Father’s flight from the Klan: Searching out his roots


By Jody MacPherson Published in the Fort McMurray Express, 1986 Gilbert Williams has a dream. He wants to write a book about his father. Longtime resident Walter HIll planted the idea in his head about 10 years ago, but Williams only really began doing research in earnest a year ago. It was not until Williams … Continue reading Father’s flight from the Klan: Searching out his roots

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Back in the day: Old marketing brochure for Carleton features Fort McMurray newspaper


The Fort McMurray EXPRESS was a weekly newspaper in the northern Alberta town in the early 70's, 80's and early 90's. The newspaper's publisher, Irwin Huberman was an early mentor of mine and a Carleton graduate, which is why I think the Carleton University School of Journalism featured the newspaper on its cover. This is … Continue reading Back in the day: Old marketing brochure for Carleton features Fort McMurray newspaper

An old game’s revival: Winning and losing your marbles (From June 11, 1986 issue of the Fort McMurray Express newspaper)


From the archives: One of the first feature articles I ever wrote while working for the weekly newspaper in Fort McMurray, called the Fort McMurray Express. ******************************************************************* How the circle goes round and round? In recent years, young consumers have been bombarded by a barrage of high tech toys, computers, designer dolls, war games and … Continue reading An old game’s revival: Winning and losing your marbles (From June 11, 1986 issue of the Fort McMurray Express newspaper)