Regulars(Archives)

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2015
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Not Your Usual Suspect… When Robbie Picard arrived in Fort McMurray in 2005 it was out of necessity. After spending most of his life in Saskatoon followed by a brief stint in Montreal, Picard was in need of some financial security and after seeing on the news that people in…
Dec
04
2014
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Not Your Usual Suspect… Ashley Laurenson When she arrived in 2008 from New Zealand it was because her father, who had been offered an exciting employment opportunity, asked her if she wanted to go on an adventure in Canada. The then 18-year-old Ashley Laurenson packed her bags and came to…
Dec
04
2014
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Coming Up Short Election night 2013. I was at home, preparing to have some supporters come over to watch the results roll in. After a long, grueling and turbulent campaign I was ready for it all to be over and to carry on with the business of governing. I’m almost…
Dec
04
2014
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Christmas is Forgiving Christmas is not always seen as a time for atonement. Joy, yes; family, almost certainly. Greed? Maybe that too.
Dec
04
2014
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The Pros and Cons of Social Media PRO: It’s quick. People with an instant thirst for knowledge can drink from that fount of all wisdom, Wikipedia. Let us all rejoice as we have become smarter and more interesting people.
Dec
04
2014
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I didn’t know, and couldn’t have known, what would be the result of starting a community magazine in Fort McMurray! I was hoping for success of course, but I couldn’t even imagine the support I would receive from not just family and friends, but strangers, the business community and community…
Dec
04
2014
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Tar Sands Messiah What happens when a strident, pompous Fort McMurray environmentalist goes to LA, and uses the hyperbole and hypocritical behaviour exhibited by many celebrities who have made their way up here?
Dec
04
2014
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ALAN ROBERTS IS MR. THEATRE IN FORT MCMURRAY. After over a quarter of a century at Keyano College, there isn’t a show that he hasn’t had a hand in somewhere or somehow. The Director of Theatre and the Arts Centre came up from Edmonton in 1988, and once the requisite…

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