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Old 03-21-2013, 09:30 PM   #31
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Winter.
Got that right. There's a reason the campground at Rock Creek is so overgrown...no one can stand the bugs. Winter is good.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:21 PM   #32
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:30 AM   #33
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Expensive proposition for a community of 300 but I think it is a good idea for Cdn arctic sovereignty. Plus it might lower the cost of groceries.

Would be a cool ride.
There are 870 people living in Tuktoyaktuk. I live in Inuvik. The road is being built to extract oil. Anything else you hear is whitewash. It will only generate 20 permanent jobs in the area and mostly benefit the large oil companies who want to haul goods overland.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:37 AM   #34
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Did I hear right tonight on CBC that they are planning on paving the Dempster???
I have lived in Inuvik since 2009. IMO the Dempster cannot be paved. The constant state of flux the ground is in due to the heaving permafrost would just crack it apart. If you are in Inuvik the road from town to the airport is an example of this. Its a friggin roller coaster ride and I actually find it worse than the Dempster.

There is however an all season road being built to Tuktoyaktuk. This will benefit the oil companies but is being marketed as "Arctic Sovereignty" and "linking Canada Ocean to Ocean" etc.. only around 20 permanent jobs will be created. The road is being built right now as we speak but can only be done in winter so the focus at the moment is to clean up and widen the road from Tuk to the gravel source to prepare for next winter.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:00 AM   #35
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Where did this number come from? I can guarantee you there will be alot more people employed than that if there's gonna be an energy industry there.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:48 PM   #36
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Where did this number come from? I can guarantee you there will be alot more people employed than that if there's gonna be an energy industry there.
That number is based on just the road project. It will generate about 20 permanent jobs to maintain it once the construction is complete.

There will be lots of jobs if the oil comes back but the vast majority are people flown in from down south. The local workforce here just does not the skill set or work ethic to qualify.
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That number is based on just the road project. It will generate about 20 permanent jobs to maintain it once the construction is complete.

There will be lots of jobs if the oil comes back but the vast majority are people flown in from down south. The local workforce here just does not the skill set or work ethic to qualify.

OK gotcha, I'm with ya.
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