Regulars(Archives)

Mar
20
2017
Volume
5-3
Happy 50th Birthday Mom! I wouldn’t be where I am today without my mom. Sure, that is true from a physical, biological perspective, but it’s so much more than that. My mother, Pauline Kelley, is a true force that has guided me throughout my life, more than she probably ever…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
Healthcare and the services that support it is a critical component of any community. Here in Fort McMurray, due to our geographical location, it is especially so. We have dedicated this edition of YMM to focus just about entirely on the “Health of YMM” and a lot of the faces…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
When Dwayne Vigilance and Ian Diaz were in high school they weighed 175 pounds and 125 pounds respectively. Now a bit older, Vigilance 43 and Diaz age 40 at this writing, Vigilance carries 220 pounds on his 5-foot-8 frame and Diaz 155 pounds on a 5-foot-5 frame. Getting older will…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
The alarm clock goes off.  You reach over and throw that stupid, invasive, good for nothing black box crashing out the window where it gets run over by a dump truck, a sand truck and a stampede of wild elephants….  Wait, still dreaming... Beep! Beep! Beep!!  Dammit.
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
Off: Is health really a significant enough issue to devote an entire magazine issue to it? I mean, it’s just a basic part of life.
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
I can think of so many individual stories of people who came to Fort McMurray on one career trajectory and found themselves moving in a completely different and surprising direction.  I’m a good example of this anomaly;  I came north 20 years ago as the natural next step in my…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
In the field of health services available in Fort McMurray, occasionally overlooked are the more unusual health care options available. This may simply be because residents are unfamiliar with them, or unaware of the benefits they may provide. In some cases, such as Heather Thomas and her practice of CranioSacral…
Nov
27
2016
Volume
5-1
Have you ever stopped to just feel your heart beat?  Taken two fingers and placed them on your wrist, checking the radial pulse?  You can feel every surge of blood flowing under your skin, shooting through the arterial system, almost hints--proofs of your life.

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