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Wood Buffalo, Alberta

Full nameRegional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Official nameRegional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Settlement typeSpecialized municipality
RegionNorthern Alberta
Census divisionNo. 16
- Specialized municipalityApril 1, 1995
Name changeAugust 14, 1996
Municipal seatFort McMurray
Governing body 
CAOGlen Laubenstein
Total Area24450.4 sq mi (63342.89 km2)
Total Population51924 (2006)
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)

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The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is a specialized municipality located in northeastern Alberta. Formed as a result of the amalgamation of the City of Fort McMurray and Improvement District No. 143 on April 1, 1995, it is the second largest municipality in Alberta by area. Underlying its 63343 km2 (24456.9 sqmi) of wilderness lie vast oil sand deposits, also known as the Athabasca Oil Sands, helping to make the region one of the fastest growing industrial areas in Canada.

Until the Alberta electoral boundary re-distribution of 2004, the municipality was divided between the provincial electoral districts of Fort McMurray (the community itself) and Athabasca-Wabasca (the surrounding area). The re-distribution amalgamated the municipality into a single electoral district covering the entire municipality. As a result, the new Wood Buffalo electoral district became the most populous such district in Alberta.

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Chambers of Commerce list Wood Buffalo finalists - Fort McMurray Today Tweet this news
Fort McMurray Today---...- also has one with 38 names on it finalists for the 20th -Alberta- Business Awards of Distinction. And that list has two -Wood Buffalo- names on it. ... - Date : Wed, 29 Dec 2010 18:55:52 GMT+00:00
Boutilier dubs 2010 a year 'full of changes' - Fort McMurray Today Tweet this news
Fort McMurray Today--Earlier this year, the province approved a recommendation by the -Alberta- Electoral Boundaries Commission to split the Fort McMurray--Wood Buffalo- riding into ... - Date : Thu, 30 Dec 2010 19:04:37 GMT+00:00
Alberta wants more muscle in oilsands monitoring - Edmonton Journal Tweet this news
Edmonton Journal--"Whether it's (the Cumulative Environmental Management Association) or (the -Wood Buffalo- Environmental Association) or whatever it is, ... - Date : Tue, 21 Dec 2010 07:55:41 GMT+00:00
Feds not monitoring oilsands pollution: environment commissioner - Slave River Journal Tweet this news
Slave River Journal--Environment Canada's only Athabasca River monitoring station is at Old Fort, on the border of -Wood Buffalo- National Park. It was set up in 1989 to monitor ... - Date : Tue, 14 Dec 2010 21:03:14 GMT+00:00
Pace To Grow - Calgary Herald Tweet this news
Calgary Herald--These are Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Grande Prairie and the -Wood Buffalo- region (which includes Fort McMurray), says Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. ... - Date : Sat, 11 Dec 2010 09:07:26 GMT+00:00
Rental housing availability down from last year: report - Fort McMurray Today Tweet this news
Fort McMurray Today--The average vacancy rate for private apartments in -Wood Buffalo- decreased by 4.4%, stated the Fall Rental Markey Survey released this morning. ... - Date : Thu, 09 Dec 2010 21:14:13 GMT+00:00
New $198M airport terminal to be built at Fort McMurray - Edmonton Journal Tweet this news
Edmonton Journal--At a ceremony late Friday, the Regional Municipality of -Wood Buffalo- transferred the airport land and assets to the authority, allowing it to begin the ... - Date : Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:03:04 GMT+00:00
New land released for development near Fort McMurray, Alberta - Daily Commercial News Tweet this news
Daily Commercial News--“This is big news for our community,” said Melissa Blake, mayor of the Regional Municipality of -Wood Buffalo-. “There are 900 plus acres now available for ... - Date : Fri, 05 Nov 2010 04:20:52 GMT+00:00
garbage dump searched for missing woman - Edmonton Journal Tweet this news
Edmonton Journal--Jennifer Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Regional Municipality of -Wood Buffalo-, said the Dumpster was picked up by a private company, but she didn't know ... - Date : Sat, 16 Oct 2010 12:23:00 GMT+00:00
Pipeline companies restore Gregoire Channel - Fort McMurray Today Tweet this news
Fort McMurray Today---...- with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, -Alberta- Environment, -Alberta- Sustainable Resource Development and the Regional Municipality of -Wood Buffalo-. ... - Date : Fri, 15 Oct 2010 18:26:49 GMT+00:00

Component Permanent
Urban service area (Fort McMurray) 62,589 1,539 64,128
Rural service area 4,159 23,325 27,484
Total R.M. of Wood Buffalo 66,748 24,864 91,612

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