Regulars(Archives)

Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
Off: Ah, the lazy days of summer! No wonder kids hate going back to school. On: Do kids really hate going back to school? A recent informal survey I conducted with kids on my street told me they aren’t crazy about homework and boring classes, but they actually look forward…
Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
There is an epidemic sweeping through our schools, cities, and country. I call it ‘The Participation Medal Syndrome.’  The idea that we should build a learning environment where failure isn’t possible.
Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
There have been countless unique sports personalities in our community over the years. Their stories jump out and captivate. Here are just three. The name Arthur Taylor is rarely mentioned in local sports, yet he may be one of our greatest athletes ever.
Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
Wife, mother, pet owner, animal lover and now local business owner: Cora Dion, co-owner of the new Borealis Pet Centre in downtown Fort McMurray wears a lot of different hats on any given day.
Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
One of the young leaders stepping up to be a champion of recovery in our community is Chantal Beaver.  In addition to being Executive Director of The Hub Family Resource Centre and sitting on a number of boards, she is also Chair of the Social Recovery Task Force and the…
Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
I like to think I’m living proof that teachers can change lives. I know for certain that a collective of teachers throughout my life impacted me profoundly, and in honour of our very first back to school themed edition of YMM, I want to pay tribute to all of the…
May
23
2017
Volume
5-4
Off: There is nothing to do in Fort McMurray. On: This must be the most common and also the most nonsensical lament heard in relation to living in this part of northern Alberta; with an abundance of sport and recreation opportunities, both indoor and outdoor, how anyone can actually claim…
May
23
2017
Volume
5-4
The smell invading the air, wafting from roaring barbeques.  Endless lake nights.  Ice cream melting down the back of your hand.  The explosive red of a fresh, early morning sunrise.  Beach days.  Sand stuck to your toes.  Boat rides.  Grass-stained knees.  The crisp, cool taste of an IPA.  The warm…

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