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THERESA WELLS

THERESA WELLS

A little about THERESA WELLS

A freelance writer, blogger and professional communicator who is passionate about her child, her work, her pets, her community and the power of words, Theresa Wells believes perfection in life is achieved when she is surrounded by amazing people, fantastic stories, cold gin and really hot shoes.

All posts by THERESA WELLS

Oct
29
2016
Holiday Guide
2016
Published in Holiday Guide 2016
It was not a huge house, but it was ours. We were intimately involved in the building process, not just picking colours for carpets and slate tiles, but on a daily basis as we bought a house just a couple of blocks away in order to have a place to…
Oct
29
2016
Holiday Guide
2016
Published in Holiday Guide 2016
When you bill yourself as “Canada’s Christmas Store”, you know you have some expectations to live up to. Rob Martin, General Manager of the Fort McMurray Canadian Tire outlet, is confident his store and team are ready to meet and exceed those expectations as our region heads into the holiday…
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
Published in Sports & Recreation
On June 13, 2016, just less than six weeks after a massive wildfire forced the community wide month-long evacuation of Fort McMurray, the Suncor Community Leisure Centre at MacDonald Island Park reopened its doors to the community and welcomed residents back after one of the most challenging experiences in the…
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
Published in Regulars
Off: Rebuilding: it’s not all that complicated a process, right? On: On the contrary, rebuilding may seem uncomplicated, but when there are significant numbers of structures needing to be rebuilt and entire neighbourhoods impacted, the scenario is deeply complex. From the clearing of debris in wildfire destroyed and damaged areas…
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
Published in Regulars
When one looks at photos of the devastation that surrounds it, it is hard to believe that Arianna Johnson’s home in Abasand remains standing. Johnson, Executive Director of the Wood Buffalo Food Bank, knows that the fact it survived the fire does not mean it is habitable.
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
Published in Features
Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways: three of the oldest and most established neighbourhoods in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and now known as those most deeply impacted by the Horse River Fire that tore through Wood Buffalo in early May. Home to tens of thousands of community residents, these areas were the…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Published in We Say Thanks
If one were to never leave certain areas of the region, one might think it had never happened. Driving up Thickwood Boulevard, the landscape looks virtually unchanged, the trees fresh and covered in foliage, the grass green and lush. The dichotomy is startling when one drives into the areas where…
Jul
14
2016
2016
WILDFIRE
Published in The Story
There is a scene in the 1956 Hollywood blockbuster “The Ten Commandments” that is virtually unforgettable. As the Israelites flee the tyranny of the Egyptians, they take with them not only their children and possessions, but a variety of animals of every species. With goats and oxen and sheep, they…
May
11
2016
#YMM
FIRE
Published in #YMMFire 2016
Late last night when I looked at my arms I realized they are a road map of fading bruises. The bruises vary in size and shape, but most have moved from the black and blue shade they have when they are fresh to a dull brown-yellow colour. They don’t hurt…
May
11
2016
#YMM
FIRE
Published in #YMMFire 2016
Just days ago, I announced the retirement of the community blog I have been authoring for five years. That blog, McMurray Musings, was about the community and city I call home, and the one that holds my heart: Fort McMurray, Alberta. I write this today in a sort of stunned…

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