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Budding Artist

Budding Artist

This week our budding artist dazzles us with some celestial shots of our Fort McMurray big sky! From azure blue to the deepest midnight, Ms. Drever …

Arts and Culture Days Festival to expand this year

Arts and Culture Days Festival to expand this year

By Lindsay Ducharme Arts and culture is more than simply alive and well in the region, it’s thriving. Proof positive, the annual Wood Buffalo …

City Wolves author to give reading at public library

City Wolves author to give reading at public library

By Lindsay Ducharme Beginning work on her sixth novel, a planned sequel to her most recent effort City Wolves, author Dorris Heffron believes Fort …

More and more women seeking midwives in Wood Buffalo

More and more women seeking midwives in Wood Buffalo

By Becky Benoit Every woman’s experience of giving birth is different. For each of Fort McMurray’s 1,400 or more births every year, no two women …

Suicide Prevention Week Aims to Bring Awareness to Youth

Suicide Prevention Week Aims to Bring Awareness to Youth

By Becky Benoit Just over two weeks ago, the world recoiled in shock and sadness at the news that comic actor Robin Williams, a familiar and beloved …

St. Kateri set to welcome first students this September

St. Kateri set to welcome first students this September

By Lindsay Ducharme For over 400 hundred students in one of the fastest growing areas in Wood Buffalo, going back to school excitement has hit an …

Community Registration Day returns for a 4th year

Community Registration Day returns for a 4th year

By Lindsay Ducharme Forget back to school season, it’s back to recreation season in Wood Buffalo.  MacDonald Island Park and community members …

3rd annual walk hopes to raise funds to assist local residents living with HIV or AIDS

3rd annual walk hopes to raise funds to assist local residents living with HIV or AIDS

By Lindsay Ducharme The HIV North Society’s Fort McMurray chapter is gearing up for their third annual Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life on August …

Reid bids a fond farewell to MacDonald Island

Reid bids a fond farewell to MacDonald Island

By Becky Benoit When Tim Reid first walked through the doors of MacDonald Island in 2009, the site was, quite literally, a disaster. Bogged down in …

HALOS brings a bit of vegas to the North

HALOS brings a bit of vegas to the North

By Lindsay Ducharme A group of local women are ready to go to “battle” for Kids Forever…a musical battle, that is. HALOS, a new society …


McMurray Musings CONNECTS

One hundred

One hundred

By Theresa Wells I will never forget when the publisher of this paper approached me about writing a column. At first I was very hesitant, reluctant because I didn’t think I had what it took to be a columnist. I had done some freelance work at that point but I still didn’t …

Baby Boom town

Baby Boom town

By Theresa Wells Fort McMurray is often referred to as a “boomtown”. The description is meant to reflect the boom in the oilsands industry of course and the consequent boom in the growth of the community, but recently after a short walk through the mall I realized this name …


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