February 21, 2024

The information and occasions of Fort McMurray Wooden Buffalo.

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Blissful new 12 months, Fort McMurray!

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  • Banff Centre Mountain Movie Pageant: A collection of movies from the competition in Banff performs at Keyano Theatre. Movies take take viewers to the world’s distant corners, talk about environmental points, and produce an up-close and adrenaline-packed motion sports activities expertise. Jan. 11 and 12 at Keyano Theatre. Tickets are on-line.
  • HeartSpark’s Breaking Boundaries: For females 12+. Expertise confidence, friendship and study some self-defence with HeartSpark and Theresa Stanley, black-belt govt director of Phoenix Tae Kwon Do Membership and creator of Ladies on Fireplace Confidence Workshops. This can be a fundraiser for HeartSpark’s free youth programming. Jan. 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Unifor’s workplace. Tickets on-line.
  • Fe Artwork Exhibition: Fe Artwork Gallery is exhibiting a tapestry of latest Indigenous African Artwork on the Grand Ballroom of Shell Place. Jan. 27 and 28. Tickets are free.
  • Curler derby try-it night time: Anybody 7+ is invited to attempt curler derby with the Fort McMurray Curler Derby League. No expertise wanted. Feb. 1 from 7 p.m. to eight p.m. at MacDonald Island Park. Directions on what to carry and what to anticipate are on Fb.
  • Fort McMurray Oil Barons: January dwelling video games at Centerfire Place: Okotoks Oilers on Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 14 at 2 p.m., Brooks Bandits on Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Drumheller Dragons on Jan. 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., Bonnyville Pontiacs on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and schedule on-line.
  • Wooden Buffalo Regional Library hosts loads of occasions each week. These all-ages occasions may be discovered on-line.
  • MacDonald Island Park recurrently updates its web site with upcoming occasions and applications.

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Jatinder “Jay” Notay, Keyano CEO and president, at a ceremony on the school’s Syncrude Sports activities and Wellness Centre on Friday, February 18, 2022. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray At present/Postmedia Community jpg, FM

Keyano applies to change into a polytechnic as enrolment booms

Pupil enrolment will quickly be higher than what Keyano School reported in the course of the oilsands increase days.

A lot of the expansion is from worldwide college students, however Keyano CEO and president Jay Notay says at the least half of scholars will all the time be Canadians.

Notay hopes lots of these college students shall be from Fort McMurray Wooden Buffalo. This can be a powerful promote as a result of about 50 per cent of scholars graduating in Fort McMurray depart. This charge is predicted to develop as college students graduate after residing by way of financial uncertainty, the pandemic, the April 2020 floods and the 2016 Horse River Wildfire.

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Keyano is including 18 new applications and plans to develop into the well being fields. As a polytechnic, Keyano can add these applications sooner.

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Fort McMurray Oil Barons head coach Adam Manah throughout a observe on day two of their 2022-2023 season coaching camp at Ceterfire Place on Friday, August 26, 2022. Laura Beamish/Fort McMurray At present/Postmedia Community

Oil Barons hearth Adam Manah as head coach and common supervisor

The Fort McMurray Oil Barons has fired Adam Manah as their head coach and common supervisor. Assistant coach Carter Duffin has been appointed to fill these roles within the interim.

Manah known as the transfer “an inside factor” and couldn’t talk about particulars abouthis firing. A press release from Oil Barons president David Fitzgerald was additionally gentle on particulars.

Nevertheless, the staff has struggled this season. The Oil Barons had been ranked thirteenth within the AJHL when Manah was let go. They’ve 13 victories and 25 losses this season. Manah’s final recreation was a 5-1 defeat to the Camrose Kodiaks on Dec. 30.

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Manah was employed in Dec. 2021 after teaching the Sherwood Park Crusaders. He was a ahead for the staff between 2005 and 2008. In 2006, the Oil Barons gained the AJHL Championship. Manah mentioned he’ll spend the following few months resting and deciding subsequent steps.

“I’m grateful to the group and the neighborhood and the assist from Dave Fitzgerald and the executives on the board,” mentioned Manah. “Most of all, the city welcomed me again after taking part in right here. I’m really grateful and owe quite a bit to the town and other people of Fort McMurray.”

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Laila Goodridge, Conservative MP for Fort McMurray-Chilly Lake, joins members of Fort McMurray’s Indian neighborhood to have fun India’s independence day at Syncrude Athletic Park on August 20, 2023. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray At present/Postmedia Community

Goodridge ‘cautiously optimistic’ in election as residing price fears increase Tories

Conservative MP Laila Goodridge is hoping for a federal election nicely earlier than the anticipated Oct. 2025 date.

In an end-of-year interview, the Fort McMurray-Chilly Lake MP mentioned worries and fears about with the ability to pay for the whole lot from groceries and heating to mortgages and rents dominated most conversations with individuals in 2023.

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She doesn’t count on assist for the federal Liberals, which have seen their assist plunge in main polls for months, to rebound. On the similar time, the Conservative Get together and Opposition Chief Pierre Poilievre noticed their assist in polls develop all through 2023 as residing prices additionally stayed excessive.

“I’m cautiously optimistic that there shall be an election sooner reasonably than later,” mentioned Goodridge. “Persons are making powerful decisions between consuming and heating. They’re seeing their paycheques go much less and fewer far as time goes on. They’re in search of a change.”

Trudeau has mentioned in year-end interviews he isn’t resigning and is optimistic about profitable the following election. Goodridge believes the momentum of the Conservatives will proceed into 2024.

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A heavy hauler drives previous smaller vehicles close to the doorway of Suncor Vitality’s North Steepbank Mine, situated north of Fort McMurray, Alta., on this 2014 file picture. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray At present/Postmedia Community Picture by Vince Mcdermott /Vince Mcdermott/At present Workers

Suncor shares soar because it reviews second-highest quarter ever for oil output

Suncor share value jumped Wednesday as the corporate reported its fourth quarter oil output was its second-highest quarter ever.

The corporate introduced upstream manufacturing within the fourth quarter of 2023 of 808,000 barrels per day. This meets their November 2022 company forecast of 746,000 barrels per day yearly.

Suncor’s December manufacturing averaged greater than 900,000 barrels per day, the corporate’s finest single month efficiency ever.

As a part of its wider effectivity push, Suncor accomplished 1,500 job cuts in 2023, a transfer the corporate mentioned is predicted to avoid wasting $450 million per 12 months. Its fleet of automated haulers will practically triple to 91 by the top of 2024.

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Anton Grandjambe has been arrested and charged with second-degree homicide. Picture courtesy RCMP

Fort McKay man wished for second-degree homicide arrested

Police have arrested Anton Grandjambe, a Fort McKay man who has been charged with killing a 60-year-old man in the neighborhood north of Fort McMurray. The arrest ends a weeks-long manhunt by Alberta RCMP.

Police say that on Dec. 5, officers responded to a firearms criticism on Goal Street in Fort McKay. All residents had been informed to take shelter and never go outdoors. Police later mentioned a person had been killed and confirmed his id was Russell John Shott. A member of the family of Shott informed Postmedia he was killed attempting to interrupt up a combat.

Police believed he was within the Edmonton space. Nevertheless, Grandjambe was arrested on Dec. 28 on the Gregoire Lake reserve of Fort McMurray First Nation 468.

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Police investigating taking pictures in Fort Chipewyan:

Wooden Buffalo RCMP say that at 11:09 p.m. on Jan. 2, officers had been informed that somebody had fired a weapon at a house on Henry Drive. The shooter ran away earlier than police might arrive.

There have been no bodily accidents reported on the scene. Police imagine the taking pictures was intentional and the sufferer’s dwelling was focused, however don’t imagine there’s a menace to the remainder of the general public.

Police in Fort McMurray arrest three males, discover stolen objects after late-night crime spree:

Police say they obtained a number of reviews of alleged property crimes and break-ins between 2:45 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 4.

The primary name was the theft of a white 2021 Toyota Tundra from a house on Lindstrom Crescent. Between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., a number of break-ins at garages, sheds and automobiles had been reported on Rosslyn Avenue, Rogers Crescent, Starling Avenue and Falcon Drive.

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Officers situated the stolen truck to a house on Killdeer Means. Three males had been arrested with out incident. Every thing from crossbows and turbines to keys and reward playing cards had been recovered by police.

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A snowboarder takes off within the Boulevard Terrain Park at Lake Louise Ski Resort in Banff Nationwide Park on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Picture by Al Charest/Particular to Postmedia Community

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