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Today’s The Day: Fort McMurray Rocks The Vote!

(I fully rip apart all sense of impartiality today and endorse certain candidates, read on for the exciting, biased details!)

Your community. Your vote. RMWB Election 2010 If you’ve been living under a rock (or, to be fair, out at a work-camp) then you may not have seen all the signs and know that today is Election Day here in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. And that’s ok, because there’s still time for you to get out and rock the vote. (voting info here)

Today is the day when residents of our region can make their voices heard and elect a mayor and council that they think will be the best representatives for our region. I’ve got my fingers crossed that this will be the best council elected in recent memory.

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Russell Thomas – Better Know A Candidate

russell thomas portrait

About Russell

I am a dedicated husband and father and a fierce advocate of Wood Buffalo and the BIG SPIRIT that sets us apart from any other place on earth. For the past 15 years I have been a strong proponent of arts, culture and festivity and the role that celebration and expression play in building quality of life. A graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Wood Buffalo, I credit lessons learned and relationships built through that program as the seeds that blossomed into the creation of Events Wood Buffalo, an organization that grew out of the Fort McMurray interPLAY Society and is substantially enhancing special events and festivity in our region. A passionate leader at Keyano College, I believe that we can do so much more when we do things together. I love Wood Buffalo. It is our home and our future.


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Ten From the Tribe

Ten from the Tribe

Here are ten tweets that caught my eye within the last week… enjoy!

All I can say is “awesome” ] @rvthomas67 Tue Aug 10 2010 17:51:01 (MDT) via web Balding and rather pudgy community leader announces run for Council in Wood Buffalo. http://tinyurl.com/2g6532o#YMM

[ Very important to be open to all information – lessening the impact of the oil sands is a worthwhile goal – one that can be accomplished@abraaten 12:25 PM Aug 6th via web Reading: Canadian Oil Sands and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Facts in Perspective http://is.gd/e6kMq

[ Wasn’t sure if it was worth letting this twisted piece of propaganda rear its ugly head again, but if you haven’t seen it… @JDietz1 Wed Aug 11 2010 07:29:45 (MDT) via TweetDeck I get tht focus group reacted negtvly to Rethink AB, but I wnt to knw if tourism #s are actlly dwn. Much ado abt nthg? http://bit.ly/9kv3P3

That *is* a good way to celebrate…@McMurrayTourism Wed Aug 11 2010 10:32:25 (MDT) via Twitter for BlackBerry® Best way to celebrate the summer? Free Barbecue!! Aug 20 from 11 am – 2 pm at the Fort McMurray Tourism gazebo, 400 Sakitawaw.

[ Can honestly say this passed me by…@tarsandsnews Sat Aug 14 2010 14:27:49 (MDT) via twitterfeed About 100 protesters march 13 kilometres past Alberta oilsands sites – Winnipeg Free Press: About 100 protesters m… http://bit.ly/94F4Hb

[ This event actually took place yesterday… @WhenIts40Below Thu Aug 12 2010 13:49:21 (MDT) via twitterfeed Legal and Greenhouse Gas Implications of Canadian Oil Sands Development http://bit.ly/bub2oK

$100,000.00 is a pretty amazing goal... ] @FortMacToday Wed Aug 11 2010 14:42:01 (MDT) via twitterfeed Community groups raise funds for Pakistan flood victims http://bit.ly/a7qqPj

[What kind of oil CEO wouldn’t? If efforts are in place to try and produce oil sands responsibly, then it doesn’t help if it leaks into a stream, ahem, downstream…@KyleHarrietha Thu Aug 12 2010 17:45:02 (MDT) via TweetDeck “Enbridge CEO downplays long-term effects of spill”« Michigan Messenger – http://bit.ly/bca3NT #oilsands #oilspill#enbridge

Unfortunately this is not a big surprise to me. Looking forward to seeing how “Unwrapping the Research Conference” will address this topic. @Jon_Tupper 1:41 PM Aug 16th via web Shepell-Fgi study on addictions and family issues in Oil and Gas sector: http://bit.ly/bxYrL0 #ymm #rmwb #oilsands #oil

Not sure if Deborah is still looking for input, but it wouldn’t hurt to flick her a message. @OilsandsEditor 9:44 PM Aug 11th via UberTwitter Hello #ymm! Special magazine for the 15 anniversary of RMWB. What is ur fave thing to do? Photos next week. Let me know. #oilsands #ableg

“Group of Seven” – Tweeters Out of Fort McMurray You Should Be Following (and Why)

Tuesday saw “68 Twitter Feeds from Fort McMurray (#ymm)” and yesterday saw “Top Ten to Follow for #OilSands Info“… So to complete this week’s Twitter hat-trick comes a third post regarding twitter folk – specifically those you should be following if you live or work in the Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo area.

Without further adieu, here are the “Group of Seven” – Tweeters Out of Fort McMurray You Should Be Following (and Why).

“Group of Seven”

No. One@Country933 (especially with @kennyjones77 at the helm in the mornings) – Why you should follow: A great source of popular culture news (what happened on American Idol last night) and also local news/traffic (collision at bottom of Confed, don’t bother to go round to Thickwood, it’s just as bad etc.).

Never be caught unawares about traffic snarls again. But remember, tweet before you drive, not while you drive.

No. Two@FortMacTodayWhy you should follow: Our local newspaper, the Fort McMurray Today, is not only a great source for local news, but also industry happenings as well.

No. Three@rvthomas67Why you should follow: Aside from Russell being the Director of Marketing & Communications at our local college (Keyano College), he’s also the President of interPLAY Festival – a yearly summer celebration that never fails to entertain and amuse. Russell’s feed is also a great source for local news, events, and organizational info.

No. Four @Jon_TupperWhy you should follow: Not only did Jon recently become President of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, but his feed is a great combination of local news/events, industry happenings and the odd post about deep-fried pickles.

No. Five@Mix1037FMNewsWhy you should follow: The second radio feed to make the group, this particular Mix 107.3 feed (they have more than one) is always chalked to the brim with local, late-breaking news.

No. Six@Mike_Allen47 Why you should follow: Mike’s a Councillor for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), a past president of the Chamber of Commerce, and owner of Campbell’s Music (where the manager, Scott, is pretty much awesome btw). His feed is a good combo of local stuff and besides, it’s always good to have an ear in on local politics.

No. Seven@VolunteerWBWhy you should follow: Anyone who lives in this town knows how strong the volunteer community is… and Wood Buffalo Volunteer Centre’s mission is to “promote, develop and support volunteerism in the Wood Buffalo Region.” Following this feed will let you know where you’re needed most, so check them out and make a difference!

This is just a few of the folks tweeting out of Fort McMurray – there’s a few more out there though

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Think someone else should have made the “Group of Seven”? Leave a comment with your argument as to why! Upset this post wasn’t about Canadian landscape painters? Why not leave a comment as well?