Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

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

Category Archives: English Canadian

ADAM

“Unfortunately, I had to start from scratch. Or I’m starting from scratch again so that’s why I’m out here. There’s no other place I can think of where I can get … Continue reading

December 6, 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

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

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

LORI

“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 … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

LUCAS

“I used to own a nightclub and then I did a project in Calgary, didn’t work out too well. I decided to move to Montreal. Met someone and it didn’t … 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

MARTHA

“I came to McMurray right out of high school. Got married. Stayed here and the other option was to go to Edmonton or come to Fort McMurray and I didn’t … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

MARK

“I grew up in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. As you probably know the economy there has been in the toilet for 30 years. So my entire growing up I always … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

FRANK

“Hey, I’m up here all week and then I think when I go home I turn around and I might be out to Medicine Hat the next day so I … 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

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

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

EVE

“This represents not living month to month. I can have time to learn things and I don’t worry about– So I feel like perhaps I don’t deserve to be where … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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