November 2014

There are 7 blog entries for November 2014.

Health Clinic

A new health clinic is open in Fort McKay called the Fort McKay Health Clinic. It just opened on November 19th for Fort McKay residents in order to keep them off the highway this winter. This health centre will be a better solution for making sure residents working in Canada’s oil sands have employability and health. Here is a look at what professional services will be offered at Fort McKay’s Health Clinic.

Fort McKay Health Clinic

According to Scott Murray, the goal of the health clinic is to reduce down the time of the oil sands force. He wants to make sure all in the community know about the new clinic. Calian Technologies Ltd. recognized the need for occupational health services in the community, especially with the demands of the growing

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 Royal Canadian Legion

The Legion location in Fort McMurray received a $3,000 boos for their renovation and revitalization fund recently. This donation was from the LIUNA Local 92 and will be split between the project and operations accounts.

This wasn't the only funding given to the Legion for renovations, however. This past summer, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo approved a $495,000 grant to help with the renovation.

Some of the work has already been completed, such as the new firs suppression system. However, many of the new upgrades won't start until 2015. The upgrades include:

  • Plumbing systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Flooring improvements
  • Lobby redesign
  • And More!

The improvements to the lobby will allow it to house the artefacts by

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Tedx

The Third Annual TEDxFortMcMurray Conference will be held on February 21st, 2015. This year the event will have a few changes from past years. The organizers have found some very unique speakers and are planning to make this event the best yet.

Unlike other organizing committees, those in charge of the third annual TEDxFortMcMurray Conference have decided to come up with a theme, and then choose their speakers. Usually, this is done the other way around with speakers chosen before the theme. Choosing the theme first allows the committee to have powerful individuals share their stories.

The theme for this year is Pioneering and the organizers are not putting any regulations on the speakers. It's up to those speaking to interpret what pioneering

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AnnouncementA one-stop shop for small businesses to become connected with the government services offered has been created. This resource has come after last year's round of consultations with the Alberta government. The small business sector made it clear what they wanted and the government has answered.

A website, www.smallbusiness.alberta.ca, was created to give small business owners all the information they need about the government programs available to help and support them. With just a few clicks of a mouse, it's now possible to get the necessary information.

The small business website isn't the only thing the government has added, however. They also created a new service called The Business Link. This service allows business owners to talk to a business

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Wood Buffalo is getting very close to inviting area residents to one of the newest developments in the Fort McMurray area. The City Centre McMurray will have a winter launch for the Jubilee Plaza, which is expected to happen before the Santa Claus Parade on November 29th.

What is the Jubilee Plaza?

The Jubilee Plaza is a public space and event area for both outdoor and indoor community events. Construction started on the plaza back in October of 2013. When finished, it will include a public skating area, a stage, fire pits, a coffee shop, a regional information showcase and an installation called "weather catcher."

The plaza will fit perfectly for smaller events that are too small for Mac Island. The space can host up to 1,500 people and the RMWB

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The holiday season is always very important for food drives. This is the time of year when the Wood Buffalo Food Bank leans on the community to provide plenty of items and donations for the needs of the community.

Not only is this the busiest time of the year for giving, but it's also the busiest for receiving. There will be more community food drives and fundraisers to ensure the need is met this year.

Two Major Fundraisers

The food bank holds two very large fundraisers, which are responsible for about half of the yearly budget, during the holidays. The two fundraisers are the Syncrude Food Drive and the Corporate Challenge. Not only do these two fundraisers provide about half the monetary budget, but they also provide about half the necessary

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Environment FriendlyEnviroClean opened recently as an environmentally friendly dry cleaning service in downtown Fort McMurray. This business has already made an impression on the community, which doesn't have anything of this type.

Owner, Wayne Pinkney stated that the dry cleaning service uses only non-toxic cleaning products, which is not harmful to those working for him, the clothing or the environment. He also stated that customers have already been very excited about the business.

Green Earth Solution

The dry cleaning business uses a solution from Kansas City, Missouri called Green Earth Solution. This is a non-toxic cleaner perfect for use with clothing. It doesn't have any odour and it fits with those struggling with allergies to some detergents. Many

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