Business & Oilsands(Archives)

Feb
27
2013
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY Brandon Cooper When one thinks of jobs in the oil sands, there are some that typically spring to mind immediately – engineer, millwright, heavy equipment operator, and more. But there is a group of men and women working in the oil sands that you do not typically think…
Nov
21
2012
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OPPORTUNITY. OPPORTUNITY BROUGHT MY WIFE AND I to Fort McMurray in early 2006. It was a joint decision for us newly weds to pack up and leave Victoria, B.C., but it was an amazing opportunity for her to advance her career. My wife moved here in January to start her…
Nov
21
2012
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Ever have trouble with the instructions from Ikea, or getting a handle on a new email program? Does working with a new team on a complex project get you down? Do you reach for a calculator to figure out the tip on your restaurant lunch? Sometimes, especially at work, wrapping…
Nov
21
2012
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YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN THE HINTS – some clear, some not so clear. No, you’re not supposed to guess what she wants, but there’s plenty of help out there. And it starts here – not only can you shop local this holiday season to give your significant other that something special,…
Nov
21
2012
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I COME FROM A LONG HISTORY OF CAR PEOPLE. My maternal lineage brims with the sort of people that spend their Sunday afternoons detailing their cars with q-tips; the sort of people that would never eat a burger within the leathery confines of their vehicles; and the sort of people…
Nov
21
2012
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WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT THE WOOD Buffalo Food Bank? Because you just might be one paycheque away from using it. That’s right. Not thinking about hunger, and going to bed with a full belly are two of the many things we take for granted. But, as the holidays approach,…
Nov
21
2012
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IMAGINE… A HOT HEAVY SUMMER’S DAY WITH BUGS flitting about, filling the air with their hum. You’re trekking along one of the many wooded trails dotting out region, maybe along the Horse River valley where bitumen is clearly visible along the hillside. You pause, look around at the stillness and…

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