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Northside Recreation Centre set to begin construction this September

Northside Recreation Centre set to begin construction this September

By Lindsay Ducharme The $193.8 million construction of the Northside Recreation Centre has officially been approved by regional council. While some …

Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on fourth home in the region

Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on fourth home in the region

By Lindsay Ducharme A local family is realizing their dream of independent home ownership, thanks to the work and generosity of Habitat for Humanity …

New service agreements aim to clear up confusion for homebuyers

New service agreements aim to clear up confusion for homebuyers

By Lindsay Ducharme Buyers looking to purchase a new home will have some additional paperwork on their hands this month.  Beginning July 1st, the …

YMM Budding Artist

YMM Budding Artist

Rebecca Lai, a grade 11 student at Father Mercredi school & our budding artist for this week got literal with her title of “Budding” and …

Gearing up for 3rd annual Northern Warrior Race

Gearing up for 3rd annual Northern Warrior Race

By Lindsay Ducharme Getting dirty never felt so good. The Centre of Hope is gearing up for their third annual Northern Warrior Race, a hybrid event …

Local youth organization celebrates 5th anniversary with the Art of Wine

Local youth organization celebrates 5th anniversary with the Art of Wine

By Lindsay Ducharme One of Fort McMurray’s most anticipated and well-loved events is about to get even better. The 5th Annual SMS Equipment Wine …

3 local students participate in prestigious science program

3 local students participate in prestigious science program

By Lindsay Ducharme Summer break has just begun and while many students look forward to a few months of rest and relaxation, three local high school …

Q&A with the MLAs – Strengthening Alberta’s overall electrical system

Q&A with the MLAs – Strengthening Alberta’s overall electrical system

What do you know about the proposed 500kV transmission project? In September 2010 the Government of Alberta gave Alberta Electric System Operator the …

FMSPCA launches proactive pet care in Fort Chipewyan

FMSPCA launches proactive pet care in Fort Chipewyan

By Lindsay Ducharme The Fort McMurray SPCA has launched a new outreach in Fort Chipewyan, focused on offering services to pet owners not normally …

YMM Budding Artist

YMM Budding Artist

Our budding artist this week is Sianna White, a grade 10 student from Father Mercredi, who captured some patriotic imagery in celebration of Canada …


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McMurray money myth

McMurray money myth

By Theresa Wells There are many myths that exist about Fort McMurray, from the state of our community (or lack of a community according to some sources) to our crime statistics (which are far more in line with the statistics of other places than some might think). There is one …

Moving mountains

Moving mountains

By Theresa Wells The recent federal by-election was a deeply disappointing experience for me. Not the outcome, mind you, as while I openly expressed my support of one party and candidate the fact that he did not win was not reason enough to generate disappointment for me. But …


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