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St. Kateri set to welcome first students this September

St. Kateri set to welcome first students this September

By Lindsay Ducharme For over 400 hundred students in one of the fastest growing areas in Wood Buffalo, going back to school excitement has hit an …

Community Registration Day returns for a 4th year

Community Registration Day returns for a 4th year

By Lindsay Ducharme Forget back to school season, it’s back to recreation season in Wood Buffalo.  MacDonald Island Park and community members …

3rd annual walk hopes to raise funds to assist local residents living with HIV or AIDS

3rd annual walk hopes to raise funds to assist local residents living with HIV or AIDS

By Lindsay Ducharme The HIV North Society’s Fort McMurray chapter is gearing up for their third annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life on August …

Reid bids a fond farewell to MacDonald Island

Reid bids a fond farewell to MacDonald Island

By Becky Benoit When Tim Reid first walked through the doors of MacDonald Island in 2009, the site was, quite literally, a disaster. Bogged down in …

HALOS brings a bit of vegas to the North

HALOS brings a bit of vegas to the North

By Lindsay Ducharme A group of local women are ready to go to “battle” for Kids Forever…a musical battle, that is. HALOS, a new society …

Get ready early for back-to-school

Get ready early for back-to-school

By Becky Benoit It seems impossible, in the midst of the warm, lazy days of summer, that kids will be going back to school in only a few short weeks. …

Every photo a memory for local photographer

Every photo a memory for local photographer

By Carol Christian He’s had a camera in his hand for some 40 years, capturing images of stark reality during his career as a cop, countered by …

Heritage Park Catholic Mission undergoes restoration to save historical building

Heritage Park Catholic Mission undergoes restoration to save historical building

By Carol Christian Two days after the meticulous job of dismantling the Catholic Mission at Heritage Park began, the man responsible for saving it …

Alberta Angels help honour families experiencing loss

Alberta Angels help honour families experiencing loss

By Lindsay Ducharme Giving birth to a child should be one of the happiest moments of a person’s life, however, for some the dream becomes a …

Annual memorial hockey game returns August 16th

Annual memorial hockey game returns August 16th

By Lindsay Ducharme Hockey lovers counting down the days until October need not wait until the NHL pre-season to get their fix.  The third annual …


McMurray Musings CONNECTS

Baby Boom town

Baby Boom town

By Theresa Wells Fort McMurray is often referred to as a “boomtown”. The description is meant to reflect the boom in the oilsands industry of course and the consequent boom in the growth of the community, but recently after a short walk through the mall I realized this name …

Pet owner turned zoo keeper

Pet owner turned zoo keeper

By Theresa Wells Once upon a time there was a dog. Just a dog, your average family pet, although the dog is anything but average being the most neurotic creature one could imagine and still be called a dog. Then one day a small ferret was added to the family as the youngest …


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