Regulars(Archives)

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…
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
Fort McMurray is the Oil Sands, right?
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
In our three years of YMM Magazine, we have never done an issue based on the oil sands. Most would find this shocking, however we’ve just been too busy talking about everything else our community is all about. However, there is a lot of heart and soul that goes into…
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
When Kaitlin Armstrong relocated to Fort McMurray from Vancouver Island four years ago it was the beginning of a life journey she had never really anticipated. Like many journeys, though, the first few steps she took were difficult ones, and for a short period led her away from the path…
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
If My Escape Could Talk I got the sense that my Ford Escape was a little annoyed with me on a recent camping trip to a remote lake in the Kootenays.  I had left a cooler plugged into the lighter receptacle overnight and woke up on the Sunday of a…

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