Backgrounder: New infrastructure projects to benefit communities across the Northwest Territories


The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories are announcing funding for new infrastructure projects that will have a significant and positive impact on communities across the Northwest Territories. The Government of Canada will provide up to $72,125,000 for these projects through the Small Communities Fund. The Government of the Northwest Territories will contribute up to $23,875,000 towards these projects and the local community governments will contribute the remaining $354,700.

The projects announced today are as follows:


Project Description

Territorial and Community Contribution

Federal Contribution

Various locations throughout the Territory

Rehabilitation of Highways 1, 3, 7 and various community access roads and winter roads



Yellowknife area and Tsiigehtchic to Inuvik

Rehabilitation of Highways 4 and 8



Nahanni Butte

Upgrades to roads and ditches, installation of culverts and infilling of low lying areas



Trout Lake

Construction of a cold storage garage for the community



Colville Lake

Construction a new 1,500 square foot youth centre building




Purchase of a new sewage vacuum truck for the community



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