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    Company Towns II : $ 8 Milk

    By k.doran
    Jun 14, '07 4:42 PM EST

    Exxon, Shell, ConocoPhillips...the usual suspects fly-in for a two day PR stunt, eager to appease the local Natives and lure the Feds into buying a radius of Canada's newest pipeline. The Mackenzie Basin, an area the size of Mexico, empties into Arctic waters atop 30-year Gas reserves. Inuvik, a Federal creation of ~3500 Inuit and "Southerners", positions itself to transition from a welfare economy into a BIG OIL cash cow.
    Meanwhile in Tuk, men hunting Polar Bear, Grizzly + Muskox with teams of dogs watch Choppers whisk Rig Pigs to offshore platforms overhead.
    All is changing.
    image Raised 'Utilidors' : Sewage + Suspicious Water elevated above permafrost (grade) and lined with Heat Trace
    image Gas Field
    image Cleaning + Filleting
    image Whitefish Drying


    • ladsnine

      Wow, fascinating...

      Jun 15, 07 12:13 am  · 

      cool commentary. What's the food tanning under the netting?

      Look forward to seeing more

      Jun 16, 07 7:29 pm  · 

      How are you traveling around in these remote parts? Often I have thought about traveling to some more northern parts of Canada, but even the relative short distance from Edmonton to Ft McMurray is a good days drive. The roads only get worse the farther north.

      Jun 18, 07 1:20 pm  · 

      slavery hasn't been seen in north america for a few years and now it crops up again... and its all for oil. shame on us.

      Jun 20, 07 1:02 pm  · 
      brian buchalski
      tuktoyaktuk?...damn that's far north. i had almost completely forgotten about that place.
      Jun 21, 07 5:39 pm  · 

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