December 11, 2023

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Good morning, Fort McMurray!

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  • Automotive Wash, Barbecue and Nail Trims Fundraiser for Fort McMurray SPCA: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Excessive Faculty on Friday.
  • Indigenous Arts and Tradition—Household Evening: This free occasion is from 6 p.m. to eight p.m. at Wooden Buffalo Regional Library throughout each Friday in July. Hosted by the Nistawoyou Affiliation Friendship Centre.
  • 2023 Backyard Crawl: Develop Wooden Buffalo is internet hosting a Backyard Crawl on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register on-line for this free occasion to discover who’s rising what in native gardens.
  • Maple Desires: An artwork present by artist and sculptor Jef Albea on Saturday at 6 p.m. on the Benefit Resort & Suites.
  • Tipsy Trivia’s Hair Metallic Music Bingo: Monday at 7 p.m. at Canadian Brewhouse.
  • Youth Arts and Crafts: This free occasion is on the Wooden Buffalo Regional Library on Monday from 3:30 p.m. to five p.m. Hosted by the Nistawoyou Affiliation Friendship Centre.
  • Fort McMurray City Market: Each Wednesday in July and August. The market opens at Jubilee Plaza from 10 a.m. to three p.m.
  • Tipsy Trivia’s Basic Information Trivia: Brewskis Pub on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Wooden Buffalo Disc Golf Affiliation: Disc golf is at Stone Creek Disc Golf Course on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is on-line.

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Visitors on Franklin Avenue in Fort McMurray Alta. close to the height of visitors on on Tuesday September 29, 2015. Garrett Barry/Fort McMurray Right this moment/Postmedia Community

The RMWB’s proposed plan to repair downtown

The Space Redevelopment Plan (ARP) is the most recent main proposal on enhancing downtown.

Priorities concentrate on the economic system, security, transit, parks and aesthetics of downtown. This consists of the whole lot from bike lanes and constructing requirements to extra occasions and security requirements.

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Individuals collect outdoors tents in an encampment close to the nook of Manning Avenue and Marshall Avenue in downtown Fort McMurray on July 16, 2023. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Right this moment/Postmedia Community

Non-profits and companies urge motion on homelessness in downtown

Letters from enterprise homeowners and the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce are urging the municipality to do extra to combat homelessness in downtown.

Individuals dwelling in additional than a dozen tents outdoors the Centre of Hope has turn into harmful for everybody within the space, they argue, and setting again hopes for downtown growth.

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The Centre of Hope and different non-profits are looking for acceptable housing for all homeless folks within the area, however say extra assets are wanted.

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A helicopter operated by the Native Helicopter Emergency Response Group (HERO) on the group’s annual automotive present outdoors Centerfire Place on Saturday, July 22, 2023. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Right this moment/Postmedia Community

Native HERO, Alberta negotiating air ambulance contract a couple of 12 months later

The phrases of a five-year contract to assist air ambulance providers in Fort McMurray Wooden Buffalo remains to be being negotiated greater than a 12 months after it was introduced by the Alberta authorities.

Paul Spring of Native Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation (HERO) says negotiations have been delayed due to the latest election, summer time breaks and wildfire season.

In the meantime, Native HERO is seeing rising prices in coaching, gear and insurance coverage. Demand has additionally gone up this 12 months.

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Staff on the Cenovus Christina Lake oilsands facility, situated south of Fort McMurray, stroll previous steam mills as they start their shift on this Could 2012 file photograph. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Right this moment/Postmedia Community SunMedia

Ottawa’s vow to finish subsidies gained’t stymie oilsands push for web zero: Cenovus CEO

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Cenovus Power CEO Jon McKenzie is puzzled by Ottawa’s speak of phasing out inefficient subsidies to Canada’s oil and fuel sector, however doesn’t see it having a lot impact on decarbonization plans for the oilsands.

Earlier this week, Atmosphere Minister Steven Guilbeault unveiled plans to halt subsidies to the oil and fuel sector.

“I actually bear in mind writing a number of cheques to the provincial and federal governments. I don’t bear in mind receiving a number of cheques in return,” stated McKenzie.

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The Trews acting at RBC Bluesfest on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Picture by Sean Sisk / RBC Bluesfest

Wooden Buffalo Ribfest unveils live performance lineup

Concert events are again at Wooden Buffalo Ribfest. This 12 months’s competition of meats and barbecue can be at Snye Level Park through the Labour Day lengthy weekend.

The Trews, Royal Foundry, Trans-Canada Freeway Males, Joel Plaskett, Jade Eagleson, Dan Davidson, Teigen Gayse, Trooper and Captain Tractor are scheduled to carry out.

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The Wooden Buffalo RCMP detachment in Timberlea in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Laura Beamish/Fort McMurray Right this moment/Postmedia Community SunMedia

Lacking or stolen bike? The police might need it

Wooden Buffalo RCMP have recovered greater than 30 bicycles together with frames, wheels and different equipment.

Investigators consider they had been stolen regionally, however have had bother reuniting the bicycles with their homeowners. To date, just one bike has been returned to its proprietor.

Within the meantime, you’ll be able to register lacking or stolen bicycles. Extra info is on the municipality’s web site.

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A firetruck operated by Regional Emergency Providers (RES) and the Fort McKay Fireplace Division on the Fort McKay Fireplace Corridor on Saturday, June 10, 2022. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Right this moment/Postmedia Community

RCMP investigating six arsons inside three-hour window in Fort McMurray, Janvier

Police are investigating six arsons that occurred inside three hours in Fort McMurray and Janvier. No accidents had been reported however police are asking the general public for assist.

Trying throughout Alberta

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Conservative Social gathering of Canada candidate Shuvaloy Majumdar speaks to supporters after successful the Calgary Heritage byelection on Monday, July 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
  • Farming disaster: Southern Alberta has had an “unusually dry” summer time, in line with Atmosphere and Local weather Change Canada. Taber is the most recent municipality to declare an agricultural catastrophe as farmers battle sizzling, dry climate. Vulcan, Foothills, Stettler, Paintearth, Cypress and Wheatland have additionally declared agricultural disasters.  Calgary is curbing water use and asking residents to do the identical.
  • Conservative victory: Shuvaloy Majumdar, a former coverage adviser to Stephen Harper and former Conservative overseas minister John Baird, is the brand new Conservative MP for Calgary Heritage. He gained the Tory stronghold with 65 per cent of the vote.
  • Human rights criticism: A Russian-Canadian group says their human rights had been violated after they had been banned from the Edmonton Heritage Pageant. The teams says they’ve been the goal of threats and harassment in latest months. Pageant organizers say they had been threatened if the Russian pavilion appeared on this 12 months’s competition. Ukrainian teams requested for the Russians to be excluded.
  • Council issues: A municipal inspection discovered Chestermere is managed in an “irregular, improper and improvident” method. The mayor and council deny this, however Municipal Affairs Minister Ric McIver says Chestermere’s council may face “additional motion” if suggestions are ignored.
  • Stampede settlement: A partial settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit towards the Calgary Stampede that alleged the group allowed a efficiency faculty staffer to sexually abuse younger boys.
  • Blood work: Alberta has a critical blood scarcity and persons are urged to donate. Fort McMurray residents need to journey to donate blood. We’ve coated the monetary and logistical hurdles stopping Canada Blood Providers (CBS) from visiting Fort McMurray. It’s not due to commuters carrying STIs, CBS says that’s an city legend.
  • Pension future: Premier Danielle Smith needs Finance Minister Nate Horner to check changing the Canada Pension Plan with a provincial mannequin. This concept isn’t new, nevertheless it’s by no means been pursued. Right here’s how Alberta may do it (if it needs to).
  • Growth city: Oppenheimer has nukes on our minds, so right here’s when an American investor satisfied Alberta nuking the oilsands was an important thought. Premier Danielle Smith sees a spot for nuclear fission within the oilsands and made small modular reactors a precedence for Power Minister Brian Jean. Jean visited South Korea in March to debate bringing reactors to the oilsands. Canada really participated within the Manhattan Mission, that means a Heritage Minute on vapourizing cities is feasible. Canada is  additionally updating fallout plans in case the Russia-Ukraine Conflict goes nuclear. Have weekend!
  • Learn up on the politics and tradition of Alberta  with Postmedia’s subscriber-exclusive e-newsletter, What’s up with Alberta? Curated by the Nationwide Publish’s Tyler Dawson each Tuesday and Thursday.

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