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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 …

Brain cancer weakens the leadership for local midwives and breastfeeding support

Brain cancer weakens the leadership for local midwives and breastfeeding support

By Dawn Booth, Connect Weekly Representatives of the Fort McMurray Breastfeeding Support Group and local MaternityCare Consumers of Alberta Network …

Anzac’s Winterfest 2016 planned for Family Day weekend

Anzac’s Winterfest 2016 planned for Family Day weekend

By DAWN BOOTH, Connect Weekly For three decades, the Anzac community has been hosting the popular Winterfest celebration and this year’s event is …


McMurray Musings 

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 …

Breaking Up With New Year Resolutions

By THERESA WELLS, Connect Columnist Show of hands: how many of you made resolutions for the New Year? How many of you, just a few days in, have already broken those resolutions? How many of you believe you will still be holding up your end of the deal on those resolutions in, …


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 …