Features

Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
As we move away from the wildfire and further along the road to recovery not just from ‘The Beast’, but also the downturn in the economy that began in earnest in late 2014, it’s important to recognize the work of the organizations that help support local small and medium businesses…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
What if you knew that $180,000 was going to be spent in your neighbourhood to improve the local infrastructure, and you could donate part of it, we’ll call it 10 per cent,  to worthy causes, places that would use the money to give jobs to people who needed them, or…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
Let’s be clear. I have no problem admitting I am very faint of tongue when it comes to spicy food. I’m a wimp. A smidge of heat is about all that my poor taste buds can handle. Anything more, I turn into a teary eyed, shiny mess.
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
Diversified buses are an ever-present part of Fort McMurray’s landscape. But, have you ever wondered what goes into putting one of these behemoth vehicles on the road? The team work, the processes, and the departments that come together at Diversified are a well-oiled machine ensuring your buses arrive on time.…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
For local business owner Carmelo Daprocida, the entrepreneurial idea of opening a bistro during his retirement may have been something he was unknowingly destined to pursue. With a background in building luxury homes, the 69-year-old has spent over 10 years operating his family-owned business Birchwood Homes in Fort McMurray. Now,…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
When you hear the name Big Brothers Big Sisters, what usually comes to mind? Some of us may have personal experience with the agency, whether it is through volunteering or perhaps having had a mentor of our own growing up. Others might relate to the stories and themes portrayed in…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
When Aluma Systems Industrial Services and Safway Canada, two well-known multi-service industry providers merged this June, they did it for multiple reasons. Having obvious synergies was one, but a shared passion for community support was a driving force as well. Founded in 1972, Aluma is based in Kennesaw, Georgia. It…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
Fort McMurray business owners are seeking capable new employees.  Young area workers are looking for good jobs.  Now the YMCA introduces a program with a proven track record for bringing the two together. After successful runs in Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Bridging the Gap debuted in Fort McMurray on January…

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