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Wildfire Resources for Updates

DATE: Ongoing

During wildfire season, it is important to remain vigilant and kept apprised as new information comes in.

While CRDAC aims to share any news that comes to light, please know that the best source of information is through either the Government of Alberta or the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Here are some important guides, sites, and key information to stay informed:

Government of Alberta – Wildfire StatusVisit Website
Download AB Wildfire Status Application for Android
Download AB Wildfire Status Application for iOS
Alberta Emergency Alert (AEA)Download AEA for Android
Download AEA for iOS
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Emergency Management
Visit Website
Download Conklin Emergency Management Plan
Download Know Your Plan
Download Emergency Guide
Asbestos.comAsbestos and Natural Disaster Guide

Please remain vigilant in staying current on any regional wildfire situation by downloading the Alberta Emergency Alert (AEA) on your phone. This is where you can learn if there are any evacuation alerts or orders.

Know the difference…

An ALERT means to be ready.

An ORDER means to get out.

Report a wildfire

CALL 310-FIRE(3473)

Please remember to reach out to your family members, friends, and neighbours, who may have difficulty in navigating websites and applications. We will continue to share any updates that RMWB provides to us.

Celebrating Local & Indigenous Artisans of Conklin

DATE: Ongoing

The Conklin Resource Development Advisory Committee (“CRDAC”) is looking to identify our local indigenous artisans of Conklin. If you are a member of the CRDAC and offer artisan type arts and crafts, we want to know and would love the opportunity to showcase this on our website. Here are some examples:

  • Bead work
  • Clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Furniture
  • Children’s face painting
  • Decorative artwork
  • Sculptures
  • Home-made spices or jam
  • Home-made baked goods
  • And more!

Calling all local and indigenous artisans!

email us today

Please include any and all details pertaining to what you offer and wish to showcase! Please include photos or links to your Facebook page or website. Once we identify who our local indigenous artisan’s are we would love to have the opportunity to feature you and your work on the CRDAC website!

We look forward to hearing from you and identifying all our local indigenous artisans.

Homelessness in Conklin

Indigenous Housing Initiative

DATE: Ongoing

The CRDAC is developing a housing plan to expand the supply of affordable housing in Conklin through its partnership with Cenovus Energy. As its initial phase, the CRDAC has pursued the subdivision and development of 159-163 Pine Lane which will support the construction of approximately 15 new single-family housing units.

Subject Area: 159-163 Pine Lane

Education and Training

As part of this exciting initiative, the CRDAC in partnership with Portage College and Cenovus is offering the Construction and Trades Readiness Program that provides 12 weeks of academic upgrading and 12 weeks of hands-on construction training of a tiny home!

Wassassi park aerial photo

Wassasi Park Improvements

DATE: Ongoing

Wassasi (Small Bayside) Park and Christina Lake is culturally integral to Conklin and also the single point of access to the treasured lake for our community and residents. Given the significant importance of this area and with little to no maintenance, the CRDAC pursued the recreational lease and requested that the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo transfer the lease. Historically and through a series of Community Betterment Sessions, the community of Conklin has identified the revitalization of Wassasi Park as a priority.

Road Rehabilitation

The CRDAC is evaluating the environmental and engineering needs of the road to ensure that the erosion issues are remedied and eliminate any risk of sediment feeding into the lake. A committee was established for the collaboration and implementation of a strategy to improve and incorporate a cultural aspect to the location.

The Revitalization

It is the intention of CRDAC to revitalize this essential park space for the community of Conklin including a rehabilitated road leading into an enjoyable park and recreational space with parking, picnic areas, non-permanent docking/launch area for non-motorized vessels, nature paths, public washrooms, and benches.

Our goal is to make this space accessible and functional in all seasons. A space where we can bring our families together and reconnect to our Métis roots.

Wassasi Park Initial Drawing/Concept for Community Input, January 2022

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