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Working in Alberta

Jan. 30, 2013, 10:46 p.m.
Posts: 1181
Joined: March 5, 2009

You just build shitty highways, haha

Hah. All my overpasses are A-okay.

Bicycles!

Jan. 31, 2013, 3:49 a.m.
Posts: 3202
Joined: Aug. 4, 2009

If you sit on a sea of widgets and the rest of the world wants them, you sell them. The workers aren't at fault for business decisions made above their heads.

Jan. 31, 2013, 5:15 a.m.
Posts: 15546
Joined: May 29, 2004

Not an excuse. I make no apologies for my lifestyle.

Do you hunt and gather your own food, or do you buy it in a store? Is it local? Even if it is local, I bet there were plenty of fossil fuels expended to bring it to your table. Where did your bike come from? Was it made in Asia and shipped to you here? How about the buildings you live in, streets you ride on, etc…

Biking is a great start, but the only thing that will truly help is new technology. (or having a global population a fraction of its current level)

Don't let this guy bother you….he got 2 minutes to speak to the Northern Gateway review panel and now he's David f'n Suzuki.

Jan. 31, 2013, 10:51 a.m.
Posts: 97
Joined: June 24, 2012

If you sit on a sea of widgets and the rest of the world wants them, you sell them. The workers aren't at fault for business decisions made above their heads.

Yes because economy come before everything else. The problem isn't the fact that the Albertan Oil sands are supplying oil that pollutes cities its the fact that the excavation of the oil sands and hydro fracking tight coal is destroying the areas they are in. I know, none of the workers there are to blame for anything after all they don't own the companies and they are forced into working for huge paycheques :crybaby:. You have to decide what the environment is worth to you. I would like to think that people would put it ahead of making money (and not just money to survive but more money than they could ever possibly need to live) but people are greedy and will sell their souls to get 3 sleds, a 3 ton pickup, 2 boats, 6 rifles, and a house and then piss the rest away on booze and drugs. But once you are having a good time eh?
Just to give the NSMB "experts" on everything a my point of reference, i work in mining. Its an industry that has a bad name and rightly so but I have standards and I have a level of environmental damage that I am comfortable with (very small with a post mining rehab plan). I will only work in underground mines. I have had opportunities to make crazy money working in open pit coal and other types but I refused as I dont want to be part of that and I really dont need any more money than I already earn. I have worked hard to get where I am and if I wanted I could go work offshore (still in a minimal impact mine) and earn massive money but until I actually need to I won't.

Que abuse…..

Jan. 31, 2013, 11:03 a.m.
Posts: 1647
Joined: Jan. 12, 2010

I have standards and I have a level of environmental damage that I am comfortable with (very small with a post mining rehab plan). I will only work in underground mines.

Good for you. By not working in strip/pit mining you are utterly absolved of any of the environmental atrocities mining has and continues to perpetrate on this planet.

Yes - I did just turn the rhetoric all the way up to 11.

Jan. 31, 2013, 11:11 a.m.
Posts: 7657
Joined: Feb. 15, 2005

Good for you. By not working in strip/pit mining you are utterly absolved of any of the environmental atrocities mining has and continues to perpetrate on this planet.

Yes - I did just turn the rhetoric all the way up to 11.

You better live in a yurt you made with stone tools, snot and mud….

Try and live without any steel in your life - I dare you!!!

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Jan. 31, 2013, 11:38 a.m.
Posts: 97
Joined: June 24, 2012

Good for you. By not working in strip/pit mining you are utterly absolved of any of the environmental atrocities mining has and continues to perpetrate on this planet.

I know.
Its funny, even mining companies are realising that environmental concerns matter to their profits if not from a permitting point of view then from an investment point of view. Big investment funds are starting to shy away from investing with compaines with bad environmental records in an attempt to steer them towards a more responsible way of extracting minerals.

Jan. 31, 2013, 12:17 p.m.
Posts: 569
Joined: Feb. 14, 2006

Looking at your profile pic it looks like your a welder?

If you got your b pressure your laughing and will never want for work. If anything you'll probably be dying to get out of welding lol!

Guess I should have mentioned that I am out of the welding trade. I went back to school for structural drafing a few years ago. So I am still in the steel industry just sit at a computer all day now. Thats why I am thinking Calgary would be best for me. I don't think any of the design work is done in Fort Mac.

If anyone has any hookups for a steel detailer feel free to PM me.

Jan. 31, 2013, 12:27 p.m.
Posts: 14378
Joined: Feb. 19, 2003

Yes because economy come before everything else. The problem isn't the fact that the Albertan Oil sands are supplying oil that pollutes cities its the fact that the excavation of the oil sands and hydro fracking tight coal is destroying the areas they are in. I know, none of the workers there are to blame for anything after all they don't own the companies and they are forced into working for huge paycheques :crybaby:. You have to decide what the environment is worth to you. I would like to think that people would put it ahead of making money (and not just money to survive but more money than they could ever possibly need to live) but people are greedy and will sell their souls to get 3 sleds, a 3 ton pickup, 2 boats, 6 rifles, and a house and then piss the rest away on booze and drugs. But once you are having a good time eh?
Just to give the NSMB "experts" on everything a my point of reference, i work in mining. Its an industry that has a bad name and rightly so but I have standards and I have a level of environmental damage that I am comfortable with (very small with a post mining rehab plan). I will only work in underground mines. I have had opportunities to make crazy money working in open pit coal and other types but I refused as I dont want to be part of that and I really dont need any more money than I already earn. I have worked hard to get where I am and if I wanted I could go work offshore (still in a minimal impact mine) and earn massive money but until I actually need to I won't.

Que abuse…..

Jan. 31, 2013, 2:06 p.m.
Posts: 179
Joined: April 7, 2008

Can anyone point me in the right direction for mining in BC I have no mining experience but would like to start in spring sometime to save up some money. Where would I go to look for jobs? Which positions would been be available to me? I'm 20 year old and have been working different construction jobs ( apprentice carpenter at the moment) for the last few years.

I ride my bike :rocker:

Jan. 31, 2013, 2:43 p.m.
Posts: 1647
Joined: Jan. 12, 2010

Can anyone point me in the right direction for mining in BC I have no mining experience but would like to start in spring sometime to save up some money. Where would I go to look for jobs? Which positions would been be available to me? I'm 20 year old and have been working different construction jobs ( apprentice carpenter at the moment) for the last few years.

Teck is for you my friend. Operations are based out of Sparwood, meaning you can commute from Fernie if you like. I think Teck will even pay for your season pass at Fernie Alpine Resort.

The "now hiring - walk on in" sign is always up on their office on Highway 3.

Jan. 31, 2013, 4:26 p.m.
Posts: 3048
Joined: Nov. 20, 2004

Anyone know a firm in the Fort Mac area that needs a computer network engineer? Specialist in wireless telecom systems, two way internet via satellite, 12+ years Windows and Linux sysadmin experience. Multiple years of experience overseas working in a high risk environment supporting US government contracts in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"Bicycling is a healthy and manly pursuit with much to recommend it, and, unlike other foolish crazes, it has not died out."
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Jan. 31, 2013, 4:34 p.m.
Posts: 16679
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

Can anyone point me in the right direction for mining in BC I have no mining experience but would like to start in spring sometime to save up some money. Where would I go to look for jobs?

Sorry, chinese citizens only.

Kn.

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

Jan. 31, 2013, 7:22 p.m.
Posts: 41
Joined: Aug. 6, 2004

Don't let this guy bother you….he got 2 minutes to speak to the Northern Gateway review panel and now he's David f'n Suzuki.

Its not like that…

I do apologize if I come across as someone pointing a finger. It is not my intention in the least.

To have passion sometimes one does go to far. No one likes being told what to do or be judged.

We are all in this together and I am deeply concerned at this point the direction all of us have taken.

We are all in this together and together we can find a solution.

Jan. 31, 2013, 8:29 p.m.
Posts: 15094
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

Sorry, chinese citizens only.

Kn.

I heard a couple of day ago on the news all my yellow brothers are being shipped home?

mining is gona go big in the northwest

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