Features(Archives)

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2015
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Much of what makes our region so beautiful comes from the different cultures represented here. According to the 2012 Municipal Census, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe and Oceania are all well represented by people who now call Fort McMurray home. When out and about in…
Jan
26
2015
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It’s more than meets the eye. It’s more than where cultures come to meet. It’s changing the life of local children – one tutorial at a time. The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo (MCA) does so much more to build community than we know. Established in 1985 in support of…
Jan
26
2015
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AbramToeTouchLoRes.jpg Dancers train for years to master acrobatic leaps like this one.
Jan
26
2015
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Women of Inspiration Series Presented by Syncrude Since the beginning of time women have been making huge contributions within their families, their workplaces, their communities and the world. Locally, there has been a real need to recognize Wood Buffalo’s hard working, critical thinking, intelligent and inspirational women. Women who challenge…
Jan
26
2015
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In October I travelled to Iqaluit with Global Vision as an Arctic Council Youth Ambassador to take part in a summit aimed at discussing arctic issues. Sixty youth took part in the Summit, 30 from the north and 30 from the south of Canada. The running joke was that we…
Jan
26
2015
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Not so very long ago, MacDonald Island was a lively gathering place for generations of the local Métis community as families migrated to this favourite spot for their summers. Though born and raised in Uranium City, a once thriving neighbour of Fort McMurray, Bill Loutitt used to travel south to…
Jan
26
2015
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“It is not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success.” When I think of 2014 and working alongside my Council colleagues and residents across the region, I am reminded of the late Nelson Mandela as we continue to build the better Wood Buffalo our families…
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Illustrations by Robert Woodbury Fort McMurray is a dynamic community, no one doubts that. It is increasingly important on a provincial, country and global scale due to the oil sands industry and thus has been given a great deal of influence. I set about creating a list of the important…

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