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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Thoughts of a Part Time Taxi Driver


By Paul MacPherson October 18, 1972 Going through Mom's old trunk full of memorabilia about my dad. Found this essay he wrote for an English assignment on stream of conscience narrative. Dad never finished high school but went back to school after he was married and had a young family at home. This was written … Continue reading Thoughts of a Part Time Taxi Driver

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)