Northern communities in the Northwest Territories will be seeing some upgrades in Infrastructure and commercial planning.
The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) is contributing over $2 100 000 to eleven projects in the Beaufort and Sahtu regions.
The funding will go to helping Deline, Inuvik, Fort Good Hope, Fort McPherson, Norman Wells, Tulita and Ulukhaktok.
Member of the Parliament Michael McLeod made the announcement on Thursday in Inuvik. MP McLeod would say the funding will be a major contribution to the communities.
“The Government of Canada is pleased to support the vitality and growth of communities in the Beaufort and Sahtu regions. These investments will contribute to build capacity in the Northwest Territories, and help communities set the stage for sustainable economic development.”
- FEDS INVEST $1.7 MILLION INTO NWT COMMUNITY CENTRES
- GNWT RECEIVES ENERGY INVESTMENT, EXPLORES INUVIK WIND TURBINE OPTION
- CANNOR CONTRIBUTES $2.8 MILLION TO ENHANCE NWT TOURISM INDUSTRY
The funding from CanNor comes after partnering communities, organizations and the Government of the Northwest Territories invested over $1 000 000.
Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann shares McLeods view on the funding, alluding to the possible economic growth the investments could help bring to the NWT.
“The Government of the Northwest Territories shares Canada’s vision for a strong, diverse economy benefiting the residents we serve. We are pleased to partner in investments and initiatives that are building capacity and self-sufficiency in our communities and which support the economic growth and diversity of our territory’s economy overall.”