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Conklin Newsletter Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo August, 2015

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CONKLIN NAKEWIN NEWS August 2015

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RMWB NOTICES

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Contact Information RMWB Notices RMWB News Community Corner Senior’s Corner Youth Zone Around the Region Health & Wellness Recreation Calendar Community Calendar

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Water and Garbage Services: If you are a new resident and require these services, you must complete a Utility application at your local Municipal Office. If you are moving and no longer require the services it is your responsibility to complete a Utility Termination form or you will continue to be billed. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your local Municipal office at (780) 559-2235 or you may call the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo at 1-800-973-9663 and ask for utility billing. Payment Options: The RMWB provides billing on an regular basis for utility services and on an annual basis for Taxes. Please find below your payment options;

1. In person at 9909 Franklin Avenue in Fort McMurray or at your local Municipal office.

2. Mail a cheque payable to: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 9909 Franklin Avenue Fort McMurray, Alberta T9K-2K4

3. Pay at your bank or on-line

CONTACT INFORMATION

Conklin Municipal Office 245 Northland Drive

Conklin, AB T0P-1H1 Ph: (780) 559-2235 Fax: (780) 559-2277

e-mail: [email protected]

Hours of operation Monday to Friday

8:30a.m. – 12:00 & 1:00 – 4:30p.m. Closed:

Saturday, Sunday and Stat holidays

Closed Aug 3, 2015

Municipal Switchboard:

1-800-973-9663 Community Contacts: Conklin School 780-559-2228 Resource office 780-559-8900 L.O.C. office 780-559-2117 CCA office 780-559-2150 Medical van 780-742-7717 Health Nurse 780-559-2011 or 780-791-6247 Conklin Corner 780-559-2008 Gas Bar 780-559-2623 Dipper Oilfield 780-559-2244 Fehr Quality Cont. 780-559-0161 Robwel 780-559-2966 RMWB Social Programming 780-714-4724 RCMP Complaints 780-788-4000 By-Law Complaints 780-788-4200 ALL EMERGENCIES 911

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WARD 4 COUNCILLOR UPDATE

There will be an open house in Conklin on August 20, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, which I will be attending. Hope to see you all there. Information from Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Staff will be offered on:

1. Rural Water and Sewer 2. Conklin Multi-plex 3. Hauling of water and sewer 4. Rural Recreation Programming

The Waste Transfer station in Janvier opened on June 25th. For the first time recycling services are available in Janvier. The station is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm and will be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Among the materials accepted here are: paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, metals and beverage containers. Even some household equipment can be recycled here like clean fridges and freezers, tires, propane tanks, batteries and concrete. The facility is also designed to keep residents safe from wildlife with animal-control fencing and bear-proof bins. At the rural development meeting at City hall in June, the discussion was on senior/elder housing in the rural. Wood Buffalo Housing Development was present. I would like to thank Almer Herman from Janvier and Jeffrey O’Donnell representing the CRDAC from Conklin for doing a presentation. There was a lively discussion. Hopefully we can move forward with some of the suggestions from both gentlemen. The Willow Lake Community Association held an important open house with the RCMP present in Anzac. With the constant thefts of off highway vehicles, it was decided at the meeting to work towards the Citizen on Patrol (C.O.P.) program. For any good deeds or concerns please e-mail [email protected] or telephone 780-334-0516.

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MUNICIPAL UPDATES

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Conklin Newsletter Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo August, 2015 Recreation Programmer (Conklin)-004479

Description

Position Type/ Hours:

This is a permanent full-time position working forty (40) hours per week within the Rural Relations Branch of the Aboriginal and Rural Relations Department. This position will be required to work out of the rural community of Conklin, which is located one hundred and fifty-two (152) kilometers south of Fort McMurray on Highway 881. This position is within the CUPE 1505 Bargaining Unit.

Position Description:

Under general supervision, is responsible for delivery of programs, activities, and events to the citizens of the rural hamlets; utilizing municipal owned land and facilities; to promote active living/wellness, recreation, culture/arts and a sense of community. Areas of focus shall include children’s programs, family activities, special events, pilot projects, open houses, recreation opportunities and cultural/arts opportunities and programs under the umbrella of Aboriginal and Rural Relations.

Qualifications

• High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.

• One (1) year directly related work experience in recreation.

You will possess the following:

• Ability to provide a Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector Check for review and acceptance. • Valid standard First Aid Certification is required. • Valid Alberta Class Five (5) Driver’s Licence is required (clear driver’s abstract is an asset). • Proven organizational, interpersonal, communication, and group process skills. • Flexibility to perform duties after regular hours, on weekends and holidays, as required in meeting community

needs. • Preference will be given to candidates who reside within the community or within fifty (50) km of the office

location (Conklin). • Must be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions (immunizations are strongly recommended).

Pay Level:

PL 5

Salary Range: $34.03 (Start Rate) $39.81 (Permanent Rate)

In addition to the rate of pay, we offer other attractive incentives: -excellent training and development opportunities

-an extensive employer paid benefits plan -an additional annual payment of $12,480 which represents a cost of living allowance

Requisition Number:

004479

Closing Date: July 31, 2015 at 11:59PM

Posting Type: Internal and External (Posted: July 17, 2015 Original CUPE 1505 Closing Date: July 26, 2015)

To apply: Please visit our website at www.rmwb.ca We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Primary Location : Canada-Alberta-Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Workopolis Healthcare Services and Wellness

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COMMUNITY CORNER

Aug 1 Jasmine Atkinson Armie Tremblay Aug 3 Keith Tremblay Tonisha Tremblay Aug 7 Carly Moller Aug 9 Brenda Quintal Raye-lynn Richards Aug 12 Melvin Jr. Callan Aug 14 Taylor Cardinal Aug 16 Michelle Janvier Aug 19 Hunter Quintal Aug 21 Darrell Quintal Aug 22 Michael Quintal Aug 26 Steven Whitford Aug 27 Emile Winterburn Aug 28 Drayden Desjarlais Aug 31 Cletus Quintal If you wish to have your birthday published in the Conklin, Nakewin News Please submit in writing & deliver to the Municipal Office. Happy birthday to Steven on Aug , Hope you have a great day, Fr: Your Mother-in-law & Family

Wishing Steven a very happy birthday, we hope you enjoy your special day! Love: Wanda & Kids

Happy 16th birthday Jazzy!

From all of us,

Dalton, Dillon, Tiarra, Dakota, Austin, Hayley

Wishing Drayden a very big Happy Birthday on Aug 28th, Hope you have a fantastic day!

Love: Auntie Wendy, Uncle Ernie & Family

Birthday greetings to the following; Kelly – Aug 20th Micheal – Aug 22nd James T. – Aug 28th Cletus – Aug 31 Happy birthday, Have a wonderful day and have fun. Love: Cocom Alvina Tiahjia - Aug 6th Hunter – Aug 19th Tanisha T – Aug 20th Love: Great Grandma Alvina Dave A. – Aug 4th Tony – Aug 26th Love Cocom Alvina

Parents can sign up for school text alerts through the website as well.

http://conklinschool.org/

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Canada Day 2015 Contest Winners Jigging Contest Kids: 1st - Brayden C. Teens: 1st – Tyson. A Adults: 1st – Velma A. 2 - Kylie A. 2 - Keneisha. M 2 - Verna J. 3 - Thor R. 3 - Shashawna T 3 - Lisa Q. Seniors: 1st – Marjorie Q. 2 - Ernest B. 3 - Alvina B. Horse Shoes Contest: Canoe Races 1st – David Q. & Russell T. 1st – Blaine Q.A. & Courtney W. 2 -- Willy A. & Mellissa A. 2 - Candace S. & Ernie T. 3 -- Velma & Charlie N. 3 - Jarrod A. & Mellissa A.

Thank You to all Participants

Local Businesses: A Great big shout out of thank you for your contribution to Canada Day: Clean Harbours – For the wonderful meal Kingdom Cats E A Consulting Quintal Contracting Oilfield Labour Services Ltd. Volunteers: A Big shout out to all the community volunteers for helping with the set-up, clean-up and take down of the Canada Day event. Thank you so very much for your efforts in keeping our community spirit alive!

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SENIORS CORNER

Tansi, Hello Senior’s, Seniors are encouraged to contact the office if you are going to be away so we order lunches accordingly. My work number is (780) 714-1069. Mary-Jean Quintal

IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS Senior Enhancement Worker - (780) 714-1069 Canada Pension & O.A.S 1-800-277-9914 Alberta Supports 1-877-644-9992 Health Link - 1-866-408-5465 Conklin Municipal Office (780) 559-2235 Resource Office - (780) 559-8900 RMWB Social Programming (780) 714-4724 Blue Cross - 1-800-661-6995 Police/Fire/Ambulance: Emergencies only - 911

SENIOR’S DAY

Aug 6, 2015 @ 12:00p.m.

Aug 20, 2015 @ 12:00p.m.

Please bring your own bags

Happy birthday

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THE WORD PHISHING COMES FROM THE ANALOGY THAT INTERNET SCAMMERS ARE USING

EMAIL LURES TO 'FISH' FOR PASSWORDS AND FINANCIAL DATA FROM THE SEA OF INTERNET USERS.

PHISHING, ALSO CALLED "BRAND SPOOFING" IS THE CREATION OF EMAIL MESSAGES AND WEB PAGES THAT ARE REPLICAS OF EXISTING, LEGITIMATE SITES AND BUSINESSES. THESE

WEB SITES AND EMAILS ARE USED TO TRICK USERS INTO SUBMITTING PERSONAL, FINANCIAL, OR PASSWORD DATA. THESE EMAILS OFTEN ASK FOR INFORMATION SUCH AS CREDIT CARD NUMBERS, BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION, SOCIAL INSURANCE NUMBERS,

AND PASSWORDS THAT WILL BE USED TO COMMIT FRAUD.

THE GOAL OF CRIMINALS USING BRAND SPOOFING IS TO LEAD CONSUMERS TO BELIEVE THAT A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION IS COMING FROM A LEGITIMATE COMPANY. IN REALITY

IT IS A MALICIOUS ATTEMPT TO COLLECT CUSTOMER INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMMITTING FRAUD.

TIPS ON HOW TO SPOT AND AVOID PHISHING SCAMS

• PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER WITH ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE, SPYWARE FILTERS, EMAIL FILTERS AND FIREWALL PROGRAMS.

• CONTACT THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTION IMMEDIATELY AND REPORT YOUR SUSPICIONS.

• DO NOT REPLY TO ANY EMAIL THAT REQUESTS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

• LOOK FOR MISSPELLED WORDS.

ALWAYS REPORT PHISHING OR 'SPOOFED' EMAILS.

IF YOU'VE RECEIVED ONE OF THESE SUSPICIOUS EMAILS, REPORT IT TO [email protected] OR THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTION THAT IT APPEARS TO BE

FROM.

Phishing

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AROUND THE REGION

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT MARLEE L’HIRONDELLE @ (780) 215-0272

Program for seniors that want to engage in group activities. For the month of August we will play bingo with prizes

Participants will go play football with water balls and have a water balloon war.

Youth are encouraged to take part in a 2-day drama project to create a short film that will be shown at the Movie Night in the Park.

Bring the family out to enjoy movie night with free snacks and refreshments. We will be premiering the short film the Drama Matters program created along with a new movie.

Sign up to be on a team that will definitely be a good time when the youth vs the adults for a fun softball game. Bring your bats and gloves with the family to watch or play.

Community volleyball game at the community hall.

Community badminton games at the community hall

Youth and adults that are interested in learning the sport Lacrosse are invited to a day of training with Coach Mike O’Neill at the Conklin Nakewin center. Lunch will be provided and so will snacks and refreshments.

Bring the family out to the Conklin baseball diamond for our second Movie night in the park event to watch a new movie under the stars! The Drama Matters program will be showcasing their short film at this event so come out to show your community support! Free snacks and refreshments will be provided along with games and door prizes while we wait to the movie to begin.

Bring the family for a day of fun games and activities to celebrate all the community birthdays this year. The theme is Hawaiian Luau so dress in your best Aloha t-shirt and summer dresses and come out to enjoy free snacks and refreshments!

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RMWB Conklin Recreation

August 2015

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat 1

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9 Lacrosse Day 9:30 – 3:30

10 Drama Matters

4 – 7p.m.

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4 – 7p.m.

12 Candle Light

Vigil 5 – 8p.m.

13 Senior’s Social

1 – 3p.m.

Badminton 4 – 6p.m.

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Birthday Party 4 – 6:30p.m.

18 Youth Vs.

Adult Softball game.

7 – 9p.m.

19 Water Day 2 – 4p.m.

Volleyball 6 – 8p.m.

20 Karaoke/Movie

Night 4 – 6 p.m.

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Park 8:30 –

11:00p.m.

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Rupertsland Training to Employment visits the Community hall every Wednesday to assist clients You may contact Rupertsland at 1-888-486-3847, ext. 32 (10:30 – 3:00p.m.)

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ELEPHANT THOUGHTS SCIENCE CAMP, 10am – 3pm

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