Special Editions

Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Nargis Sameer is a fighter. She arrived in Fort McMurray in 2009 on a one-way ticket with only $250 and dreams of being a successful hair dresser. She attained the latter with her hard work, and then lost it all when “The Beast” engulfed Stoney Creek, devouring her house. “I…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Fire damages. Fire destroys. Fire devastates. As the wildfire that ravaged Fort McMurray has moved away from our communities, it continues to consume the Boreal forest. The size is staggering, at over 500,000 hectares, a month later it has not been extinguished.
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
What are you passionate about? Have you asked yourself lately? For a lucky few, they’ve found their passion and if they’re even luckier, they’re able to pursue that passion every day of their life. For Randy and Carol MacKenzie, their passion is animals and that passion has manifested into a…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
There is a scene in the 1956 Hollywood blockbuster “The Ten Commandments” that is virtually unforgettable. As the Israelites flee the tyranny of the Egyptians, they take with them not only their children and possessions, but a variety of animals of every species. With goats and oxen and sheep, they…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Teaching outside the box—no, not the catchphrase, I’m being a lot more literal here—I mean outside that little box called the classroom. Now distance learning is not a new concept. It’s been around almost as long as I’ve been in the profession, it’s just this is not the kind of…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
There was no hesitation. When wildfires forced Fort McMurray’s mandatory evacuation on May 3rd, many students were left with their principals and teachers who went above and beyond to reunite them with families – some taking days. With many areas of the city engulfed in smoke, and rapidly approaching fire,…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
It’s been over two months since wildfire forced the mandatory evacuation of thousands of people in and around Fort McMurray. Work to restore the city to its full operation continues, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff are playing a huge role, as they continue to provide residents with health care…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Sithera and Ashley are two nerds from Fort McMurray who enjoy everything from Star Wars to anime. Ashley is the creative force behind the design that appears on the t-shirts, while Sithera is organizing their efforts to ensure you get your shirt and the Canadian Red Cross receives your donation.

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