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Aritha van Herk is the author of Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta.
Friday, May 06, 2016
There’s More to Fort McMurray Than Tar Sands – It’s a Real Community
Fort McMurray is a real place, not a Dante-esque metaphor for hell, despite the wildfires currently raging, which has forced its entire evacuation. An urban service area at the heart of the municipality of Wood Buffalo in north-eastern Alberta, one of Canada’s western provinces and currently in a...