Features(Archives)

Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
The 4th of October 1965, Day One – The ‘Alberta Vocational Centre, Fort McMurray’ (AVC), opened its doors and prepared to welcome the hordes of students eager to learn, thirsty for knowledge and excited to prepare for a future in the most dynamic new industry in the world. There were…
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
Months have passed, memories were made and the staff at Noralta Lodge Ltd. let the legacy live on. After hosting over 2,500 athletes and 300 technical officials for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games, the energy sector’s leading accommodation facilities are continuing to maintain its home-feel reputation to their guests…
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta as part of their Women of Inspiration program offer three, $5,000 scholarships to women in the RMWB to help them achieve their dreams. This program is sponsored by Syncrude Canada who recognizes the value of education. Each year the selection process is difficult as we…
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
You already know that Alberta is a province of breathtaking natural beauty. Visitors come from all over the world to enjoy our lakes and mountains, to fish from our rivers, to trek through our grasslands, and to appreciate our ample boreal forests. Chances are you’re also aware that nobody appreciates…
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
I have been working in close proximity to the oil sands for almost 20 years.  Though its reach extends to the north, south, east and west of me, I have never been engaged directly in the work of extracting oil from the sand or the process of turning it into…
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
The Wood Buffalo region has long had the dubious distinction of having some of the most expensive commercial/industrial land found in North America. Compounding that is the land surrounding Fort McMurray is almost all Crown land, meaning it has to be released from the provincial government. Not always an easy…
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
I used to be a public opinion researcher. And at one industry conference I met someone whose sole polling expertise was measuring cities – specifically the gap between how favourably residents felt about their city and how favourably outsiders felt about that city. Whenever traveling, I often think about this…
Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
“We have the energy the world needs – our challenge is getting it there.” That statement by Greg Stringham, vice-president of oil sands and markets for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) also serves to highlight a recognized need for expanded transportation methods. And that means pipelines for one. 

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