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Weekly replace: New flood mitigation timeline, Hindu temple opens and it's voting time

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Good morning, Fort McMurray!

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  • Métis Fest returns to the McMurray Métis grounds at 441 Sakitawaw Path on Could 26 from midday to eight p.m. This can be a free occasion open to everybody in the neighborhood.
  • Occasions for African Liberation Day can be at YMCA Eagle Ridge on Could 26 at 7 p.m.
  • Cirque LuzDalia brings a cirque performers to Fort McMurray on Could 27 and 28. Tickets are at CirqueLuzDalia.com.
  • The YMM Ladies’s Present is at Shell Place on Could 28 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Early fowl tickets are $7, $10 on the door.
  • Icebreaker 2023 is being hosted by the Fort McMurray Space 63 Motorsports Park at 12 p.m. on Friday. That is the primary race of the season. Tickets are on-line.
  • Night Paddle on the Snye can be at Snye Level Park on Could 31 at 6 p.m. Newcomers are welcome! Register on-line.
  • Tipsy Trivia returns to Mr. Mikes Steakhouse each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. This week’s theme is Ghostbusters and Males in Black.
  • Delight Month begins on June 1 and Delight YMM has a month full of occasions celebrating the 2SLGBTQ+ group. All are welcome. A full listing of occasions is on-line.
  • Rock the Rails returns to the skate park at Syncrude Athletic Park on June 2 and June 3. This can be a weekend full of punk and steel bands, skateboarding and BMX bikes. This can be a free, all-ages occasion. Meals vehicles and distributors can be obtainable, as will a beer tent. Extra data is on-line.
  • Hues for Humanity returns to the Birchwood Trails. This 5K color run begins at Doug Barnes Cabin at 9:30 a.m. on June 3. All funds go in direction of Canadian Humanitarian’s schooling, well being and empowerment initiatives all over the world. Tickets are on-line.
  • Style of Africa is being hosted by McMurray Gospel Meeting from 5 p.m. to eight p.m. on June 3. Tickets and knowledge are on-line.
  • Northlife Fellowship Baptist Church is internet hosting Board Video games from 1 p.m. to three p.m. on June 4. This can be a free occasion.

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Election Day is Could 29, however you may vote early till Saturday. From 9 a.m. to eight p.m. right now and tomorrow, you may vote early on the Fort McMurray Islamic Centre, High quality Lodge and Stonebridge Lodge.

In any other case, Elections Alberta has directions on the place to vote and find out how to vote on Monday. The Edmonton Journal has an ongoing listing of guarantees made by the UCP and NDP.

Get the information in your inbox each Friday morning by signing up right here for our e-newsletter.

L-R: UCP candidate Brian Jean, Independent candidate KDM Kevin Johnston, UCP candidate Tany Yao, Independent candidates Funky Banjoko and Zulkifl Mujahid, and Alberta Party candidate Brad Friesen listen to Jon Tupper of Mix 103.7 FM at the Fort McMurray Golf Club during an all-candidates forum on May 23, 2023. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network
L-R: UCP candidate Brian Jean, Impartial candidate KDM Kevin Johnston, UCP candidate Tany Yao, Impartial candidates Funky Banjoko and Zulkifl Mujahid, and Alberta Get together candidate Brad Friesen take heed to Jon Tupper of Combine 103.7 FM on the Fort McMurray Golf Membership throughout an all-candidates discussion board on Could 23, 2023. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Right now/Postmedia Community

The NDP candidates didn’t present, however the remainder of the candidates in Fort McMurray made their closing pitches to voters on the Fort McMurray Golf Membership this previous Tuesday.

Impartial candidate and former UCP candidate Zulkifl Mujahid swore he would by no means be part of any social gathering if elected.

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At one level, Mujahid accused former prime minister Stephen Harper and UCP Chief Danielle Smith of conspiring to sabotage the oilsands. Mujahid made no assaults in direction of his major rival, UCP candidate Tany Yao. In flip, Yao ignored Mujahid. They shook arms after the discussion board, although.

An audience-submitted query requested if the province ought to fund the troubled Métis Cultural Centre. Building has stopped attributable to a funding shortfall. No candidates dominated it out, however stated important adjustments to its operations and construction could be wanted first.

In any other case, there have been no surprises or new updates made by any of the candidates. To learn what the native candidates stand for, learn our interviews with them.

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Worshippers see the disclosing of idols of Hindu deities throughout the third day of Murti Pran Pratishtha, that are the opening ceremonies of a Hindu temple, on the Sanatan Mandir Cultural Society in Fort McMurray on Could 22, 2023. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Right now/Postmedia Community

‘Dream come true’ as Canada’s most northern Hindu temple opens in Fort McMurray

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After 13 years of fundraising and volunteering, Fort McMurray’s Hindu group have opened the group’s first Hindu temple.

The Sanatan Mandir Cultural Society is essentially the most northern Hindu temple in Canada; essentially the most northern on the earth is in Anchorage, Alaska.

A lot of the funding and building was performed by group members who volunteered their money and time to the trigger. In a metropolis full of engineers and trades individuals, there was no scarcity of volunteers.

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Flooded sections of downtown Fort McMurray as seen from the air on Monday, April 27, 2020. Provided Picture/McMurray Aviation

Most flood mitigation performed by 2026, fully completed by 2027 or 2028

A lot of the flood limitations and berms surrounding downtown, Waterways and TaigaNova Industrial Park can be completed by 2026.

The barrier stretching alongside Clearwater Drive from Riedel Road to Longboat Touchdown—referred to as Attain 6—can be completed by 2027 or 2028, relying on which design is picked by council.

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Administration additionally really helpful council proceed to construct to 250.9-metres above sea stage. The April 2020 Flood reached a typical of 248.9-metres.

Councillor Ken Ball had requested in November about value financial savings if the RMWB constructed to the provincial customary of 250.5-metres. The reply is $2.6 million, though Ball was nonetheless pissed off with administration’s report on the matter.

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Workforce Rubicon member pauses between sifting by means of the stays of a house on Prospect Drive in Fort McMurray’s Timberlea neighbourhood on June 12, 2016. Olivia Condon/ Fort McMurray Right now/ Postmedia Community Picture by Olivia Condon/ Fort McMurray Tod /SunMedia

Therese Greenwood: Fort Mac residents perceive getting ready for the worst

As wildfires trigger 1000’s of Albertans to flee their houses, Fort McMurray residents know what they face after they return dwelling.

Native author Therese Greenwood displays on how frequent wildfires have gotten as she makes certain she will rapidly seize important objects and the sentimental stuff simply in case.

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A member of Father Mercredi Excessive Faculty’s robotics group competes throughout the VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas between April 25 and 27, 2023. Picture equipped by Megan McKenny of the Fort McMurray Catholic Faculty Division

Father Mercredi college students compete with the most effective at VEX Robotics World Championships

Eight college students from Father Mercredi Excessive Faculty proved they’ll face a few of the world’s finest youth robotics groups after competing on the earth’s largest robotics competitors final month.

This yr’s VEX Robotics World Championships was held in Dallas. About 30,000 college students in additional than 800 groups from greater than 50 international locations competed from April 25 to 27.

The native college students have been divided into two groups, and completed twelfth and twenty first of their classes.

Coach Tom MacIsaac says the group is getting into a rebuilding yr subsequent season because it finds sponsors.

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The sector at SMS Tools Stadium inside Shell Place previous to the Northern Kickoff recreation in Fort McMurray Alta. on Saturday June 13, 2015. Robert Murray/Fort McMurray Right now/Postmedia Community

Fort McMurray Monarchs sitting out of the 2023 season over shortages

The Fort McMurray Monarchs could have sturdy funds and sponsorships, however struggled to recruit coaches and sufficient gamers for the soccer group.

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Athletes with final yr’s group struggled to decide to away video games. This yr’s turnout was even smaller and one thing organizers stated was too tough to work with.

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Vehicles parked exterior the water therapy plant in Janvier on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Vincent McDermott/Fort McMurray Right now/Postmedia Community

Boil water advisory ends for Janvier, Chipewyan Prairie First Nation

A five-day boil water advisory ended on Tuesday after the water therapy plant in Janvier briefly shut down and misplaced stress final Friday.

The system wanted to be flushed and examined earlier than water may very well be declared secure to drink. Water was supplied on the Band Workplace.

The incident didn’t trigger an evacuation of the communities, which occurred in early 2020 following an accident on the identical facility.


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