Backgrounder: Residents across the Northwest Territories to benefit from 19 infrastructure projects

Backgrounder

Residents across the Northwest Territories to benefit from 19 infrastructure projects

Joint federal, territorial, and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support 19 projects throughout the Northwest Territories, including infrastructure improvements to roadways, waterways, solid waste facilities, wastewater management facilities, as well as recreational and cultural facilities.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $31.3 million in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS), the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS), and the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS). The various communities, including Indigenous groups, are providing more than $14.2 million in funding.

Project Name

Ultimate Recipient

Fund

Project Details

Federal Funding

Municipal Funding

Other Funding

Whatì Community Cultural Camp

Community Government of Whatì

CCRIS

The development of a cultural camp including meeting and kitchen space, sleeping cabins and trails. Community members will benefit from a facility that can host community events and gatherings.

$375,000

$125,000

$0

Upgrades to the Ehdaa Historical Site

Liidlii Kue First Nation

CCRIS

Upgrades to the Arbour and Tepee at the Edhaa Historical Site will increase the lifespan of the assets and the community’s enjoyment of the site.

$225,000

$0

Liidlii Kue First Nation

$75,000

Cultural Space for Nihtat Gwich'in Council Activities and Programs

Nihtat Gwich’in Council

CCRIS

Construction of a new multi-use building that will include space to hold cultural and social events and programs, including the preservation of country foods.

$1,183,730

$0

Nihtat Gwich’in Council

$394,577

Gamètì Community Culture Camp

Community Government of Gamètì

CCRIS

Renovations to the community campgrounds in Gamètì, Northwest Territories will include a new kitchen, new wood stoves, a new generator, a new dock, and structural, electrical and mechanical upgrades to the building.

$75,000

$25,000

$0

Gonaowo Hoghagoto Ko (Our Way of Life Cultural Camp)

Community Government of Wekweètì

CCRIS

Improvements to the Wekweètì cultural camp will include landscaping, upgrades to the kitchen and existing cabins, as well as the construction of new cabins, a new gazebo and washrooms. This project will improve the community’s facilities and opportunities to learn about and share traditional Tlicho cultural teachings, medicine, games, and crafts.

$727,500

$242,500

$0

Ko Gocho Centre Upgrade

Community Governmentof Behchoko

CCRIS

The project will upgrade the Ko Gocho Centre to develop a Tlicho Cultural Museum and a Rock climbing wall. This project will expand the range of cultural and recreation activities offered to the community. The museum will display and store many Tlicho historical artifacts.

$600,000

$200,000

$0

Fort Simpson Trail Development

Village of Fort Simpson

CCRIS

Upgrades to the Village Loops Trail (7.5 km) and the Ski Hill Trail (700 m), and the construction of a 150 meter long floating bridge as well as a recreational day-use area. The project will benefit residents by making the trail system more accessible.

$335,954

$100,000

GNWT Community Tourism Infrastructure Contribution Program ($20,000); The Great Trail Signage Improvement Program ($3,500)

Yellowknife Fiddlers Lagoon Expansion through Sludge Reduction

City of Yellowknife

GIS

The removal of approximately 226,000 cubic meters of excess sludge in the sewage lagoon will increase the lagoon’s capacity to manage wastewater and storm water.

$5,625,000

$1,875,000

$0

Hay River Waste Water Lift Station Project

Town of Hay River

GIS

A new wastewater lift station in Hay River will support the growing demands of the community by improving pumping capacity for future economic growth within the community and improving the reliability and performance of the community’s wastewater collection.

$4,606,875

$1,535,625

$0

Inuvik Regional Community Landfills Waste Diversion and Improvement Program

Northwest Territories Ministry of Municipal and Community Affairs

GIS

The project will divert hazardous and bulky recyclable materials to create additional space to manage municipal solid waste on the same footprint of the solid waste sites. Communities participating include: Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Inuvik, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tsiigehchic, Ulukhaktok

$1,875,000

$625,000

$0

Sahtu Regional Community Landfills Waste Diversion and Improvement Program

Northwest Territories Ministry of Municipal and Community Affairs

GIS

The project will divert hazardous and bulky recyclable materials to create additional space to manage municipal solid waste on the same footprint of the solid waste site. Communities participating include: Colville Lake, Fort Good Hope, Norman Wells, Tulita

$1,350,000

$450,000

$0

Aklavik Expansion of Solid Waste Site

Hamlet of Aklavik

GIS

Construction of solid waste berms and fencing to expand the life of the solid waste facility for an additional 20 years.

$450,000

$150,000

$0

Paulatuk Community Drainage System

Hamlet of Paulatuk

RNIS

Completion of various replacements and upgrades to stormwater drainage infrastructure, as well as the installation of more than 60 new culverts and 8 sewage outfalls. These improvements will extend the life of the infrastructure and increase its reliability and capacity to treat and manage stormwater while reducing ongoing maintenance costs.

$900,000

$300,000

$0

Norman Wells Roadway and Drainage Improve-ments

Town of Norman Wells

RNIS

Rehabilitating 6.6 km of road, replacing stormwater drainage and upgrading road bases to mitigate spring flooding and washouts. Residents will benefit from improved and more reliable road infrastructure and increased capacity to manage stormwater.

$1,125,000

$375,000

$0

Tuktoyaktuk Community Road Upgrades

Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk

RNIS

The project will raise two community roads to reduce flood risks.

$1,500,750

$500,250

$0

Fort Simpson Community Chipseal Project

Village of Fort Simpson

RNIS

The project will resurface 28 gravel roads with chipseal to extend their lifespan will provide more reliable road infrastructure.

$1,672,995

$557,665

$0

Hay River Community Road Upgrades Improvement Project

Town of Hay River

RNIS

The project will see the rehabilitation of three roads (Caribou Crescent, Beaver Crescent and Riverview Drive) with concrete curbs and gutters.

$5,630,025

$5,670,975

$0

McMeekan Causeway Stabilization

City of Yellowknife

RNIS

Improvements to stabilize bridge abutments which have been impacted by erosion will improve the reliability of road infrastructure along the McMeekan Causeway, the only road system between mainland Yellowknife and Latham Island, which hosts the original town site for the City and the indigenous community of Ndilo.

$337,500

$112,500

$0

Yellowknife Paving Project

City of Yellowknife

RNIS

Upgrades to repair and replace asphalt, concrete and sidewalks on city streets.

$2,756,250

$918,750

$0


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