KRISTA BALSOM

KRISTA BALSOM

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All posts by KRISTA BALSOM

Nov
27
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in Regulars
It’s hard to believe that Your McMurray Magazine is heading into it’s fifth year. Time flies when you’re having fun and blessed to be a part of something that has truly become a part of who I am. 2016 will go down in the history books as a monumental year…
Oct
29
2016
Holiday Guide
2016
Published in Holiday Guide 2016
They say there is no place like home for the holidays. Well in 2016, this famous saying brings so much more meaning to me, and I’m sure a lot of you, as we gear up for another busy and exciting holiday season in Fort McMurray. They also say home is…
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
Published in Regulars
Rebuilding. That word holds a lot of different emotions for the residents of our region this fall. It means literally four walls and a foundation before winter frost to some. It means painfully waiting to find out if you are able to rebuild in areas such as Waterways for others.…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Published in Messages
I never thought I would be writing a letter like this. No one can imagine or prepare for an experience quite like the one my city of Fort McMurray and our neighbours throughout the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo went through during the past few months. I really don’t have…
Apr
21
2016
Home & Garden
2016
They say home is where the heart is. I do believe this - however - I also believe you help to make your house your home. It's all in where you feel comfortable, loved, happy and content. That's where your heart lives. Most often times, that place is your house,…
Mar
27
2016
Volume
4-3
Published in Regulars
In Fort McMurray, we’re lucky to have a very large, and dynamic theatre scene with incredible talent, dedication and creativity. Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a huge theatre junkie. I’ve loved it my whole life - but mostly from the sidelines cheering on the brave people who dare…
Jan
28
2016
Volume
4-2
Published in Regulars
Fort McMurray is rallying around one of our own in the fight for his life The start of 2016 certainly hasn’t brought a lot of good news for our local economy. More layoffs. Oil at an historic low. Housing prices down significantly. Record need at the local Wood Buffalo Food…
Nov
27
2015
Volume
4-1
Published in Regulars
All pile in... I remember this phrase being written on an old wooden sign in my grandparents cabin in Terra Nova, Newfoundland. It was a saying that certainly came to be very meaningful, as my Nan (Hilda Blanche Balsom) lived that philosophy in everything she did. There were never too…
Oct
25
2015
Holiday Guide
2015
Published in Holiday Guide 2015
I find that the holiday season always sneaks up on me. Summer flies by in a rush of big events, patio parties and of course the beautiful long evenings finished with stunning northern lights and sunsets. Fort McMurray fall has never been dull, with the business of trade shows, back…
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
Published in Regulars
In our three years of YMM Magazine, we have never done an issue based on the oil sands. Most would find this shocking, however we’ve just been too busy talking about everything else our community is all about. However, there is a lot of heart and soul that goes into…

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