ED Blog – Oilsands industry committed to strengthening Wood Buffalo region

Earlier this year, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) adopted a vision as part of their Strategic Plan. The articulated vision of a vibrant, sustainable region is one that the oil industry wholeheartedly shares. Certainly the last few years have been a challenge for the resident of the RMWB. The combination of the 2016 […]

OSCA releases rotational workforce reports

Fort McMurray, Alberta (March 20, 2018) Rotational work and residential employment programs are complementary approaches in workforce management, according to a new report by the Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA). Over the past decade, rotational workers have grown in number in the Athabasca Oil Sands Area (AOSA) due to industry’s major expansion in the early […]

Oil Sands Community Alliance moving to Fort McMurray airport

[rev_slider osca-home][fusion_text]Effective the end of March, the Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) will be moving its head office to the Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM). “As a member-driven organization committed to the local economy here in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, we are pleased to be supporting YMM,” said Karim Zariffa, Executive Director. “The […]

Updated RMWB Population Model

The impact of the Horse River Wildfire and the new economic reality of severely depressed oil and natural gas prices highlights the need for industry, municipalities and the Province to continue working together. The Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) believes population projections reflecting current economic realities are essential to accurately budget, plan and provide the […]

Industry Releases Independent Report on Fort McMurray Wildfire Response

On May 3, 2016, Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) were changed forever by the Horse River wildfire. Since the fire, residents, organizations, the oil sands industry and local elected officials have been working together to enable community recovery. OSCA acknowledges the leadership of the RMWB staff, mayor and council members […]

Cenovus Invests in Northern Alberta

Cenovus wants to build a better future.  In addition to its commitment to being a responsible developer of one of Canada’s most valuable resources, the oil company is hoping to fuel progress by strengthening the communities where it lives and works. “We want communities to be better off because we are there,” explains Cenovus Community […]

Devon Canada Committed to Community

Devon has been a part of the Northern Alberta landscape for nearly a decade. The leading independent energy company launched its first commercial steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) operations at the southern end of Wood Buffalo in 2007. Jackfish, which is named for the Cree translation of two local lakes, has expanded twice since then […]

Fort McMurray Airport Authority Opens Renovated and Repurposed North Terminal

October 7, 2014 – www.flyymm.com The Fort McMurray Airport Authority officially reopened the North Terminal today. The building originally opened in 1985 and operated as Fort McMurray’s primary airport terminal for over 29 years. The new International Terminal building which opened earlier this year allowed for this building to be repurposed exclusively for workforce charter […]

Wood Buffalo Co-Winner of National Communities in Bloom Competition

September 24, 2014 – www.rmwb.ca Wood Buffalo was named co-winner of the Over 50,000 population category at the 2014 Communities in Bloom national competition. “I’m thrilled that for the first time ever, Wood Buffalo has tied for top prize in our population category at the Communities in Bloom National Awards,” said Mayor Melissa Blake. “This […]