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Funding announced for Northwest Territories local roads improvements


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July 29, 2021
By Maryam Farag

The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories announced funding for 18 local road projects across the Northwest Territories.

“Strategic investments in transportation infrastructure help improve local roads and increase public safety. These upgrades mean that families are better able to travel safely to and from work, school and other activities, improving the quality of life for residents of the Northwest Territories. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects just like the ones announced today, creating jobs across the country, tackling climate change and building more inclusive communities.” said Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories.

The Government of Canada is investing over $37 million in these projects through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada Plan. Northwest Territories’ communities and Indigenous recipients are providing over $12.3 million towards these projects.

“Maintaining our roads and highways are of critical importance to ensure the safety and resilience of our communities. Through the continued partnership between Federal, Territorial and Community Governments these projects will encourage prosperity in the NWT for years to come.” said Shane Thompson, Northwest Territories’ Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs.

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