May 24, 2024

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  • ATC Cultural Pageant: Have a good time and be taught concerning the Indigenous cultures of the area at Snye Level Park from Sept. 15-17.Extra data is on-line.
  • September Sizzler: Held at Fort McMurray Space 63 Motorsports Park on Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets and occasion occasions are on-line.
  • Keyano Huskies Soccer: Keyano faces the Portage School Voyageurs at Shell Place on Sept. 17. Girls’s groups compete at midday, males’s groups compete at 2 p.m. FREE admission.
  • nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up: Free documentary screening concerning the 2016 capturing of Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan. A part of the RMWB’s It’s Time to Learn documentary sequence. Keyano Theatre on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
  • Tipsy Trivia’s Basic Data Trivia: Basic data  trivia each Thursday at Brewskis Pub. 90s Dance Music Bingo on Sept. 20 at Canadian Brewhouse. Each occasions 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Fall Commerce Present: Held at MacDonald Island Park from Sept. 22-24.
  • Fort McMurray Oil Barons: Subsequent residence video games are Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 at Centerfire Place. Puck drop at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and schedules are on-line.
  • RES Pancake Breakfast: Regional Emergency Companies and native emergency companies suppliers host their FREE open home and pancake breakfast at Fireplace Corridor #1. Sept. 23 at 9 a.m.
  • LINC: The Language of Artwork: College students and employees with Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) will discover the breaking of boundaries between language and artwork at Keyano Theatre. FREE occasion hosted by Arts Council Wooden Buffalo on Sept. 23 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • YMM Digital Artwork: The Fort McMurray Worldwide Airport’s inaugural digital artwork exhibit, that includes Dwelling North by native photographer Crystal Mercredi. Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Info is on-line.
  • Fort McMurray Marathon: Final 12 months’s occasion raised greater than $74,000 for 17 native charities. This 12 months’s occasion is on Sept. 24. It features a marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K, 3K and youngsters’ enjoyable run. First race begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration is on-line.
  • YMM Oktoberfest: Polka, German and craft beers, and video games at Fort McMurray Heritage Village on Sept. 29 and 30. Extra data on-line.
  • After Hours with Dallas Smith: That includes particular visitor JoJo Mason. Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. on the CNOOC Subject Home on the Suncor Group Leisure Centre. Tickets are on-line.
  • An Night with Jillian Harris: Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at MacDonald Island Park, doorways open at 6 p.m. Tickets are on-line.
  • Flip visitors bins into artwork: Artists are paid $700 if their work is picked. RMWB accepting proposals till Oct. 27.
  • Council’s Excellence Award: Nominations for excellent residents are open till Oct. 30.

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Buses on the RMWB’s transit terminal on Foremost Road outdoors the Jubilee Centre and Provincial Constructing on April 12, 2023. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Immediately/Postmedia Community

Council approves the most recent plan for downtown Fort McMurray. What’s in it?

Council is giving downtown growth one other shot.

The most recent plan to breath life right into a moribund downtown is specializing in fixing the financial system, security, transit, parks and aesthetics of the downtown core. It even opens up the potential for bike lanes.

Audio system praised the plan at Tuesday’s council assembly as “practical,” “versatile” and “targeted.”

Councillors permitted the plan unanimously and there was little debate on the plan’s particulars. Nonetheless, Councillor Lance Bussieres had issues about parking maintaining with growth, plans for aesthetic requirements in new buildings and security.

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Kudakwashe Rutendo attends the “Backspot” premiere throughout the 2023 Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 08, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario. Picture by Kayla Oaddams/Getty Pictures

Fort McMurray-raised actress Kudakwashe Rutendo one in all TIFF’s Rising Stars

Good issues are taking place recently for Kudakwashe Rutendo. The Toronto-based actress has made a number of lists of upcoming Canadian actresses to look at and was declared a Rising Star by the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant (TIFF).

At this 12 months’s TIFF, Rutendo starred within the movie “Backspot,” directed by D.W. Waterson. The drama additionally stars Devery Jacobs, Evan Rachel Wooden and Shannyn Sossamon. Elliot Web page is govt producer.

Toronto is residence now for Rutendo, however she credit her latest success—she discovered an agent in 2020, weeks earlier than COVID-19 restrictions floor movie and TV productions to a halt—to her upbringing in Fort McMurray.

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Rutendo talks about her upbringing and objectives after being named a Rising Star on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant.

The Bell Ceremony on the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service at Fireplace Corridor 5 in Fort McMurray on September 11, 2023. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Immediately/Postmedia Community

Fort McMurray firefighters honour fallen colleagues at memorial service

Fort McMurray firefighters gathered at Fireplace Corridor 5 final Tuesday to honour the lives of 5 fallen Fort McMurray firefighters: James Banting, Conrad Dion, Rick Hawkins, David Richard and Larry Walker.

The firefighters additionally honoured the victims of the 9/11 assaults on its twenty second anniversary. On that day, 2,977 individuals had been killed, together with 343 firefighters, 23 law enforcement officials and 37 Port Authority officers.

Regional Fireplace Chief Jody Butz mentioned the day is a reminder of the challenges of firefighting.

The bodily and psychological well being toll firefighters endure is turning into broadly identified among the many public. Most cancers is the highest main sickness and dying for firefighters.

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A 2021 research on the College of Alberta discovered one-in-seven firefighters who fought the 2016 Horse River Wildfire have persistent lung injury. The outcomes are much like what firefighters that responded to the 9/11 assaults skilled in later years. 

Faculty buses parked at Holy Trinity Excessive Faculty in Fort McMurray on September 18, 2020. Sarah Williscraft/Fort McMurray Immediately/Postmedia Community jpg, FM

Native unemployment up in August, schooling leads job losses

Training within the census space protecting the Fort McMurray Wooden Buffalo space shed 600 positions final month as faculties ready for the college 12 months, in response to knowledge from Statistics Canada. Massive positive aspects had been reported in service jobs.

The misplaced jobs in schooling come as lecture rooms throughout Alberta are swelling. Fort McMurray’s public and Catholic college leaders say they’re grappling with employees shortages, however progress patterns imply expansions and new faculties are inevitable.

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Alberta Training Minister Demetrios Nicolaides is promising to rent 650 lecturers and 1,375 instructional assistants and different assist staff throughout Alberta.

August unemployment for the Wooden Buffalo-Chilly Lake census area rose to 6 per cent from 5.2 per cent in July. Unemployment has been rising since April reported a 4.1 per cent charge.

Learn extra for a breakdown of which sectors misplaced and gained jobs in August.

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The digital billboard signal outdoors Centerfire Place on September 12, 2023. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Immediately/Postmedia Community

RMWB council permits Centerfire Place billboard to proceed as traditional

The digital billboard outdoors Centrefire Place can run usually after the municipality shut it down two weeks in the past.

Council heard throughout Tuesday’s assembly that the signal operated outdoors the municipality’s land use bylaw since illuminating Thickwood Boulevard in 2013.

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The signal was allowed to point out information and occasions on the property, however third-party commercials violated municipal guidelines.

Council permitted an utility to permit third-party commercials on the signal, however solely after spending practically two-and-a-half hours debating the function of billboards and indicators in Fort McMurray.

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A composite picture of how police imagine Jason Arthur Misurko could look at the moment. Misurko (AKA Jason Vivid) was final seen Sept. 17, 1995. Picture provided by Airdrie RCMP

RCMP launch composite sketch of man lacking since 1995

Jason Aurthur Misurko, AKA Jason Vivid, left Fort McMurray for Airdrie on Sept. 17, 1995. He was final seen with a hitchhiker in Valleyview. If he’s nonetheless alive, police have launched a picture of what they imagine Misurko may appear to be at the moment.

Police say Misurko, 23, left Airdrie for Fort McMurray for work and picked up a hitchhiker throughout his journey. The 2 left Fort McMurray for Valleyview, which is the place Misurko was final seen. His car was present in Enderby, B.C.

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A full description of what Misurko seemed like in 1995 could be discovered right here.

Weapons seized by ALERT Fort McMurray, as seen in a police handout picture from September 8, 2023. Picture by ALERT /Fort Mcmurray Immediately

Native man charged after misplaced gun allegedly utilized in kidnapping

A Fort McMurray man has been charged after he allegedly didn’t inform police about his misplaced or stolen firearms.

Investigators say a minimum of a kind of firearms was utilized in a kidnapping in British Columbia earlier this 12 months. Police don’t imagine the person was concerned within the kidnapping. 4 of the person’s firearms are lacking.

Jesse Matieschyn, 39, is dealing with 5 counts of failing to report a misplaced or stolen restricted firearm. He has been launched from custody and is scheduled to look in court docket on October 11.

Two heavy hauler vehicles cross one another close to the doorway to Suncor’s North Steepbank Mine, situated north of Fort McMurray, Alta., on Wednesday September 27, 2017. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Immediately/Postmedia Community Picture by Vince Mcdermott /Vince Mcdermott/Immediately Employees

Kruger: At Suncor, it’s about each at the moment and tomorrow

Suncor’s CEO and president, Wealthy Kruger, talks concerning the firm’s objectives as an organization in a visitor column.

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Suncor’s efficiency has did not reside as much as its requirements and the expectations of shareholders, he writes, and modifications on the firm are wanted.

“We imagine at the moment’s profitability and long-term sustainability go hand in hand — you merely can’t have one with out the opposite,” writes Kruger.

“Does it imply that Suncor will collaborate, innovate and make investments to enhance base enterprise efficiency, cut back carbon emissions and set up new low-carbon options? Sure, we’ll.”

The column comes after Kruger informed buyers in August that Suncor had a “disproportionate” concentrate on the longer-term vitality transition to low-emitting and renewable fuels. He mentioned Suncor wanted to revise its course in the direction of the oilsands.

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NDP MP Charlie Angus is asking the pure assets committee to summon Kruger when the Home of Commons resumes subsequent week.

Wanting throughout Alberta

Forty-five soldiers from 41 Canadian Brigade Group load their gear into trucks as they head home from CFB Edmonton after helping fight wildfires in British Columbia during Operation LENTUS 23-08, Wednesday Sept. 13, 2023. Photo by David Bloom
Forty-five troopers from 41 Canadian Brigade Group load their gear into vehicles as they head residence from CFB Edmonton after serving to combat wildfires in British Columbia throughout Operation LENTUS 23-08, Wednesday Sept. 13, 2023. Picture by David Bloom
  • E.Coli outbreak: An E. coli outbreak at a Calgary daycare has left 25 individuals in hospital, a lot of whom are kids. That is the biggest E. coli outbreak in Alberta’s historical past. It has largely affected kids, who’re at highest threat from an an infection.
  • Cheers, Cardston: After a century-long prohibition, Cardston, Alta. is permitting alcohol gross sales. Councillors voted 5-2 at their Wednesday assembly to finish the 121-year ban. Most of Cardston’s 3,700 persons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Church members don’t drink alcohol. Folks can pour pints at eating places and locations just like the native golf course, however bars, golf equipment and liquor shops are nonetheless banned.
  • Vape detectors: A Peace River college district is putting in detectors in loos that tells college directors when somebody is vaping. They may also assist with air high quality monitoring throughout wildfire season. It price $80,000 to put in 35 of the units
  • Chestermere feud: Chestermere’s metropolis management is demanding the province provide an “sufficient response” to its issues surrounding a province-ordered investigation that discovered a number of governance points on the metropolis. Chestermere’s mayor has repeatedly dismissed the report as false and biased. The province has defended its findings.
  • 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 Put up’s Tyler Dawson each Tuesday and Thursday.

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