Investing in local infrastructure supports the unique needs of northern communities. The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories, together with local community governments, are investing in modern public infrastructure that will help create jobs, while improving Northern Canadians’ quality of life and contributing to stronger communities.
Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Wally Schumann, Minister of Infrastructure; and the Honourable Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, today announced $96 million in federal-territorial funding for infrastructure projects across the Territory.
This investment will bring many benefits to local communities. It will improve the ability to transport goods and equipment throughout the Northwest Territories, as well as enhance the safety of travellers by upgrading five main highways and various community roads. Additionally, this funding will support the construction of a new 1,500 square foot youth centre in Colville Lake, a cold storage garage in Trout Lake, as well as fund the purchase of a new sewage vacuum truck in Wrigley, and rehabilitate a community access road in Behchokǫ̀.
Once completed, these projects will contribute to stronger, more inclusive and sustainable communities in the North.