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Recent articles by Vincent:

COVDI-19 case at work camp north of Fort McMurray

A worker staying at a work camp north of Fort McMurray has tested positive for COVID-19, while six Syncrude employees have tested positive for the virus. → Read More

Chief accuses RCMP of beating him, 'manhandling' his wife over expired license plate

Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation is accusing Wood Buffalo RCMP of beating him and “manhandling” his wife outside the Boomtown Casino during a March incident. According to the chief, the incident began in the parking lot on March 10 at approximately 2 a.m. when officers noticed his truck had an expired […] → Read More

Province announces $147 million in disaster relief for northern Alberta flood victims

Province announces $147 million in disaster relief for northern Alberta flood victims → Read More

Fort McMurray mayor being investigated for alleged physical confrontation with colleague

Fort McMurray’s mayor, Don Scott, is being investigated by the municipality’s integrity commissioner over an alleged physical confrontation between himself and a municipal councillor. A report has also been made to Wood Buffalo RCMP, although no charges have been filed. Municipal staff confirmed an incident between the mayor and Coun. Keith McGrath took place during […] → Read More

Cross Canada motorcycle journey raises awareness and thousands of dollars for mental health

FORT McMURRAY — A Fort McMurray couple has raised more than $7,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association through a cross-country motorcycle trip, and are hoping the trip inspires more people to discuss their own emotional and mental health issues. Starting in Vancouver on June 23, David and Rochelle Hynes rode a motorcycle to St. […] → Read More

Fort McMurray First Nation suspends councillor, stops protesters from blocking assets

The leadership of Fort McMurray First Nation #468 has obtained an emergency court order to stop protesters from blocking band-owned assets and has suspended a councillor accused of “wrongful conduct. → Read More

Pipeline uncertainty clouds Suncor grand opening of Fort Hills oilsands site

Fort McMurray — Premier Rachel Notley vowed to continue fighting for new pipelines at the Monday morning ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Fort Hills oilsands mine site north of Fort McMurray. → Read More

Energy regulator investigating pipeline spill at Long Lake

Fort McMurray — A pipeline has spilled thousands of litres of produced water at Nexen’s Long Lake facility south of Fort McMurray. → Read More

United Conservatives win Alberta byelections

Fort McMurray — Laila Goodridge of the United Conservative Party has been elected MLA of Fort McMurray-Conklin. With 38 out of 43 polls reporting, Goodridge was elected with 69.56 per cent of the vote. → Read More

NDP, UCP prepare for a fight in Fort McMurray byelection

FORT McMURRAY — A preview of the battle the NDP will wage during the next provincial election is arising leading to the Fort McMurray-Conklin byelection, said UCP Leader Jason Kenney. → Read More

Vandals desecrate Fort McMurray war memorial for Afghanistan vets

The Royal Canadian Legion is asking anyone with information about vandalism to the Afghanistan Fallen Veterans Memorial in Fort McMurray to contact police. The legion branch, located in Waterways, says that between 12:30 a.m. and 4:40 a.m. → Read More

Janvier residents put on alert as crews fight wildfire

Fort McMurray — Residents of Janvier are being warned Wednesday evening to prepare for a possible evacuation after an out-of-control wildfire was spotted 10 kilometres south of the rural hamlet. → Read More

Trudeau blames Harper government for pipeline delays

Following the afternoon visit to Suncor’s latest project, Trudeau said the previous Harper government failed to get major pipeline projects built → Read More

Nexen Energy enters not guilty plea in deadly 2016 explosion near Fort McMurray

Nexen Energy enters not guilty plea in deadly 2016 explosion near Fort McMurray. → Read More

Former UCP leadership contender Brian Jean quits as Fort McMurray MLA

Fort McMurray — Brian Jean has resigned as MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin, citing a desire to spend time with his family and rebuild his home, which was destroyed in the May 2016 wildfire. → Read More

RCMP investigating after sign outside future site of Fort McMurray mosque vandalized

Police received a complaint from the municipality at 9 a.m. Tuesday regarding graffiti left on the entrance sign to the Abraham’s Landing neighbourhood. → Read More

Fort McMurray named Alberta's most romantic city by Amazon

Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, Grande Prairie and Airdrie also made the list → Read More

July summary disposition scheduled following Syncrude bird deaths in 2015

Syncrude Canada is set to make formal statements as part of a court process regarding the deaths of 31 great blue herons at its Mildred Lake site more than two years ago.The company is facing envir… → Read More

Fort Hills contractors will be paid for down time, Suncor says

Fort McMurray — Contractors at Suncor’s Fort Hills operation unable to work since last week will be compensated for missed wages after the company originally planned to pay only the equ… → Read More

From Fort McMurray to Cornwall: Girl's messages make mighty trip

Fort McMurray – Jacquie Chmilar started 2018 by getting an email she had been hoping for, but was unsure would ever come.On New Year’s Day, a woman had emailed the 10-year-old Fort McMu… → Read More