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This is the swish new face of the new oil sands

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Carpenter Nicole Appelhoff catches up with friends on Facebook in her room at Wapasu Lodge in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Sept. 1/2010. Companies are adding a variety of amenities at their work camps in order to attract and maintain staff. (Photo by Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

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A worker reviews some paper work in one of the lounge areas complete with leather furniture, fire places and flat screen telelvisions at the Wapasu Lodge located north of Fort McMurray, Ab. Sept. 1/2010. Oil sands companies are adding a variety of luxury amenities at their work camps in order to attract and maintain staff. (Photo by Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

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Workers at Cenovus's Christina Lake operation unwind by relaxing in the camp's games room, playing in a band or play in a daily floor hockey game at the Cenovus's Christina Lake operation south of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Aug. 30, 2010. (Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

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Workers at Cenovus's Christina Lake operation unwind by relaxing in the camp's games room, playing in a band or play in a daily floor hockey game at Cenovus's Christina Lake operation south of Fort McMurray, Ab. Aug. 30, 2010. (Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

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Workers at Cenovus's Christina Lake operation unwind by relaxing in the camp's games room, playing in a band or play in a daily floor hockey game south of Fort McMurray, Ab. Aug. 30, 2010. (Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

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William Hart, Camp 6 chef, serves hot meals to workers at Cenovus's Christina Lake operation south of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Aug. 30, 2010. (Photo by Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

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Quality control manager Tim Herbert surfs ebay in his room at Wapasu Lodge in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Sept. 1/2010. Companies are adding a variety of amenities at their work camps in order to attract and maintain staff. (Photo by Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

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