Features(Archives)

Mar
20
2017
Volume
5-3
Where did it all begin? Many social-profit organizations begin their work as a means to fill a gap. If children are hungry, let’s feed them. This solves the immediate issue, until the next day when they are hungry again. So you find some more money and feed them again, and…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
After the May 2016 wildfire, it is obvious that the role of health care providers cannot be overstated as the backbone for community well-being. From the successful evacuation of 105 patients from the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre, to setting up a field hospital at Suncor’s Firebag site, to working…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
What’s the Buzz? Tell Me What’s happening?   The Northern Lights Regional Health Centre has been a staple of the Fort McMurray skyline for decades. Perched on a hill overlooking the lower townsite, the Health Centre, with its giant H beacon of healthcare, has barely changed from its 1970’s origins.…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
September 2015 changed Nargis Zaid’s life forever. Her then 18-year-old son suffered serious head trauma due to a quadding accident, and an extensive brain surgery later is still looking at two more years of recovery. The incident took its toll on Zaid, and two months later she was diagnosed with…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
If the Horse River Fire in May had any positive impact on Fort McMurray, it may have been allowing the world to see what the residents of the Wood Buffalo region have always known; far from being a working town filled only with men, the community is really the home…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
This has been a difficult year for our region. The May wildfire has resulted in anguish and anxiety for many families as they deal with the lingering effects it has had on their mental health. This has led to mental health being a top concern and has led to increase…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
“Nothing can truly prepare you for when disaster strikes, except maybe disaster itself.” — Dawn Booth Life as we know it can change at a moment’s notice. Fort McMurray learned this on May 3. Whether or not residents have feared for their lives prior; they united in strength to save…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
“We get to meet a lot of moms in the (Fort McMurray) community and we get to support them in one of the most transitional experiences they have in their lifetime. I love doing this.” —Karla Buffalo, Head Doula of the Higher Health Doula Cooperative Doula. For many, the question…

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