Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

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

Category Archives: 40s

JAVIER & CARLA

“We were still living in Venezuela after all these problem with PDVSA [the national oil company]. But the government was closing and closing the north and we say well, we … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

BONNIE

“What I like about Fort McMurray is that even though you’re kind of far from home, there are so many people from Newfoundland here, that you can feel– it’s not … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

BRAD

“My family moved here in 1970 from central Alberta.  My dad moved here to make .70 cents an hour more.  And it was a five-year plan. Fort McMurray starts as … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

GEORGE

“Basically, right out from high school I came up here.  I haul truck, Fort Mac down to Edmonton five nights a week one week, and then the second week I … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

GITA

“Four years we have been here. We are originally from India and we lived in the Middle East for some years. I have children. . .We came for landing. We stayed … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

TED

“I grew up here.  It’s different than what it was. It’s a busy town but it’s still kind of small you know compared to Edmonton and Calgary. And everyone that’s … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

ALI

“The increased demand for highly skilled people within oil business brought these companies to accept the fact that they don’t have a choice, they have to hire some people who … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

MARIE

“There was families in Anzac that were long term families, right? They knew each other for so long and Métis, status, non-Native, all living in this little tiny place where … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

TODD

“Dallas North…visually we could have a big funnel, with all the resources of northern Alberta going through the refineries, through Calgary and into Dallas. And there there’s some trees. This … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

SHARON

“I mean it’s grown on me.  It was never somewhere where I thought I was choosing to live.  I always was here with a plan of going somewhere else.  But … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

KATHRYN

“And the Snye comes down around Mac Island and then out this way but the Snye is where when we come in from Fort Chip and this is where you … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment
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