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RMWB decision to make Councillors full-time being reconsidered

RMWB decision to make Councillors full-time being reconsidered

Jun 20, 2024 | 11:24am
With Updates: The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) council will be revisiting its decision to transition their positions from part-time to full-time. During the June 18th council meeting, Ward 1 representative Funky Banjoko served a notice of motion calling on the council to reconsider their decision to become full-time representatives. Under the RMWB procedural […]
College of Physicians responds to disturbing comments at UCP fundraiser

College of Physicians responds to disturbing comments at UCP fundraiser

Jun 19, 2024 | 8:10pm
Controversy continues to grow following a United Conservative Party (UCP) fundraiser in Calgary Lougheed on Monday. The town hall event, titled “An Injection of Truth,” was attended by over 500 party members, including five UCP Members of the Legislative Assembly. During the event, keynote speaker Dr. Viliam (William) Makis attacked the College of Physicians and […]
Rain hinders RMWB grass maintenance

Rain hinders RMWB grass maintenance

Jun 18, 2024 | 6:19am
Maintaining green spaces and cutting grass is still a huge priority for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Parks department. The Municipality took to social media yesterday to address resident concerns over the state of green spaces throughout the RMWB. They say rain and weather have hindered their ability to trim the tall grass, but […]
Students face new cell phone restrictions in September

Students face new cell phone restrictions in September

Jun 17, 2024 | 6:49pm
Students will have new rules for cell phones when they return to school this fall. On Monday, June 17, the province announced all students in Alberta will have to keep personal electronic devices turned off and stored out of sight during class time, effective September 1, 2024. The policy change comes after months of consultation […]
Critics question UCP fundraiser
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Critics question UCP fundraiser

Jun 17, 2024 | 6:00pm
A United Conservative Party (UCP) fundraiser and town hall in Calgary is raising eyebrows. An event planned for the Calgary Lougheed Constituency called “An Injection of Truth” was set to kick off at 6 p.m. on June 17. The event page has since been removed from the UCP website but was screen-captured by former Deputy […]
RMWB Lawsuit alleges misuse of public funds

RMWB Lawsuit alleges misuse of public funds

Jun 16, 2024 | 5:34pm
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is suing its former director of human resources. On June 7, the municipality filed a statement of claim with the Court of King’s Bench against former HR director Kari Donnelly, seeking $201,958.30 in damages. The lawsuit follows anonymous complaints alleging Donnelly misused public funds for personal gain. The […]
Councillor Cardinal hopes his motion will bring more public consultation in RMWB

Councillor Cardinal hopes his motion will bring more public consultation in RMWB

Jun 14, 2024 | 11:55am
Councillor Kendrick Cardinal says his decision to put forward a motion that transitions RMWB Councillors to full-time was done to bring further engagement to what the Council does. He brought the motion forward at Tuesday’s meeting, which passed 6-3. Cardinal says he believes it was the right thing to do. “Dedication from full-time Councillors can […]
Westwood Students win at Canada-wide Science Fair
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Westwood Students win at Canada-wide Science Fair

Jun 13, 2024 | 6:03pm
Students from Westwood High School returned from the Canada-wide science fair with medals and scholarships. Riley Saha Halder received a special award and a $1,000 scholarship for a project titled “Enhancing Bioplastic Performance Using Eggshell Waste and Chitosan.” Shayan Awan captured an intermediate bronze for a study called “NeuroSpectrum: A Brainwave-Powered Vision Enhancement Device.” Tanya […]
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 […]