Regulars(Archives)

Aug
20
2018
Volume
6-5
I think everyone understands the importance of taking a break.  Getting out of the city.  Breathing in some new scenery.  But have you ever gone on vacation and returned just as stressed as the day you left?  Is psychological respite more than simply unplugging from our physical location?
Aug
20
2018
Volume
6-5
Sports trivia. Who was the first individual to play on back-to-back U Sports men’s hockey national championship teams? Answer: Rod Hyde.
Aug
20
2018
Volume
6-5
Some people can learn from being bullied and handle it without much damage to their psyche, while others are driven to suicide. Of course, there’s a whole set of people who fall somewhere in between. Massey Whiteknife is one of those. Although he has family in Fort Chipewyan, he grew…
Aug
20
2018
Volume
6-5
Melissa Herman was a fellow with Alberta Social Innovation Connect (ABSI Connect) until it’s sunsetting in February.  She joined Russell Thomas on IMPACT to discuss her focus on social innovation within Indigenous communities in northern Alberta during her time with the project. 
Aug
20
2018
Volume
6-5
One of the best parts of living in Fort McMurray is also living within the greater Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. I absolutely love our rural hamlets and the diversity and beauty they add to our region. This issue of YMM celebrates our rural communities and specifically puts a focus…
May
22
2018
Volume
6-4
Pollyanna McBain was aptly named. Originally from the Mi’kmaq community of Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick, Pollyanna is probably the most optimistic person you will ever meet. She has a smile for everyone, especially children (she calls them little people). Despite several challenges, Pollyanna says, “We’ll manage,”…
May
22
2018
Volume
6-4
Angela Ross is an Addictions Counsellor at Mark Amy Treatment Centre, a program of the Wood Buffalo Wellness Society.  During a recent interview with Russell Thomas, Angela discussed the journey that brought her from her career as a Millwright to her current position. 
May
22
2018
Volume
6-4
There isn’t one person in Fort McMurray who doesn’t know what it is like to be forced from their home.  When fire ripped through the city and 88,000 people were evacuated, people said goodbye to their homes not knowing if they would ever see them again. Most were lucky, but…

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