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YMM Budding Artist

YMM Budding Artist

This week our budding artist, Sianna White, a Father Mercredi student, takes us all the way to Airdrie. She was there attending the Zone 7 soccer …

Remembering Fort McMurray’s contributions to World War I as 100th anniversary approaches

Remembering Fort McMurray’s contributions to World War I as 100th anniversary approaches

By Becky Benoit August 4 this year marks an anniversary, but it’s certainly not the kind to be celebrated with fireworks and celebrations. For …

Local businesses get BAM’d by Communities in Bloom

Local businesses get BAM’d by Communities in Bloom

By Lindsay Ducharme Wood Buffalo is in full bloom thanks to the work of the local Communities in Bloom committee, and not a moment too soon as …

Handyman Smackdown seeking local DIYers

Handyman Smackdown seeking local DIYers

By Lindsay Ducharme Have a DIY project gone horribly wrong? With the popularity of home renovation TV shows and never ending simple–sounding …

Local man fights brain cancer

Local man fights brain cancer

By Becky Benoit Jason Tobin is one of those guys everyone likes. Perhaps it’s his ever-present smile, or his easygoing, generous personality. …

Expanded Urban Service Area “the first step” to commercial growth: Scott

Expanded Urban Service Area “the first step” to commercial growth: Scott

By Becky Benoit At first glance, the recent announcement of the provincial government’s agreement to expand the Fort McMurray urban service area …

UNITY Day to celebrate creative youth expression

UNITY Day to celebrate creative youth expression

By Lindsay Ducharme Wood Buffalo youth seeking a break from the typical summer activities need look no further than the Justin Slade Youth …

Warm weather babies

Warm weather babies

By Carol Christian Whether spending time at the beach or at the playground, waterpark or even just kicking back in the backyard, summer can be a …

Memorial Ride remembers lives lost on Highway 63

Memorial Ride remembers lives lost on Highway 63

By Becky Benoit For most people, New Year’s Eve is a night filled with fun, nostalgia for the past and excitement about the year ahead. But for …

Peace rally draws hundreds in Wood Buffalo

Peace rally draws hundreds in Wood Buffalo

By Lindsay Ducharme On July 19th, hundreds of Wood Buffalo residents gathered in front of the Fort McMurray Court House to peacefully protest the …


McMurray Musings CONNECTS

Art that enlightens

Art that enlightens

By Theresa Wells Over the past week I have had the experience of watching a travelling art exhibition not only educate but enlighten. I have watched as dozens of residents from every demographic in our community wandered through the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery …

Twenty years in Wood Buffalo

Twenty years in Wood Buffalo

By Theresa Wells On December 21, 1994 a crucial moment in the history of Wood Buffalo occurred when the Government of Alberta recorded an Order in Council indicating that as of April, 1995, the City of Fort McMurray and the quixotically named “Improvement District No. 143” …


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