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Wednesday, 27 February 2013 17:00

McMurray Musings

Billion Dollar Baby

When I heard it labeled as historic I had to agree.

Historic, not in the sense of being representative of the past, but historic in the sense that it has never been seen here before. That little slice of history being made right now? The one billion dollar budget the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is looking at for 2013.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 17:00

McMurray Musings


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 plan,” and the “ten-year plan.” This plan usually means they came here with the intent to stay for five years, two years, or ten years, and then leave, either back to where they originated or off to greener pastures. What’s even funnier is how often the comment is followed with a laugh as they explain how the five-year plan became fifteen years, the two years became ten, and the ten years became a lifetime. I think it’s because there is no such thing as a plan when it comes to choosing this region as home.

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