Features(Archives)

Nov
24
2017
Volume
6-1
2016 was the inaugural year of our Top 50 Under 50 program and in 2017 we wanted to celebrate again! Following the wildfire, it became abundantly clear that our community was full of outstanding people; people who deserved to be recognized for all they were contributing.
Nov
23
2017
Volume
6-1
“Melissa has been a tremendous leader, not just for Wood Buffalo and Fort McMurray, but for the nation.  She has shepherded the community through extraordinary growth and unspeakable tragedy--all with an unwavering eye for what is right, both today and for future generations.  I’ve been very proud to call her…
Nov
23
2017
Volume
6-1
When Connect Weekly newspaper discontinued in December 2016, a part of the community’s voice was lost. The announcement occurred one month after the Fort McMurray Today reduced its print schedule from a daily publication to twice weekly. Tim O’Rourke has served as the publisher for both papers. And though he…
Nov
23
2017
Volume
6-1
For five years the pages of Your McMurray Magazine have come alive with the stories of the people, places, and things of our beautiful region. We have been blessed with the talents, skills and passions of writers and photographers dedicated to telling these stories, and advertisers and supporters who passionately…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
Fort McMurray business owners are seeking capable new employees.  Young area workers are looking for good jobs.  Now the YMCA introduces a program with a proven track record for bringing the two together. After successful runs in Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Bridging the Gap debuted in Fort McMurray on January…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
When Aluma Systems Industrial Services and Safway Canada, two well-known multi-service industry providers merged this June, they did it for multiple reasons. Having obvious synergies was one, but a shared passion for community support was a driving force as well. Founded in 1972, Aluma is based in Kennesaw, Georgia. It…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
When you hear the name Big Brothers Big Sisters, what usually comes to mind? Some of us may have personal experience with the agency, whether it is through volunteering or perhaps having had a mentor of our own growing up. Others might relate to the stories and themes portrayed in…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
For local business owner Carmelo Daprocida, the entrepreneurial idea of opening a bistro during his retirement may have been something he was unknowingly destined to pursue. With a background in building luxury homes, the 69-year-old has spent over 10 years operating his family-owned business Birchwood Homes in Fort McMurray. Now,…

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