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Weekly meetings to benefit city council

Weekly meetings to benefit city council

By VERNA MURPHY, Connect Weekly With summer break over, council meetings will now be held weekly on Tuesdays, beginning at 6 p.m. The first scheduled …

Local crime fiction writers featured in new anthology

Local crime fiction writers featured in new anthology

By VERNA MURPHY, Connect Weekly Keyano College can boast that it now has, not just one, but two well published crime fiction writers in their midst. …

Off to the B.C. Derby

Off to the B.C. Derby

Local equestrians hopeful for champion horse, Academic By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Weekly Ten years ago, it was written in this space that we …

Biodiesel-fueled carnival comes back for third year

Biodiesel-fueled carnival comes back for third year

By KIRAN MALIK-KHAN, Connect Weekly Everyone’s favourite Labour Day festival is back. Sustainival, world’s first green carnival will be held from …

Hundreds join for PCA’s community celebration

Hundreds join for PCA’s community celebration

By KIRAN MALIK-KHAN, Connect Weekly Here’s the thing about Fort McMurray, if you don’t know much about the community – it often surprises and …

Tall tales on the Toners

Tall tales on the Toners

By KEVIN THORNTON, Connect Contributor Michelle and Brendan Toner will always stand out in a crowd, and not just because of their height. As tall as …

Authorities advise to obey traffic signs

Authorities advise to obey traffic signs

By DAWN BOOTH, Connect Weekly With school starting on Monday, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s RCMP Support & Bylaw Services, as …

New school year begins

New school year begins

By SHELLEY TERMUENDE, Connect Weekly Fort McMurray Public and Catholic School doors will open officially to students on August 31, 2015. In …

Baseball proposal catches local fan base

Baseball proposal catches local fan base

By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Weekly Fort McMurray has seen several foul balls come their way, in regards to securing a professional baseball team …

Summer Games’ live on with GM

Summer Games’ live on with GM

By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Weekly It is 8:04 p.m. on August 16, 2015. Kim Rizzi, having just pulled into her driveway, is sitting in her car. …


McMurray Musings 

The Games’ legacy lives on

The Games’ legacy lives on

By THERESA WELLS, Connect Weekly It is hard to believe that – just over a week ago – the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games came to a close in Wood Buffalo. The closing ceremonies signalled the end of 10 days of excitement in our region; a time when we welcomed …

Living in the moment

By THERESA WELLS, Connect Columnist The spectacle is about to begin and I casually glance at my phone. Far from being a simple device to answer phone calls it has become my link to the world, connecting me to a variety of social media platforms, text messages and even a fairly …


Catch You On The Rebound

Off to the B.C. Derby

Off to the B.C. Derby

Local equestrians hopeful for champion horse, Academic By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Weekly Ten years ago, it was written in this space that we would love to be that fly on the wall if – and when – local thoroughbred horse owners Norm Castiglione, Mickey Demers, …

Baseball proposal catches local fan base

Baseball proposal catches local fan base

By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Weekly Fort McMurray has seen several foul balls come their way, in regards to securing a professional baseball team for the city. The conversation started in 1992 with a mention that Fort McMurray would be part of the Western Professional Baseball …

Summer Games’ live on with GM

Summer Games’ live on with GM

By CURTIS J. PHILLIPS, Connect Weekly It is 8:04 p.m. on August 16, 2015. Kim Rizzi, having just pulled into her driveway, is sitting in her car. Home at last, after a super busy ten days. Finally a moment by herself… She answers her cell phone for a quick interview. This is …