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Fire Recovery Fund at work in the community

Fire Recovery Fund at work in the community

A breakdown of donations to various local initiatives supported by United Way By Russell Thomas, United Way of Fort McMurray As the fire recovery …

Back in the game

Back in the game

Improve your hockey skills with plyometrics By Terri Windover, Connect Columnist It’s hockey season! A time when any Canadian worth their salt …

Dolly Parton honours Fort McMurray for reading

Dolly Parton honours Fort McMurray for reading

Free literature program celebrates its 10th anniversary in Canada By Dawn Booth, Connect Weekly Dolly Parton is celebrating the 10th anniversary of …

Beacon Hill student receives honorary book

Beacon Hill student receives honorary book

First Book Canada makes school trips throughout the region By Dawn Booth, Connect Weekly First Book Canada (FBC) representatives were joined by …

Laughter’s the best medicine

Laughter’s the best medicine

Mental health agency’s annual comedy show underway By Kiran Malik-Khan, Connect Contributor Something – somewhere – was wrong, but …

Education Minister responds to funding cuts

Education Minister responds to funding cuts

Letter to the editor By David Eggen, Minister of Education Last May, Albertans were offered a choice — a choice between two parties that proposed …

Shutting down pipelines is not progress

Shutting down pipelines is not progress

Member of Legislative Assembly Report By Tany Yao, MLA of Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo Human progress has always been marked by the implementation of …

Full bowls and bellies

Full bowls and bellies

Wood Buffalo Food Bank’s fundraising festival feeds sold-out crowd By Kiran Malik-Khan, Connect Contributor Paul McWilliams couldn’t stop …

Park for pooches

Park for pooches

New temporary dog park opens in Gregoire By Sheena Hicks, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Before the weather gets too ‘ruff’, residents …

City of Champions

City of Champions

Fort McMurray Monarchs celebrate 2016 CMFL victory By Dawn Booth, Connect Weekly The Fort McMurray Monarchs brought victorious glory to the SMS …


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A lighter Sloppy Joe

A lighter Sloppy Joe

Definitely Delicious By Terri Windover, Connect Contributor When I think of sloppy joes, I think of my mom opening a can of store bought sauce and combining it with some cooked hamburger meat. Presto! Lunch is served. Don’t get me wrong, as a kid I thought this was the best …

Updates in the sports community

Updates in the sports community

Catch You on the Rebound By Curtis J. Phillips, Connect Contributor Meeting Len Marcischuk in the fall of 1982, it was soon evident that he was a one-of-a-kind character. Now 35 years later, he still has a unique personality that brings a smile to one’s face when engaging in …