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Oct
29
2016
Holiday Guide
2016
Okay dude, considering what we’ve been through here in Fort McMurray, you’d better be loading up that sleigh extra heavy this year.  Ain’t no naughty I’ve done in 2016 that can outweigh the ‘nice’.  (See May 3rd to oh, some time around June for reference).  Not to sound too forward,…
Oct
29
2016
Holiday Guide
2016
November 20 Syncrude Arts Alive Presents: Duffle Bag Theatre - A Christmas Carol.  An interactive children’s theatre experience at 11 a.m. & 2p.m. at Keyano Recital Theatre. Tickets are $23/Adult, $18/Student.
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
I grew up as a lot of people do...hearing stories about Fort McMurray, but never experiencing it for myself. The first time I flew over the region I was absolutely taken aback by its beauty; and when I landed, it was the beauty of the community and the people in…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
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…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
At our most vulnerable moments you reached out to us in ways that cannot be captured by mere words, but I will try... My name is Arianna Johnson, I am a citizen of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Fort McMurray is my home.
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
I am from Fort McMurray. I watched my city burn. I’ve seen an orange and black sky with ashes flying around as the fire continued to rage. I’ve smelled air that reeked of smoke as the flames continued to eat up trees and houses and everything that stood in its…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
If one were to never leave certain areas of the region, one might think it had never happened. Driving up Thickwood Boulevard, the landscape looks virtually unchanged, the trees fresh and covered in foliage, the grass green and lush. The dichotomy is startling when one drives into the areas where…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
During such a chaotic time, I never thought I would feel so thankful. Although we were forced out of our homes and witnessed terrifying sights, the kindness of others has been the most overwhelming part of it all.  

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