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2019
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A well-known name, and a local historical figure, C.H. (Clennell Haggerston) “Punch” Dickins has been honoured through a commemorative plaque unveiled at Snye Point Park on October 18, 2019. Dickins (1899–1995) was a distinguished pilot of the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, as well as a pioneering…
Oct
21
2019
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Amid a sea of berets, and a throwback to the fifties – Arts Council Wood Buffalo’s (ACWB) fourth annual Excellence in Arts Awards, also called the Buffys – were held on October 19, 2019 at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts. The theme this year was Midnight Coffeehouse,…
Oct
16
2019
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Andrea Brasch, or as she prefers to be called Andy M chose Biological Burgeon as a title for her art exhibition to capture the transition she’s just been through.
Oct
16
2019
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Fire Prevention Week started on October 6, 2019 and just wrapped up on October 12. Local residents got the chance to attend the kick-off event at MacIsland on October 5 and got a first-hand look at the many services available in town.
Oct
15
2019
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Phyllis Webstad is pondering a question she’s never been asked before: Has she forgiven everyone from the residential school she attended? She asks me to come back to it. The author of Orange Shirt Story, which inspired the Orange Shirt Day movement across Canada was in town last week on…
Oct
06
2019
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Isolating. There have been innumerable adjectives to describe cancer, but this is the one Sundas Shamshad chooses. A cancer survivor – Sundas, who has been an active community volunteer was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, and is launching Sisters in Cancer, a group for cancer patients and survivors…
Oct
06
2019
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As the lights dim in the theatre, a bright ball of light can be seen on stage. Slowly, it starts moving, until it’s spinning, twirling, bounding all over, spreading it’s light across the room. Katrina and Aaron Duff of the local flow-arts group In Motion are performing and enthralling the…
Sep
11
2019
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It’s a decade of “promoting culture, diversity, and engagement” in Wood Buffalo – the tagline for Pakistan Canada Association (PCA) of Fort McMurray. Hundreds of local Pakistanis came together for Pakistan’s 72nd Independence Day, and for the 10th anniversary celebration on August 18, 2019 at the Suncor Energy Centre for…

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