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The Making of This Edition

Learn about the contributors of this edition.

Carol Christian

Carol Christian loves to write and tell people’s stories. She is a former journalist with a few awards, but no Pulitzer…yet…and loves being behind the camera catching awesome smiles and beautiful landscapes.

She is a strong believer in teamwork and helping others and lives by the Golden Rule. Always engaged with her community, Carol is a long-time volunteer who always gives back. She thoroughly enjoys the outdoors, and all the pursuits that go with it…hiking, camping, and kayaking, and so on.

Michael Jesso

A Fort McMurray staple, Michael Jesso is a Renaissance man. He is an opinion-sharer, a car aficionado, a cooking show host, and a stand-up comedian. He tells it like it is, and has his finger on the pulse of what is happening at all times. He is connected, in the know, incredibly invested in the community, and has the most contagious laugh. Not to mention the most epic party pad in all of Fort McMurray.

Mike Jones

A true man about town, Mike Jones loves supporting local artists and small businesses by using his platform to promote them however he can. In his spare time, you can find Mike checking out new music, drinking craft beer or managing his fantasy football team! Mike strives to live life to its fullest and adopts a glass-half-full perspective. He is a constant promoter of all things positive in Fort McMurray and can’t wait to help share the Good News with you!

Curtis J. Phillips

Residing in Fort McMurray since 1982, Curtis J. Phillips is a productive sports journalist in print/electronic mediums.  He enjoys researching local sports history and was an Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Sports Writer from 2008 to 2019. Recognized as Canada’s Basketball Historian, he is an advocate for community volunteerism.

Momin Syed

Momin Syed is the Communications Coordinator for the Fort McMurray Public School Division (FMPSD). Momin has been an FMPSD volunteer since 2011, during this time he has helped organize numerous Robotics, Inventor’s Fair, Multimedia and Coding events. Momin is a Miner’s Heart recipient and a Composite High School graduate. Momin believes in the power of stories; he loves collecting them and telling them to anyone who will listen. There is so much knowledge and growth that comes from sharing stories. He is incredibly thrilled to have this opportunity and looks forward to “Doing What’s Best for Kids”.

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