Regulars(Archives)

Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
Winter in Wood Buffalo 1. Off: Sub-zero temperatures, blizzards and frozen noses: winter in northern Alberta sounds miserable. On: In a region where winter is inevitable, the only thing to do is to embrace the weather instead of dreading it. The beauty of Wood Buffalo is present all year round,…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
Fort McMurray is rallying around one of our own in the fight for his life The start of 2016 certainly hasn’t brought a lot of good news for our local economy. More layoffs. Oil at an historic low. Housing prices down significantly. Record need at the local Wood Buffalo Food…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
Annik Nayler Professional football player, firefighter, boxing coach, Occupational Health and Safety Officer, extreme sports TV show host, fisherman, multi-sport athlete, fitness champion, bikini model, moose caller… hold a second… Bikini Model?
Nov
27
2015
Volume
4-1
Fort McMurray’s Own Hockey Heroes The town of Viking, Alberta achieved notoriety during the 1970s and 1980s when six brothers from the Sutter family made the grade to play in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Nov
27
2015
Volume
4-1
Fort McMurray: Where one person can change the community!
Nov
27
2015
Volume
4-1
All pile in... I remember this phrase being written on an old wooden sign in my grandparents cabin in Terra Nova, Newfoundland. It was a saying that certainly came to be very meaningful, as my Nan (Hilda Blanche Balsom) lived that philosophy in everything she did. There were never too…
Nov
27
2015
Volume
4-1
The Journey of The Drum When dozens of drummers walked to the stage at the opening ceremonies of the 2015 Wood Buffalo Western Canada Summer Games they stole the show with their powerful performance of Aboriginal drumming – but only a few in attendance at the ceremonies knew the story…
Nov
27
2015
Volume
4-1
In the back alley between Hill and Demers Drives are three murals.  They provide a surprise for everyone who wanders down this way, a splash of colour and personality. The portrait of Metis elder Elsie Yanik was first, painted back in June 2014.  At some point my shop got tagged…

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