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‘Cake’ truck rolls to 100,000-hour milestone

When Liebherr’s new T 282 truck 17-139 first started rumbling down the haul roads in the Syncrude’s North Mine on March 24, 2005, 50 Cent’s Candy Shop topped the charts while moviegoers in Fort McMurray were flocking downtown to see the animated hit Robots at the Landmark Cinema.

Posted on April 13, 2021
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Pathways 2021 magazine launches

There are many pathways to success. It can come from reconnecting ourselves with traditions through song and dance, from building outreach programs that connect students with communities, or from reflecting on the legacy of our parents and celebrating their impact on an entire community.

Posted on April 8, 2021
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Skills Canada’s Try-a-Trade® program adds take-out to the menu

Syncrude would not exist without thousands of skilled trade workers who’ve built the company into what it is today. To continue attracting a young, diverse workforce, Syncrude supports organizations and programs that educate students about career opportunities in the trades.

Posted on April 1, 2021
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Finding the footsteps of her ancestors

Growing up in Fort McMurray, Rochelle Young never celebrated her Indigenous roots, largely because her family didn’t talk about their heritage.
“I always knew I was Indigenous but there was no cultural practices in our home when I was growing up,” she says. “We just didn’t really talk about it very much.”

Posted on March 4, 2021
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Syncrude employee run to promote the beauty of Wood Buffalo

It all started for Syncrude employee Jessica Leska as a way to keep fit during the winter months in Fort McMurray. Now, her passion for running will attempt to gain attention to the beauty of the area.

Posted on March 2, 2021
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Micro-organism ‘hunter’ sees signs of progress in Base Mine Lake’s microbial communities

Peter Dunfield has spent a long and distinguished career poking around rice paddies, peatlands, volcanoes and tailings ponds searching for nature’s tiniest grazers, single-celled micro-organisms that chew up methane.

Posted on February 26, 2021
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Helping prevent COVID-19 spread at work: a testimonial

Noah Brown, Process Operator – Conversion, had a full week off before Christmas. He decided to take a trip down to Edmonton to spend it with his girlfriend, as they both live alone.

Posted on February 12, 2021
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Syncrude 2021 Project Gryphon

We’ll complete our 2021 Project Gryphon scope safely and effectively with the support of the Building Trades unions and professional skilled tradespeople like you. For more than 50 years, Syncrude has been one of Canada’s most trusted, stable and reliable companies, and North America’s most respected oil sands operator.

Project Gryphon is a Turnaround Event on Syncrude’s 8-3 Coker and associated process units.

Posted on February 11, 2021
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Managing energy use to lower greenhouse gases

If Chris Austin had his way, Syncrude’s production engineers and operators would start their shift by asking, “How can I save my weight in emissions today?” And then they would access the tool Chris developed to show the most current data related to production versus energy use throughout the operation.

Posted on February 5, 2021
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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.

Posted on December 16, 2020
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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.

Posted on December 4, 2020
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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
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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.

Posted on November 17, 2020
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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.

Posted on November 10, 2020
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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.

Posted on October 30, 2020
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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.

Posted on October 28, 2020
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