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2014
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There is an old saying that you never know a man until you share his bed. But even after that, you can sometimes still never know him. Two weeks to the day before Christmas of 2012, I came home to find the man I thought I was going to marry…
Nov
25
2013
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Within the region of Wood Buffalo, everyday you meet people who are committed to making lives better for people in the community. They believe in giving their time and energy to causes they are passionate about and will spend countless hours without thinking once about receiving a thank-you. These people…
Nov
25
2013
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It was a journey that took 17 of us halfway around the world to Ghana, Africa to build a playground. With the best of intentions, we set out on Saturday, August 10 on an adventure of a lifetime. And that is exactly what we got, but not necessarily in the…
Nov
25
2013
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They came together out of necessity, a need fuelled by the recognition that the rapidly growing population and forecasted growth would soon far outstrip their abilities to cope with the demand. They came together in search of land, an age-old story in this country and in their respective religions, land…
Nov
25
2013
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Illustrations by Robert Woodbury Fort McMurray is a dynamic community, no one doubts that. It is increasingly important on a provincial, country and global scale due to the oil sands industry and thus has been given a great deal of influence. I set about creating a list of the important…
Aug
22
2013
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Having retired from active duty at Wilson Industries in November of 2012, I have been taking a swing at retirement with limited success. My golf game is often frustrating and I sometimes find myself following paving trucks around Fort McMurray and stopping to admire the work of a quality paving…
Aug
22
2013
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FORT McMURRAY FAMILY CRISIS SOCIETY Like many of you, I was aware of Unity House, Fort McMurray’s Women and Children’s Emergency Shelter, but I didn’t know much about the society that runs it. Even so, when the job posting for the Executive Director caught my eye last January, I put…
Aug
22
2013
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Truly humble people set themselves apart from the pack. They accomplish this feat with their above average sense of social responsibility and personal drive to always do “their part.” More often than not, the do-gooders work behind the scenes and they are the ones who make things happen. If you…

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