Regulars(Archives)

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21
2012
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Good Cop: Construction in Fort McMurray We’ve all been there. It’s 6:37 a.m., and you’re headed down Confederation Way for another day at work. In most cities, this would be smooth sailing. A no-brainer. Done deal. Fort McMurray isn’t a regular city, though. That’s right. It’s down to one lane…
Nov
21
2012
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6 ON The Tavern on MainGreat service, great location and basically any beer in the world at your disposal. If you haven’t been there yet, check it out. Also, it’s Fort McMurray in a nutshell. A place where blue collar meets white collar and everything in between.
Nov
21
2012
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Krista Balsom Editor-in-Chief/Publisher Born and raised on Random Island, NL, Krista grew up dreaming BIG. Moving to Fort McMurray in 2001, she left to study political science at the University of Ottawa. Krista returned in 2009 after stints on Parliament Hill to work and put down further roots in Fort…
Nov
21
2012
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SHAKING OFF THE MONKEY How we change community image, one conversation at a time. I’VE BEEN DOING A LIE TO ME MARATHON IN RECENT days, a show starring Tim Roth about deception expert Cal Lightman, who watches micro expressions in peoples’ faces to determine whether or not they are telling…
Nov
21
2012
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NO FIVE - YEAR PLAN People come here seeking opportunity, and often find far more than they ever expected… IT’S FUNNY HOW CONVERSATIONS here in Fort McMurray often include comments about how people came here on “a plan.” I’ve heard people say they came on the “five-year plan,” the “two-year…
Nov
21
2012
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SURVIVING WINTER What they don’t tell new arrivals. I LOVE LIVING DOWNTOWN. APART FROM THE WEATHER, I can sometimes forget I’m even in Fort McMurray. There are new immigrants everywhere and at times it can feel like I’m back in Johannesburg or Nairobi. Plus, if I need a cab, there…
Nov
21
2012
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SO, AM I A TOWNIE YET? A guide to becoming a true McMurrayite I HAVE BEEN LIVING IN FORT MCMURRAY FOR SEVEN AND a half years. Sometimes I joke that I am now technically a “townie.” This usually gets a chuckle from people, except actual townies who don’t seem to…

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