Fort Mcmurray Analysis
As a result of population expansion, Fort McMurray has experienced insufficiencies in infrastructure development, so the first suggestion is to construct a suitable infrastructure. In order to solve this problem, the government should pay attention to a proper water and waste water treatment plant, recreation facility, education facility, houses and road improvement (Tracey, n.d.). For example, the Highway 63 is also called the ‘highway of death’ because it is a single and crowded road, so there are many accidents (Dufresne, 2013); therefore, we should improve the highway system to reduce the risk. Once these basic installations are thorough, people can access a better life. The second suggestion is government should work on a long-term workforce program. Due to the big demand for labour force, teaching young students about Alberta’s growing oil and gas industry can increase their ambition on going into this profession (Tracey, n.d.). Then, when the working people are getting older, these skilled young adults can replace older people quickly to maintain the industry production (Tracey, n.d.). Thus, a long-term solution is necessary. The third suggestion is that the oil sands companies should make inventive capacity on technical breakthroughs for the environment. For example, in waste management, gasification can change petroleum coke to fuel gas and hydrogen source (Canada. National Energy Board, 2006).