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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…
Nov
25
2013
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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…
Nov
25
2013
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It was a journey that took 17 of us halfway around the world to Ghana, Africa to build a playground. With the best of intentions, we set out on Saturday, August 10 on an adventure of a lifetime. And that is exactly what we got, but not necessarily in the…
Nov
25
2013
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Within the region of Wood Buffalo, everyday you meet people who are committed to making lives better for people in the community. They believe in giving their time and energy to causes they are passionate about and will spend countless hours without thinking once about receiving a thank-you. These people…
Jan
24
2014
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My Day with Martha Stewart By Krista Balsom Thanks to the Fort McMurray Public Library and their Northern Insights Speaker Series, I was lucky enough to get to spend some time with the infamous Martha Stewart back in December. I couldn’t help sharing a little of that day with all…
Jan
24
2014
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Why is it that you can be playing Call of Duty online all day with a three-million kill count and zero deaths, and as soon as someone needs your attention or calls your name, you get stabbed in the face by a kindergartener from Sweden? Or why is it that…
Jan
24
2014
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What YMM Loves! LOVE IS IN THE AIR. EVERYWHERE. All of this love might make you swoon...or it might make you gag...but there’s no denying that it can be contagious. We don’t mean the state of being in love is contagious. But what we did find is that the minute…

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