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Talk about combining two of the best family attractions. It’s Christmas meets Halloween at the Centre of Hope, the local daytime homeless shelter’s annual KD Gala - it’s “Merry and Fright,” their theme this year. The highly anticipated event is happening on Sunday, December 5 at the Unifor Building from…
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29
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The holidays are about to get lit – pun intended. Bright Nights event supporting The Northern Lights Health Foundation’s (NLHF) is back for another year on November 30, December 1, 2, 3, 4 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. The drive-through light show is located at Abraham’s Landing, and is…
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29
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From his “3 Steps to Navigating Anything” TEDx talk to his motivational messages on Tik Tok – Andrew “Dreadful” Bird is a well-known Indigenous motivational speaker. He is headlining the third event in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s (RMWB) It’s Time to Talk: Indigenous Speaker Series virtually on Thursday,…
Nov
24
2021
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It is no secret that increased mental health issues have been plaguing our community since the 2016 wildfires. Add to the mix, economic issues, a pandemic, a 100-year flood, and you get the picture. To lend a helping hand with alleviating this ongoing challenge, The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo…
Nov
22
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“But, you are an Oxford graduate!” I heard my voice rise to an almost yelling level, as I tried in vain to get my friend, Dariya (name changed) to get out of an abusive marriage after having said a million different things already. He was hitting her almost daily, badly…
Nov
22
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In a world where girls are pressured into being a myriad of things beyond their control, it is no wonder many grow up to be women continuing to succumb to these pressures. Enter Girls Inc., of Northern Alberta, which always does outstanding work to help girls successfully face and eliminate…
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18
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This Saturday, November 20, 2021 is National Child Day. It is celebrated in Canada as a “recognition of our country’s commitment to upholding the rights of children and two historic events: the 1959 signing of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the adoption of the UN…
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10
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The Giles name has gone hand in hand with philanthropy in our town for decades now. For their most recent support the family has announced $300,000 over the next three years for the Wood Buffalo Volunteer Centre.

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