Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

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

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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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EFOSA

“I got a call while I was back home in [Africa] and they were interested in me coming to Fort McMurray. I’m like, where’s Fort McMurray? ‘Oh don’t worry we’ll take … Continue reading

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CHARLOTTE

“I think that respect is a problem here. People don’t respect diversity, they struggle with it.  We try to teach people in our company, for example, that people from diverse … 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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GITA

“Four years we have been here. We are originally from India and we lived in the Middle East for some years. I have children. . .We came for landing. We stayed … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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ALI

“The increased demand for highly skilled people within oil business brought these companies to accept the fact that they don’t have a choice, they have to hire some people who … Continue reading

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