30 years ago: Fort McMurray will receive $2,199,000 in provincial funding under the Arterial Roadway, Public Transit and Transportation Systems Management programs.
Under the 5-year Trust Agreement public transit project are eligible for 100 per cent provincial subsidy assistance. Arterial roadway and transportation systems management projects are eligible for two-thirds total assistance.
15 years ago: This year's Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs will be remembered as the time the Fort McMurray Oil Barons exorcised the playoff demons of the past to win the Doyle Cup.
The Oil Barons swept the Olds Grizzlies aside in four games with relative ease. One demon exorcised.
Next on the list was the St. Albert Saints. Not a problem for the Barons who were now on a roll with six playoff wins in a row. Demon number two exorcised
5 years ago: One tank collapsed and killed two Chinese workers on April 24. A second collapsed on Saturday, May 19. And the Alberta Federation of Labour says a third tank is leaning heavily and is on the verge of collapse.
The federation is demanding the province suspend the contract of a Chinese firm erecting huge oil containers at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.'s Horizon site 70 kilometres north of Fort McMurray.
Occupational Health and Safety officials said no one was injured in the second incident.
Fort McMurray Today, Wed Apr 9 2012