11, 2017) – Effective immediately, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is ‎implementing a Fire Advisory for the Fort McMurray Forest Area due to anticipated high winds.
Council Accepts New Regional Population Model

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 10, 2017) – Updated population projections for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo were accepted by Council at its public meeting on Tuesday night. It
Wildland Urban Interface Firefighter Training Underway to Improve Response to Wildfires

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 10, 2017) – Regional Emergency Services (RES) members are undertaking wildland urban interface firefighter training to help improve the response to wildfires in our region.
Municipality Releases Information Package for Those Rebuilding on Zero Lot Line Properties

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 10, 2017) – The Municipality has released an information package for home owners and contractors outlining code compliant development options for rebuilding homes on zero
Residents invited to Learn About Emergency Access Roads Construction this Summer in Abasand, Beacon Hill and Wood Buffalo

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 5, 2017) – Emergency Access Roads will be built this summer in Abasand, Beacon Hill and Wood Buffalo. A Here for You public information session
Registration for MMA Training Seminar Closes May 10

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 8, 2017) – Mixed martial arts (MMA) enthusiasts have until May 10 to register for a referee and judging training seminar with the legendary UFC
Statement from RMWB about Fort McMurray Water Treatment Plant: Residents No Longer Asked to Conserve Their Water Use

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 8, 2017) – Operations have returned to normal at the Fort McMurray Water Treatment Plant. There are no longer impacts to water supply, and residents
Statement from RMWB about Fort McMurray Water Treatment Plant; Residents and Businesses Asked to Monitor Water Consumption

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 8, 2017) – This morning, during a routine chemical delivery at the Fort McMurray Water Treatment Plant, sodium hypochlorite was accidently transferred into the polyaluminum
Bylaw Services Weekly Update May 8-14, 2017: Street Sweeping Has Begun – Watch for No-Parking signs in Your Neighbourhood

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 5, 2017) – Now that warmer weather has arrived, street sweeping has begun. Residents are reminded to watch for No-Parking signs being posted in areas
Street Sweeping – Watch for No-Parking Signs

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 4, 2017) – Residents are advised to watch for No-Parking signs as street sweeping crews work around Fort McMurray. Crews continue to sweep Primary and
Residents Encouraged to Volunteer for Boards and Committees

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 4, 2017) – The Municipality is accepting applications for volunteers to serve on its Council-appointed Boards and Committees. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to
Get Prepared During Emergency Preparedness Week

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 4, 2017) – May 7-13 is recognized nationally as Emergency Preparedness Week, and residents are invited to learn how they can get prepared for emergency
Media Advisory: May 3 Media Availability

What: Premier Rachel Notley and Mayor Melissa Blake will acknowledge the passing of one year since the 2016 Horse River Wildfire, followed by a brief question and answer period. Off-site
Community Gatherings – Parking and Transit Service

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 1, 2017) – Residents are reminded of limited parking in downtown Fort McMurray on May 3, as a number of community gatherings will be held
New Drywall Support Program to Benefit Contractors, Builders and Homeowners in RMWB

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 1, 2017) – On May 1, 2017 Western Economic Diversification Canada launched the Drywall Support Program to support Western and Northern Canadian drywall contractors and
Contractors Required to Use Construction Access Road in Beacon Hill for all Rebuild Activity

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 28, 2017) – Effective immediately, all contractors and builders participating in any aspect of the rebuild in Beacon Hill must use the newly built construction
Shape The Way You Have Your Say!

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 28, 2017) – To better engage our citizens, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is inviting the public to shape the way you have your
Business Owners Invited to Meet and Greet with Local Lenders and Financial Institutions

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 28, 2017) – Business owners looking to connect to banks, lenders and business support organizations in the region are invited to a meet and greet
Bylaw Services Weekly Update May 1-7, 2017: Remember to Renew Your Pet Licence!

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 28, 2017) – Did you know pet licences expired in April? Renew your pet licence at the Timberlea Landing Building (309 Powder Dr.) or
Fees For Disposal of Acceptable Contaminated Soil to be Waived for Wildfire Damaged Areas until December 31, 2018

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 27, 2017) – Effective immediately, all fees at the Regional Landfill associated with the disposal of Acceptable Contaminated Soil for residential homes in wildfire damaged
Mayor and Council Launch Medal program to Recognize Exceptional Service During 2016 Wildfire

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 27, 2017) – Mayor and Council have launched the Council Commendation Wildfire Medal Program today – a program which recognizes the exceptional service of the
*REVISED* Council Approves 2016 Property Assessments Motion

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 26, 2017) – Residents who believe their properties were not assessed at fair market value have an opportunity to request the municipality update their assessment.
River Breakup Declared

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 25, 2017) – River breakup has been declared, which means that ice jams in the Athabasca and Clearwater Rivers no longer create a flood risk.
Back to Business Resource Centre Transitioning to New Location on May 1

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 24, 2017) – Effective May 1, 2017, the Back to Business Resource Centre will be transitioning from its Hardin Street location to a new location
Community Gatherings Being Held Across the Region in Recognition of Wildfire

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 24, 2017) – Community gatherings are being held throughout the region starting on May 3 to recognize the May 2016 Horse River Wildfire. The community
Bylaw Services Weekly Update April 24-30, 2017: Don’t Forget, Register your Pet!

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 21, 2017) – Don’t forget to register your pet this April! Get your 2017-2018 pet licence from the cashiers at the Timberlea Landing Building (309
Municipality Among Alberta Organizations Recognized for Wildfire Animal Rescue

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 21, 2017) – In recognition of the collaborative efforts in animal recovery during the 2016 Horse River Wildfire, the Municipality received an Animal Welfare Leadership
RMWB Announces Candidate Information Sessions

(Fort McMurray AB – April 20, 2017) – With this year’s election coming up on Oct. 16, the municipality is kicking off the first of several candidate information sessions. The
Municipality Introduces Northern Roots Compost, Announces Public Information Sessions and Demonstration Garden

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 20, 2017) – Residents are invited to a series of public information sessions introducing the Northern Roots Compost program. Green thumbs are also invited to
Residents Cautioned to Avoid Water Filtration System Sales Claiming Municipality’s Endorsement

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 19, 2017) A number of residents have reported that they were approached by a private company to install and enter into a contractual agreement for
Fort McMurray Urban Market to Host Vendor Information Session April 24

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 18, 2017) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will be hosting a vendor information session on April 24 for the 2017 Fort McMurray Urban
Registration Now Open for Annual Spring Community Cleanup

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 18, 2017) – Residents are invited to once again team up with friends, coworkers and neighbours to help create a litter-free Wood Buffalo. It’s time
Construction Management Teams Co-ordinating Safe, Efficient and Compliant Rebuild of RMWB

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 18, 2017) – Construction Management Teams (CMTs) have been activated to help identify hazards, reduce risks, and promote safety education and compliance where rebuild construction
Firefighters Camp Out on the Roof for 100 Hours in Support of Local Charities

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 13, 2017) – Local firefighters are gearing up for the annual 100-hour rooftop campout from April 18-22. On April 18, five firefighters will climb the
Roads Update: Winter Maintenance Zones, Street Sweeping and Potholes

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 13, 2017) – Residents are reminded that the Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) season will end at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 14, along with
Bylaw Services Weekly Update April 17-23, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 13, 2017) – Did you know that Animal Control Services has a skilled team of Animal Health Technologists who ensure the safety of lost pets/strays
Waterways Slope Stability Assessment Presentation to be Made at Next Meeting of Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 13, 2017) – Residents are invited to attend the next meeting of the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee (WBRC) to hear a presentation about the Waterways
Fire Hydrant Flushing to Begin Next Week

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 11, 2017) – The Municipality will begin flushing fire hydrants next week as part of the annual maintenance program. Underground Services crews will begin flushing
RMWB Sharing Rebuilding Wood Buffalo Construction Safety Video with Education Partners in the Region

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 10, 2017) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is proud to announce the release of a construction safety video geared at educating students and
Burn Abatement Work to Reduce the Risk of Wildfires Begins Next Week

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 7, 2017) – Regional Emergency Services (RES) crews are beginning burn abatement work throughout the region as part of their annual efforts to reduce the
Bylaw Services Weekly Update April 10-16, 2017: Is Your Pet Missing?

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 7, 2017) – Is your pet missing? If so, it may be in the safe care of our Animal Control Branch. If you’ve lost your
Big John McCarthy Bringing MMA Training Seminar to Fort McMurray

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 6, 2017) – Mixed martial arts (MMA) enthusiasts have the opportunity to attend a referee and judging training seminar with the legendary UFC referee Big
Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Recommends Repeal of Noise Bylaw Amendment to Council

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 6, 2017) – The Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee (WBRC) is recommending Council repeal Bylaw 16/015, an amendment to the Noise Bylaw, which allows for 24-hour
April is Pet Licence Renewal Month

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 4, 2017) – Did you know that pet licences for cats and dogs expire in April? Within the region, it’s a pet owner’s lawful duty
Fort McMurray Urban Market Seeking Vendors for 2017 Season

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 04, 2017) – The Fort McMurray Urban Market is gearing up for its 5th season in the community. The 2017 season will begin on Wednesday,
Call for Applications for Annual Community Investment Program Grants Now Open

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 3, 2017) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is accepting applications for four Community Investment Program grant opportunities. The grants open for applications are
Bylaw Services Weekly Update April 3-9, 2017: The Benefits of Pet Licensing

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 31, 2017) – Bylaw Services reminds all pet owners within the RMWB to register their animals this April. There are many great benefits to licensing
RMWB Recognized for Excellence in Economic Development

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 31, 2017) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) Economic Development Branch has been awarded the Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) President’s Award, which recognizes
Get Prepared for River Breakup Season

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 30, 2017) – With the beginning of spring, ice in the Athabasca and Clearwater Rivers begins to break up, jam and rise, creating a flood
Community Gathering to be Held at Snye Park on May 3

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 28, 2017) – A community-driven, dawn-to-dusk gathering will be held at Snye Park on May 3. “Marking this occasion is an important step in our
Residents Reminded to Contact Utility Companies to Ease Rebuild Reconnections

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 27, 2017) – Homeowners and builders in the process of rebuilding are reminded there are important considerations regarding utility connections that must be taken into
Municipality Announces Spring Load Limits for Roads

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 27, 2017) – Spring load limits on gravel and cold mix roads will be lowered to 75% of the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) effective March
Transit Services Updates Announced: Effective March 31

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 24, 2017) – Municipal Transit Services announces updates to routes, schedules and more, effective Friday, March 31. Transit Services is committed to making ongoing improvements
Residents Granted 2016 Provincial Education Property Tax Forgiveness

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 24, 2017) – Wood Buffalo residential property owners will receive up to $5.1 million in 2016 provincial education property tax forgiveness following confirmation of
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: March 27-April 2, 2017: April is Pet Licensing Month

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 24, 2017) – Did you know that dog and cat licences expire at the end of March? All pets are required to be registered within
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road closing for the season on March 25

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 24, 2017) – The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will close for the season at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 25. The winter road will
Winter Roads Update – Fort Chipewyan and La Loche

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 23, 2017) – The La Loche Winter Trail will close for the season at 10 a.m. on Friday, March, 24. In addition, the load
Update on Waterways Slope Stability Assessment and Next Steps

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 22, 2017) – Committed to community-led recovery, the Municipality’s Recovery Task Force has issued a Request For Quotations (RFQ) for property appraisals following the public
Lac La Biche Winter Trail Closed for the Season

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 21, 2017) – The Lac La Biche Winter Trail will close for the season at noon on March 21. The Lac La Biche Winter Trail
McMurray Métis, Athabasca Tribal Council and RMWB partner to help First Nations and Métis communities in wildfire recovery

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 20, 2017) The Recovery Task Force has partnered with the McMurray Métis and the Athabasca Tribal Council to establish two positions dedicated to helping First
La Loche Winter Trail: Daytime Closure Due to Warm Temperatures

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 19, 2017) – The La Loche Winter Trail will close during daytime hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. effective immediately. The La
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: March 20-26, 2017: Crosswalk Safety

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 17, 2017) – Residents are reminded to use designated crosswalks when crossing municipal roadways and to refrain from jaywalking. Under the Roads and Transportation Bylaw
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road – Daytime Load Restrictions Lifted on March 19

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 17, 2017) – Daytime load restrictions for the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road will be lifted on Sunday, March 19, and the load limit will return
Homeowners with Water Bomb Damages Asked to Contact Municipality

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 16, 2017) – Homeowners who believe their property was damaged by water bombing efforts undertaken in response to the May, 2016 wildfire are encouraged to
Winter Roads Update – Fort Chipewyan, La Loche and Lac La Biche

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 14, 2017) – Daytime load limit restrictions are being put into effect for the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road, and La Loche and Lac La Biche
Council Approves Revised 2017 Operating Budget, Saving $47 million

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 13, 2017) – Mayor and Council passed the $468.7 million 2017 Operating Budget at the March 10 Special Council Meeting. The revised budget is
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: March 13-19, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 10, 2017) – Property owners and contractors within areas of reconstruction are reminded to remove debris, equipment and materials from sidewalks. This includes, but is
Special Council Meeting on 2017 Operating Budget Scheduled for March 10

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 9, 2017) – Administration will present the proposed 2017 Operating Budget to Council at a Special Council Meeting on March 10. Administration will propose a
Calling All Local Artists: RMWB Offers Three Opportunities to Showcase Artwork in Community

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 9, 2017) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is offering local artists three opportunities to showcase their artwork in the region. From gleaning inspiration
Tree Canada Coming to Fort McMurray for March 15 Here for You Session about Re-greening Projects Across the Region

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 8, 2017) – Tree Canada will be taking part in a special Here for You public information session about the Re-greening Projects taking place across
Insurance. Recovery. Support. to Provide Face-to-face Insurance Guidance for Residents and Business Owners Through Back to Business Resource Centre

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 7, 2017) – Representatives from the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) are returning to the community to help residents and business owners better understand their
Municipality Announces Deadline for the Birchwood Trails Firewood Project

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 7, 2017) – Residents are advised that the deadline for firewood pickup as part of the Birchwood Trails firewood project is Friday, March 24, 2017.
Temporary Mitigation Measures in Place for Off-highway Vehicle (OHV) Access in Saprae Creek

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 6, 2017) – Residents are advised that log barricades have now been placed across several cleared areas in Saprae Creek to temporarily mitigate OHV access
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road to Reopen March 5 at 8 p.m.

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 5, 2017) – Following the completion of repairs on a section of the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road, it will reopen at 8 p.m. today.
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Load Limit Reduced to 5,000 kg

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 4, 2017) – Due to repairs on a section of the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road, the load limit has been reduced to 5,000 kg,
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Temporarily Closed

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 4, 2017) – Due to repairs on a section of the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road, the road has been temporarily closed. Crews arrived on-site this
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: March 6-12, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 3, 2017) – Residents are reminded when parking on streets you are not permitted to park within 1.5 meters of a driveway, 10 meters
Residents Encouraged to Attend Public Information Session on Waterways Slope Stability Assessment

(Fort McMurray, AB – March 1, 2017) – Residents are invited to an upcoming Here for You public information session focused on sharing the results of the Waterways slope stability
Homeowners Reminded to Verify Their Property Lines Before Building Fences

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 27, 2017) – Homeowners in the process of rebuilding their homes are reminded it is their responsibility to verify their property lines before building fences
Homeowners and job seekers encouraged to attend YMM Home Show and Job Fair

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 27, 2017) – Homeowners and job seekers are encouraged to attend the YMM Home Show and Job Fair on March 3 and 4 in the
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Feb. 27 – March 5, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 24, 2017) – As temperatures rise, residents are reminded when enjoying fresh air with their pets that animals are to be kept on a leash
La Loche Winter Trail Reopens Today

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 23, 2017) – The La Loche Winter Trail has reopened today with a load limit of 27,500 kg. Motorists are advised to watch for
Winter Maintenance Zones Relaxed Starting February 23

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 22, 2017) – Winter Maintenance Zones will be relaxed starting Thursday, Feb. 23, until further notice. While zones are relaxed, residential on-street parking will be
Here for You Launching Bi-weekly Sessions at McMurray Experience

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 17, 2017) – Starting Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the Here for You Public Information Sessions will be coming to the McMurray Experience at Jubilee Plaza
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Feb. 20 - 26, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 17, 2017) – As the Municipality’s FireSmart fuel reduction projects continue, residents are reminded that controlled burns are ongoing in the Birchwood Trails. For the
Help Shape Diversity in Wood Buffalo by Participating in a Research Survey

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 17, 2017) – Residents are invited to participate in a research-based survey to help create a new community-driven Diversity Plan. “This survey builds on the
Municipality Appoints New Fire Chief

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 16, 2017) – The Municipality is pleased to announce that Jody Butz will begin in the role of Fire Chief on Feb. 27 “We are
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Load Limit Reduced Until Evening of Feb. 19

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 16, 2017) – Due to warmer temperatures, the load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road has been reduced to 5,000 kg until Sunday,
REMINDER: Watch the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Meeting from Home Tonight via Livestream

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 16, 2017) – The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board is meeting to hear the Dunvegan Gardens appeal on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
YMM Home Show Booths Sell Out; Businesses Encouraged to Register for Job Fair

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 14, 2017) – The YMM Home Show is fully booked with more than 100 vendors registered. All booths are now filled for the event, which
La Loche Winter Trail Will Close Temporarily Due to Warm Temperatures

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 14, 2017) – The La Loche Winter Trail will close temporarily beginning Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. due to warm temperatures. The La Loche
Winter Roads Update – Fort Chipewyan, La Loche and Lac La Biche

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 13, 2017) – Daytime load limit restrictions are being put into effect for the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road, and La Loche and Lac La Biche
Dunvegan Gardens Appeal Available Via Livestream on Feb. 16

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 10, 2017) – The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board is meeting to hear the Dunvegan Gardens appeal on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Feb. 13 - 19, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 10, 2017) – Did you know February is recognized nationally as Responsible Pet Ownership Month? The Municipality believes a key step in being a responsible
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Maintenance to Begin Next Week

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 10, 2017) – Routine maintenance will begin next week along the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road. Workers will begin mobilizing this weekend, with maintenance activities to
Winter Maintenance Zones Weekly Update: Feb 13 – 17, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 10, 2017) – Have you seen windrows along the centre of your residential street? If so, road crews are preparing to remove snow from the
Residents Invited to Learn About FireSmart and Controlled Burns, Hazardous Tree Removal, ReLeaf and More

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 7, 2017) – Residents are invited to learn about work being done to manage forested areas and mitigate the risk of wildfire in the region.
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Load Limit Increases to 45,000 kg

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 7, 2017) – The load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road has increased to 45,000 kg effective immediately. Motorists are reminded that tree
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Feb. 6 - 12, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 3, 2017) – In correspondence with the Municipality’s ongoing FireSmart fuel reduction projects, residents are reminded that controlled burns are ongoing in the Birchwood Trails
Winter Maintenance Zones Weekly Update: Feb 6 – 10, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 3, 2017) – Our priority is to clear a safe path on roadways and sidewalks for residents – as well as emergency vehicles and municipal
Fort Chipewyan Aquatic Centre Officially Opens to the Community

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 1, 2017) – The Municipality has announced the grand opening of the Fort Chipewyan Aquatic Centre. “I am delighted that Fort Chipewyan’s newest asset is
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Load Limit Increases to 35,000 kg

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 1, 2017) – The load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road has increased to 35,000 kg effective immediately. Motorists are reminded that tree
Wood Buffalo Residents Unite in Walk Against Hate and Islamophobia

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 1, 2017) – Residents of Wood Buffalo joined together today for a unity walk as a demonstration of solidarity of all social and religious groups,
RMWB Announces Organizational Realignment

An Important Step Toward Building a Fiscally Responsible 2017 Operating Budget (Fort McMurray, AB – January 31, 2017, 10 a.m.) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo announced
Construction Has Begun at Snye Park in Preparation for WinterPLAY

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 30, 2017) – Residents are advised that construction has begun at Snye Park in preparation for the 2017 WinterPLAY Festival. Snye Park is open to
Winter Roads Update – Fort Chipewyan and La Loche

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 27, 2017) – The load limit on the La Loche Winter Trail has been reduced to 10,000 kg effective today. The load limit has
RMWB Continues FireSmart Controlled Burns, Reminds Residents of Mental Health Resources

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 27, 2017) — The Municipality reminds residents that controlled burns are ongoing in the Birchwood Trails as part of the FireSmart fuel reduction projects. While
Citizen Recognition Program Toasts Outstanding Community Contributors

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 27, 2017) – Eight exceptional residents were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community at the annual Citizen Recognition Program: Mayor and Council’s Toast
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 27, 2017) – Did you know that you can be fined for improper use of Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV)? Violators can be penalized for dangerous operation
Here for You Returns to Saprae Creek for Hazardous Tree Removal Update

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 26, 2017) Saprae Creek residents are encouraged to attend a Here for You public information session being held next week regarding the Hazardous Tree Removal
Economic Opportunity Assessment Studying Current Challenges and Opportunities in Wood Buffalo

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 23, 2017) – In the wake of the May 2016 wildfire, an Economic Opportunity Assessment is being conducted this week to better understand the current
Apply to Mentor the 2017 Artist in Residency program

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 20, 2017) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is seeking an artist mentor for this year’s Artist in Residency (AIR) program. Starting June 1,
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Jan. 23-29, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 20, 2017) – Residents are reminded that the removal of windrows at the end of their driveways remains the responsibility of the resident. This approach
Tune in to the Mayor and Council’s Toast of Champions Online

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 19, 2017) – The Citizen Recognition Program: Mayor and Council’s Toast of Champions is returning on Jan 26, and the community is invited to watch
Small Businesses Encouraged to Check Inboxes for Small Business Workforce Support Program Notification Emails

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 13, 2017) – Businesses that applied for the RMWB Small Business Workforce Support Program are encouraged to check their inboxes for email notifications regarding whether
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Jan. 16-22, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 13, 2017) – Residents are reminded of the four designated off-loading areas for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) usage: Snye Point, Abasand Staging Area, Timberlea/Tower Road, and
Winter Roads Update – Fort Chipewyan and La Loche

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 13, 2017) – The La Loche Winter Trail opens today. Initially the road will be open to light traffic 18,000 kg and lower only.
It’s Winter Storm Season: Get Prepared and be Safe

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 11, 2017) – Winter storms can strike our region quickly and unexpectedly. Residents can take steps to ensure they’re prepared for winter storms with safety
Track Permits and Inspections for a Safe, Compliant Rebuild

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 11, 2017) – All residents rebuilding their homes are reminded to track their permit and inspection progress, and ensure completion before reoccupying their homes. It
Use Extra Caution on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 11, 2017) – Crews are clearing fallen trees from the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road. Please travel to road conditions with a maximum speed of 50
Reminder: Provincial Legislation Affects Municipal Campaign Contributions

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 10, 2017) – With the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 16, 2017, the Municipality reminds candidates about provincial legislation that affects municipal campaign contributions. Provincial
RMWB Implements No-fee E-permitting

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 10, 2017) – Effective immediately, wildfire rebuild permits applied for online through the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s E-Permitting will now be exempt from submitting
YMM Home Show and Job Fair Invites Vendors, Builders and Employers to Register

YMM Home Show and Job Fair invites vendors, builders and employers to register (Fort McMurray, AB – January 9, 2017) – Businesses and vendors are invited to register now at
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Jan. 9-15, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 6, 2017) – Did you know that all vehicles must have a valid license plate to park on a municipal roadway? Please ensure that the
Next Public Council Meeting to be Held Jan. 17

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 6, 2017) – The next regularly scheduled Council Meeting will take place on Jan. 17. Council will meet in-camera on Jan. 10 to discuss Land
Safety First: Birchwood Trail Closures During FireSmart Activities

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 6, 2017) – Residents must avoid marked areas of the Birchwood Trails where active FireSmart work is ongoing. Caution signs have been posted in areas
Shootout on the Snye Registration is Now Open

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 6, 2017) – Hockey lovers in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo have the chance to be a part of history. Registration is now open
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Load Limit Increases to 15,000 kg

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 4, 2017) – The load limit on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road has increased to 15,000 kg as of noon today. Tree clearing operations
Flags at Half-mast in Memory of Diane Slater

(Fort McMurray, AB – January 3, 2016) – In memory of former councillor and long-time resident, Diane Slater, who died on Dec. 31, 2016, flags at all municipal buildings are
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Jan. 2-8, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 30, 2016) – As the holiday season comes to an end, Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) will be reactivated on residential streets on Jan. 2. Residents
Winter Maintenance Zones Will Reactivate on January 2

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 29, 2016) – Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZs) will come back into effect on Monday, Jan. 2, and residential on-street parking restrictions will resume. Residents are
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, 2017

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 23, 2016) – Ringing in the new year comes with celebration, whether you’re headed to a party or festive function make sure you park accordingly
Lac La Biche Winter Trail Opens Today

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 22, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s portion of the Lac La Biche Winter Trail will open on today at 12 p.m.
Toys for Tickets Successfully Supports Our Region’s Families in Need

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 21, 2016) – The Municipality’s Toys for Tickets program concluded on Dec. 20, receiving approximately $1,880 in toys for families in need in our
Upcoming Permit Changes to Improve Inspection Process

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 20, 2016) – To improve safety and compliance with building legislation in the region, updates to three permit processes will come into effect on Jan.
Be Fire Safe Over the Holidays

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 20, 2016) – Regional Emergency Services is reminding residents to be fire safe this holiday season. Statistics from the Office of the Fire Commissioner have
Winter Maintenance Zones Relaxed for Holiday Season: December 26 – 30

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 19, 2016) – Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZs) will be relaxed for the Christmas holiday season from Monday, Dec. 26 until Friday, Dec. 30. While WMZs
Holiday Service Schedule: Transit, Christmas Tree Disposal and Waste Collection

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 19, 2016) – Recycling your Christmas tree is easy. A number of sites will be set up throughout Fort McMurray to drop off your tree
Rebuilding? Check Your Water and Sewer Reconnections

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 19, 2016) – All residents rebuilding their homes are encouraged to take proactive measures to ensure their water and sewer services are in good working
Fort Chipewyan Winter Road Opens to Light Traffic on December 19

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 16, 2016) – The Fort Chipewyan Winter Road is opening on Monday, Dec. 19 at 8 a.m. Initially the road will be open to
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Dec. 19-25, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 16, 2016) – The holiday season is often filled with delicious, indulgent meals that can create by-products of fat, oil and grease (FOG). It may
Outdoor Skating Rinks Begin to Open in Wood Buffalo

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 16, 2016) – Get your stick on the ice, Wood Buffalo. The Municipality has begun to open outdoor rinks for public skating and hockey. The
Court Rules Tatum May Remain on Council

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 15, 2016) – The application to address Councillor Tatum’s eligibility to remain on Council will not be proceeding this afternoon. An Order was granted by
Municipality Reminds Residents of Upcoming Property Tax Penalty Deadline

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 15, 2016) – To avoid late payment penalties, property owners are reminded to pay their property taxes in full by the Dec. 31, 2016 deadline.
Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Welcomes New Member

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 14, 2016) – The Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee (WBRC) is delighted to welcome Nathalie Aubrey to the committee following approval of the Selection Committee’s recommendation
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Dec. 12-18, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 12, 2016) – With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is easy to get caught up in the rush. Remember that Accessible
Winter Roads Update – Fort Chipewyan and La Loche

(Fort McMurray, AB – Dec 9, 2016) – Crews continue to prepare the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road and the La Loche Winter Trail for the season. Neither road is open
Join the Taxi Advisory Committee

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 8, 2016) – Residents are invited to apply for the Taxi Advisory Committee (TAC), which provides recommendations to the Municipality related to the Vehicle for
Municipal Transit Service Releases Service Updates Effective December 12

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 8, 2016) – Municipal Transit Services announces further updates to routes, schedules and more, effective Dec. 12. “We live in a municipality on the move
Waterways Update: Here for You Session Postponed to Dec. 15, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 8, 2016) – The overwhelming majority of residents who have participated in both formal and informal public engagement opportunities have indicated the preferred direction for
The 2016 Santa Claus Parade welcomes thousands to downtown Fort McMurray

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 7, 2015) – The weather was on our side for Santa Claus’ annual visit to Fort McMurray, making this year’s Santa Claus Parade and Lights
Winter Maintenance Zones Activate December 6

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 5, 2016) – Winter Maintenance Zones will activate at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, including on-street parking restrictions. Residents can identify their Zone
Transit Detours for Santa Claus Parade – Effective December 3

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 2, 2016) – In anticipation of the Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 3, residents are reminded of transit detours as Santa and all of his
Winter Maintenance Zones Update – December 2

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 2, 2016) – Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) are relaxed through Monday, Dec. 5, though snow is in the forecast in the coming days. WMZs continue
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Dec. 5-11, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 2, 2016) – Did you know that you can suspend electrical cord above the sidewalk? You may suspend cords as long as they’re at least
Call for Artists: Art in Motion Goes “Into the Wild”

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 30, 2016) – The municipality is accepting art submissions inspired by the theme “Into the Wild” for the next cycle of Art in Motion Submit
Municipality Announces Road Closures for Santa Claus Parade

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 30, 2016) – Jolly ol’ Saint Nick is cruising into town Dec. 3 for the Lights of Christmas at 5:30 p.m. and the Santa
Help Lead Recovery as a Member of the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 30, 2016) – The Municipality is accepting applications for a position on the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee. Membership of this Committee consists of three Councillors,
Winter Roads Update – Fort Chipewyan and La Loche

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 29, 2016) – Crews continue to work on the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road and La Loche Winter Trail. Pending weather conditions, the roads are anticipated
Bring Joy to the Region’s Families in Need with Toys for Tickets

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 29, 2016) – Motorists who receive parking tickets between Dec. 1 and 15 will have the opportunity to pay their ticket with toys through the
Municipality announces interim CAO Annette Antoniak

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 29, 2016) – On behalf of Council, the Municipality is pleased to announce that Annette Antoniak will begin in the role of interim Chief Administrative
“My Hero” Art in Motion Exhibit Now on Display at McMurray Experience

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 28, 2016) – Residents and visitors are invited to see the heroes of local artists showcased in the Art in Motion display at McMurray Experience.
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 25, 2016) – As the temperature drops, your speed should too. Maximum speed limits are for optimal driving conditions — it takes longer for your
Municipality Continues to Engage with Residents Using New Recovery Focus Groups

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 24, 2016) – As part of the Municipality’s commitment to continued public engagement, the Recovery Task Force is seeking volunteers who are willing to participate
Council Approves Terms of Reference for Bill 21 Steering Group

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 23, 2016) – Council has approved the terms of reference to create a joint steering group in response to Bill 21. Bill 21 consists of
2017 Budget Deliberations to Begin Nov. 28

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 23, 2016) – Presentations on the 2017 Proposed Budget and 2018-2022 Financial Plans will begin at a Special Council Meeting on Nov. 28. In the
Municipality holds successful Social Procurement Design Labs

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 23, 2016) – As part of the Social Procurement pilot project, the Municipality engaged more than 100 stakeholders at Design Labs from Nov. 8-10. Members
Special Thanks – Stuff-A-Bus for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 22, 2016) – In true Wood Buffalo spirit, the community rallied together on Nov. 18 for the first annual Stuff-A-Bus event to raise donations for
Let Your Creativity Shine — Submit Your Poems to Words in Motion

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 22, 2016) – Are you a local writer or poet? Do you enjoy writing? Submit your poetry to the Words in Motion poetry program for
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Nov. 21-27, 2016: Protect Your Pets this Winter

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 18, 2016) – Does your dog love to be outside? If so, they need to be kept safe as temperatures drop. All pets need to
Stuff-A-Bus event for Wood Buffalo Food Bank on Nov. 18

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 17, 2016) – On Nov. 18, the Municipality will celebrate the inaugural Stuff-A-Bus event to collect donations and non-perishable food items for the Wood Buffalo
Communities in Bloom Launches Winter Nominate Your Neighbour Program

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 15, 2016) – Looking for a good way to recognize homes or businesses in the community that are decked out for the holidays? Why not
Residents and Businesses Invited to Spread Winter Cheer with Bam! Business Ambush

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 14, 2016) – Local businesses with storefronts have the opportunity to give their windows a seasonal makeover through the annual BAM! Business Ambush program. Applications
Municipality Accepting Proposals to Develop Programs and Services for Ending Homelessness

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 10, 2016) – Submissions are being accepted for the annual Community Plan on Homelessness Request for Proposal (RFP). The RMWB receives funding for homelessness initiatives
Winter Roads Update – Fort Chipewyan and La Loche

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 10, 2016) – Crews will be mobilizing next week to prepare for construction of the Fort Chipewyan Winter Road. Though temperatures are currently warm, crews
Call for Applications: Community Development Grant Opportunity

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 10, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is accepting applications for the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) grant. The FCSS grant is
State of Local Emergency to end November 10

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 10, 2016) – The State of Local Emergency that was declared on May 1, 2016, will end tonight at 11:59 p.m. This marks a
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Nov. 14-20, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 10, 2016) – Fewer daylight hours means that it’s harder to see pedestrians. We’re reminding motorists to be especially careful when approaching crosswalks and school
Municipality Announces Free Residential Waste Bins for Phase 2B Re-entry

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 7, 2016) – The Municipality has announced free temporary waste transfer stations for residents re-entering for Phase 2B in Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways. Residents
Grading surveys in Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways to Help Build, Rebuild and Plan for the Future

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 4, 2016) – Land surveyors will be in Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways in the weeks ahead conducting site and topographical surveys. The proactive work
Municipality Begins First Social Procurement Pilot Project

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 4, 2016) – The Municipality has issued its first Social Request for Quotes (RFQ). This is the first in a series of contracts within the
Recovery Milestones: Phase 2B Re-Entry to Begin Immediately, Permitting Fees Waived

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 4, 2016) Residents of 169 Abasand and 55 Beacon Hill homes can return home effective immediately, following a new recommendation from Dr. Karen Grimsrud, Chief
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Nov. 7-13, 2016: Pedestrian Safety Month

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 4, 2016) – November is Pedestrian Safety Month in Alberta. We’re asking drivers and pedestrians to be vigilant and follow some simple safety tips: For
Municipality to Host the 2020 National Communities in Bloom Symposium and Awards

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 2, 2016) – The National Communities in Bloom Organization has selected the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to host the 2020 National Communities in Bloom
Council Reschedules 2017 Budget Process

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 2, 2016) – To provide more opportunity for public involvement, Council has rescheduled the 2017 Budget deliberations to a later date. Following last night’s meeting,
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Nov. 1-6, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 28, 2016) – Pets are an important part of our community and we take their safety seriously by enforcing the Animal Control Bylaw. Pets left
Deliberation Begins for the Proposed 2017 Budget

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 28, 2016) – The proposed 2017 Budget and 2018 – 2022 Financial Plans will be presented to Council on Tuesday, Nov. 1. This presentation marks
Landfill Hours and Fees Updated and Pumpkin Drop-Off Announced

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 27, 2016) – Residents are advised that the landfill will be reverting back to regular operational hours, tipping fees for residential household waste will be
Municipality Releases Recovery Progress Report for October 27, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 27, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has released another recovery progress report. Council and Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Updates Council approved recommendations
First-ever Home Builder Expo Offers One-stop Connection for Builders and Local Business at 2016 Christmas Show and Marketplace

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 24, 2016) – Wood Buffalo residents building or renovating their home or property will have a unique opportunity to connect with local builders at a
Municipality Announces Stuff-A-Bus Event for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 24, 2016) – Local schools, businesses and industry are invited to register for the first annual Stuff-A-Bus event on Friday, Nov. 18, to raise donations
Registration for Santa Claus Parade and Lights of Christmas Opens

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 21, 2016) – The elves are hard at work preparing for the 2016 Santa Claus Parade and Lights of Christmas. Residents can now get on
Waterways Set to Re-open for Phase 2A Standing Homes

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 21, 2016) Waterways residents will be able to return to their standing homes on Monday, October 24, 2016, following today’s updated recommendation from the Chief
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Oct. 24-31: Have a Safe Halloween

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 21, 2016) – As Halloween is quickly approaching, we want to ensure the safety of the many little ghouls and ghosts that will be out
RMWB Seeking Snow Angels for 2016-17 Winter Season

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 20, 2016) – The municipality is looking for dedicated, outgoing, and caring community members to volunteer to shovel local seniors’ driveways and sidewalks through the
Municipality Releases Recovery Progress Report for October 20, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 20, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has released another recovery progress report. Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Updates On Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016,
Municipality to Take Part in Province-wide Homelessness Count

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 18, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will participate in Alberta’s second province-wide Point-in-Time Homeless Count on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. “The Point
Drainage Repairs to Firebreaks to Start Before the End of October

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 17, 2016) – The Municipality’s launch of its Firebreak Drainage Improvement project today is a proactive approach to eliminate safety hazards or the risk of
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Oct. 17-23

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 14, 2016) – Did you know that to keep our residents safe, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will be plowing streets and clearing any
Notice: Winter Maintenance Zones Relaxed October 17 and 18

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 14, 2016) – Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) are relaxed starting Monday, Oct. 17 and Tuesday, Oct. 18, until further notice. This means that residential on-street
Boards and Committees Deadline Extended to Oct. 28

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 13, 2016) – The deadline for applications to Boards and Committees is being extended to Oct. 28. Residents looking for a way to shape the
Municipality Releases Recovery Progress Report for October 13, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 13, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has released another recovery progress report. Council and Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Updates On Oct. 12,
Wood Buffalo Recovery Task Force Contacting Firebreak Property Owners

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 12, 2016) – Last night Council unanimously approved the Comprehensive Firebreak Program, which provides a framework for assisting Firebreak Property owners. Firebreak Properties are defined
Municipality to Receive One of Canada’s 150th Anniversary Tulip Gardens

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 11, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of Canada’s 150th Tulip Garden. The application,
Volunteers Needed for Point in Time Homeless Count

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 11, 2016) – The municipality is seeking volunteers to help with the Point in Time homeless count taking place on Wednesday Oct. 19, 2016 from
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Oct. 10-16: Winter parking restrictions start soon

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 7, 2016) – Winter will soon be here! With the colder weather comes the Winter Maintenance Zones program, which starts Monday, Oct. 17. Everyone is
Reminder – Winter Maintenance Zones Activate October 17

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 7, 2016) – Residents are reminded that Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) will activate on Monday, Oct. 17, including on-street parking restrictions. WMZs will activate on
Thanksgiving Reminder: Fat, Oil and Grease Don’t Go Down the Drain

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 7, 2016) – As Thanksgiving approaches and friends and family gather to celebrate, the Municipality is encouraging residents to avoid putting any fat, oil and
Municipality Releases Recovery Progress Report for October 6, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 6, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has released another recovery progress report. Council and Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Updates On Oct. 3,
Municipality Shares Letters Between RMWB and Government of Alberta

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 5, 2016) – The Municipality is pleased to share a correspondence letter between Mayor Melissa Blake of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, and Danielle
Residents Invited to Eighth-Annual Fire Prevention Week Community Kickoff

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 5, 2016) – Regional Emergency Services (RES) is hosting the eighth-annual Fire Prevention Week Community Kickoff event on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m.
Assessment and Taxation Services Move this Week

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 4, 2016) – The Municipality’s Assessment and Taxation Department has moved to the third floor of Jubilee Centre (9909 Franklin Ave.). The department was
Municipality Announces Details of Wildfire Tax Relief Program

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 3, 2016) – The Municipality has launched the Wildfire Tax Relief program. In the coming weeks, residential property owners can expect their Wildfire Tax Relief
Have Your Say About the Wood Buffalo Sport Connection

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 3, 2016) – Residents are invited to take a short survey and attend an engagement session to gauge interest in the proposed creation of a
Municipality Releases Results of Waterways Survey

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 3, 2016) – The Municipality, in partnership with the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee (WBRC), is pleased to announce the results of the Waterways survey, which
Municipality Launches Tool for Residents to Monitor Permitting Activities

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 30, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is pleased to launch Wood Buffalo Civic Insight , a mobile-friendly tool that allows residents to view
UPDATE: Waterways Flood Mitigation

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 30, 2016) – The Municipality has received clarification from the Government of Alberta about a common understanding of flood mitigation challenges facing the Flood Hazard
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Oct. 3-9: Crosswalk Safety

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 30, 2016) – If you need to cross a street, the best place to do so is at a crosswalk. Crosswalks are placed in areas
Municipality Releases Recovery Progress Report for September 29, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 29, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has released another recovery progress report. Council and Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Updates On Tuesday, September
Waterways Flood Mitigation Update

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 29, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) and the Government of Alberta continue to collaborate to ensure that a common understanding of
Deadline for Demolition and Cleanup is September 30

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 27, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo reminds homeowners with destroyed properties that the deadline to remove and lawfully dispose of structural ash
UPDATE: Municipal Landfill Process for Commercial Waste Haulers

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 28, 2016) – Following the successful demolition clean-up, the Municipal Landfill’s hours of operations for commercial haulers are being scaled back, effective Friday, Sept. 30,
Citizen Recognition Program Nominations to Close Sept. 30

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 26, 2016) – Do you know a resident or group that works hard to improve the quality of life in Wood Buffalo? Residents are reminded
Municipality Announces Online Questionnaire about Recovery Engagements

Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Sept. 26-Oct. 2: Accessible Parking

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 23, 2016) – Accessible parking stalls are a necessity for residents with mobility issues and not being able to use them can dramatically impact their
Transit Services Streamlines Express Routes to Timberlea and Thickwood

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 23, 2016) – As the winter season approaches, Transit Services is announcing additional improvements to Express Routes 15 and 16 to Timberlea and Thickwood effective
Municipality Releases Recovery Progress Report for September 22, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 22, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has released another recovery progress report. Council and Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Updates On Tuesday, Sept.
Celebrate Alberta Culture Days

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 20, 2016) – Residents are invited to participate in Alberta Culture Days, an annual festival of local art and culture. Alberta Culture Days runs in
Municipality Announces Information Session on Hazardous Tree Removal

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 19, 2016) – In an ongoing effort to listen to the concerns of residents and provide information about recovery, the Municipality – in partnership with
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Sept. 19-25: Park at a Safe Distance

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 16, 2016) – Did you know that vehicles are not permitted to park within 10 metres of the approach to a crosswalk, stop sign or
Winter Maintenance Zones to Activate in One Month

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 15, 2016) – Residents are reminded that Winter Maintenance Zones (WMZ) will activate soon, including on-street parking restrictions. This year, WMZs will activate on Monday,
Municipality Releases Recovery Progress Report for September 15, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 15, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has released another recovery progress report. Council and Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Updates On Tuesday, Sept.
New Temporary Dog Park Opens in Gregoire

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 15, 2016) – Before the weather gets too ruff, residents are invited to bring their pooch to the new temporary dog park in Gregoire. A
Municipality the First in Alberta to Move Forward with Social Procurement Framework to Drive Social and Economic Benefits for the Region

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 14, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is transforming its method of purchasing goods and services to proactively seek social and economically
Wood Buffalo Economic Development Launches Back to Business Coaching Program

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 14, 2016) – Wood Buffalo Economic Development, in partnership with the Government of Alberta, is pleased to announce a Back to Business Coaching Program . Coordinated
Expect Downtown Traffic Delays During Fort McMurray Half Marathon

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 14, 2016) – Residents are reminded to use caution and expect delays while driving downtown on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3
Municipality Accepting Applications for Boards and Committees Volunteers

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 13, 2016) – The Municipality is now accepting applications for volunteers to serve on the Municipality’s Boards and Committees. Successful applicants will have the opportunity
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Sept. 12-18 — Keep the Kids Safe

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 9, 2016) – Children are particularly vulnerable road users, which is why it‘s especially important not to park within 10 metres of crosswalks. Children may
Municipality Releases Recovery Progress Report for September 8, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 8, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has released another recovery progress report. On Tuesday, September 6, Council voted unanimously to support the
Mayor’s Advisory Council on Youth Recruiting New Members

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 7, 2016) – With the start of a new school year, the municipality invites students in grades 9-12 to become members of the Mayor’s Advisory
Residents Invited to Unveiling of Graffiti Abatement Mural at Bob Lamb Bandstand

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 7, 2016) – Residents are invited to witness the unveiling of the municipality’s fifth Graffiti Abatement Mural on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Graffiti Abatement Mural
Annual Household Hazardous Waste Roundup on September 10

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 6, 2016) – Residents are encouraged to take part in the Household Hazardous Waste Roundup on Sept. 10, and safely dispose of any household hazardous
Have Your Say About a Community Sign for Gregoire

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 6, 2016) – As part of the Community Placemaking Initiative , residents are invited to have their say about a custom entry sign for Gregoire. From
Municipal Transit Service Continues to Make Improvements Effective September 5

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 2, 2016) – Just in time for the new school year, Municipal Transit Services announces further updates and improvements to routes, schedules and more, effective
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Sept. 5-11 — Back to School Safety Tips

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 2, 2016) – School is back in session soon, which means more people moving throughout our communities. Bylaw Services and the RCMP will be working
RMWB Lifts Conditions for Development Permits in Abasand and Beacon Hill

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 1, 2016) – Following the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s (CMOH) revised recommendation issued on August 25, 2016, the Municipality is pleased to announce that
Municipality Releases Recovery Progress Report for September 1, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 1, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has released another recovery progress report. Officials were pleased to welcome 439 homes back into Abasand
RMWB Re-launches BAGSTER® Program for Phase 1 Green Zone Residents

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 31, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is re-launching the BAGSTER® waste collection program on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, for residents in Phase
Pick Up and Pitch In for the 2016 Fall Community Cleanup

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 31, 2016) – Residents are invited to team up with friends, coworkers and neighbours to help create a litter-free Wood Buffalo. Registration is now open
Mandatory Orientation for Contractors Working in Abasand and Beacon Hill

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 30, 2016) – Ahead of the Phase 1 Green Zone Re-entry for Abasand and Beacon Hill, the Municipality has launched a mandatory site-specific orientation in
WBRC Thanks Council for Moving Forward With Residential Taxation Relief

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 30, 2016) – The Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee (WBRC) would like to thank Council for approving its recommendation on residential taxation relief on Tuesday night.
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Aug. 29-Sept. 4 — Make Pedestrian Safety a Priority

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 29, 2016) – If you need to cross a street, the best place to do so is at a crosswalk. Crosswalks are placed in areas
Art in Motion Winter Exhibit Now Seeking Artist Submissions

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 26, 2016) – Local artists are invited to submit their artwork for the winter exhibition of Art in Motion. Art in Motion is a kinetic
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Issues Recovery Progress Report for August 25, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 25, 2016) – As recovery continues in the affected areas of Wood Buffalo, a new Progress Report is available to the public. The Municipality is
Call to Local Artists: Bus Shelter Graphic Wrap Designs Wanted

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 25, 2016) – We’re seeking design proposals from Wood Buffalo residents for bus shelters that showcase the region’s landscape and beauty. Selected designs will be
Abasand and Beacon Hill to Re-open for Phase 1 Homes, Marking Recovery Milestone

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 25, 2016) – Some residents in Abasand and Beacon Hill will be able to return home following an updated recommendation on August 25 from Dr.
Artist in Residency 2016 Program Opens Final Exhibition this Thursday

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 23, 2016) – Celebrate the creative talents of the participants of the Artist in Residency program and enjoy the opening reception of their final exhibition
Municipality hosting Information Session on Confederation Way Sanitary Sewer Bypass – Phase 2 - Contract 1

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 23, 2016) – In preparation for Phase 2 - Contract 1 of the Confederation Way Sanitary Sewer Bypass, the Municipality is hosting an information session
Municipality Prepares to Reopen a Majority of the Birchwood Trails

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 22, 2016) – The Municipality is pleased to announce that a majority of the Birchwood Trails will reopen on Aug. 24, 2016. “We know how
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Aug. 22-28

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 22, 2016) – Did you know that we have a Vehicle for Hire Bylaw? You may not be aware that when taking a taxi, limo
Municipality Issues Progress Report on Recovery Within the Region

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 18, 2016) – As recovery continues in the affected areas of Wood Buffalo, a new Progress Report is available to the public. After reviewing the
Abram’s Landing RV Parking Extended Until October 31, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 18, 2016) – The Municipality has extended the temporary RV parking site at Abram’s Landing until October 31, 2016, in order to allow for alternative
Boil Water Advisory Lifted for all Areas Serviced by Fort McMurray Water Treatment Plant

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 17, 2016) – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed that water quality has been restored to a safe level to all water system users serviced
WBRC to Hold Weekly Public Meetings and Engagement Sessions

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 17, 2016) – The Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee (WBRC) continued its commitment to a community-driven recovery process as it voted on Wednesday night to hold
RMWB Issues First Rebuilding Permit Following Wildfire

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 15, 2016) – On August 11, 2016, the Municipality issued the first rebuilding permit since the May 2016 wildfire that destroyed over 2,400 homes
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Aug. 15-21 — Is Your Pet Missing?

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 15, 2016) – Our Animal Control Branch has a number of unidentified cats and dogs waiting for their owners to bring them home. If you’re
Movie at the Snye, Pitch Perfect 2, Rescheduled for Sunday

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 12, 2016) – Residents rained out of last night’s Movie at the Snye will have the chance once again to watch Pitch Perfect 2 under
Municipality Announces Public Information Sessions About Recovery

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 12, 2016) – In an ongoing effort to inform residents about recovery initiatives, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is pleased to announce the first
Nominations are Now Open for the Citizen Recognition Program

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 11, 2016) – Do you know an outstanding citizen or group that has made a significant contribution to our region? Nominate them for the Citizen
Progress Report: Update on Wildfire Recovery in Affected Areas of Wood Buffalo

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 11, 2016) – As recovery continues in the affected areas of Wood Buffalo, a new Progress Report is available to the public. On Tuesday, August
Watch a Movie at the Snye this Week

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 9, 2016) – This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, residents will have the chance to watch a movie beneath the northern summer sky at the annual
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Aug. 8-12 — Watch Your Speed at the Landfill

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 8, 2016) – To ensure everyone’s safety, please take extra care while driving on the road to the Landfill. The Municipality asks for your patience
Wood Buffalo Economic Development Invites Residents to the YMM Home Show; Announces Rex Murphy as Keynote Speaker

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 8, 2016) – Wood Buffalo Economic Development invites residents to attend the YMM Home Show at MacDonald Island Park on Saturday, August 20 between 9
Honour Your Hero at Summertime Shindig

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 4, 2016) – On Saturday, August 6, residents will get the chance to honour a hero they admire, whether that be a teacher, parent or
30-Yard Bins in Anzac and Gregoire Lake Estates to be Removed Monday, August 8

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 4, 2016) – Residents of Anzac and Gregoire Lake Estates are advised that the temporary service of 30-yard bins placed in their communities is ending
Progress Report: Update on Recovery in Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 4, 2016) – A new Progress Report has been issued on work completed to date to allow the safe re-occupation of standing homes in Abasand
Municipality Extends Residential Tipping Fee Waiver to October 31

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 3, 2016) – As part of the Municipality’s ongoing effort to support recovery, landfill tipping fees have been waived for residents until October 31, 2016.
WBRC Elects Chair and Vice-Chair and Recommends Interim Task Force Team Lead

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 3, 2016) – The Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee (WBRC) has elected a Chair and Vice-Chair and will recommend to Council an interim Team Lead for
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: Aug. 1-7

(Fort McMurray, AB – August 3, 2016) – Photo radar helps to increase safety for road users and pedestrians. The photo radar vehicle has a camera installed, which is used
REOC Update: Rainfall Subsides, Residents Encouraged to Report Concerns to Pulse Line

Help How to Respond to Basement Flooding (Fort McMurray, AB – August 1, 2016) – Following yesterday’s rainfall, ground support staff from Underground Services and Public Works were mobilized to
Deadline Extended to August 12 to Apply for Small Business Emergency Relief Funding

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 29, 2016) – Due to an overwhelming response from local businesses, the deadline to apply for the Small Business Emergency Relief Funding has been extended
Municipality Supports Recovery with Demolition Order and Permitting Process

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 27, 2016) – As part of continued efforts to support community recovery, the Municipality has issued an Order to Remedy Dangers and Unsightly Property. This
Media Availability with Economic Development Minister Bilous and Mayor Blake

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 27, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo invites members of the media to attend a media availability at the Back to Business Resource
Participate in the 2016 Communities in Bloom Summer Programs – Nominate Your Neighbour and BAM!

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 27, 2016) – The 2016 Communities in Bloom (CiB) summer programs are in full swing with Nominate Your Neighbour and BAM! – or Business Ambush.
WBRC to Review Residential Taxation Relief Options

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 26, 2016) – The Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee (WBRC) will review options for residential taxation relief and bring forward a recommendation to Council. This development
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: July 25-31: Focus on Driving

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 26, 2016) – When you’re on the road your primary focus should be on your driving. Activities such as using a hand held device, eating
Progress Report for Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways

(Fort McMurray AB – July 21, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is pleased to share a Progress Report on work that has been conducted in order
The 2016 Artist in Residency Mentorship Program Begins

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 20, 2016) – The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency 2016 mentorship program has launched, with 10 local artists beginning a six-week apprenticeship – based out
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: July 18-24: Pedestrian Safety

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 19, 2016) – Bylaw Services reminds residents to drive cautiously as pedestrian traffic increases during the summer. Please be extra careful near playgrounds as many
Municipality Announces Expansion of Urban Service Area boundary

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 18, 2016) – The Municipality has announced approval from the Government of Alberta to expand the Urban Service Area (USA) boundary to include approximately 2
Applications for Fall Community Investment Program Grant Opportunities are Now Open

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 18, 2016) – Starting today, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is accepting applications for five fall Community Investment Program grant opportunities. The deadline to
Municipality Reassures Residents as Smoke Passes Through from Northwest Territories

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 16, 2016) – The municipality wishes to reassure residents of their safety as smoke from wildfires in the Northwest Territories is blown through northern Alberta.
Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Rural Communities: Water Tank Maintenance Advised

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 15, 2016) – Alberta Health Services has confirmed that water quality for rural communities south of Fort McMurray has been restored to safe levels and
Wood Buffalo Economic Development Seeking Local Vendors for YMM Home Show

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 14, 2016) – Wood Buffalo Economic Development is pleased to announce the YMM Home Show, being held at MacDonald Island Park on Saturday, August 20,
Residents are Invited to Breakfast in the Park Events Starting July 16

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 13, 2016) – As part of the Summer Programs, the Municipality will be hosting Breakfast in the Park at seven parks in Fort McMurray over
Municipality reminds residents of options for residential debris removal

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 13, 2016) – The municipality is reminding residents of their options for disposing of residential waste from standing homes, as the recovery process continues. The
Artists’ Deadline for Bob Lamb Bandstand Mural Extended to August 10, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 12, 2016) – Due to the wildfire recovery, the artists’ call for the Bob Lamb Bandstand mural in Borealis Park has been extended to August
Bylaw Services Weekly Update: July 11-17

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 11, 2016) – Residents are advised that the landfill is providing free disposal of residential waste brought by personal vehicles until July 31. If any
Deadline to Apply for Small Business Emergency Relief Funding Set for July 30

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 11, 2016) – Small businesses in the Wood Buffalo region impacted by the devastating fire that swept through the region in May will have until
Municipality Announces Changes to Temporary Transfer Station Waste Bins

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 9, 2016) – The Municipality is pleased to announce that temporary transfer station waste bins are changing back to Recycling Depots. The following temporary Transfer
July 14 Deadline to Claim Pets Rescued During Evacuation

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 8, 2016) – Municipal pet owners will have until July 14 to claim ownership of their pets that were collected as part of rescue operations
Municipality Committed to Working with Local Indigenous Businesses

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 7, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is proud to support the local Indigenous business community, with 25 per cent of orders issued
Fort McMurray Urban Market Announces Revised Schedule

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 7, 2016) – The Fort McMurray Urban Market is excited to announce a revised schedule for 2016, which will kick off on Wednesday August 10,
Municipality Hosting Information Session on Confederation Way Sanitary Sewer Bypass – Phase 1 - Contract 3

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 7, 2016) – In preparation for Phase 1-Contract 3 of the Confederation Way Sanitary Sewer Bypass, the municipality is hosting an information session for Timberlea
Council Approves 2016 Tax Rate Bylaw with Reduced Tax Rate

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 6, 2016) – Last night Municipal Council approved the 2016 Property Tax Rate Bylaw, lowering tax rates to two per cent below 2015 rates. “Due
Rural Residents are Reminded to Clean and Test Water Tanks

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 5, 2016) – The Municipality is reminding residents of Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates, Fort McMurray No. 468 First Nation and area campgrounds to clean and
Municipal Transit Service Announces Updates to Routes and Schedules Effective July 4

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 4, 2016) – Municipal Transit Services has announced updates to routes and schedules to begin today. “The plan to update routes and scheduling isn’t a
Municipality Seeks Public Feedback on 2018 Alberta Winter Games

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 30, 2016) – We want to hear from you about the 2018 Alberta Winter Games. On June 8, 2016, Council requested Administration work with the
Municipality Transitions to State of Local Emergency

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 30, 2016) – Following the end of the Provincial State of Emergency tonight at midnight, the Municipality will initiate a State of Local Emergency, effective
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Shares a Warm Thank You on Canada Day Weekend

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 30, 2016) – Council of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo wants to take the opportunity on Canada Day weekend to thank Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast
Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Fort McMurray Communities

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 30, 2016) – Alberta Health Services has confirmed that water quality for communities south and east of Beacon Hill Place has been restored to safe
Municipality to Host Next Telephone Town Hall July 4

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 30, 2016) – One-hour telephone town halls will be held every Monday in July (July 4, 11, 18, 25) at 7 p.m. MT. Mayor
Statement from the DCAO: Progress Report on New Required Permitting Process for Demolition and Cleanup Efforts in Wood Buffalo

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 30, 2016) – Please see below a statement from Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Scoble. As this community continues to deal with the aftermath of
Will You Help Lead Recovery as a Member of the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee?

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 29, 2016) – The Municipality is accepting applications for the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee. Membership of this Committee consists of three Councillors who have already
Summer Programs Kick Off July 5

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 29, 2016) – Free, family-oriented summer programing is set to kick off on July 5 and will run through until Aug. 27. “We’re excited to
Municipal Shuttle Service for Wood Buffalo Rocks at MacDonald Island Park

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 28, 2016) – Municipal Transit Services is pleased to announce shuttle services to MacDonald Island Park on June 29 for Wood Buffalo Rocks, hosted by
Telephone Town Hall to be Held on June 27

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 25, 2016) – A one-hour telephone town hall will be held on Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m. MT. "Council invites our residents, wherever
Update on the Status of Parks and Recreational Facilities: RMWB

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 24, 2016) – The Municipality is committed to restoring the community and the outdoor recreation infrastructure residents rely on. The facilities listed as open have
Childcare Organizations Reopening in Fort McMurray

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 23, 2016) – The following childcare organizations in Fort McMurray are currently open or scheduled to reopen, as of June 22: Childcare and camps Planned
Residents Will Have the Opportunity to Have Their Property Sifted

2016 Road Weight Restrictions End

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 22, 2016) – Annual road weight restrictions are no longer in effect as of Wednesday, June 22. This year’s load restrictions went into effect on
RMWB Announces Canada Day Celebrations

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 22, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, in partnership with the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC), are set to host the
Back to Business Resource Centre Welcomes Wood Buffalo Businesses Home

(Fort McMurray AB, June 21, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, thanks to the financial support of the Government of Alberta, is welcoming businesses back to the Wood
Municipality Launches Updated Business Licence Renewal Process

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 20, 2016) – The Municipality is pleased to announce all Business Licences will be managed through a state of the art electronic licensing system, effective
FuseSocial to Coordinate Volunteer Efforts in RMWB

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 20, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo announced today that FuseSocial will lead the recovery volunteer management post-wildfire in Fort McMurray. FuseSocial is
Update on Parsons Creek Drive Fire

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 18, 2016) – This morning the Fire Department attended the scene of a minor fire on the third floor of a condominium located on Parsons
June 19 Deadline for Fort McMurray Area Homeowners to Schedule Site Sifting

June 18, 2016 (Fort McMurray) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) strongly encourages all Fort McMurray area homeowners whose houses were destroyed by fire during the wildfire to
RMWB Launches BAGSTER® Program in Wood Buffalo for Eligible Households

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 17, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is launching a BAGSTER® waste collection program on Monday June 20, 2016. This program will provide
Special Council Meeting to be Held June 20, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 17, 2016) – A Special Council Meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. on June 20, 2016. The meeting has been scheduled for Council
Updated Access Procedures for Restricted Areas

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 16, 2016) In accordance with Section 19(1) of the Emergency Management Act (Alberta), the Regional Emergency Operations Centre (REOC) has implemented new operating procedures to
Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Communities North and West of Athabasca River

(June 16, 2016, Fort McMurray) – Alberta Health Services has confirmed that water quality for communities north and west of Athabasca River has been restored to safe levels and as
Municipal Fire Ban Lifted

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 15, 2016) - A fire ban prohibiting all outside fires in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) has been lifted. Yesterday, the Ministry Agriculture
Northern Lights Regional Health Centre Begins Offering Core Health Care Services

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 13, 2016) – Northern Lights Regional Health Centre (NLRHC) today announced it has begun to offer core health services in Fort McMurray. Core regional hospital
Municipality Encourages Local Vendors to Complete "Offers of Resources" Form for Recovery Phase

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 13, 2016) – The Regional Emergency Operations Centre (REOC) is centralizing the way it collects "Offers of Resources" from local vendors, many of whom suffered
RMWB Asks Rental Accommodation Operators to Maintain Active Listings

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 13, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo asks that all hotels, lease properties, work camps and rental accommodation operators actively maintain their property
Municipality Invites Residents to Attend Council Meeting as Public Delegates

(Fort McMurray AB, June 13, 2016) – The Municipality invites members of the public to attend tomorrow’s Council meeting. Residents will have the opportunity to be public delegates and ask
Unmanned Air Vehicles Prohibited Over Fort McMurray

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 12, 2016) – Transport Canada has restricted the airspace and prohibited the use of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) over Fort McMurray, and within five miles
Garbage and Recycling Collections Return to Normal Schedule on June 13

(Fort McMurray - June 12, 2016) – Beginning Monday, June 13, garbage and recycling collections will return to the normal collection schedule. Yard waste collection will also resume on Monday,
Municipality Facilitates Process for Insurance Claim Property File Requests

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 11, 2016) – A number of residents in Wood Buffalo are expected to make insurance claims for property loss over the coming months due to
Emergency Relief Available for Small Businesses Affected by Fires in the Wood Buffalo Region

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 10, 2016) – Small Businesses in the Wood Buffalo region impacted by the fires will now have the opportunity to apply for some initial emergency
Statement from Mayor Blake on Behalf of Council Regarding the Fort McMurray International Airport

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 10, 2016) – Please see below a statement from Mayor Blake. On behalf of all of my Council colleagues, I would like to congratulate and
ATCO Electricity Status Update in Fort McMurray

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 10, 2016) – ATCO Electric crews have been working around the clock to restore electricity service to homes and businesses in Fort McMurray. Power has
Family Physicians in Operation

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 10, 2016) – Alberta Health Services has released updated information for family physicians that are in operation as of June 9 within Fort McMurray, including
Municipality Announces Temporary Transit Schedule

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 10, 2016) – Effective today, June 10, 2016, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is offering a temporary transit schedule for residents following re-entry. This
Residents Strongly Encouraged to be Safe While Visiting Restricted Areas

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 9, 2016) – Beginning June 8, residents wishing to visit their properties inside the restricted areas of Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways have daily access
Information Centre Closures

(Fort McMurray, AB - June 9, 2016) - As the volume of residents visiting the Information Centres continues to decrease, the following Information Centres will be closing on the corresponding
Property Visit Procedure in Restricted Areas

June 7, 2016 (Fort McMurray) – Starting tomorrow, June 8, 2016, residents wishing to visit their properties inside the restricted areas of Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways will have daily
Property Visit Procedure in Restricted Areas

June 7, 2016 (Fort McMurray) – Starting tomorrow, June 8, 2016, residents wishing to visit their properties inside the restricted areas of Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways will have daily
Municipality Focused on Re-entry, Committed to Rebuilding

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 7, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has started preparations for the rebuilding of the region. In the coming days Council will be
Oil Sands Discovery Centre closes tonight

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 6, 2016) – The information centre at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre closes tonight due to low visitor traffic. The following information centres will continue
June 5, 2016: Changes at Information Centres

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 5, 2016) – The seven Information Centres set up to assist residents during phased re-entry are experiencing a lower volume of residents visiting since they
June 4, 2016: Fire Ban Remains In Effect

A fire ban remains in effect for portions of northeastern Alberta and Fort McMurray Forest Area. The fire ban applies to Alberta’s Forest Protection Area in the Fort McMurray Forest
Municipal Parks and Outdoor Recreation Facilities Update

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 3, 2016) – As the re-entry process continues, the Municipality has begun an assessment of municipal parks and outdoor recreation facilities. The Public Works Department
Municipality Announces Property Visit Program for Restricted & Destroyed Areas

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 3, 2016) – A property visit program is in place for structurally sound homes in Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways and destroyed homes in all
Public Notice: April 30 Pricing in Effect for Accommodations

(Fort McMurray, AB - June 2, 2016) Effective immediately, the Regional Emergency Operations Centre advises that all hotels, lease properties, work camps and rental accommodation operators must maintain the prices
Time-Sensitive Text Messaging Service Available for Returning Fort McMurray Residents

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 2, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has partnered with Impact Mobile Inc. to provide residents with time-sensitive text message alerts as they
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Business Recovery Hotline is a Vital Link for Local Business

(Fort McMurray, May 31, 2016) – Businesses in the Fort McMurray area were equally impacted by the fires and subsequent evacuation, and they now have a key resource to assist
Update: Restricted Access Areas

(Fort McMurray, May 31, 2016) – To ensure the safety of residents, access to Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways, will be restricted until further notice. Air, soil, and ash testing
Update for Fort McMurray Area Oilsands Camps

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 23, 2016) – The Regional Emergency Operations Centre has endorsed Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s (AAF) recommendation to allow a phased re-entry to the following areas
Update for Oilsands Camps South of Anzac

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 22, 2016) – The Regional Emergency Operations Centre has endorsed Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s (AAF) recommendation to allow a phased re-entry to the following areas
Silin Forest Road and Dickinsfield Damage Assessment Updates

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 22, 2016) – Damage assessments for the 400 Silin Forest Road fires and the Dickinsfield explosion have been completed. RCMP have attempted to contact the
Overview of Re-entry Timelines and Maps Now Available

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 21, 2016) – An overview of re-entry timelines and maps is now available to support the voluntary, phased re-entry for the safe return of Fort
Mandatory Evacuation Order Lifted for Some Oilsands Areas

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 20, 2016) – Conditions have improved in areas north of Fort McMurray, resulting in the mandatory evacuation order being lifted from the following areas: Millennium
Silin Forest Road Fire Update

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 19, 2016) – At approximately 2 a.m. on May 19, Regional Emergency Services responded to multi-structure fire in the 400 block complex on Silin
Correction to Wildfire Update (10:10 a.m., May 17)

Correction as of 8:55 p.m. May 17 – There was an error with regards to the impacted streets in the Dickinsfield explosion, which has been corrected below. We apologize
Wildfire update: 10:10 a.m., May 17

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 17, 2016) – Last night there was a fire in Thickwood at Silin Forest Road and an explosion in Dickinsfield, impacting several homes. These areas
Update, May 16, 9:30 p.m.: Workers North of Fort McMurray Under Controlled Precautionary Evacuation

The evacuation zone has increased north of the city of Fort McMurray due to evolving fire conditions. Several camps are affected by this evacuation. Approximately 8,000 people impacted. The
Workers North of Fort McMurray Under Controlled Precautionary Evacuation

Related Link Muster Points for May 16 Evacuations (Fort McMurray, AB – May 16, 2016) – As of 2:30 p.m. MT, a fire was heading north to Tower Road.
Darby Allen Media Availability

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 12, 2016) – Fire Chief Darby Allen will be providing media with an operational update at 1:30 p.m. today at the RCMP checkpoint eight
Council convening for special meeting on May 11, 2016

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 11, 2016) – The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo invites members of the media to attend an informal media presentation ahead of a special meeting
Update for the News Media from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 11, 2016) – The wildfire that started on May 1, 2016, in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo moved into the urban service area (Fort
Airspace closure for Fort McMurray wildfires

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 8, 2016) – The airspace below 3000 ft. above ground level (AGL) is closed over the entire Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, including a five
Municipality Announces Mandatory Evacuations for Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates and Fort McMurray First Nation

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 4, 2016) – Weather patterns are changing and we have been advised by Alberta Forestry that we need to do a mandatory evacuation of Anzac,
Wood Buffalo Forest Fire Update: May 3, 6:25 p.m

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 3, 2016) – All residents are now under a mandatory evacuation notice. Residents of Gregoire are to evacuate south of Fort McMurray. Residents in any
Wood Buffalo Forest Fire Update: May 3, 4:20 p.m

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 3, 2016) – Residents of the following neighborhoods are under mandatory evacuation: Gregoire Beacon Hill Abasand Waterways Draper Saline Creek Grayling Terrace Downtown Fort McMurray
Wood Buffalo Forest Fire Update: May 3, 2:30 p.m

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 3, 2016) – Residents of Abasand, Grayling Terrace and Beacon Hill are now under a mandatory evacuation order. Residents are directed to proceed to Macdonald
Wood Buffalo Forest Fire Update: May 3, 11 a.m.

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 3, 2016) – As of 11 a.m. on May 3, the forest fire burning southwest of Fort McMurray was approximately 1.2 kilometres west
Wood Buffalo Forest Fire Update: May 2, 10 p.m.

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 2, 2016) – Wildfire fighting activity outside of Fort McMurray has stopped for the night. Monday saw high temperatures as crews fought wildfires north of
Watch Media Briefing Online – Forest Fire Update

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 2, 2016) – Following a media briefing this morning, Mayor Melissa Blake, Regional Emergency Services, and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF) have provided an update
Wood Buffalo Forest Fire Update: May 2, 3 a.m

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 2, 2016) As of 1 a.m. on May 2, the forest fire burning southwest of Fort McMurray was approximately 1.2 kilometres west of
Wood Buffalo Forest Fire Update - May 2, 5:30 p.m

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 2, 2016) – Mayor Melissa Blake, Regional Emergency Services, and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF) provided an update and addressed questions about the forest fire
Where to Find Information on Tonight’s Wildfire

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 1, 2016) – Regional Emergency Services (RES) and Alberta Forestry are fighting wildfires in the Fort McMurray region. There are no evacuation orders at this
Gregoire Residents: Voluntary Departure Encouraged for Some Residents

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 1, 2016) – As a result of the concentration of smoke and the current wind direction, a voluntary departure is encouraged for Gregoire residents with
Mayor Blake Declares State of Local Emergency (Localized to Gregoire)

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 1, 2016) – Due to changing wind and weather conditions, the fire southwest of Highway 63 in the area of Gregoire has not abated. As
Have Your Say Online and at the Spring Show & Market

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 29, 2016) – We want you to have your say! Visit us at the Spring Show & Market this weekend at the Suncor Community Leisure
Get Prepared During Emergency Preparedness Week