Fort McMurray

Petition launched for investigation into Council vote on full-time roles

Petition launched for investigation into Council vote on full-time roles

Jun 12, 2024 | 7:46pm
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Council voted to become full-time councilors on Tuesday, and reaction from the community is beginning to come in. By Wednesday morning, local entrepreneur Diana Noble had started an online petition calling for Alberta’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs to conduct an investigation into whether a proper process was followed. Noble […]
Alberta to close Energy War Room

Alberta to close Energy War Room

Jun 12, 2024 | 5:32am
The province is shutting down Canadian Energy Centre Ltd. (CEC), also known as the “Energy War Room.” The multi-billion-dollar agency was established by the UCP government under former Premier Jason Kenney to advocate for the Canadian, particularly the Alberta, energy sector. Since its inception in 2019, the Energy War Room has faced significant criticism and […]
Keyano receives major boost to Haul Truck program

Keyano receives major boost to Haul Truck program

Jun 11, 2024 | 6:25pm
Keyano College is receiving major upgrades to its Haul Truck Operator program. Prairies Economic Development Canada is investing $766,000 towards two state-of-the-art haul truck simulators. The federal agency is also funding software upgrades to the four existing simulators at the Suncor Energy industrial campus. “The addition of these advanced simulators will significantly expand and upgrade […]
Star Wars Outlaws Update

Star Wars Outlaws Update

Jun 11, 2024 | 6:30am
Yesterday, as part of the usual summer line-up of game announcements and updates, Ubisoft shared their upcoming slate during a flashy showcase. Right off the hop, they hyper-jumped into Star Wars Outlaws, the first ever open-world Star Wars game, and it’s looking closer to an open galaxy with several planets to visit and so many […]
RMWB reach agreement with union

RMWB reach agreement with union

Jun 10, 2024 | 6:28pm
The Canadian Union of Public Employees 1505 (CUPE) and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) announced a joint plan to enhance service delivery efficiency after several months of negotiations. Earlier this year, the RMWB informed CUPE of the potential outsourcing and restructuring of some municipal services, which CUPE said could affect nearly half of […]
Acclaimed Indigenous Author to visit Fort McMurray

Acclaimed Indigenous Author to visit Fort McMurray

Jun 9, 2024 | 12:58pm
Award-winning Indigenous author Richard Van Camp is scheduled to visit Fort McMurray. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) will host the acclaimed writer on June 19 at Landmark Cinemas from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. where he will participate in a book and film review of “Three Feathers“. The work narrates the story of three […]
Mac Island to host Canada Day celebrations

Mac Island to host Canada Day celebrations

Jun 6, 2024 | 6:17pm
The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) is preparing for this year’s Canada Day celebrations. The RRC is inviting everyone in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo to celebrate Canada’s birthday at MacDonald Island Park on June 30 and July 1. Events begin on June 30 with a free family-friendly concert featuring Canadian rock legends 54-40, […]
RMWB seeks feedback on proposed Land Use Bylaw

RMWB seeks feedback on proposed Land Use Bylaw

Jun 6, 2024 | 5:46am
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is working on a new Land Use Bylaw for the region. The RMWB is seeking public feedback on the draft bylaw before presenting it to the Municipal Council this fall. The Land Use Bylaw determines rules such as zoning, building types and construction, parking, urban design, and more. […]
Environment Canada to improve smoke forecasting

Environment Canada to improve smoke forecasting

Jun 6, 2024 | 5:28am
Environment and Climate Change Canada is responding to recommendations from last year’s unprecedented wildfire season by changing how it provides smoke and air quality information to the public. A new Air Quality Advisory with a banner notification is now available on weather.gc.ca and the WeatherCan app. The advisory is issued when the Air Quality Health […]