During my visit to Fort McMurray, I talked to long time resident Ramona Morrison. As the owner of Smitty's Restaurant, she's witnessed the area's "remarkable" growth over the years, and is another of the many local boosters I met on my trip.
I also met members of the local Rotary Club, who raise millions for local charitable causes every year.
I asked them how they felt about Fort McMurray being "an international punching bag for extremists" in the green movement.
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