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Baseball proposal catches local fan base

Baseball proposal catches local fan base

By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Weekly Fort McMurray has seen several foul balls come their way, in regards to securing a professional baseball team …

Summer Games’ live on with GM

Summer Games’ live on with GM

By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Weekly It is 8:04 p.m. on August 16, 2015. Kim Rizzi, having just pulled into her driveway, is sitting in her car. …

Splashing good time

Splashing good time

Rubber ducks make big funding waves By SHELLEY TERMUENDE, Connect Weekly The Wood Buffalo chapter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBBSWB) played host …

Anzac festival to shine

Anzac festival to shine

By CONNECT STAFF The kick-off for the 2015 Anzac Daze festival takes place this weekend from Friday, August 21 to Saturday, August 22, 2015. The …

Fort McMurray’s “Alive” with Games’ pride

Fort McMurray’s “Alive” with Games’ pride

By SHELLEY TERMUENDE, Connect Weekly The Opening Ceremonies of the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games were filled with joy, paid homage to the history …

Snye may have been saved

Snye may have been saved

By VERNA MURPHY, Connect Weekly The Snye Park has opened in time for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games, and it is nothing less than spectacular. …

“Fear No Art” aids artists in leaving mark

“Fear No Art” aids artists in leaving mark

By SHELLEY TERMUENDE, Connect Weekly TJ Carabeo, Some Other Solutions’ (SOS) Manager of Youth and Child Programs and the SOS Team are helping local …

Amy Hef returns to YMM

Amy Hef returns to YMM

By SHELLEY TERMUENDE, Connect Weekly Fort McMurray musician Amy Heffernan will be returning to her hometown stage to entertain for the Western Canada …

Rooting for five community blooms

Rooting for five community blooms

By CONNECT STAFF National Communities in Bloom judges will be touring the area with their scorecards in hand today and tomorrow. “With the 2015 …

Summer Games’ torch reaches destination

Summer Games’ torch reaches destination

By VERNA MURPHY, Connect Weekly On Monday afternoon, the countdown clock in front of the Municipal Building on Franklin Avenue showed four days, five …


McMurray Musings 

Living in the moment

By THERESA WELLS, Connect Columnist The spectacle is about to begin and I casually glance at my phone. Far from being a simple device to answer phone calls it has become my link to the world, connecting me to a variety of social media platforms, text messages and even a fairly …

Patience, a dying art in behaviour

By THERESA WELLS, Connect Columnist The sighing from behind me is not only audible, but also becoming increasingly annoying. It is the early morning rush at the coffee stop I frequent, and it seems they are short-staffed as the one person both taking orders and making the …


Catch You On The Rebound

Baseball proposal catches local fan base

Baseball proposal catches local fan base

By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Weekly Fort McMurray has seen several foul balls come their way, in regards to securing a professional baseball team for the city. The conversation started in 1992 with a mention that Fort McMurray would be part of the Western Professional Baseball …

Summer Games’ live on with GM

Summer Games’ live on with GM

By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Weekly It is 8:04 p.m. on August 16, 2015. Kim Rizzi, having just pulled into her driveway, is sitting in her car. Home at last, after a super busy ten days. Finally a moment by herself… She answers her cell phone for a quick interview. This is …

Pro returns to hometown

Pro returns to hometown

By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Weekly At the age of nine, Austin Couture was down in Waterways at Howard J. Pew Memorial Family Park; enjoying the playground and running through the spray park when Will Gibson, who was conducting a youth soccer clinic at the adjacent soccer …