(428) Fort McMoney

Vintage Fort McMurrayA great piece from writer-about-places Taras Grescoe’s trip to northern Alberta to see the lifestyle rewards of being a tar sands community.  Suburbia over-the-top and right next door to the world’s largest single industrial project.  Fort McMurray is the best and the worst of the North American way: at sixty-six-and-a-half tonnes of greenhouse gas per capita per year.  Welcome to the last frontier.

Big Mac. Fort McMurray has ambitions to become more than a one-resource town