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Residents to start return to fire damaged Canadian oil city

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A phased return of more than 80,000 residents of the fire-damaged oil sands city Fort McMurray will begin Wednesday as planned, Alberta’s premier announced Tuesday. Rachel Notley said that the wildfire is no longer an imminent threat to the city and critical infrastructure has been repaired. The massive wildfire destroyed about 2,400 structures almost a month ...

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Bank of Canada: Economy will shrink due to Alberta wildfires

Fort McMurray

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s central bank said Wednesday the Canadian economy will shrink in the second quarter because of Alberta’s devastating wildfires, which shut down its oil sands production. The Bank of Canada, which kept its key interest rate on hold, said its preliminary assessment is that the destruction and halt to oil production will knock about 1 1/4 percentage ...

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Alberta reviews re-entry plan as flames spread north

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Canadian officials said Tuesday they are taking a second look at their plan to allow people to return home to Fort McMurray after a raging wildfire spread north toward oil sands plants. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley told a news conference in Edmonton Tuesday that the fire overnight destroyed a 665-room work camp north of the ...

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Canadian PM arrives in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Canada’s Prime Minister arrived in wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray on Friday and after taking a helicopter tour to assess the damage said he doesn’t think most Canadians comprehend yet the scope of what happened in the oil sands capital, where more than 88,000 people were forced to evacuate. Just Trudeau arrived in the northern Alberta city ...

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Alberta to have plan within 2 weeks for returning evacuees

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Alberta will have a plan within two weeks for getting residents of the wildfire-ravaged oil sands capital Fort McMurray back into their homes, even as fire conditions were forecast to worsen, the province’s municipal affairs minister said Thursday. Danielle Larivee told reporters she realizes how difficult it is for evacuees — thousands of them in the ...

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Alberta officials say oil sands city saved from fire’s worst

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Alberta’s premier has declared Canada’s oil sands city has been largely saved and said a plan will be put together within two weeks so most of the 88,000 evacuees can return to their homes. At least two neighborhoods in Fort McMurray became scenes of utter devastation with incinerated homes leveled by a wildfire that the ...

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Top Bakken news stories – April 23-May 6

The weekly Bakken recap was put on hiatus last week due to forgetfulness and we humbly apologize. To make up for lost time, we reached back a couple weeks. However, it turns out the week we missed was rather uneventful for the Bakken. This past week, however, was exciting for a variety of reasons, most of them not good (i.e. ...

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