Features(Archives)

Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
READY OR NOT, it’s time to open a big can of worms with the daunting query, “Who is the best hockey player, ever to come out of Fort McMurray?” We are not talking should have, would have, or could have hockey wannabes or new arrivals who had a cup of…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
A well-known Irish proverb shares, “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” Most of us agree that laughter is good for our health. Physically, it helps us relax, makes us feel good with the release of endorphins, and increases blood flow, which is…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta as part of their Women of Inspiration program offer three, $5,000 scholarships to women in the RMWB to help them achieve their dreams. This program is sponsored by Syncrude Canada who recognizes the value of education. Each year the selection process is difficult as we…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
In a region where winter is guaranteed and snow is accompanied by sub-zero temperatures, you can be certain an entire culture will develop around winter sports. The winter season in Wood Buffalo is known for short days, long nights and an abundance of snow, creating the perfect conditions for everything…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
“It’s all about the glide.” One word - “glide” - sums up Phil Meagher’s love for winter. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who loves winter as much as he does – at least in Fort McMurray. Well-known for wearing many hats in our community, Meagher has been…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
In the Wood Buffalo region, winter is the longest season, but as with anything, it’s what you make of it! Exploring the incredible Boreal forest that surrounds the area on a sled is a true adventure in a winter wonderland, and thanks due to the largely volunteer efforts of The…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
By all accounts the High Plains Baseball Extra Innings Dinner and Silent Auction held November 17, 2015, was a great success. Silent auction items included an autograph of baseball icon Babe Ruth and signatures from legends Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig. Signing autographs of their own were Toronto Blue Jays…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
His nickname when he played basketball was “Lunch Bucket.” “I was a workhorse, who played hard and had the mentality of the 9-to-5 guy going to the steel mill with a lunch bucket in hand,” said Lunzaya Nlandu, head coach of the Keyano Huskies men’s basketball team. “When I came…

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