Cody Oliver: Blog: FPAC 2022 Green Dream Internship Program

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August 5, 2022

Hello everyone!

A little about me:

Welcome to my first blog, I’d like to use the first blog as an opportunity to introduce myself, where I come from and some other fun things. As some of you might have seen from the biography I am currently living and working in Whitecourt Alberta, at Alberta Newsprint Company during the summer. I am an accounting student at the University of Lethbridge.

University of Lethbridge Campus

Let’s start this Blog out with some insight to my childhood, growing up in Whitecourt my parents were huge on always being outside, whether it was camping all over western Canada, Horse Back riding with my grandmother, Boating, Fishing, ATVing, golf, etc. All of these were spread out and only happened when I wasn’t playing baseball, soccer, or Archery tournaments. When it came to winter months, I was a hockey kid, practicing at minimum twice a week, with games every weekend.

A little About Whitecourt:

Whitecourt is a smaller town bour 1.5hrs Northwest of Edmonton. Whitecourt is extremely forestry driven, Having three mills within 50KM of each other. Blue Ridge Lumber, Millar Western, and Alberta Newsprint Company. While all slightly different all three mills are based on the forestry industry. Blue Ridge is a lumber mill, Millar Western is a pulp Mill, and Alberta newsprint is a Pulp and Paper Mill. These three huge centres are the major employers in Whitecourt, with majority of other companies within the town being somehow related to the Mills. Whitecourt is a pretty great place to live, with a very tightknit community, with lots of different activities to explore.

Fun fact: this is where Athabasca River and McLeod meet and join into one

Other fun hot spots within Whitecourt would have to be Rotary Park, Rotary is a public park that includes a fishing pond, huge playground, splash park, and river water slides.

Rotary Park, sometimes referred to as the gem of Whitecourt, brings people from all over the province and on some occasions country to try out the river slides.

To close off my first blog, I included an areal shot of Whitecourt Alberta. With a population of about 10,000 people Whitecourt may be small but it is home.

- Cody

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Kerry Patterson-Baker
Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
kpatterson-baker@fpac.ca
(613) 563-1441 x 314
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