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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 […]
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 […]
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. […]