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As is the case with many other energy service companies, firms that specialize in work-camp services have seen a share-price drop over the past two years. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
As is the case with many other energy service companies, firms that specialize in work-camp services have seen a share-price drop over the past two years. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Future of Alberta’s industrial work camps uncertain in a low-price oil era Add to ...

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When Horizon North Logistics Inc. went to name the new camp placed on the site of its Blacksand Executive Lodge – a 665-room facility completely destroyed by the Fort McMurray fire – the choice was clear: Phoenix.

But having risen from the ashes, how busy the Phoenix camp will be in the months ahead is an open question. There are hopes the facility will be occupied as workers travel into the region for maintenance jobs at nearby oil-sands sites. But the company has yet to sign a significant contract.

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