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Voters cranky in Fort McMurray as Stelmach tours region

Posted by mhudema on February 18, 2008

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2008 | 11:30 AM MT

People in Fort McMurray are getting their chance to voice complaints about the roads and other services they need to Conservative Leader Ed Stelmach.

Many people in Fort McMurray are critical of the provincial government for not moving more quickly to twin Highway 63.Many people in Fort McMurray are critical of the provincial government for not moving more quickly to twin Highway 63.
(CBC)

On Friday, Stelmach was making his first campaign sweep through the region in advance of the March 3 Alberta election.

Dennis Lewis summed up what he sees as the government’s attitude towards the region Thursday as he watched his two sons play hockey at a local arena.

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Big Oil’s Math Doesn’t Add Up

Posted by mhudema on February 18, 2008

Big Oil’s math doesn’t add up
Charles Frank
Calgary Herald

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=877fe05b-f435-4e67-b9b6-216c29be5b94&k=41453&p=2

I’m not all that good with numbers. Never have been.

Still, like a lot of mathematically challenged people, I’ve always managed to figure out how to add one and one together and get two.

Even when we’re talking about billions of dollars.

But try as I might, I haven’t been able to make sense of some of the numbers being bandied about the oilpatch this week — and I expect there are more than a few Albertans who find themselves in the same boat.

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