May 24, 2024

The information and occasions of Fort McMurray Wooden Buffalo.

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Completely happy Friday, Fort McMurray!

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  • Ola Dada at Bailey’s Pub: Fort McMurray-raised comic Ola Dada is performing in Fort McMurray tonight recent off his comedy particular in Vancouver. Dada has additionally appeared on Canada’s Acquired Expertise and Only for Laughs. Dada’s Mr. Humorous Man Comedy Tour arrives at Bailey’s Pub tonight at 8 p.m.
  • Remembrance Day Ceremonies: The Royal Canadian Legion is internet hosting an indoor ceremony at MacDonald Island Park and an outside ceremony outdoors its Waterways department on Nov. 11. A reception might be held after the ceremonies.A schedule of occasions is in our story on this yr’s Memorial Household.
  • Christmas poinsettia fundraiser: Poinsettias, wreathes and planters are being bought with all funds going in the direction of the Autism Society of the RMWB. Orders will be made on-line. Deliveries might be on Nov. 23.
  • Competition of Bushes: The annual fundraiser for the Northern Lights Well being Basis returns to MacDonald Island Park from Nov. 17-19. The timber will be loved free of charge through the day, however tickets are restricted for the Competition Gala and Tree Public sale, the Ugly Christmas Sweater Occasion and Daddy/Daughter Sugar Plum Fairy Ball. Ticket info is on-line.
  • 24-Hour Recreation Day: A 24-hour marathon of gaming for the Stollery Kids’s Hospital. The occasion consists of board video games, video video games, prizes and challenges. Admission is FREE however donations will be made on-line. Begins Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. at Keyano’s e-sports area.
  • A night with Leahy: Immerse your self within the spellbinding melodies and exhilarating performances of Leahy, a multigenerational Canadian Celtic people band. Te 11-strong ensemble performs at Keyano Theatre on Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets on-line.
  • Black Friday Indigenous City Market: Greater than 20 distributors might be on the market. Market will open with a girls drum group. Lisa Marie Bourque, proprietor of the City Market, will train the 7 Sacred Ideas of the Cree. Roxy Woodward of Fort McMurray 468 First Nation will train lessons on making dreamcatchers, birch bark canoes and an Indigenous Christmas decoration. Market is open to all, directions on reserving a workshop spot are on-line. 9713 Hardin Road from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 24.
  • RCMP Regimental Ball: Wooden Buffalo RCMP is internet hosting a regimental ball open to the general public. All funds go in the direction of the Royal Canadian Legion Department 165 and the Centre of Hope. Gala consists of dinner, dancing, door prizes, a 50/50 draw and raffle, and stay leisure by the Kitchen Occasion. Every visitor will get a commemorative Problem Coin. Tickets are $150 and will be purchased through etransfer at [email protected]. Embody title and telephone quantity within the etransfer feedback. Nov. 24 at Shell Place.
  • Emo Evening feat. Wade MacNeil of Alexisonfire: Nov. 24 at The Banquet at 9 p.m. Ticket info on-line.
  • KD Gala for the Centre of Hope: Native cooks will create their very own spin on macaroni and cheese at this fundraiser for the Centre of Hope. 12 p.m. to five p.m. on Nov. 26 on the Golden Years Society. Tickets are on-line.
  • The Summer time Canada Burned: Postmedia’s new ebook concerning the 2023 wildfire season—The Summer time Canada Burned—is in bookstores Nov. 27 and is out there on-line now.
  • Imply Women: The Musical: Dec. 14-16 at Ecole McTavish Excessive College. This completely fetch present is $15 for adults and $10 for college students.

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Suncor Vitality workers stroll previous heavy haulers at a Suncor web site north of Fort McMurray, Alta. on this 2014 file picture. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray At the moment/Postmedia Community

Suncor nonetheless attempting to find price financial savings after wave of job cuts

Suncor has wrapped up its deliberate 1,500 job cuts two months forward of schedule, however the firm remains to be in search of areas to trim as a part of a wider effectivity push.

The corporate can be pursuing plans for fewer, larger vehicles to interchange practically twice as many smaller third-party automobiles. These new vehicles might be driverless-ready as a part of a wider push into the know-how.

Suncor is ramping up the variety of vehicles operating autonomously at its Base Plant operation from 31 as of the second quarter this yr to 91 by the tip of 2024.

“If our knowledge is right, this would be the largest single mine fleet of autonomous extremely class vehicles globally,” stated CEO Wealthy Kruger.

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A person holds a Naloxone equipment on Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022. Michelle Berg/Postmedia Community

2023 already deadliest yr of opioid disaster for Fort McMurray

Opioids killed extra individuals in Fort McMurray between January and August than in some other yr for the reason that Alberta authorities started monitoring deaths in 2016.

Information launched Monday by the Alberta authorities reveals 2023 is on monitor to be Fort McMurray’s deadliest yr for drug poisonings.

The info reveals 20 individuals died from drug poisonings through the first eight months of 2023. Opioids have been concerned in 18 of these deaths. Methamphetamine was concerned in six deaths, cocaine was present in 4 deaths and alcohol was current in three deaths.

The info additionally reveals 2023 would be the deadliest yr for the opioid disaster in Alberta. There have been 1,349 Albertans killed by drug poisonings to date this yr, up from 1,145 in 2022.

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Calgary leads the dying toll in Alberta’s cities with 475 deaths. Edmonton is shut behind with 454 deaths. Lethbridge—which has a inhabitants of greater than 104,000 individuals—is in third with a record-high 98 deaths.

Stated El Mejdani (left) with Jeff Landry.

Award acknowledges affect of native academics on one scholar’s life

Two academics at Westwood Group Excessive College have been honoured for considerably impacting their former scholar’s progress.

Stated El Mejdani and Jeff Landry have been each awarded the Loran Students Basis’s Academics Constructing Leaders Award after they have been nominated by Dhruv Patel, a 2019 Rebanks Household Loran Scholar.

Patel, who graduated from Westwood in 2018, went on to discovered AfterSell, which builds software program that helps unbiased eCommerce retailers compete on a world scale.

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El Mejdani mentored Patel and inspired his love for science and creativity. Landry was Patel’s badminton coach and taught management, sportsmanship and endurance.

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Former Fort McMurray resident brings his comedy abilities house

Though he grew up as a category clown in Fort McMurray, turning into a slapstick comedian was not on Ola Dada’s radar when he graduated highschool in Fort McMurray. His plans have been to review finance.

However one evening when the Nigerian-born comic was out for pizza with buddies, they noticed an open-mic comedy present and Dada took the stage. The occasion organizer was impressed and booked Dada often.

Since then, Dada has appeared in a number of Only for Chortle festivals in Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto; was runner-up within the SiriusXM High Comedian Competitors, a semifinalist on Canada’s Acquired Expertise and appeared on CBC’s The New Wave of Stand Up.

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Dada returns to Fort McMurray tonight for a efficiency at Bailey’s Pub.

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Native businesswoman acknowledged as one in all Canada’s strongest ladies

Kristi Hines, founder and CEO of Hines Well being Companies, is one in all 100 ladies from throughout Canada to hitch Canada’s Most Highly effective Ladies record created by Ladies’s Govt Community (WXN).

The group acknowledges Canadian ladies who make a transformational distinction of their fields and actively form a extra inclusive future.

Hines was named within the Compass Rose Entrepreneurs Award class, which acknowledges feminine founders who personal and function companies.

Her firm offers emergency medical providers, occupational well being, and medical recruitment and placement providers to companies, organizations and authorities businesses throughout Canada.

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Keyano Faculty’s soccer groups win massive

Keyano Faculty’s males’s and girls’s soccer groups took house gold and silver on the 2023 Alberta Schools Athletic Convention (ACAC) Soccer Championships in Edmonton.

For the fourth time in ACAC historical past and the primary time since 2017, the boys’s Huskies have been topped champions of the outside season, whereas the ladies’s Huskies earned silver for the primary time.

Niels Slotboom, head coach of the boys’s and girls’s soccer groups, was honoured because the ACAC Males’s Soccer North Division coach of the yr. Seven athletes additionally obtained honours on the ACAC’s All-Convention groups.

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Cst. Robert Crawford with Coun. David Boucher and Coun. Chrystal McDonald of Fort McKay First Nation. PHOTO SUBMITTED.

Fort McKay will get RCMP group officer: Const. Robert Crawford has been assigned to Fort McKay as a group engagement officer. The place was made after the RCMP’s native Indigenous liaison officer, Sgt. Martina Noskey, famous Fort McKay’s leaders need extra help from the Mounties.

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Second particular person charged in homicide: Charlotte Mackey, 43, of Fort McMurray has been charged within the second-degree homicide of Norman Lineham, 43, of Fort McMurray. Matthew Thomas Cooper, 39, of Fort McMurray, was charged with second-degree homicide final month. Lineham was killed in his house in September.

Truck possible shot by careless firearm consumer: The driving force of a truck is secure after police say their car was unintentionally shot by a careless firearm consumer north of Fort McMurray. The driving force was travelling on Freeway 63 close to Supertest Hill when the truck was hit with a bullet. Nobody has been arrested or charged concerning the incident.

Three stolen automobiles recovered: After recovering two stolen automobiles within the early morning hours of Halloween, police are reminding individuals to maintain their automobiles locked and never go away the keys within the ignition when a truck or automobile is unoccupied. Three Fort McMurray residents have been charged.

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There’s an app for that: Individuals in Fort McMurray Wooden Buffalo can study what’s taking place locally with the RAVE Cell Security App. The app sends notices about native crime, highway closures, site visitors advisories, lacking individuals and different emergency info.

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Chuck Isaacs, president of the Aboriginal Veterans Society of Alberta, holds an Eagle Employees as he prepares to steer indigenous veterans into an occasion celebrating Nationwide Indigenous Veterans Day at Edmonton Metropolis Corridor on Wednesday Nov. 8, 2023. The occasion acknowledges the sacrifices and contributions that First Nations, Inuit and Métis veterans have made in service of Canada. Picture by David Bloom
  • Rats!: Alberta, which proudly payments itself as rat-free since 1950, is combating infestations at two Calgary recycling centres. This latest battle in opposition to the rats goes effectively. The final rat incursion was a decade in the past at Drugs Hat’s landfill. It was so unhealthy that officers thought-about releasing bull snakes into the landfill to hunt the rodents. The province additionally dropped poisoned hay bales in what was known as Operation Haystack round Drugs Hat to maintain the rats from coming into neighbourhoods. After a two-month struggle, rat-free Alberta declared victory over the rodent menace.
  • Chilly case: A 73-year-old Sundre man has been charged with the homicide of a Métis teenage woman in 1975. The breakthrough within the homicide was made doable by advances in genetic family tree. Ronald James Edwards is charged with the homicide of Pauline Brazeau, 16.
  • AHS overhaul: The Alberta authorities is restructuring the health-care system. Alberta Well being Companies might be divided into 4 businesses specializing in acute care, persevering with care, main well being, and psychological well being/addictions. The federal government plans to restructure advisory councils. Premier Danielle Smith stated AHS is “scattered and uncoordinated” and a “inflexible centralized construction.” The Alberta Medical Affiliation and United Nurses of Alberta say they weren’t consulted. The AMA is optimistic, however the nurses’ union has doubts the brand new system will deal with nursing shortages or enhance efficiencies.
  • Council fired: The Alberta authorities is firing the councillors and directors for Chestermere. Municipal Affairs Minister Ric McIver says dissolution was his solely choice. A report particulars a number of cases of council performing outdoors its legislated duties, shirking provincial edicts and a number of examples of what the province cites as monetary irregularities. There are additionally considerations about metropolis expenditures and even the mayor’s bank card bills.
  • Occasion’s over: Barry Morishita has resigned as chief of the Alberta Occasion. The previous mayor of Brooks grew to become chief of the centrist social gathering in 2021. The Alberta Occasion peaked at three MLAs between 2015 and 2019, however has didn’t elect a candidate for the reason that 2019 election.
  • Learn up on the politics and tradition of Alberta  with Postmedia’s subscriber-exclusive publication, What’s up with Alberta? Curated by the Nationwide Submit’s Tyler Dawson each Tuesday and Thursday.

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