The oilsands hit the pause button

But for Fort McMurray, even the downturn has an upside

Let's clarify one thing at the start: Fort McMurray is not-repeat, not-immune to the global economic slowdown. As long as oil prices stay low, the city and surrounding Wood Buffalo region will feel the slump.

Big Mac

Bond Center project in Alberta's oilsands capital suffers setbacks but developer presses on.

Recession or not, the developer of a $174-million project that will dramatically alter Fort McMurray's skyline will go ahead with construction.

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