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UNITY Day to celebrate creative youth expression

UNITY Day to celebrate creative youth expression

By Lindsay Ducharme Wood Buffalo youth seeking a break from the typical summer activities need look no further than the Justin Slade Youth …

Warm weather babies

Warm weather babies

By Carol Christian Whether spending time at the beach or at the playground, waterpark or even just kicking back in the backyard, summer can be a …

Memorial Ride remembers lives lost on Highway 63

Memorial Ride remembers lives lost on Highway 63

By Becky Benoit For most people, New Year’s Eve is a night filled with fun, nostalgia for the past and excitement about the year ahead. But for …

Peace rally draws hundreds in Wood Buffalo

Peace rally draws hundreds in Wood Buffalo

By Lindsay Ducharme On July 19th, hundreds of Wood Buffalo residents gathered in front of the Fort McMurray Court House to peacefully protest the …

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 …


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Twenty years in Wood Buffalo

Twenty years in Wood Buffalo

By Theresa Wells On December 21, 1994 a crucial moment in the history of Wood Buffalo occurred when the Government of Alberta recorded an Order in Council indicating that as of April, 1995, the City of Fort McMurray and the quixotically named “Improvement District No. 143” …

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 …


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