KRISTA BALSOM

KRISTA BALSOM

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All posts by KRISTA BALSOM

Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
Published in Regulars
I like to think I’m living proof that teachers can change lives. I know for certain that a collective of teachers throughout my life impacted me profoundly, and in honour of our very first back to school themed edition of YMM, I want to pay tribute to all of the…
May
23
2017
Volume
5-4
Published in Regulars
One of the oldest sentiments in sport is this classic phrase that brings about so much emotion and excitement in the young and old at heart. This is no exception for Fort McMurray as there are all sorts of ball being played! What gets me so excited for this summer…
Apr
30
2017
Home & Garden
2017
In 2016, the word “Home” took on a whole new meaning as all of us had to leave our houses and community, and venture out into a new version of “Home” thanks to the wildfire. For my family, it started out as spending a week with family on the Kennett…
Mar
20
2017
Volume
5-3
Published in Regulars
Happy 50th Birthday Mom! I wouldn’t be where I am today without my mom. Sure, that is true from a physical, biological perspective, but it’s so much more than that. My mother, Pauline Kelley, is a true force that has guided me throughout my life, more than she probably ever…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
Published in Regulars
Healthcare and the services that support it is a critical component of any community. Here in Fort McMurray, due to our geographical location, it is especially so. We have dedicated this edition of YMM to focus just about entirely on the “Health of YMM” and a lot of the faces…
Nov
27
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in Regulars
It’s hard to believe that Your McMurray Magazine is heading into it’s fifth year. Time flies when you’re having fun and blessed to be a part of something that has truly become a part of who I am. 2016 will go down in the history books as a monumental year…
Oct
29
2016
Holiday Guide
2016
Published in Holiday Guide 2016
They say there is no place like home for the holidays. Well in 2016, this famous saying brings so much more meaning to me, and I’m sure a lot of you, as we gear up for another busy and exciting holiday season in Fort McMurray. They also say home is…
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
Published in Regulars
Rebuilding. That word holds a lot of different emotions for the residents of our region this fall. It means literally four walls and a foundation before winter frost to some. It means painfully waiting to find out if you are able to rebuild in areas such as Waterways for others.…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Published in Messages
I never thought I would be writing a letter like this. No one can imagine or prepare for an experience quite like the one my city of Fort McMurray and our neighbours throughout the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo went through during the past few months. I really don’t have…
Apr
21
2016
Home & Garden
2016
They say home is where the heart is. I do believe this - however - I also believe you help to make your house your home. It's all in where you feel comfortable, loved, happy and content. That's where your heart lives. Most often times, that place is your house,…
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