Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

Diverse Relations of People, Oil, and Place (2007-2009)

LORI

Lori

Childcare Provider, Resident for Several Years, Intraprovincial Move, English Canadian, 30s

Lori

Childcare Provider, Resident for Several Years, Intraprovincial Move, English Canadian, 30s

“Well my husband has been here for – it will be about 6 years now. And for me it will be 6 years in January…We moved back to Alberta because we got married in Alberta and he just got his journeyman, so I didn’t really know if he’d be employable, and then he didn’t really have a job, he was going to work back with his dad and we didn’t know…”

“It bugs me when I tell people I’m from Fort McMurray and they say stuff like ‘oh, you make pretty good money.’  It’s tacky, and just the comments that people will make it’s like, it’s interesting that it’s nothing to discuss their house prices and their wages here.”

 “I guess the fact that we have our own home here, that is really good. We’ve had a lot of opportunities here that I don’t think that we would have gotten elsewhere, especially for our age, too, because we are around 30 – so I guess opportunities and the experiences my husband has got through work.  A lot of my husband’s colleagues have said what they have learned in 1 or 2 years they would never have gotten in 5 years somewhere else, or 10 years.” 

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