April 15, 2024

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Good morning, Fort McMurray!

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  • 18U Nationwide and 13U Nationwide Western baseball championships: Groups from throughout Canada shall be competing at Legacy Dodge Subject till August 20. Because the host metropolis, Fort McMurray may even compete. Tickets are on-line.
  • Lease early chicken ticket launch: Swamp Rat Expertise is releasing discounted early tickets of its manufacturing of Lease. Tickets for any efficiency are $10 off from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 19. Afterwards, tickets shall be accessible at 10 per cent off till Aug. 23. This deal is barely accessible in-person on the Keyano Field Workplace. Lease performs at Keyano Theatre from Nov. 16-18.
  • Empty Bowls Competition: Empty Bowls returns to Fort McMurray Heritage Village in assist of the Wooden Buffalo Meals Financial institution. Folks should purchase bowls made by he Fort McMurray Potter’s Guild and Shade Me Mine. With that bowl folks could make their method throughout the pageant sampling meals from a number of totally different stations hosted by native eateries. Tickets and data is on-line.
  • Tipsy Trivia 80s Combine Music Bingo: This free occasion is at Canadian Brewhouse on Monday at 7 p.m. Tickets and data on-line.
  • Space 63 Dust Driving Expertise: The Space 63 Driving Expertise is on Aug. 19 from 1 p.m. to six p.m. in assist of the Wooden Buffalo Meals Financial institution. $5 entry for adults, youngsters are free. One other donation of money or non-perishable meals will get you throughout the observe and driving!
  • Fort McMurray City Market: Each Wednesday in 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.
  • Public Works Present and Shine: The RMWB’s public works crew is internet hosting a present and shine of the autos that hold the municipality shifting. Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 140 Airport Street.
  • 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.
  • Group BBQ for Pastew Place: Meals, prozes, auctions, a 50/50 draw, music, bouncy citadel, face portray and video games shall be at this fundraiser for the Pastew Place Detoxing Centre. August 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 505 Sakitawa Path. Extra info is on Fb or at [email protected].
  • YMM F1 Membership: A spot for F1 followers to fulfill and socialize after each F1 race weekend. Conferences are each Tuesday beginning August 29 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Avenue Espresso. Particulars are on-line.
  • Wooden Buffalo Ribfest: Live shows and meats run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4. The Trews, Trooper, Joel Plaskett and extra will carry out at Snye Level Park. Tickets and live performance schedule is on-line.

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Burned out vehicles on the highway out of Hay River, N.W.T. Photograph by Mason Bruneau

‘Frightened for our group’: Greater than 330 folks from N.W.T. in Fort McMurray Wooden Buffalo

Not less than 329 folks from the Northwest Territories are in Fort McMurray and 7 persons are in Fort Chipewyan.

They be part of 1000’s of people that have fled the Northwest Territories this week as a whole bunch of wildfires pop up throughout Canada’s north. Most evacuees are from Yellowknife, which has ordered its 20,000 residents to depart.

Fort Smith resident Michel Labine, 63, is staying on the Clearwater Lodge. He’s grateful for Fort McMurray’s hospitality and his house is secure.

However, lots of his buddies within the hamlet of Enterprise misplaced their homes. He needs there was extra preparation to guard communities from wildfires this 12 months.

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“We knew these items was coming however no one was ready for it,” he mentioned. “We’ve suffered numerous smoke all summer time. It’s irritating for folks.”

Suncor Power staff stroll previous heavy haulers at a Suncor website north of Fort McMurray, Alta. on this 2014 file photograph. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Right now/Postmedia Community

Suncor has been too centered on vitality transition, should get again to fundamentals: CEO

Suncor CEO Wealthy Kruger argues the corporate has been too centered lately on the vitality transition and should get again to an oil-centred enterprise technique. 

“We have now a little bit of a disproportionate emphasis on the longer-term vitality transition,” Kruger mentioned, including that whereas decrease emissions vitality is necessary, it isn’t what’s going to earn money for shareholders right now.

“Right now, we win by creating worth by way of our massive built-in asset base underpinned by oilsands.”

His said aim to refocus Suncor’s efforts on its oilsands property comes whilst the corporate has publicly dedicated to reaching net-zero greenhouse fuel emissions by 2050.

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Former Syyncrude firefighter Michael Swan talks about his scenario in Calgary, Alta., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Human rights fee dismisses ex-firefighter’s criticism of Syncrude’s dealing with of PTSD

The Alberta Human Rights Fee has dominated towards a former firefighter with Syncrude.

Michael Swan claimed the oilsands firm did not accommodate his post-traumatic stress dysfunction and fired him after his analysis.

The fee’s agreed Swan’s incapacity was a consider his termination and a prima facie case for discrimination. The fee additionally dominated “the discriminatory conduct was justified” as a result of Syncrude couldn’t accommodate Swan’s incapacity. 

“Given the non-public circumstances of [Swan], I discover that there are causes to sympathize with him on this case,” dominated the fee.

“Nevertheless, wanting on the fully of the proof and circumstances of this case, I discover that [Syncrude] adopted their gradual return to work method in good religion and that their method, although apparently harsh at occasions, was vital for the work-related function.”

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

Council approves RMWB, CUPE Native 1505 settlement with wage enhance

Council has accredited a collective bargaining settlement between the Regional Municipality of Wooden Buffalo and members of the union representing 750 municipal staff.

The four-year settlement features a 9 per cent wage enhance, or greater than $9.9 million, that shall be rolled out as much as 2024 and retroactive from 2021. The brand new funding won’t influence different tasks or companies accredited below the 2023 price range.

CUPE Alberta spokesperson Lou Arab mentioned in a March interview that the final wage enhance was a 1.25 per cent enhance in early 2020, though some workers haven’t had will increase since 2017.

In months main as much as mediation, there have been rumours CUPE members would strike. CUPE was many steps away from a strike motion, though CUPE’s leaders mentioned some members supporters a strike.

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The group of Draper two days after flooding hit a lot of the decrease townsite on April 27, 2020. Photograph provided by McMurray Aviation

Movement to assist cowl Draper buyouts’ closing prices dies in tie vote by RMWB council

Eligible Draper residents concerned about property buyouts received’t get additional assist for closeout prices.

The movement was made after a council report from the municipality’s strategic planning and improvement division mentioned closeout prices weren’t thought-about when council narrowly accredited buyouts in July.

The municipality argued the utmost $2,500 funds would assist property house owners discover authorized recommendation for closing procedures and canopy title insurance coverage and land title adjustments. The municipality additionally argued they might assist the RMWB in potential contract disputes.

Councillors Lance Bussieres, Allan Grandison and Ken Ball argued the explanations behind the funds shouldn’t be the municipality’s duty.

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Bussieres felt administration’s arguments for the funds have been “deceptive” and “fairly weak.

Councillor Stu Wigle, who represents Draper and Saprae Creek Estates, agreed with administration’s suggestions and shared issues about potential land disputes.

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The Northern Lights Regional Well being Centre in Fort McMurray, Alta. on October 14, 2020. Sarah Williscraft/Fort McMurray Right now/Postmedia Community SunMedia

Hip, knee surgical procedures simpler to get in Fort McMurray by way of AHS program

A brand new surgical program in Fort McMurray is giving folks within the area higher entry to hip and knee surgical procedures. By the tip of the 12 months, about 32 of those surgical procedures are anticipated to be completed each month on the Northern Lights Regional Well being Centre.

The expanded surgical procedures is feasible partially due to the recruitment of two orthopedic surgeons to Fort McMurray final month. There are actually 4 orthopedic surgeons within the area. New gear additionally expanded the NLRHC’s capabilities.

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Premier Danielle Smith says Fort McMurray is a group needing expanded medical companies, significantly in obstetrics.

Well being Minister Adriana LaGrange has additionally been instructed to concentrate on enhancing entry to well being care professionals in rural communities and growing plans to deliver well being care employees to rural Alberta.

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The North East Zone U14 Boys Basketball crew after successful gold on the 2023 Alberta Summer season Video games. Picture provided by Northern Trailblazers Basketball

Fort McMurray athletes assist crew win basketball gold at Alberta Summer season Video games

Seven Fort McMurray athletes and an area coach helped an undefeated North East Zone win gold in U14 boys basketball on the 2023 Alberta Summer season Video games in Okotoks and Black Diamond.

Fort McMurray’s contribution included Tiago Lance, Ethan Matutu, Elliott Murphy, Emmanuel Okei,  Luv Patel, Shema Rwangombwa and Ivan Saenz. The entire Fort McMurray athletes are a part of the Northern Trailblazers Basketball program. Fort McMurray’s Joshua Owen coached the crew.

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The North East Zone defeated the Sunny South crew with an in depth 75-72 victory. Matutu mentioned this was a troublesome recreation, particularly since North East Zone went down 19 within the third quarter.

This was adopted by a 70-47 victory over Black Gold and an 80-71 win towards Parkland. Within the semi-finals, the North East Zone beat Calgary 76-68. They as soon as once more confronted Sunny South for the championship recreation and received 88-76.

The Syncrude Expertise Centre constructing on the Keyano Faculty Clearwater campus in Fort McMurray Alta. on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Laura Beamish/Fort McMurray Right now/Postmedia Community SunMedia

Keyano Faculty provides home tuition charges to Ukrainian evacuees

Keyano Faculty is providing home tuition charges to Ukrainians who’ve arrived in Canada since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

There have been 9 worldwide college students from Ukraine enrolled at Keyano this previous tutorial 12 months. Numbers for the 2023-24 tutorial 12 months are usually not accessible as enrolment continues.

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Lee-Anne Kumka of the Fort McMurray Ukrainian Cultural Society praised Keyano’s assist for Ukrainian evacuees in Fort McMurray. The group has performed a big position in serving to Ukrainians settle in Fort McMurray because the begin of the struggle.

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Fort McMurray residents David Younger, 45, and Melissa Younger, 41. Photographs provided by Wooden Buffalo RCMP

Wooden Buffalo RCMP consider lacking Fort McMurray duo could also be collectively

Police say David Younger, 45, was final seen on July 23. Melissa Younger, 41, was final seen on July 28. Police have been unable to find them and are involved for his or her well-being. They could be touring in a 2017 Gray Nissan Altima with Alberta licence plate CNK 2966.

Native man charged with attempting to steal catalytic converter:

A Fort McMurray man has been charged after police allege he was caught attempting to steal a catalytic converter in downtown Fort McMurray. The Alberta Motor Affiliation says theft of those gadgets elevated lately as a result of they’re constructed from valuable metals.

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Man charged with sexual assault, making threats and firearm offence:

Wooden Buffalo RCMP say the alleged incident was reported to officers on July 28. An investigation was launched and police arrested the person on Aug. 17.

Hany Elmorsy, 37, of Fort McMurray, has been charged with sexual assault, forcible confinement, extortion with a firearm, intimidating a justice system participant and uttering threats towards an individual.

Trying throughout Alberta

The forest fire smoke enhanced sun sets behind walkers on Tom Campbell’s Hill in Calgary on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Gavin Young/Postmedia
The forest hearth smoke enhanced solar units behind walkers on Tom Campbell’s Hill in Calgary on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Gavin Younger/Postmedia

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