Fort McMurray

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Fort McMurray,

former city, now part of the regional municipality of Wood BuffaloWood Buffalo,
regional municipality (2011 pop. 65,565), 24,571 sq mi (63,637 sq km), NE Alta., Canada, inc. 1995. Formed by Fort McMurray's amalgamation with Improvement District No.
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, NE Alta., Canada. Originally a fur-trading post on the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers, Fort McMurray was a town of 1,200 when mining of Alberta's oil sands began in 1964. In 1995 the city of Fort McMurray was amalgamated with the vastly larger but sparsely populated surrounding rural area to create Wood Buffalo. It is an important river port and transshipment point for the Northwest Territories. In 2016 a massive wildfire forced the evacation of Fort McMurray and neighboring areas, and destroyed about one tenth of all buildings.
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The blaze forced the evacuation of Suncor and Syncrude facilities and nearby camps after it jumped a critical firebreak late Monday, moving north of Fort McMurray into oil sand camp areas.
The sudden movement of the fire prompted the evacuation of some 4,000 people from work camps outside Fort McMurray, with all northbound traffic once again cut off at the city, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo said.
After the aerial tour, he was briefed on progress fighting the fire, which has moved east of Fort McMurray into less inhabited areas, and praised emergency officials for their "valor and courage" in preserving much of the town.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) (NYSE: CM) (TSX: CM) has said that it will support clients and employees affected by the wildfire in Fort McMurray and offered a donation of USD100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to provide assistance in the region.
Fort McMurray has borne the brunt of the devastation so far, with 1600 homes and other buildings torched and 80,000 people forced to evacuate.
We have a teacher in Conklin but don't have any students physically located in Conklin right now, but she's there's at our centre, and she gets on-line with a camera and she teaches courses to students in Fort McKay, Janvier, in Fort McMurray and in Fort Chip.
Alberta PowerLine, a limited partnership formed by Quanta Services and ATCO Group, has been chosen by the Alberta Electric System Operator for the Fort McMurray West 500 Kilovolt Transmission Project.
Szeman and Whiteman (2012:48), in a photographic essay on Fort McMurray, draw on the work of Allan Sekula to explore "the possibilities of the photographic image--its almost unprecedented capacity to provoke conceptual, theoretical and political openings as a result of its relation to the real"; we step back to ask about the rich methodological possibilities for pursuing the idea and practice of community when the camera and the photograph are used to provoke such openings.
Walting and her then common-law husband Edwin Waquan, believed that more should have been done for their son at the Fort McMurray health centre where the young boy's ordeal began.
An Edmonton construction firm has been fined $20,000 for failing to comply with an order to vacate public lands near Fort McMurray.
Calling the return of the first set of Fort McMurray evacuees on Wednesday "a new chapter," Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo MLA Tany Yao were on hand to provide support.

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