The FUTURE of OIL
"I wanted to write a book that would explain the oil sands, said Sanjay Patel, over a coffee at Live Cafe. The book he has published is called The Future of Oil | A Straight Story of the Canadian Oil Sands.
I CAN'T REMEMBER EXACTLY HOW HE SAID IT, but in that conversation he referenced a surprising lack of knowledge, in the general community and even with many people working in oil sands, about why this development is so important, not only to our region and our province, but to our country and planet. He set out to take a factual, well-resourced approach and has delivered a book that is incredibly current, jam packed with verifiable facts, and anticipatory of our uncertain future.
ONCE UPON A TIME, AN URBAN MYTH WAS spread by eager gossips telling the tale of what was to blame for no local blood donor clinics.
That tale, they would whisper, is no such clinics were held in Fort McMurray because it was such a hot bed for sexually transmitted infections.
Uh-huh. Yup, they would say. It’s true.
Well, turns out, it’s not. It actually comes down to economics.
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 the truth. So truth, and its presence (or not), was on my mind when I traveled out to Janvier for the annual Athabasca Tribal Council Regional Gathering in August in my role as Deputy Mayor (a function that rotates through all ten members of council every three months).
WHAT THE HELL IS A Hashtag?” This question came from one of my grumpy, older, technology-shy relatives, and he caught me by surprise until I saw he was reading an article that had been copied direct from Twitter.