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Oilsands doc goes ‘Downstream’ to Fort Chip-ewyan

The 1,200 residents of the small town near the Alberta oilsands projects hope a short documentary about the toxic effects that plague their community will bring wider attention to their plight. The 33-minute doc, entitled Downstream, will showcase the spike in cancer rates and other ill-heath effects associated with Fort Chip-ewyan's proximity to the oilsands developments.
March 11, 2009

The 1,200 residents of the small town near the Alberta oilsands projects hope a short documentary about the toxic effects that plague their community will bring wider attention to their plight. The 33-minute doc, entitled Downstream, will showcase the spike in cancer rates and other ill-heath effects associated with Fort Chip-ewyan’s proximity to the oilsands developments.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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