PETERS – Once again, Fort McMurray shows its true benevolent character

Help arrives from Fort Mac. (Image: CFJC Today)

Last year, when Fort McMurray was on fire, I said there was no more divisive city in Canada.

There hasn’t been for decades now.

As the capital of the oil sands, Fort McMurray is where many, many Kamloops residents have gone to finance their dream of living in BC.

And it’s also the symbol that some people say stands for the all things wrong with capitalism: the raping of the land for profit, with no regard for the environment or the bigger picture.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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