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News Archive for June 2016

June 30, 2016

Darlene Williamson, our longest serving employee at 31 years, is retiring

Today marks the end of an era at Tuccaro!  Darlene Williamson, our longest serving employee at 31 years, is retiring.

An Ojibway from Manitoba, Darlene arrived in Fort McMurray in 1985 and began working at Neegan Development in June of that year. She has witnessed the growth of the Tuccaro Group and the many changes that have come along the way.


Darlene’s cooperative and gentle nature along with her positive attitude has been a staple at Tuccaro and she will be greatly missed by us all. We are indebted to Darlene for her years of service and dedication, and we will miss the pleasurable experience of working with you.

Darlene, we wish you all the best and thank you for your years of dedication, enthusiasm and team spirit.  Enjoy your well-deserved retirement!

June 27, 2016 – Neegan

Neegan acknowledged as key support contractor

Following right on the heels of a “best in class” rating from Kearl, Neegan was noted by Syncrude for being a key support contractor. Syncrude acknowledged startup would not have been as smooth without us. “We are proud of our team and it feels great to be a part of it” says Mike Jelly.


June 21, 2016

National Aboriginal Day

A proud Aboriginal company, Tuccaro celebrates National Aboriginal Day!

For many generations, indigenous Peoples have traditionally celebrated their cultures and heritage on or near the summer solstice. 20 years ago, the Government of Canada chose this day to recognize and celebrate the diverse cultures and valuable contributions of our First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.  Communities across Canada celebrate by participating in annual festivities which can include music, dance, artwork, traditional games and traditional food.


This day is an occasion for all Canadians to celebrate the rich contribution Aboriginal people have made to Canada.

The Nistawoyou Friendship Center is hosting National Aboriginal Day celebrations today from noon til 4pm at the Nistawoyou Friendship Center, 8310 Manning Ave. This free event is open to the public.

We would like to thank all of our employees for their hard work and dedication to helping to make us a leader within the Aboriginal community!


June 17, 2016

Neegan Achieves “Best in Class” Rating

A proud shout-out to our team at Neegan for receiving the coveted “Best in Class Rating” in a review of their overall performance on site at Kearl, with a score of 97%. This is a huge achievement for Neegan! Congratulations everyone! – we’ve all worked hard to achieve this status, and it is well-deserved.

NeeganfueltruckbeautyNeegan is back home in Wood Buffalo, ready willing and able to assist in all equipment and servicing needs.

June 16, 2016

Listen for our new WPS radio ads on Country 93.3 and Rock 97.9

WPS is happy to be home and ready to rebuild our community with you. We are your truly local bottled water company.



June 14, 2016

Welcome Back Folks!

Efforts to restore facilities have been underway since Sunday June 5th and I am pleased to notify you of our restoration of the 283 MacAlpine Crescent Facilities. Friday June 10th employees started to return as per supervisory and management requirements and continue to return this week.

Bear in mind that conditions may continue to fluctuate as hot spots and fires flare up. Regional smoke which impacts all facilities is normal during our summer months and you are encouraged to monitor indexes and Alberta Health advisories. I do not expect conditions to be perfect.  


• Orientation and D&A have resumed and will be temporarily be covered by Jen Barry.
• Corporate HSE, Sue Loveridge returned today.
• Corporate HR, Stephanie Ford will return Monday June 20th but is available via remote Calgary office.
• IT Services are available, as they have been throughout via Brian Maponga.

Any facility issues should be communicated directly to Scott Crann with TPS and who is available for support as per normal.

Welcome Back Folks!

June 13, 2016

Anzac Re-Opened

We are pleased to announce that functionality is returning to our Anzac, Fort McMurray First Nation’s office this morning.  We are currently operating with a downscaled crew but look forward to resuming full operation as our staff return.  In the interim period, Troy Hibbs can be contacted for payroll inquiries, Ruchir Shah will support accounting queries.  We are planning a full return for June 27th.  Thank you and Welcome Back!

Greg MacAulay, Corporate Controller



June 11, 2016

Athabasca University Confers an Honorary Doctor of Laws on Dave Tuccaro


Today, an honorary Doctor of Laws will be conferred on Dave Tuccaro in recognition of his business leadership and his dedication to enriching the lives of indigenous peoples. See the complete story here.

June 9, 2016

NTS is back on site

NTS is currently back on site providing geotechnical services to our clients! Our laboratory services are returning tomorrow. We are proud to assist our clients with the services they need while they return to full functionality.


June 8, 2016

We look forward to re-opening soon


Clean up and restoration continues at MacAlpine Crescent. We look forward to re-opening soon.