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Local Child Continues to Battle Rare Disease

Local Child Continues to Battle Rare Disease

By Becky Benoit for Connect The last 18 months have been a long, tough road for five-year old Talitha Decker. The local child has been battling an …

Municipality issues order for demolition of Penhorwood buildings

Municipality issues order for demolition of Penhorwood buildings

By Becky Benoit Pursuant to the Safety Codes Act, a municipal Safety Codes Officer has issued an order dated September 8, 2014, requiring the …

Write-On – creative writing workshops for local kids

Write-On – creative writing workshops for local kids

By Lindsay Ducharme Inspiring a love of reading and writing is nothing new for the Fort McMurray Public Library, whose programming spans infancy …

NorthWord to reveal 11th issue during Alberta Culture Days

NorthWord to reveal 11th issue during Alberta Culture Days

by Kiran Malik-Khan There’s a method to the madness. And, a first for the Northern Canada Collective Society for Writers (NCCSW) – a non-profit …

Chateau Boo has new tricks and treats in store

Chateau Boo has new tricks and treats in store

By Lindsay Ducharme The fall season is upon us and one of Wood Buffalo’s most highly anticipated Halloween events has some tricks and treats in …

The World meets in Wood Buffalo set to return for Alberta Culture Days

The World meets in Wood Buffalo set to return for Alberta Culture Days

By Lindsay Ducharme The Multicultural Association is gearing up for one of their largest celebrations of the year on September 27th and 28th with the …

Cancer Society encouraging Wood Buffalo to take the #FITat50 pledge

Cancer Society encouraging Wood Buffalo to take the #FITat50 pledge

By Carol Christian So guys … how’s your butt these day? And ladies, that goes for you too. Every September, the Canadian Cancer Society puts the …

Phil Meagher is a modern day Renaissance Man

Phil Meagher is a modern day Renaissance Man

By Curtis J Phillips He has held true to his “Let’s do it” personality since arriving in 1983 to teach physical education at Fort McMurray …

Budding Artist

Budding Artist

This week our budding artist, Maranda Alderson, a grade 11 student from Father Mercredi, chose the theme “Falling into Autumn”. With the first …

En garde – local Fencing Club membership is thriving

En garde – local Fencing Club membership is thriving

By Lindsay Ducharm Anyone who says there is nothing to do in Wood Buffalo has never taken a look at the sporting and club opportunities available in …


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The nature of pain

The nature of pain

By Theresa Wells It was a tragic story no matter how one looked at it. As I recall it now the woman was in her 50’s or so, driving to work on a cold and snowy morning when she disappeared. But it wasn’t just she who disappeared, but her entire car, gone without a trace …

Getting personal with organ donation

Getting personal with organ donation

By Theresa Wells It’s funny how a subject of discussion can seem very academic right up until it pertains to you directly. Suddenly all pretence of distance falls away and the issue becomes personal and close. So it is with organ donation, a subject we often “talk about” …


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