Stokes Point SPRING 2007 An Update on contaminants investigation and clean-up planning for the former Stokes Point (BAR-B) DEW Line Site, Ivvavik National Park of Canada, Yukon. Enter t Stokes Point – A Brief History o Stokes Point is located along the Yukon North Slope coast in Ivvavik National Park of Canada. Over the past ﬁfty years, this area has seen a wide variety of non- through an aboriginal land claim agreement. By the early 90’s, the buildings of the BAR-B DEW Line were removed and the Department of National Defence WIN traditional uses. In the late 1950’s, the United States built a short-range radar facility that is currently still Air Force built a short-lived Distant Early Warning in operation. Over the years, clean-up of Stokes Point (D.E.W) Line Station there known as BAR-B. Gulf- has been piece-meal and no detailed investigation of Beaudril operated a facility at Stokes Point in support contamination has ever been done. The community of Read on for of Beaufort Sea exploration during the last big oil Aklavik and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation have boom in the 1980’s. With the signing of the Inuvialuit raised concerns about possible pollution left behind at more details Final Agreement in 1984, Stokes Point became part of Stokes Point from past DEW Line and oil exploration on how you can win Ivvavik, the ﬁrst national park established in Canada activities. some great Parks Canada prizes by So What is Parks Canada Doing About Stokes Point? playing our Stokes Parks Canada is committed to look for possible Steering Committee. The Committee is made up of pollution left behind at BAR-B and clean-up the site appointed representatives from the Aklavik Hunters Point Trivia Game. The to protect the land, water, and wildlife that are so & Trappers Committee, Aklavik Community answer to our trivia important to the Inuvialuit and other Canadians. Parks Corporation, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Parks question can be found Canada has partnered with the Department of National Canada, Department of National Defence and the in this newsletter. A Defence and the Royal Military College of Canada on Royal Military College of Canada. a three-year project to do a complete site investigation ﬂeece jacket, t-shirt, Investigation & Clean-up Planning Timeline and ball hat are up for looking for possible contaminants at Stokes Point. We will take what we 2006-07 Field investigation work begins grabs but you have to learn from two 2007-08 Field investigation work ﬁnishes. Clean- up planning and consultations begin play to win! summers of ﬁeld investigations 2008-09 Consultations ﬁnish. Clean-up plan completed and approved by project and develop a site partners 0 25 50 km Beaufort Sea Tukto ya clean-up plan. hel Herschel k tu k Clean-up work at Stokes Point is expected to start I I. Stokess Our project is Point ay in 2010. This depends on getting project funding Ivvavik Mac B r e ke nzie guided by the Riv Alaska National through the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan Park Stokes Point itories - Program as well receiving approvals needed under the Yukon Territory USA Northwest Terr Inuvik Macke nzie various environmental assessment processes for the Aklavik The Stokes Point ﬁeld Yukon North Slope. investigation crew, PARKS CANADA August 2006. How Can I Get Involved? DIRK VAN NEST E. MCLEAN, PARKS CANADA E. MCLEAN, PARKS CANADA E. MCLEAN, PARKS CANADA BAR-B in 1956-57. Collecting sculpin ﬁsh (kanayuq) to look for Setting snares to collect siksiks Taking soil samples to contaminants. to look for contaminants. map out nature and extent of contamination at BAR-B. How Can I Get Involved? boards, and other interested groups will be invited to comment on our draft clean- Stokes up plan in Spring 2008. • Make your views known during the Point T R I V I A GAME environmental assessment for future clean-up. Community consultations are planned in 2009 as part of the environmental assessments required Q. What year is clean- before any site clean-up work can take up expected to start at place in 2010. Stokes Point? • Pick-up the phone and call us. See our Over the next few years, there are a number contact information below to reach Parks Please mail, fax or email your answer along with your name, address, and of ways that you can make your comments Canada and local Steering Committee daytime telephone number to: members. and views known on the Stokes Point BAR- Stokes Point Trivia Game Stay tuned to CBC Radio, check out your B project. c/o Parks Canada community notice board, or look out for Box 1840 • Drop-in on our regularly scheduled Stokes upcoming issues of our newsletter to learn Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 Point Steering Committee meetings. The more about our upcoming meetings. FAX- 867.777.8820 public is welcome at our quarterly Stokes Point EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org Steering Committee meetings in Aklavik. Who Can I Call if I Want More All entries must be received by no later • Attend upcoming public meetings in Aklavik Information? than Tuesday, May 1st to be included in and Inuvik to speak your mind. We have PROJECT CO-LEAD FOR PARKS CANADA the draw for 3 prizes: public meetings scheduled in Spring 2007 and Ed McLean FIRST » Parks Canada ﬂeece jacket Winter 2008 to inform communities about Parks Canada SECOND » Parks Canada t-shirt this project and hear your views on how best to 187 Mackenzie Road THIRD » Ivvavik National Park ball hat clean-up BAR-B. P.O. Box 1840 E. MCLEAN, PARKS CANADA • Send in your written comments on our draft Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0 Siksik on beach barrel cache. clean-up plan. Communities, co-management 867.777.8803 or email@example.com Local Stokes Point Steering Committee Members Carol Arey, Aklavik Dennis Arey, Aklavik Hunters Kyle Sherwin, Inuvialuit Community Corporation & Trappers Committee Regional Corporation 867.978.2414 867.978.2723 867.777.7048 Upcoming Meetings Stokes Point Steering Committee Meeting • MAY 3 – 4, 2007 Public Meeting & Community Feast • AKLAVIK » MAY 3, 2007 Public Meeting & Community Feast • INUVIK » MAY 4, 2007 Each public meeting will feature a gasoline door prize draw and a complimentary shuttle service for elders.