The province’s tar sands cover an area larger than the United Kingdom and contain most of the world’s supply of bitumen, a particularly sticky form of petroleum that must be heated or diluted before it can be pumped. Because it’s so unwieldy, it’s only been in recent years that large-scale development of the tar sands have taken place. The steep rise in global oil prices has set off a boom in the region, with all that naturally follows (prostitutes have reported incomes as high as $15,000 a week). [TNR via BI]

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  1. Posted by Lube Salesman | June 27, 2011 at 8:58 PM

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  2. Posted by Lube Salesman | June 27, 2011 at 8:58 PM

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  3. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    Tim Horton’s workers make $10,000/week in Fort Mac Alta and Butt Fuck Sask. It’s all relative.

    - Guest who has relatives there

  4. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    Tim Horton’s workers make $10,000/week in Fort Mac Alta and Butt Fuck Sask. It’s all relative.

    - Guest who has relatives there

  5. Posted by I'm a dude | June 27, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    where exactly do these prostitutes “report” their income?
    didn’t know Canada had those reporting laws.

  6. Posted by I'm a dude | June 27, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    where exactly do these prostitutes “report” their income?
    didn’t know Canada had those reporting laws.

  7. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    So what? the prostitutes on the hill in DC make just as much plus full benefits!

  8. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    So what? the prostitutes on the hill in DC make just as much plus full benefits!

  9. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    CRA, especially if they take company credit cards.

    Prostitution is legal in Canada, everything that goes along with it is/was illegal:

    http://www.torontolife.com/daily/informer/the-new-normal/2010/09/28/prostitution-in-canada-now-even-more-legal/

     

  10. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    I guess beign an Oil Riggi’n Pimp in Canada is the NKI!

  11. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    I guess beign an Oil Riggi’n Pimp in Canada is the NKI!

  12. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    And the strippers are licensed and unionized. The legal ones, anyway.

    http://www.peelandplay.com/edac.html

  13. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    And the strippers are licensed and unionized. The legal ones, anyway.

    http://www.peelandplay.com/edac.html

  14. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Or Texas! 

    “W’

  15. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Or Texas! 

    “W’

  16. Posted by Dykstra | June 27, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    Do they accept checks?
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  17. Posted by Dykstra | June 27, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    Do they accept checks?
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  18. Posted by Shawn | June 27, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    It was a number of years ago but we actually had a special visa class up here for Erotic Services Workers who wanted to come to Canada from Eastern Europe. Nowadays, we’re much more focused on Canadian beaver.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2007/05/16/stripper-law.html

  19. Posted by Shawn | June 27, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    It was a number of years ago but we actually had a special visa class up here for Erotic Services Workers who wanted to come to Canada from Eastern Europe. Nowadays, we’re much more focused on Canadian beaver.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2007/05/16/stripper-law.html

  20. Posted by DSK | June 27, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    their asses must be so sore

  21. Posted by DSK | June 27, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    their asses must be so sore

  22. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Roots handbags filled with money make up for it.

  23. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Roots handbags filled with money make up for it.

  24. Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    Hugely exaggerated. No one working at Tim Horton’s makes $500k per year. They could make $80K which, while still ridiculous, isn’t in the same realm. It is all relative, but your scale is blown out.
    18 year olds straight out of school can, however, “hit it big” and work 7 days per week 45 weeks per year driving a truck through tar and pull $250k.
    -Guy who works for an oil company with ops there

    Ps. $3,000 per night * 5 tricks per week seems to go around in the article. And, bonus for them, they can be hideous because the guys coming in from site haven’t seen a female (or had an expense )in 2 months.

  25. Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    Hugely exaggerated. No one working at Tim Horton’s makes $500k per year. They could make $80K which, while still ridiculous, isn’t in the same realm. It is all relative, but your scale is blown out.
    18 year olds straight out of school can, however, “hit it big” and work 7 days per week 45 weeks per year driving a truck through tar and pull $250k.
    -Guy who works for an oil company with ops there

    Ps. $3,000 per night * 5 tricks per week seems to go around in the article. And, bonus for them, they can be hideous because the guys coming in from site haven’t seen a female (or had an expense )in 2 months.

  26. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Get back in your cage

  27. Posted by Guest | June 27, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Get back in your cage

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  29. Posted by Harry Reid | June 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Yes, but they have to fuck DC politicians like me

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    Yes, but they have to fuck DC politicians like me

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  34. Posted by Guest | June 28, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Ps.  Not $3K per go but $500 per go at 30x a week.

    -Former prostitute and current UBS analyst. So still prostitute.

  35. Posted by Guest | June 28, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Ps.  Not $3K per go but $500 per go at 30x a week.

    -Former prostitute and current UBS analyst. So still prostitute.

  36. Posted by Guest | June 28, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Ps.  Not $3K per go but $500 per go at 30x a week.

    -Former prostitute and current UBS analyst. So still prostitute.

  37. Posted by Guest | June 28, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Ps.  Not $3K per go but $500 per go at 30x a week.

    -Former prostitute and current UBS analyst. So still prostitute.

  38. Posted by Guest | June 28, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Ps.  Not $3K per go but $500 per go at 30x a week.

    -Former prostitute and current UBS analyst. So still prostitute.

  39. Posted by Guest | June 28, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Ps.  Not $3K per go but $500 per go at 30x a week.

    -Former prostitute and current UBS analyst. So still prostitute.

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    Wow, amazing, so much money, unbelievable

    UBS MD Scott Prick

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    –UBS MD

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