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2TuesdayJanuary212014NEWSBRIEFSFortMcKayAlta.manarrestedonmultiplechargesRCMPhavearrestedamanfromFortMcKayafterheallegedlywentonacrimespreeinthecommunity.The43year-oldMarkLHommecourtwaslocatedandar-restedbypoliceataresidenceinFortMcKayonJan.13theresultofmonthsofinvestigationintocrimescom-mittedbetweenNov.292013andJan.132014inbothFortMcKayandFortMcMurray.Chargesincludefail-ingtocomplywithhisconditionsassaultassaultwithaweaponandrobbery.LHommecourtisscheduledtoappearincourtonJanuary20th2014.ManfounddeadatSuncoroilsandssiteASuncoremployeewasfounddeadatthecompanysoil-sandssiteSundaymorningsubmergedinsandfromaworkplaceincident.Thebodyofthe40year-oldmanfromFortMcMurraywaslocatedbypoliceattheworksiteaftercallsaboutamissingemployee.Aninitialinvestigationbypolicehasdeterminedthedeathunsuspicioushowevertheexactcauseisstillunknown.Suncorhasstatedthatnootheremployeeswereinvolvedintheincident.AlbertaOccupationalHealthandSafetyiscurrentlyinvolvedintheongoinginvestigation.Themansidentityisnotbeingreleased.ThosewithinformationareaskedtocallWoodBuffaloRCMPat780788-4000oranonymouslythroughCrimeStoppersat1-800-222-8477TIPS.YellowknifechosenastopNortherntraveldestinationThecityofYellowknifehasbeatenoutWhitehorseandDawsonCityYukoninthe2014TravelersChoiceAwardsforthetopvisitedNorthernCanadiancommu-nitybyehcanadatravel.comblogandonlinemagazine.YellowknifethewebsitereadsisalandscapefullofadventureandalaunchingpointtothefarNorth.Ac-cordingtothewebsitetheselectionsarebasedonthenumberofonlinetravelerswhovisitedthatcommunityin2013andcontributedtotheblog.Theaward-winningblogboastsmorethan2milliononlinetravelerscon-tributedlastyear.YoucanpickupyourticketsfromanyminorhockeyplayeroratanyoftheseFortSmithbusinessesFortSmithMinorHockeyNeedsYouWINBIGBYPARTICIPATINGINOURBI-MONTHLY5050DRAW.AllfundsgotosupportFortSmithminorhockeyplayerdevelopmentandyouthathletics.TICKETSAREONLY2.TouchofHeavenNWALLousSmallEnginesGiGisBakeryRustyRavenTDCPhoenixAutoNorthernJournalPelicanRapidsInnDrawdatesareJanuary26February9and23March29and23.ColdLakeshockedbyfourthleakfromCNRLsoilsandsFirstNationcouncillorsaystheyneedmoreaccesstoinformationByMARIACHURCHColdLakeFirstNationleadersarecryingfoulaftertheysaidtheylearnedaboutafourthleakdiscoveredonCanadianNaturalResourceLtd.sCNRLPrimrosePad30-locatedontheirtradi-tionalterritory-inearlyJan-uarythroughmediareportsinsteadofthecompanyorAlbertaEnvironment.TheDeneNationwasshockedtolearnthatCNRLhadyetanotherspillwithintheirterritorythenationstatedinapressreleaselatelastweek.CNRLrepZoeAddingtontoldTheJournalinanemailthattheincidentwhichoc-curredJan.3wascausedbyawellborefailurebelowthesurface.ThefailuredidnotcauseaspillorleaktothesurfaceAddingtonstatedandtherehasbeennoimpacttotheenvironmentnorpotentialdangertopeople.TheAlbertaEnergyRegu-latorAERiscurrentlyin-vestigatingtheincidentthatcaused27000litresofbitu-mentobereleasedunder-groundaccordingtocom-panynumbers.AERspokespersonDarinBarterconrmedthatthein-cidentwassubsurfacewithnoimpacttotheenvironment.Hesaidtheleakwhichin-cludedsteamcrudebitumenandproducedwaterhasbeencontained.ColdLakeinthedarkColdLakecouncillorandformerchiefWalterJanviertoldTheJournallastThurs-daythatthenationdidnthearabouttheincidentuntilaweekafterithappenedthroughthemedia.Thisisanotherspillthathasoccurredandsimilartothelastthecompanyhascontinuouslynotcooperatedwiththenationandnotpro-videdpropertechnicalin-formationsowecanmakeagoodassessmentofwhatsgoingonhesaid.ColdLakerecentlyhadameetingwithAlbertaEnvi-ronmentandSustainableRe-sourceDevelopmentESRDaboutremediationcleanupOurconcernistheim-pactsonhumanhealthhesaid.Ourtraditionalpeoplestillconsumealotofthevari-ousanimalsthatwehuntandshfor.Alotoftheseani-malsenduphavingalotofandpreventionofbitumenleaksbutJanviersaidthegovernmenthasbeeneitherreluctantorunabletopushtheoilsandscompany.OneinstringofleaksforCNRLLastsummerafterCNRLsinsituoperationsnearColdLakereleasedmillionsoflitresofbitumenintothesurroundingforestandwaterbodiesESRDissuedaprotectionorderthatin-cludedforcingthecompanytodrainalakeaspartofthecleanup.ESRDsaystheyaredealingwithitbutallitisisjustcleaningupthesur-face.ThemainproblemiscomingfromunderneathJanviersaid.Janviersaidhewouldliketoknowwhatkindofpres-sureisbeingforcedintothegroundintheinsitudrill-ingprocessandwhatkindofchemicalsarebeingusedamongotherthings.thecontaminantsfromwhattheyareeatingandthewater.Weneedthescienticdatatondoutiftheseanimalsaresafetoeat.LegalactionconsideredJanviersaidthatColdLakeisstandinginsolidaritywiththeHonourtheTreatiesconcerttourbyNeilYoungcurrentlyraisingmoneyfortheAthabascaChipewyanFirstNationslegalfeesagainstthegovernmentandoilsandscompanies.LegalactionagainstCNRLisnotoutofthepictureforColdLakehesaid.Wearetakingallmea-suresthatarewithinourmeansJanviersaid.Thatincludesutilizingourlegalsystemutilizingourlaw-yersutilizingourconsul-tantsandalsooureldersandallthepeoplewecancallupontoworkoutawaywecancausesomekindofpositivechange.Ourtraditionalpeoplestillconsumealotofthevariousanimalsthatwehuntandshfor.Alotoftheseanimalsenduphavingalotofthecontaminantsfromwhattheyareeatingandthewater.Weneedthescienticdatatondoutiftheseanimalsaresafetoeat.WalterJanvierColdLakeFirstNationPhotoEmmaPullmanEnvironmentOilSpillLeakedbitumenpoolsinthewetlandsnearCNRLsPrimroseoilsandssitelastsummerwhichislocatedonthetraditionalterritoryoftheColdLakeFirstNation.