Regulars(Archives)

Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
Fort McMurray-born Brianna Aguilar-Beaucage may be only a few strikes away from attending the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (2020 Summer Olympics) in Tokyo, Japan. Her sport of choice? Softball.
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
“I wish there was more to do in Fort McMurray.”  What an anthem for a bored city if I’ve ever heard one.  I’ve been hearing this since the day I arrived as a four-year-old with popsicle-stained hands.  I imagine it was said long before that, and it will probably continue…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
Off: Given the current economic state, surely nobody is taking the leap into entrepreneurship in Fort McMurray. On: It might seem startling, but new business ventures are continuing to pop up in our community, featuring everything from new services to new retail opportunities. This seems to speak to two things:…
Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
Off: Ah, the lazy days of summer! No wonder kids hate going back to school. On: Do kids really hate going back to school? A recent informal survey I conducted with kids on my street told me they aren’t crazy about homework and boring classes, but they actually look forward…
Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
There is an epidemic sweeping through our schools, cities, and country. I call it ‘The Participation Medal Syndrome.’  The idea that we should build a learning environment where failure isn’t possible.
Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
There have been countless unique sports personalities in our community over the years. Their stories jump out and captivate. Here are just three. The name Arthur Taylor is rarely mentioned in local sports, yet he may be one of our greatest athletes ever.
Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
Wife, mother, pet owner, animal lover and now local business owner: Cora Dion, co-owner of the new Borealis Pet Centre in downtown Fort McMurray wears a lot of different hats on any given day.
Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
One of the young leaders stepping up to be a champion of recovery in our community is Chantal Beaver.  In addition to being Executive Director of The Hub Family Resource Centre and sitting on a number of boards, she is also Chair of the Social Recovery Task Force and the…

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