Wood Buffalo


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Wood Buffalo

A city of northeast Alberta, Canada, near Wood Buffalo National Park and including the community of Fort McMurray.
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The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, today issued the following statement on the Government of Canadas commitment to ensure the ongoing protection of Wood Buffalo National Park World Heritage Site: The Government of Canada recognizes the Outstanding Universal Value of Canadas 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Wood Buffalo National Park, and is committed to their ongoing protection.
On May 23, 1967, Ray Erickson from Patuxent WRC and Ernie Kuyt from the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) collected three eggs from whooping crane nests at Canada's Wood Buffalo National Park and delivered them to Patuxent WRC to start the captive breeding flock.
The East Tank Farm Development is a Suncor-operated midstream asset currently under construction in the Wood Buffalo Region of Alberta.
The company said the service is scheduled to begin in early November 2016, and will use a combination of its Boeing 737 Next-Generation and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft to fly Suncor employees and contractors between Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Kelowna, Saskatoon, and Fort McMurray and its operations in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta.
The three areas were hardest hit by the wildfire that raged through the Wood Buffalo region and forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray and surrounding communities.
To help provide the people of Fort McMurray with healthy food, CIBC will request residents to visit the Wood Buffalo Food Bank when it reopens.
On May 19, Atco Gas and Energy reported that about 90% of its utilities were restored in the city, and on May 21, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, which includes Fort McMurray, released a schedule for the phased re-entry of wildfire evacuees to the city over a period of days beginning June 1.
Estimates of the number of TFWs who were present in the fire area are scarce, but based on the data from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), there were 1,024 positive labor market impact assessment (LMIA) awarded to employers in 2014 in Wood Buffalo, where Fort McMurray is a regional municipality.
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, which oversees Fort McMurray, tweeted the area received 0.
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.
There, he joined Calgary Fire Department and rose through the ranks to become regional chief for Wood Buffalo in 2011.
An overnight update from the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo said the Beacon Hill suburb in the south end has suffered the most damage from flames, with 80% of homes lost.