Features(Archives)

Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
“Never take yourself too seriously,” says Sheila Chutskoff with a laugh. As the founder and CEO of oranj fitness, the wildly successful business boasting fitness and yoga studios in several Canadian locations, Chutskoff has managed to build a seriously strong brand while never taking herself too seriously.
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
Living in rural areas of Alberta can be trying for those seeking specialized medical needs. And when one is faced with health concerns, organizing a trip away from home can become a multiple-factor challenge of its own – the cost, time away from family/work, etc. A group of pilots have…
Nov
27
2016
Volume
5-1
Each year the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce hosts an Awards Reception to honour the individuals and businesses that have improved our community. We aim to reward those individuals, businesses, or organizations working tirelessly to improve the lives of local families and community members. This year’s achievements were recognized during…
Nov
27
2016
Volume
5-1
2016 will go down in the history books as one of the hardest in Fort McMurray history due to the tragic wildfire that attacked our region in May. However, we also believe that it will also be remembered as one of the best. The best because of the people who…
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
On June 21, 2016, Mayor Melissa Blake and the council members in Fort McMurray voted to create a Recovery Task Force committee. While the task force was created as a direct result of the fires that caused so much damage to our city in May, it was actually the fires…
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways: three of the oldest and most established neighbourhoods in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and now known as those most deeply impacted by the Horse River Fire that tore through Wood Buffalo in early May. Home to tens of thousands of community residents, these areas were the…
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
On June 1, 2016 the first group of evacuees from Fort McMurray drove back into the paralyzed city. Residents waved excitedly back at firefighters standing above them on a bridge.  The firefighters stood in front of a fire truck with ladders fully extended and draped in flags which were fluttering…
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
Three months ago, unbelievably hot and dry conditions created a perfect fire storm in Fort McMurray and led to the evacuation of the entire city.  While there are similarities, everyone’s perspective of what happened during those harrowing hours is completely unique.  Stories have been told and retold.  In fact, each…

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