Regulars(Archives)

Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
I could not have predicted my reaction to coming back home to Fort McMurray after four weeks of being evacuated.  All of my attention was on opening the door to our downtown house and seeing the state of things.  I couldn’t think beyond that, as I felt I needed to…
Mar
27
2016
Volume
4-3
In many ways, theatre has been the one constant in my life in Fort McMurray.  Jobs have changed, as have volunteer roles.  Creatively, I’ve slowly developed my writing skills and have become a rather prolific painter, but acting has always been there, a constant companion.  
Mar
27
2016
Volume
4-3
Dylan Thomas-Bouchier says he feels a bit awkward about being called inspirational, but inspirational people often do as they simply see themselves as ordinary people doing the things they love. For Thomas-Bouchier, this love is the theatre, and despite still being in high school he has already racked up an…
Mar
27
2016
Volume
4-3
1. Off: Fort McMurray, Alberta – not exactly famous for the performing arts, is it?
Mar
27
2016
Volume
4-3
In Fort McMurray, we’re lucky to have a very large, and dynamic theatre scene with incredible talent, dedication and creativity. Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a huge theatre junkie. I’ve loved it my whole life - but mostly from the sidelines cheering on the brave people who dare…
Mar
27
2016
Volume
4-3
In a previous issue of YMM (Volume 4, Issue 2)  I selected the Top 10 hockey players ever to come out of Fort McMurray and they were in order from No. 1 to No. 10:  Chris Phillips, Scottie Upshall, Dan Hodgson, Nolan Pratt, Colin Murphy, Brian Shantz, Bobby Stewart, Daryl…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
It’s a sunny Sunday afternoon in Fort McMurray, and as you wait at the stop light you look to the left and see a motorcycle glide to a stop beside you. Nothing seems unusual until you notice this particular motorcycle has a trailer attached – and in the trailer is…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
I had lived in the region for over a decade before we seized the opportunity to drive up the winter road to Fort Chipewyan.  My wife Heather had been up in Alberta’s oldest settlement several times in her previous role as a public health inspector and had driven this storied…

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