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6 months after the fire

As we arrive at the sixth month anniversary of the evacuation of Fort McMurray, the United Way is pleased to report that the generosity of Canadians, Albertans and residents of Wood Buffalo is hard at work in the community. About $3.75 million dollars was pledged through the United For Fort…

Campaign over 50 percent

The United Way’s Community Campaign is over 50-percent of the way to its goal of meeting community needs. Just over $4 million has been pledged so far, or 52-percent of the $8 million target. “This is a great place to be with four weeks to go,” said Colin Hartigan, 2016…

The 88,000 Project

Heather and I sat down on the Thanksgiving Day weekend and worked on our submissions for The 88,000 Project, the brainchild of Ashley Tobin. We each started with a blank piece of copy paper and finished with two very different submissions for this innovative project. People who went through the…

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