This item consists of two interviews with people in Fort Simpson regarding the Norman Wells (IPL) pipeline project, recorded July 27, 1983 by Deena Soicher for the federal "Informational Pipeline" newsletter. The interviews are in English. The original source item is side A of a 90 minute audio cassette. The first interview is with a group of three women (M. McEwen, A. Fowlow and Lasndsburg) assumed to be nurses, at the hospital. The interviewer asks about predicted impacts on the hospital due to the pipeline project, in particular the camp with is projected to be located nearby. The interviewees discuss the current hospital staffing and capacity, service area, and territorial health programs. They indicate that they are not sure what to expect as there has been no information provided directly, but that they predict that impact would be more on environmental health than public health since camp workers would be unlikely to bring families with them and would likely be providing their own first aid. The interviewer also gathers some information about how long each woman has been in the community, impressions, future plans, and if they see a rift between the Indigenous and white populations of Fort Simpson. This part of the recording lasts about 15 minutes and has a lot of background white noise. The second part of the recording is the first part of a two-part interview of mayor Jim Villeneuve at the municipal office. The interview also includes item CN-113B. Jim was born and raised in Fort Simpson. He left in 1963, joining the armed forces, then working in southern Canada, before returning to Fort Simpson in 1978, becoming the owner of the grocery store in 1980 and mayor in January 1983. Jim mentions that Fort Simpson is one of the oldest communities on the Mackenzie River and describes the economic drivers, including hunting, fishing, trapping, and government. The economic impacts of the Berger Inquiry, bankruptcy of the Cadillac Mine project, and recently completed Liard Highway are discussed. The upcoming Norman Wells pipeline project is also discussed, including people's attitudes toward it, predicted social changes, winter road concerns, work generated, opportunities for local business, and preparations by the town. Jim also talks about the major recreation facility the town is trying to construct, predictions for future growth, other future plans for the town, and working with the Band Council.