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Residents to decide $10,000 donation

Residents to decide $10,000 donation

Syncrude wants people who attend this weekend’s Fort McMurray Tourism Spring Show & Market at MacDonald Island Park to choose a nonprofit group …

Early arrival of 2015 golf season as Miskanaw Golf Club opens 18 holes on April 24

Early arrival of 2015 golf season as Miskanaw Golf Club opens 18 holes on April 24

The Miskanaw Golf Club is pleased to announce 18 holes will be open for play beginning on Friday, April 24. “Thanks to the incredible spring we are …

Wildrose candidate Tany Yao vows to change ‘commuter city’ reputation

Wildrose candidate Tany Yao vows to change ‘commuter city’ reputation

by Rebekah Benoit Tany Yao knows Fort McMurray well. He and the city have been acquainted for nearly all of Yao’s life, ever since his family …

“Drawing a line in the sand”: Ariana Mancini

“Drawing a line in the sand”: Ariana Mancini

by Rebekah Benoit NDP candidate Ariana Mancini says she’s “drawing a line in the sand” as she seeks one of Wood Buffalo’s two MLA seats in …

“Time For A New Broom”: Brian Jean vies for MLA seat

“Time For A New Broom”: Brian Jean vies for MLA seat

by Rebekah Benoit The newly-elected leader of the Wildrose is coming out swinging in the fight for the Fort McMurray-Conklin MLA seat. Facing off …

Don Scott faces off against Opposition Leader for MLA seat

Don Scott faces off against Opposition Leader for MLA seat

by Rebekah Benoit MLA and Minister for Advanced Education Don Scott is facing competition in the upcoming election, scheduled for May 5. After …

Hot Mess Handbook: Dropping the F word

Hot Mess Handbook: Dropping the F word

by LK Elliott I’m dropping the F word: Faith. Now you might be like I was a few years back and say “no thanks” but hear me out really quick. …

4th Annual Walk to Stop Animal Abuse raises over $15,000 for local SPCA

4th Annual Walk to Stop Animal Abuse raises over $15,000 for local SPCA

On Sunday, April 19, the Fort McMurray SPCA held its 4th annual Animal Abuse Prevention Walk at the gazebo in Thickwood. Originally inspired by the …

ICEIS Rain advances in CBC’s Searchlight

ICEIS Rain advances in CBC’s Searchlight

by Lindsay Ducharme Gaining national exposure is important to all up and coming artists, for ICEIS Rain however, the most rewarding part of being …

Moments from Wonderland enraptures audiences

Moments from Wonderland enraptures audiences

by Carol Christian She was only able to contain her exuberance for maybe five minutes after the dancers from Alberta Ballet II graced the stage. Then …


McMurray Musings CONNECTS

Destination: Staycation

Destination: Staycation

by Theresa Wells I was going to go to New York this summer. I have never been, but this was going to be my year to wander the Big Apple, to re-enact scenes from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, to traipse down Fifth Avenue…and it all sounded truly grand until I realized that this is …

McMurray Musings CONNECTS: The Golden Nugget of Memory

McMurray Musings CONNECTS: The Golden Nugget of Memory

by Theresa Wells Over the weekend some dear friends lost a family member. It was an expected loss, perhaps, as the family member was elderly, but it was no less tragic in that they had to say good-bye to a loved one who had been part of their lives for a very long time. They …


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