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Inuvik prepares for post-devolution petroleum show – Northern Journal

The annual Inuvik Petroleum Show will differ in one big way this year: industry leaders will be talking about development in the territory post-devolution for the first time.

“In the past it’s been, ‘Getting ready for devolution’ and ‘In preparation for devolution,’ but this is now devolution in action,” said Jackie Challis, economic development and tourism manager with the Town of Inuvik.

The petroleum show, which first took place in 2000 in preparation for the Mackenzie Gas Project, has shifted its focus to current developments like the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway, the fibre-optic link, offshore activity in the Beaufort Sea and oil and gas activity in the Sahtu.

The theme of this year’s show, which runs June 23 to 25, is Ahead of the Curve: Arctic Energy and Resources.

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