2013. One cold winter morning, a 29-year-old site worker living in a residential neighbourhood in Timberlea in Fort McMurray is finishing his morning cup of coffee. At 6:05 a.m., Mike picks up his smartphone to find out whether he has enough time for a second cup of brew before his bus arrives.
In real time, he learns that it will be arriving at the heated hub about 50 yards from his house in exactly eight minutes. As he stands up to pour himself another coffee for the outdoor dash, he tucks his