The following are articles written for the Fort McMurray Express, a weekly newspaper that was published from 1979 – 1994 in the now Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. I’m reproducing them here for the historical record. This is a work in progress.

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May, 1986

May 14, 1986: What’s the fuss? Bringing cellular telephones on line

May 14, 1986: Shipping to New Mexico: Shell eyes new system

May 21, 1986: Late spring, few fires

May 21, 1986: Youth rescues stranded trio

May 21,1986: A guild with spirit: Brew Ha-Ha!

May 21, 1986: Rejecting what you eat: Suicide through bulemia

May 28, 1986: “People are afraid to complain”

May 28, 1986: Contractor protests

May 28, 1986: YMCA running out of cash

June, 1986

June 4, 1986: Father’s flight from the Klan: Searching out his roots

June 4, 1986: Chamber’s pleas for peace

June 4, 1986: Full steam ahead on by-law

June 4, 1986: “Special” athletes stalk gold: Carrying our banner to finals

June 11, 1986: An old game’s revival: Winning and losing your mar bles

June 18, 1986: Burns fumes over budget

June 25, 1986: How did city lose $1.2 million?

June 25, 1986: City axes top position

June 25, 1986: Cult watchdogs to Lloydminster

June 25, 1986: Nannies carry on tradition

July, 1986

July 9, 1986: Where the $1.2 million went

July 23, 1986: Plans for sexual assault centre

July 23, 1986: City slashes to reduce deficit

July 30, 1986: Who was Mildred, anyways? Tracing our history through names

July 30, 1986: Historic train trims waste: Edmonton in one day

August, 1986

August 6, 1986: Butt out!: Council bans public smoking

August 20, 1986: Equal pay, equal value

August 20, 1986: Fort Chip welcomes new centre

September, 1986

September 3, 1986: Station master sent down tracks

September 3, 1986: Church concerned over disputes’s “human” factor

September 3, 1986: Golden dreams fail to pan

September 10, 1986: Two aldermen bow out

September 17, 1986: Finding love and a better body

September 24, 1986: Fifty-five run for office

September 24, 1986: Pro-choice complains, “We are being harassed”

September 24, 1986: Native Czech at home in McMurray

October, 1986

October 1, 1986: Candidates clash on culture

October 1, 1986: Labour tees candidates

October 1, 1986: Deanna vies for Tokyo prize

October 1, 1986: When no one wants oil, McMurray in the year 2006

October 8, 1986: Dicks tears strip off media

October 8, 1986: City takes over hill and Mayoral debate

October 15, 1986: Knight leads election poll

October 15, 1986: Hope, prayer, tears: Collicott’s major upset

October 22, 1986: Betty eyes judicial recount

October 22, 1986: Death’s escape artist

October 22, 1986: A history of McMurray elections

October 22, 1986: Case of a battered wife

October 22, 1986: CARAL president boosts local cause

October 29, 1989: Collicott drops recount request

October 29, 1986: K.D. Lang experience: “She’s a fruitcake”

October 29, 1986: Stomach stapling as a weight loss option

November, 1986

November 5, 1986: We pay most for parking tickets

November 12, 1986: Slaughter to status council

November 19, 1986: A school without license

November 26, 1986: He risked his life to save sons

December, 1986

December 3, 1986: Debate over air service

December 17, 1986: 236 complaints: Officer warns of bear clash

December 17, 1986: SNAKES ALIVE!

December 24, 1986: Big guns get funding: Small groups left cold

January, 1987

January 7, 1987: Loopholes permit hardcore videos

January 7, 1987: City goes to well

January 14, 1987: Customer, attendant charged: City rule turns off station owners

January 14, 1987: Lobby for gun freedom

January 14, 1987: PCs poll third, Tory fortunes sag

January 21, 1987: McMurray wages too high: Cancer society may exclude local patients

January 21, 1987: Tame town meeting: Shields on Syncrude and Knight blasts federal stand

January 21, 1987: Should schools do more than teach?

January 21, 1987: Jury’s out on Leahey council

January 28, 1987: Ex-brakeman comments: “Fatigue a factor in CN crash”

January 28, 1987: Snowmobiles cause problems

Exact date unknown, circa 1986-1987

10 to 20 years: “Nuke plant workable”