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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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CEMA Online – A Social Website?

CEMA Logo - property of CEMA

property of CEMA

On the 5th of August, the Cumulative Environmental Management Association released a new website – http://cemaonline.ca.

What’s CEMA you say? Well, their mission statement says:

“CEMA is a multi-stakeholder society that is a key advisor to the provincial and federal governments committed to respectful, inclusive dialogue to make recommendations to manage the cumulative environmental effects of regional development on air, land, water and biodiversity.”

After the website announcement, a few tweets flitted back and forth amongst the oil sands tribe, and then the very next day, Carol Christian of the Fort McMurray Today published an article entitled “Environmental agency embraces social media”.

Oil sands plus social media? You have my attention.

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Top Ten to Follow on Twitter for #OilSands Info

an mos top tenContinuing the Twitter theme started by yesterday’s post, here are, in alphabetical order, the Top Ten people/groups I feel have a strong voice within the oil sands discussion on Twitter.

In the list below, you’ll find a wide range of differing opinions on oil sands development (which is a good thing), as well as great sources for oil sands related news.

These folks (and a few more) can be found on my oil sands‘ Oil Sands Info list.

The Top Ten

  1. @DanWoy – Dan Woynillowicz. Twitter bio: Dan is the Director of Strategy for the Pembina Institute, a Canadian sustainable energy think tank.
  2. @DSandsGovAB – David Sands. Twitter bio: David Sands is a spokesman and blogger for the Government of Alberta.
  3. @FortMacToday – Fort McMurray Today. Local newspaper. (no Twitter bio)
  4. @Jon_Tupper – Jon Tupper. Twitter bio: 30 something Fort McMurray guy who loves it up north and tries to make a difference in the community.
  5. @KyleHarrietha – Kyle Harrietha. Twitter bio: a long time #LPC activist and former #HoC political staffer currently working for the Cumulative Environmental Management Association in the #oilsands.
  6. @OilsandsEditor – Deborah Jaremko. Twitter bio: Editor of Oilsands Review, the Unconventional Oil Authority.
  7. @pembina – Pembina Institute. Twitter bio: News and updates from the Pembina Institute, a Canadian non-profit think tank advancing innovative sustainable energy solutions.
  8. @StacyRichterDMD – Stacey Richter. Twitter bio: Ready to revolutionize bureaucracy through positive and lasting change.
  9. @tarsandsnews – Mr Cerulean. (no Twitter bio)
  10. @WhenIts40Below – Lyle Mozak. Twitter bio: Entrepreneur, builds websites, seeks new technology, plays hockey, collects toys, helps others, movie buff, popcorn, PTL.

Feel as though someone else should have made the Top Ten? Post a comment below or tweet me!