About us


As a locally operated publication, Connect Weekly Newspaper brings a distinctive voice to Fort McMurray and the surrounding communities in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

For over a decade, we have been dedicated to showcasing what makes the Wood Buffalo region a wonderful place to live – a community filled with spirit, creativity, friendship and support.  As one of Alberta’s largest circulated weekly papers, we are able to bring these stories directly into homes each week and also available in more than 75 newsstand boxes and racks.

Our website allows us to take Fort McMurray’s story global. Our readers can access individual stories in our news section, with the ability to browse, read, and share our award-winning coverage with friends instantly. Want to know about all the exciting events in our region?  The MAC Calendar will let you find out with the click of a mouse!  You can keep connected with our social media updates on Facebook and Twitter.

We invite you to re-read full versions of previous issues and specials. Visit our online directory and be linked directly to local businesses. Our online photo gallery will help you relive your favourite Fort McMurray events.

We would like to thank our loyal reader’s for the support that has enabled us to continue to bring our region award-winning content, week after week. This is our community as much as it is yours, and we’re honoured to share it with you.

The future is brighter than ever for Fort McMurray, and we will continue to keep it CONNECTed!