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We are currently working towards providing you with accurate sources and stories while we are outside of our beloved Wood Buffalo region.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is keeping our residents very informed on a regular basis: CLICK HERE 

All evacuees should register with the Red Cross by calling 1-888-350-6070 or in person at a reception centre. A list of information can be found on the link below:

http://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/emergencies-and-disasters-in-canada/how-we-help-canadians/red-cross-services/northern-alberta-wildfires-registration

For the most up-to-date information, please see the following:

  • Use the Pulse Wood Buffalo Call Line at 780-743-7000 or follow @RMWoodBuffalo on twitter for 24-hour information and updates from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. A trained dispatcher will answer every call, and if they don’t have specific information immediately available they will return requests within 48 hours. Long distance charges may apply.
  • For updates call 780-310-4455, go to the Alberta Emergency Alert website or follow them on twitter @AB_EmergAlert
  • For information on road conditions and closures in Alberta, go to http://www.511.alberta.ca, call 511 or follow @511Alberta

Please stay tuned on Connect Weekly’s social media feeds, as we are sharing a wide range of information from others to help residents CONNECT with one another.

 

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#YMM Fire: A Week Later

#YMM Fire: A Week Later

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Fire may take our homes, but it will never take away our spirit

Fire may take our homes, but it will never take away our spirit

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Please register as a vendor for Cleanup Assistance of Fort McMurray

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Silver Icing Reaches out to Fort McMurray – Donating more than $22,000

Silver Icing Reaches out to Fort McMurray – Donating more than $22,000

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News Release – Fort McMurray Wildfire Debit Card Relief

News Release – Fort McMurray Wildfire Debit Card Relief

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News Release – Save the Children Establishes Second Child Friendly Space in Edmonton for Evacuees

News Release – Save the Children Establishes Second Child Friendly Space in Edmonton for Evacuees

May 11, 2016, Edmonton Save the Children’s team in Edmonton, Alberta, deployed in response to the devastating Fort McMurray fire, is supporting …

Alberta SPCA – May 11 Fort McMurray Animal Rescue Update

Alberta SPCA – May 11 Fort McMurray Animal Rescue Update

It’s been an emotional couple of days at the Fort McMurray People and Animal Reunion Centre in Edmonton as a number of animals rescued from …

News Release – Council convening for special meeting on May 11, 2016

News Release – Council convening for special meeting on May 11, 2016

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Residents gather for National Day of Mourning

Residents gather for National Day of Mourning

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Mini burgers for mini hands

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Strong community is rooted in teamwork

Strong community is rooted in teamwork

Connecting Council By Sheldon Germain, Councillor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo First of all, let me start by thanking the team at the Connect for allowing me to share my thoughts with our community. Any opportunity to have dialogue with our richest resource – …