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July 25th News Update

Further Capital Budget amendments will be taken before regional council tomorrow night. These include three new projects, one project with a scope change,two project deferrals and two cancellations resulting in ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 25 July 2016 | Hits: 51

July 22nd News Update

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is reporting significant progress has been made across Fort McMurray some of the most heavily damaged areas of Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 22 July 2016 | Hits: 116

July 21st News Update

The National Energy Board (NEB) has announced details of one of the most innovative hearings in its history. Intervenors in the hearing for the Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 21 July 2016 | Hits: 28

July 19th News Update

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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has received approval from the province to expand the Urban Service Area (USA) boundary to include approximately 2,500 acres around the Fort McMurray International ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 19 July 2016 | Hits: 100

July 18th News Update

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After almost a yearlong investigation, RCMP Major Crime investigators have arrested a 21-year-old Conklin man in relation to the August 2015 homicide of Tyler David McDermid. Trevor Powder has been ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 18 July 2016 | Hits: 114

Need A Job? We're Hiring!

KAOS 91.1 a progressive Christian station in Fort McMurray, AB has multiple openings for on air hosts, and sales staff. We are looking for lively, fun Christian employees who are flexible, ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Friday, 8 July 2016 | Hits: 108

July 8th News Update

The Salvation Army in Fort McMurray says they have more than enough physical goods to meet the demand and would prefer to now receive monetary fire relief donations that will ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 8 July 2016 | Hits: 62

July 7th News Update

Premier Rachel Notley was on hand in Edmonton to accepted a cheque for $405,762.46 for the Fort McMurray wildfire relief effort. RMWB Mayor Melissa Blake participated in the cheque presentation ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 7 July 2016 | Hits: 155

July 6th News Update

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Good, news for property owners in Wood Buffalo. RMWB Council voted to set the property tax rate two percentage points lower than 2015. There will still be the 6% increase ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 6 July 2016 | Hits: 169

Post Forest Fire Update For KAOS

Good Day: Thank you for your prayer and encouragement we are feeling God's empowering presence daily! Here is a little update since our last report. We met the insurance adjuster on June eighth ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Tuesday, 5 July 2016 | Hits: 90

July 5th News Update

The Municipal Transit Services has updated their routes and schedules. Robert Kirby, Director of Transit Services says the plan to update routes and scheduling isn’t a new one. Kirby adds ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 5 July 2016 | Hits: 131

July 4th News Update

Residents with questions are invited to take part in a 2nd telephone town hall hosted by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The one-hour session will take place tonight with ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 4 July 2016 | Hits: 176

Fire Chief Darby Allen at KAOS 91.1

Fire Chief Darby Allen of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo stopped by KAOS 91.1 on June 28, 2016 to speak with Russell Thomas on IMPACT. Listen to his exclusive ... Read more

News and Events | JD | Wednesday, 29 June 2016 | Hits: 78

June 29th News Update

Wood Buffalo Council has taken approved assigning some 80 staff members to the newly formed Recovery Task Force. The group will work under the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee. Council last ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 29 June 2016 | Hits: 67

June 28th News Update

From remediation work, to the boil water advisories, to the hospital, and everything in between was covered last night as thousand of Fort McMurray residents took part in a telephone ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 28 June 2016 | Hits: 75

June 27th News Update

Residents of Wood Buffalo are being invited to participate in a one-hour telephone town hall to be held on Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. MT. Mayor Melissa Blake feels ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 27 June 2016 | Hits: 190

June 24th News Update

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A member of the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee is in his words setting the record straight following council's approval of the new group. Councillor Keith McGrath says he is deeply ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 24 June 2016 | Hits: 219

June 22nd News Update

Municipal council has approved the set up of the Wood Buffalo Recovery committee. Councillors Sheldon Germain and Keith McGrath along with Allan Vinni and Mayor Melissa Blake have been appointed ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 22 June 2016 | Hits: 198

June 21st News Update

Regional council has asked for a more detailed review of some 88 capital projects that have been temporarily put on hold. The delay will allow staff the time to make ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 21 June 2016 | Hits: 145

June 20th News Update

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A Special Council Meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. this evening. The meeting will allow Council to review the Approved Capital Budget, which had been originally scheduled to be ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 20 June 2016 | Hits: 90

June 17th News Update

Alberta Health Services has confirmed that water quality for communities north and west of Athabasca River has been restored to safe levels and as a result, the boil water advisory ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 17 June 2016 | Hits: 103

June 16th News Update

Recovery efforts are well underway two weeks after the start of voluntary re-entry into wildfire-affected communities in Wood Buffalo.Since re-entry began on June 1, approximately 56,000 people have visited information ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 16 June 2016 | Hits: 120

June 15th News Update

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For the first time since a wildfire tore through Fort McMurray, Regional Council met at the Jubilee Centre Council Chamber. Mayor Melissa Blake started the meeting with an opening statement ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | Hits: 190

June 14th News Update

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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is encouraging residents to attend this evening's Council meeting. Residents will have the opportunity to be public delegates and ask questions of the regional ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Hits: 229

June 13th News Update

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They say many hands make light work. Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Response Unit is bringing that to light for many here in Fort McMurray. Steven Joudrey says there are many ways ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 13 June 2016 | Hits: 249

June 10th News Update

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Today will mark another sense of return to the routine to Fort McMurray. Commercial flights will resume this morning at Fort McMurray International Airport although a little staggered at first. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 10 June 2016 | Hits: 216

June 9th News Update

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RMWB Council has moved forward with a plan to set up a Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee. The steps to establish such a committee will take place at next Wednesdays council ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 9 June 2016 | Hits: 281

KAOS 91.1 STATUS UPDATE ON JUNE 8TH

Good Afternoon, we hope this post finds you well and feeling the full embrace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We have had the opportunity to inspect both our tower ... Read more

News and Events | Administrator | Thursday, 9 June 2016 | Hits: 151

June 8th News Update

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Starting today, June 8, 2016, residents wishing to visit their properties inside the restricted areas of Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways will have daily access to these sites between 8:00 ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 8 June 2016 | Hits: 221

June 7th News Update

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An empty apartment complex in downtown Fort McMurray was consumed by fire late yesterday. The 57 unit apartment building on Franklin Avenue caught fire around 8 last evening. Regional Emergency ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 7 June 2016 | Hits: 221

June 6th News Update

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The Regional Municipality of Wood buffalo has closed three of the seven Information Centres set up to assist residents during phased re-entry. The shutdown came as some centres experienced a ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 6 June 2016 | Hits: 256

June 3rd News Update

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Day three of re-entry is set for Fort McMurray. An announcement is scheduled for today about the new Property Visit Program (PVP) for residents of Abasand, Beacon Hill, Waterways and ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 3 June 2016 | Hits: 293

June 2nd News Update

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By the thousands, residents of Fort McMurray returned yesterday to see their community for the first times since being evacuated due to a wildfire that continues to burn out of ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 2 June 2016 | Hits: 225

June 1st News Update

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It was weeks in the longing, now residents of Fort McMurray are getting the opportunity to return to their community. But the re-entry still leaves plenty of questions. Premier Rachel ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 1 June 2016 | Hits: 255

May 31st News Update

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It was news many feared but did not want to hear. Some 2000 residents of Fort McMurray are not going to be able to get back into their homes with ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 31 May 2016 | Hits: 292

May 30th News Update

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After nearly a month away, residents of Fort McMurray will be able to start tentatively coming home this week. The plan set out by the province, and the regional municipality ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 30 May 2016 | Hits: 228

May 27th News Update

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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is gearing up to welcome back residents by the middle of next week on a voluntary basis. June 1st is still the start as ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 27 May 2016 | Hits: 324

May 26th News Update

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Regional Council voted unanimously in favour to adopt the Business and Economic Recovery Plan. Presented by Keith Smith, Acting Director of Economic Development, the intent of the Plan is to ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Hits: 250

May 25th News Update

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Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association have been given permission to enter Fort McMurray and get prepared early to help residents when they return. The first specially trained ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | Hits: 290

May 24th News Update

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Mayor Melissa Blake and Bob Couture, Director of Emergency Management for the Regional Emergency Operations Centre (REOC) will be hosting a conference call with the media today to discuss the ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 24 May 2016 | Hits: 477

May 20th News Update

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Investigators will be looking into another fire that struck early yesterday morning within Fort McMurray. At approximately 2 a.m. on May 19, Regional Emergency Services responded to a multi-structure fire ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 20 May 2016 | Hits: 389

May 19th News Update

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The government of Alberta, with assistance from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, has unveiled new detailed images of wildfire-damaged areas in Fort McMurray. The online mapping application now includes ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 19 May 2016 | Hits: 358

May 18th News Update 2

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June 1st is the earliest potential timeline for residents to be able to return conditionally to Fort McMurray. Premier Rachel Notley was joined by Official Opposition Leader Brian Jean and ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | Hits: 220

May 18th News Update

It will be later today before fire officials have a clearer image of yesterday's firefighting activity. The fire, which is still deemed out of control, put some work camps North ... Read more

News and Events | News | Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | Hits: 320

May 17th News Update

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As predicted the wildfire near Fort McMurray grew at an expedited rate yesterday putting firefighters on high alert. Premier Rachel Notley says the wildfire at one point was running parallel ... Read more

News and Events | News | Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | Hits: 1746

May 16th News Update

The provincial government has come up with a plan to help residents retrieve their vehicles abandoned during the Fort McMurray evacuation. Hundreds of vehicles were left along Highway 63 within ... Read more

News and Events | News | Monday, 16 May 2016 | Hits: 354

May 13th News Update

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to get a first-hand view of the devastation from the wildfire that affected Fort McMurray. The Prime Minister is slated to tour the city. ... Read more

News and Events | News | Friday, 13 May 2016 | Hits: 298

May 12th News Update

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A glimpse into the future. Members of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo council met for the first time since the wildfire that swept through the community. Councillor after councillor ... Read more

News and Events | News | Thursday, 12 May 2016 | Hits: 272