Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

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

Category Archives: Resident for More than a Decade

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

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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