Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

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

Category Archives: Resident for Less than a Year

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

SHELLY

“I came from the Philippines. I applied as a temporary foreign worker. I landed here first in Alberta in Grande Prairie but after two weeks… My employer has a branch … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

PENELOPE

“It’s where the large oil companies are and has lots of work even though it’s a small town and small town with lots of opportunities . . .You can start … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

PAULINE

“My husband moved here last year, last December. He had a job with the Alberta government, so because of that we moved up here.  I found [my job with an … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

VICTOR

“Our son came along and no longer was it feasible for me to keep coming home at 8:30 at night completely exhausted. . . I’m physically going downhill, okay, and … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

MULAD

“I came from a big city [where] everything is run properly. When you come to a little small town, everything is upside down and everybody tells you that you can’t … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

KALEB

“I came in Canada in 2001 and I have been staying in Winnipeg for 5 years. I spent my high school down there and then I worked in a company. … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

PETE

“This is downtown area, this is downtown. Sometimes I come to downtown visit some bar. Ya I just take the bus to go to the bar have some drinks but … Continue reading

June 17, 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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