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Feb
27
2013
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Bringing us to the world through song The ground in Fort McMurray is fertile. Not in a traditional sense, of course, as it is difficult to grow much when snow covers the ground for three quarters of the year. For songwriters, however, Fort McMurray is fertile ground with inspiration all…
Feb
27
2013
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More advice for new residents So you’ve nearly survived winter, and sometime between the end of March and the beginning of June the weather may warm up enough for you to dare to go outside unencumbered with fleece, wool, boots, hats, gloves, and scarves. Or it may not. In the…
Feb
27
2013
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WHEN THE REALITY TV SHOW SURVIVOR FIRST burst onto my tube in 2000, I was immediately hooked. The combination of the personalities of the contestants, the athleticism of the challenges, and the strategy of the game itself was enthralling to me and I have never missed an episode of Survivor…
Nov
21
2012
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THE ‘FORT MCMURRAY DREAM’ could in some ways be considered the same as the ‘Canadian Dream’—live in a free country and make a life for your family filled with prosperity, love, and happiness. However, I think the Fort McMurray Dream is a little bit different. It is a place most…
Nov
21
2012
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TRAVERSE Definition: to pass or move over, along, or through. To extend across or over. A TEAM OF OVERLY-COIFFED, BIG-CITY “Brand Experts” could not have come up with a more perfect name for her. Christina Traverse is the 22-year-old dog sled dynamo and owner of Mush McMurray, a local long…
Nov
21
2012
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Every issue we'll compare Fort McMurray to another town or city in Canada. The facts will be quirky, off the wall and quite interesting, just like YMM-ers.
Nov
21
2012
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Good Cop: Construction in Fort McMurray We’ve all been there. It’s 6:37 a.m., and you’re headed down Confederation Way for another day at work. In most cities, this would be smooth sailing. A no-brainer. Done deal. Fort McMurray isn’t a regular city, though. That’s right. It’s down to one lane…

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