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.
YMM sent contributor Ben Kennett to check-out Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop! Here is a glimpse into his top-notch experience.
Being a gadget geek, I always manage to find myself caught up in the world of technology. This highly-competitive, billion-dollar market has generated some of the most amazing devices we use on a daily (and most likely, hourly) basis. Here’s a run-down of some cool tech that recently made its debut into the world: Microsoft Surface.
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 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.
MAKING YOUR HOUSE INTO YOUR HOME ONE DIY PROJECT AT A TIME
HOME IS AN INTERESTING WORD around here in Fort McMurray. Everyone lives here, but so few people identify Fort Mac as home. Some have lived here for decades, yet still do not relate to Fort Mac as “home”. One thing we can all agree on is that #YMM is a place where we all both work hard and play hard. And after all is said and done, there is likely going to be a place where you rest your head at night (or in the day, depending on your shift).