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20
2021
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 “This honour came about by just simply adding value to people, identifying with their needs, and treating them with the respect and the dignity they deserve,” and that’s Regina Oppon in a nutshell. The well-known local leader was included in the prestigious 100 Accomplished Black Women (ABC) book a few…
Oct
15
2021
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Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism (FMWBEDT) is launching a regional survey to better understand household spending in the areas of retail, food and beverage, personal services, and entertainment. Survey findings will be combined with additional market research to inform the direction of FMWBEDT’s Retail and Commercial Plan,…
Oct
13
2021
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October is Islamic Heritage Month in Alberta, and three local organizations are coming together to raise awareness about Islam to combat Islamophobia. Markaz ul Islam, the Islamic Centre of Fort McMurray pitched the idea for a poster and video contest combatting racism, and Islamophobia.
Sep
28
2021
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Following the runaway success of last year’s virtual Excellence in Arts Awards aka the Buffys, Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is ready to host this year’s Awards virtually on October 16, 2021. The free event, which has a Midnight in Technicolor theme, will be relayed on Facebook, YouTube and Shaw…
Sep
24
2021
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It’s been a while coming, but it’s finally here. The first ever National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) will be held on September 30, 2021. A federal stat holiday, the day was created on June 3 when Bill-C5 was passed by both houses of Parliament. The idea of having…
Sep
22
2021
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It’s arts and culture abound with Alberta Culture Days in full swing across the city. The month-long “celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit” has seen many free activities already held with many more on the agenda. See complete schedule at the end of the article.
Sep
16
2021
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Sometimes one sentence can capture an entire movement. “Reconciliation Starts With An Act,” is such a sentence for the Orange Path movement. Launched last month by the Athabasca Tribal Council (ATC), the Orange Path campaign is a “national effort to raise awareness and support for reconciliation across Canada.” Inspired by…
Sep
14
2021
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Adventure lovers will be delighted to learn that the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is returning to Fort McMurray on September 16 and 17 in-person. Hosted by the Wood Buffalo Regional Library (WBRL) the event will take place at Keyano Theatre.

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