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Local man celebrates milestone of lifesaving heart transplant

Local man celebrates milestone of lifesaving heart transplant

By DAWN BOOTH, Connect Weekly Local resident Donnie Muxlow celebrated a special milestone with family and close friends at the Blackhorse Pub on …

Encore Trucking provides services and training in Fort Chip

By CONNECT WEEKLY A recent partnership between Encore Trucking & Transport Ltd. and the Fort Chip Marine are bringing big moving opportunities to …

Words in Motion program gets poetry moving

Words in Motion program gets poetry moving

By DAWN BOOTH, Connect Weekly The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is getting ready to move poetic words around the region for the annual …

#BellLetsTalk movement hits home, sets new National record

#BellLetsTalk movement hits home, sets new National record

By DAWN BOOTH, Connect Weekly It was a day that got people talking by text, tweets and face-to-face across Canada – all sharing a conversation over …

Newborn back home to meet mourning family

Newborn back home to meet mourning family

By DAWN BOOTH, Connect Weekly Newborn Rayaan is back in Fort McMurray and met his father Belal Hossain and brothers for the first time, after his …

Big love continues for Bo Cooper

Big love continues for Bo Cooper

By DAWN BOOTH, Connect Weekly Local firefighters are gearing up for a weekend packed of fundraising events for fellow colleague Bo Cooper on February …

Vilia Tosio – A woman of strength, a voice of leadership

Vilia Tosio – A woman of strength, a voice of leadership

By DAWN BOOTH, Managing Editor of Connect Weekly Vilia. If you’ve learned to know the name through the Fort McMurray grapevine, you are aware that …

Locals continue to plea for midwives in Fort McMurray

Locals continue to plea for midwives in Fort McMurray

By DAWN BOOTH, Connect Weekly Local maternity care representatives brought together members of the public on January 23 to continue addressing the …

MS Society raises funds from foul mouths

MS Society raises funds from foul mouths

By DAWN BOOTH, Connect Weekly The local Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada is increasing community morale in businesses and organizations with …

Snow dragging on the Snye

Snow dragging on the Snye

The Road Less Travelled By TERRI WINDOVER, Connect Columnist There was a great turnout for the Straightline Snowmobile Racing Associate (SSRA) Snow …


McMurray Musings 

Should we lower the voting age in Canada?

By THERESA WELLS, Connect Columnist On Thursday of last week an NDP MP from BC introduced a private member’s bill in the House of Commons. Now, private member’s bills are often some of the most interesting bills, as these tend to pertain to issues not under consideration by …

From mini-me to not-me

McMurray Musings Connects By THERESA WELLS, Connect Columnist A quick Google search of the term: “Mini-Me,” brings up several hits on the movie character that made the name famous, of course. If one does the same search and adds the word “child”, however, the results are …


Catch You On The Rebound

Husky alumni reflect on qualifying moments

By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Contributor It was back in 2003-2004 that a young coach by the name of Sheldon Germain guided a group of young women to new heights. As members of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s and women’s volleyball ranks since 1990-1991; this …

A look back at local sports

A look back at local sports

By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Contributor January 2015 On January 31, the seal from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is affixed to a proclamation announcing “The Year of Sport” for our region. Mayor Melissa Blake adds her signature to the document and comments; …

Curtis J’s 34th Christmas Wish List

Curtis J’s 34th Christmas Wish List

Catch You on the Rebound By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Contributor In 1982, Michael Jackson had just released his album: “Thriller” and Herschel Walker was the recipient of the Heisman Trophy. This same year, Catch You on the Rebound sent out its inaugural Fort McMurray …