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Aug
22
2013
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Wood Buffalo’s current municipal council has been accused of a lot of things – especially in 2013, when major points of contention came to the forefront in council chambers. But one thing it most certainly cannot be accused of is inaction. Over a period of three years, a total of…
Aug
22
2013
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It appears as you cross an iconic bridge that spans the Snye. It unfolds ahead of you, a soaring structure that encompasses SMS Stadium, a baseball and softball tournament centre, a badminton centre, a field house, the Molson Outdoor Rink, a ropes course, a community pavilion, shared space for community…
Aug
22
2013
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Violet Hansen has a long scar running down the middle of her chest. I know this because she showed it to me quite willingly – without provocation, almost. That’s the only information that I gathered about her without prodding. Her home in Waterways is reminiscent of your own grandma’s: family…
Aug
22
2013
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Why Denver? There has been a lot of excitement lately in regards to the Fort McMurray Airport (YMM). With a brand-new airport terminal currently on the way (scheduled to open in June 2014), the current YMM terminal is bursting at the seams and it just got a little busier. On…
May
19
2013
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I’m Ahmed Taha, Vice President of Oilsands Operations for Tervita Corporation, a leading North American environmental and energy services provider. I have called Fort McMurray home for five years. It’s a vibrant city with a great sense of community.
May
19
2013
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People reading this who know me are probably already aware that I am a man who loves irony. I love it so much, in fact, that I go into any situation with a neutral attitude and then base my experience entirely on how ironic it was. To put it short…
May
19
2013
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In April, Melanie Murrin and her family received the Fort McMurray Victim Services’ inaugural “Essence of Courage” award. This award is bestowed to people who have risen above tragic and traumatic circumstance to become a role model of courage, strength and hope for our community.
May
19
2013
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THE EVENT WAS THE GLOBAL ADDRESS SPEAKER SERIES. On her left, Seamus O’Regan of CTV fame. On her right, Newfoundland icon Alan Doyle – lead singer of Great Big Sea and shameless namedropper of Hollywood pals – referred to the lady in the centre as “Your Mayorness” several times and…

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