Articles

Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
The 2018 summer movie season is shaping-up as the silver screen’s new golden age in Fort McMurray arrives with a slate of highly anticipated sequels to blockbuster such as The Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; with the debut of Landmark Cinemas 8 at Phase 1 of The Commons…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
In 2014, the birth of a new independent theatre company took Fort McMurray by storm. Formed as a company entering work into the Alberta Drama Festival Association One Act Play Festival, founders Michelle Thorne and Danna-Rae Evasiuk wished to combine their respective knowledge of performance and technical design to develop…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
In 1982 Doug and Linda Macdonald moved to Fort McMurray from Edmonton with their two children Mark and Lori, and opened two Boston Pizza restaurants; one in the Morrison centre which sat 90 people, and the other was in Gregoire and sat 50 people. They sold their car at the…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
As our community continues to recover from the 2016 wildfire, homeowners are facing challenges...whether they are building for the first time, rebuilding the place they once called home, or even just renovating. People need to do their homework when selecting a contractor; local is always best. Contractors from outside our…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
Did you know that the CKOS radio license, that station known as 91.1 The Bridge, is owned by a registered Canadian Charity? And did you know that as a charity all the profits go back to the needs of the community as outlined in their articles of incorporation?  This is…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
For the past thirty years, Some Other Solutions has been a key member of Wood Buffalo’s social profit industry, and has aimed to empower individuals to meet life’s challenges. This past year, outgoing Executive Director Alie Warnes announced her departure from the company, and began to transition the arrival of…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
Chris Wilson has two reasons for his success: hard work and Keyano College. The first one came naturally to him. The second was thanks to Syncrude Canada, his then employer, who sent him to Keyano to complete a Heavy Duty Mechanic apprenticeship. Today, Wilson is the owner of Birch Mountain…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
As the Wood Buffalo region rebuilds from the 2016 wildfires, the entire community is involved in efforts to create positive change. This includes young people who are sharing their ideas for how to build a better community through the #YouthVoicesWB social media campaign, running Sept. 29-Oct. 27. The campaign invites…

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