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New organization for chefs and cooks hopes to showcase the local culinary scene

New organization for chefs and cooks hopes to showcase the local culinary scene

By Lindsay Ducharme Clarence Buchanan is hopeful Albertans beyond Wood Buffalo, and Canadians as a whole, will soon discover what Fort McMurray …

Coffee Break launches September 18th

Coffee Break launches September 18th

By Lindsay Ducharme The Wood Buffalo Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging residents and companies alike to participate in their annual Coffee Break …

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

By Carol Christian It’s a bittersweet reality. While childhood cancer is uncommon – accounting for less than 1% of all new cases in Canada every …

Opinion: School fees – welcome to Cheque-tember

Opinion: School fees – welcome to Cheque-tember

By Becky Benoit September is a busy and exciting month for kids. When my daughter came home from her first day of Grade 4 this year, she couldn’t …

Get wild Wood Buffalo

Get wild Wood Buffalo

By Lindsay Ducharme Welcome to the “wild side” Wood Buffalo.  Vista Ridge, known throughout the region as the go-to spot during the winter, is …

Gala supports local child fighting cancer

Gala supports local child fighting cancer

By Becky Benoit The Stemmann family’s nightmare began as with the most innocent of childhood ailments: a mild cold during the Easter weekend. By …

Q&A with the MLA: How is the Government focusing on family and community safety?

Q&A with the MLA: How is the Government focusing on family and community safety?

Alberta is a place of great opportunity and compassion, yet there are still many incidents of child abuse, family violence, sexual assault and …

Air Cadets gear up for a new season

Air Cadets gear up for a new season

By Lindsay Ducharme Local air cadets at the 868 YMM-Rotary NorthStar Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron are flying high.  Fresh off an exciting …

Zombie run to hit the trails September 21

Zombie run to hit the trails September 21

By Lindsay Ducharme Zombies will be invading the region September 21st throughout the Birchwood trails, and are actively seeking new recruits for …

Budding Artist

Budding Artist

This week our budding artist dazzles us with some celestial shots of our Fort McMurray big sky! From azure blue to the deepest midnight, Ms. Drever …


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Back to school in McMurray

Back to school in McMurray

By Theresa Wells It is astonishing how quickly summer can disappear in the north. Long, hazy days and short nights rapidly give way to cooler temperatures and longer periods of darkness, and, just like that, summer is gone. It was a good summer in Fort McMurray, with lots of hot …

Sign of the times

Sign of the times

By Theresa Wells We drive around the cities, and in each I comment to the cab driver on the lack of graffiti. Major urban centres in Florida, each city is remarkably clean and devoid of the spray-painted fences and buildings to which my eye has so sadly become accustomed in my …


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