Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

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

Category Archives: 50s

CONNIE

“I’ve been here almost thirty years. I came from Ontario, from Toronto. Actually there was an ad in the newspaper in Toronto for a health worker.  Anyway, when I came … Continue reading

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JOAN

“I got a call in June from the local 47 to go to Fort McMurray and I jumped on it. All I had to do is clean the rooms, bathrooms … Continue reading

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ROSIE

“We moved here in ‘73, yeah, from Saskatchewan. My husband was out of work, and he had went to the unemployment office back there, there was a job here, so … Continue reading

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OSCAR

“I’ve only been just over a year in work camp maintenance, and 12 years prior to that I was tin bashing, and then I trucked before that…Some sites, I was … Continue reading

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JILL

“When we came here, we came for my husband’s work. He got a job here with Suncor. And for us it was a huge opportunity because we were struggling so … Continue reading

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HELEN

“You know like for me, for a man it may be different because he has somebody to do his cleanup in the home but me who is a lady, I … Continue reading

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BEN

“I was born and raised in Edmonton so come from a big city. You come here and you deal with everything here and you can only take so much. So … Continue reading

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