Heavy hauler rolls its way to a record
Haul truck 17-100 – a shiny new Cat 797 – went into service at Syncrude’s North Mine in June 1999, about the same time that the Dallas Stars were lifting their first Stanley Cup after defeating the Buffalo Sabres. Twenty one years later with 55,803,015 tons of material hauled over 157,051 trips, the truck continues to roll along the haul roads at Syncrude’s Aurora Mine to achieve a world-record 150,000 operating hours.Learn More
Medical equipment helps solve Base Mine Lake monitoring mysteries
A need to solve monitoring mysteries for Base Mine Lake prompted one Syncrude researcher to turn to medical equipment and the results have been great.Learn More
Syncrude and Suncor move forward stronger, together
Neighbours across Highway 63 for more than four decades, Syncrude and Suncor helped build the oil sands industry and community together.
Posted on December 3, 2020
Not-for-profit groups to share $78K one-time Syncrude gift
Syncrude is sending extra help through the Good Neighbours Program to community-based not-for-profit, youth or sports-oriented organizations in the Wood Buffalo region.Learn More
Syncrude United Way campaign exceeds goal
Amidst the challenges presented by the pandemic, Syncrude’s United Way campaign aimed for a seven-figure goal and exceeded it.
Contributions will continue until Dec. 15, but the goal of $2.02 million has now been reached and exceeded with current contributions totaling $2.125 million.Learn More
A commitment to safety and saving lives
Leanne Nielsen is the first one to admit she was a timid little kid, too intimidated to stand in front of anyone. That kid is gone, replaced by a confident, capable and effective leader, whose commitment to safety is making a huge difference within and outside Syncrude.Learn More
Making an impact with care and compassion
Early on in January, before the COVID-19 virus was prominent in the media, Syncrude’s Health Services Area Leader Gladys Hokanson and her team were watching its developments and getting prepared. As a member of Syncrude’s Covid Response Team, Gladys plays an important role in helping protect the organization from the impacts of COVID-19.Learn More
Audrey: a leader in reclamation work
Women have been in leadership roles at Syncrude in various disciplines for decades. Take Audrey Lanoue, who leads the Mine Closure Research Team, as an example. She’s one of the company’s leaders when it comes to reclamation work.Learn More
From Syncrude’s United Way to COVID-19 Response Team: Celebrating Women’s History Month
Many roles, tasks and priorities shifted in March when Syncrude placed emphasis on response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Past Syncrude United Way Campaign Chair, and one to dive in to help when needed, Team Leader, Technical, Maria McLean, took charge as Compliance Monitoring Lead for the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT).Learn More
A lasting legacy
The Alexander family has more than a lifetime worth of years-of-service at Syncrude, and that’s a family legacy they are proud to share.
Allison Alexander is a Heavy Equipment Operator for Tailing and Lease Development projects team, and he’s not shy about sharing that his immediate family has about 136 years of service with Syncrude, and even more with extended family members.
Bison skull unearthed at Aurora is a significant find for Ice Age paleontologist
Sheldon Aylward was walking down the right of way for a new access road being built for Syncrude’s Aurora site on July 25 when something white caught his eye in the dark reclamation material being salvaged.Learn More
11 million trees and shrubs now planted at Syncrude sites
Since reclamation began at Syncrude, more than 11 million trees and shrubs have now been planted at reclamation sites. This year alone, more than one million trees and shrubs were planted which led to reaching that record.Learn More
Neighbourly support helps Syncrude protect workers during the pandemic
Neighbours helping each other are great neighbours indeed. And that’s how the relationship between Syncrude and Goodfish Lake can be summed up as they both faced the challenges of a global pandemic.Learn More