Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

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

Category Archives: Intraprovincial Move

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Advertisements

Search by category

Contact

Follow Mapping Life in Fort McMurray on WordPress.com