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Alberta invests in new technology to fight wildfires

Jon TupperMar 4, 2024

Budget 2024 is investing more money to help combat wildfires. With many regions of Alberta at heightened risk for forest fires, the government is spending an additional $151 million over the next three years for more firefighters and new technology to help beat back any blazes. In addition to more fire crews, there are extra aircraft being brought in to help. The province is also investing in new technology including…

Nominations open for The Buffy awards

Jon TupperMar 4, 20242 min read

The Arts Council of Wood Buffalo is accepting nominations for the 2024 Excellence in Arts Awards. Called “The Buffys”, the awards recognize artists and arts organizations for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Wood Buffalo and the vital role the…

RMWB Snow plows at work. Aerial photo from rwmb.ca

WMZ relaxed for week of March 3-8

Jon TupperMar 3, 20241 min read

March is starting up with all Winter Maintenance Zones relaxed. Residential parking restrictions for winter maintenance are not in effect from March 4th to 8th, meaning residents are free to park on their street regardless of which subzone they are…

RMWB Jubilee Centre -image from Wikimedia Commons

RMWB exploring outsourcing of some municipal services

Jon TupperMar 1, 20242 min read

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is considering pursuing alternative service delivery options for certain municipal services. In a media release on February 29th, the RMWB says they have served notice to CUPE 1505 of their consideration of potentially…

HERO Foundation

Local HERO fundraiser set for May 4

Jon TupperMar 1, 20241 min read

The Local Helicopter Emergency Response Organization (HERO) is gearing up for its annual fundraiser this spring. Called the M*A*S*H Bash, the event will pay tribute to the iconic medical comedy from the 1970s and 80s. The Local HERO Foundation aims…