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Keyano to create Indigenous Student’s Centre

Jon TupperJul 8, 2024

Keyano College is building a new Indigenous Student Centre downtown. The new space will be located in what is currently the Syncrude Technology Centre on the Northeast side of their Clearwater Campus. Once completed, students can attend ceremonies in the centre, meet with the Elder-in-residence, take part in communal cooking, and view Indigenous art and artifacts. The College says the initiative is rooted in the spirit of “Keyano,” meaning “sharing”…

Fire near Suncor Firebag grows to over 12,000 hectares

Jon TupperJul 7, 20242 min read

The group of wildfires burning near the Firebag River, just kilometers from a Suncor oilsands site, is being renamed the “Cattail Complex” by Alberta Wildfire. Of the six fires comprising the Cattail Complex, five are under control, showing no recent…

YMM Airport announces third artist for Digital Art Gallery

Jon TupperJun 25, 20242 min read

The Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA) is set to feature another local artist as part of its ongoing digital art exhibit. Beginning Aug. 1, Amy Keller-Rempp’s work titled “Sky Dance” will grace the screens and billboards at the airport terminal.…

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Alberta Energy Outlook predicts growth in oil sands and emerging energy

Jon TupperJun 24, 20241 min read

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is releasing its latest Alberta Energy Outlook. AER confirms Alberta remains Canada’s largest producer of oil and natural gas, with oil sands making up two-thirds of the oil output. The regulator expects production to grow…

Samantha Lynnette Thom, RCMP Missing Person Poster

Police looking for missing 34 year old woman

Jon TupperJun 20, 20241 min read

Wood Buffalo RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance locating a missing woman. Samantha Lynnette Thom was last seen on June 3rd in the downtown area and was reported missing on Wednesday. She is 34 years old, 5’ 8” tall,…