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Fabulous geek on fire

Fabulous geek on fire

A profile on the talent of a writer, producer and comic book guru Hanna Fridhed, Connect Contributor Eight years ago, a fireball named Ashley …

Make way for the celebrations

Make way for the celebrations

Alberta Culture Days comes to Fort McMurray By Kiran Malik-Khan, Connect Contributor Wood Buffalo is all set to celebrate arts and culture this …

Bad government policies continue to have an impact on the people of Fort McMurray

Bad government policies continue to have an impact on the people of Fort McMurray

Member of Legislative Assembly Report By Brian Jean, Leader of the Official Opposition Increased taxes and crippling new regulations are making it …

Yanik celebrates 99 years

Yanik celebrates 99 years

A birthday tribute to an iconic woman of our region By Frances Jean, Connect Contributor One of McMurray’s most remarkable citizens turned 99 on …

School zone safety

School zone safety

Safe Community Wood Buffalo reminds residents to stay ‘In the Zone’ By Kiran Malik-Khan, Connect Contributor It’s not a suggestion. The 30 …

Annual wine auction a Big Brother Big Sister success

Annual wine auction a Big Brother Big Sister success

Popped and Poured By Hanna Fridhed, Connect Contributor It turned out to be a beautiful September evening. The Shell Place Grand Ballroom was …

Fire Recovery Fund at work in the community

Fire Recovery Fund at work in the community

A breakdown of donations to various local initiatives supported by United Way By Russell Thomas, United Way of Fort McMurray As the fire recovery …

Back in the game

Back in the game

Improve your hockey skills with plyometrics By Terri Windover, Connect Columnist It’s hockey season! A time when any Canadian worth their salt …

Dolly Parton honours Fort McMurray for reading

Dolly Parton honours Fort McMurray for reading

Free literature program celebrates its 10th anniversary in Canada By Dawn Booth, Connect Weekly Dolly Parton is celebrating the 10th anniversary of …

Beacon Hill student receives honorary book

Beacon Hill student receives honorary book

First Book Canada makes school trips throughout the region By Dawn Booth, Connect Weekly First Book Canada (FBC) representatives were joined by …


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A lighter Sloppy Joe

A lighter Sloppy Joe

Definitely Delicious By Terri Windover, Connect Contributor When I think of sloppy joes, I think of my mom opening a can of store bought sauce and combining it with some cooked hamburger meat. Presto! Lunch is served. Don’t get me wrong, as a kid I thought this was the best …

Updates in the sports community

Updates in the sports community

Catch You on the Rebound By Curtis J. Phillips, Connect Contributor Meeting Len Marcischuk in the fall of 1982, it was soon evident that he was a one-of-a-kind character. Now 35 years later, he still has a unique personality that brings a smile to one’s face when engaging in …