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Response to Nexen pipeline spill, immediate: Officials say

By LINDSAY DUCHARME, Connect Contributor Though the Nexen Energy’s pipeline failure at Long Lake was discovered on July 15, T2015, little …

Milk money raises $6000

Milk money raises $6000

By KIRAN MALIK-KHAN, Connect Contributor Santa would have been impressed. The Hub Family Resource Centre’s inaugural Milk & Cookies gala had …

Raise the roof

Raise the roof

By KIRAN MALIK-KHAN, Connect Contributor Take a bow – everyone involved. Keyano College received a $10-million grant from the Regional …

ONE Pass holders reserved parking in effect for 2015 Wood Buffalo Cup on July 5

The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) would like to remind all ONE Pass members that reserved parking will be available for …

RCMP Officers in Wood Buffalo Begin Pilot Project to Body Worn Video Cameras

RCMP Officers in Wood Buffalo Begin Pilot Project to Body Worn Video Cameras

  Starting on June 27th, 2015 Wood Buffalo RCMP will be participating in a trial project that will see local police officers sporting body worn …

Learn something new: Weaving

Learn something new: Weaving

by Rebekah Benoit A few years ago, while browsing yarn at my local yarn store, I noticed a hand-lettered advertisement, selling a loom. Admittedly, I …

Hot Mess Handbook: Character Building

Hot Mess Handbook: Character Building

by LK Elliott The other week we discussed the story of our lives that we tell ourselves each day, and how we need to take control of our …

Local HERO Medevac Helicopter secures funding for another year

Local HERO Medevac Helicopter secures funding for another year

by Rebekah Benoit Suffering a heart attack is a terrifying experience. Once the initial symptoms of indigestion, tingling in the left arm, nausea and …

Air Quality Advisory issued for Wood Buffalo region

Air Quality Advisory issued for Wood Buffalo region

Due to smoky conditions caused by wildfires in the Northwest Territories and High Level-areas, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is issuing an air …

Minimum wage going up to $11.20 October 1

Alberta will take first step towards a $15 per hour minimum wage by 2018. Alberta’s general minimum wage will increase to $11.20 from $10.20 per …


McMurray Musings CONNECTS

McMurray Musings CONNECTS: Oh Canada

McMurray Musings CONNECTS: Oh Canada

by Theresa Wells In the past two weeks I have had some close encounters with Canadian pride. I have been there for two football games where an enormous Canadian flag was rolled out, the first time by dozens of Shell employees and the second time by dozens of members of our Armed …

McMurray Musings CONNECTS: Estimated Time of Departure

McMurray Musings CONNECTS: Estimated Time of Departure

by Theresa Wells Things are flying fast and furious now as she tosses T-shirts she must have onto the bed and I neatly roll them into tight light bundles to tuck into one of the two massive bags she will take with her. At fifteen this is a huge part of her wardrobe, these …