Photo Gallery

 

I donated prizes and took part in Ecology North’s spring coffee house in April.
Members of the Standing Committee on Government Operations met with members of the Tuktoyaktuk Hamlet Council in one of the committee’s northern stops gathering input on the proposed law for legalization of cannabis.
I joined members of Alternatives North in a surface tour of the Giant Mine site and remediation project.

 

Yellowknife MLAs Cory Vanthuyne, Glen Abernethy, Caroline Cochrane and I joined with many Mounties in celebrating Canada Day at the annual parade.

 

Yellowknife North MLA Cory Vanthuyne and I joined other MLAs in tour of the new Stanton Territorial Hospital construction project. The hospital is slated to open to the public in May 2019.
The Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway was closed for repairs when I visited in April with Mackenzie Delta MLA Frederick Blake. Spring thaw brought a long closure for upgrades, and reports on road condition over the summer have not been encouraging.

 

Ryan Fequet received the 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Award in the Individual Category. Since 2007, Ryan has served on the boards of NWT Soccer, Canada Soccer, the YK Adult Soccer League, Sport North, YK Slopitch, Folk on the Rocks and the Ravenscourt Condo Board. He is estimated to have contributed 6,800 hours of volunteer service, or two hours of volunteering a day for 10 years.

 

 

I attended the reception of the Fédération nationale des conseils scolaires francophones pour son implication dans l’éducation francophone, with Education Minister Alfred Moses, Marie Wilson and her granddaughter. I am enormously proud that my wife Suzette Montreuil won a national award in recognition of her lifelong promotion of the French language.

 

I rode a fat bike with the Borealis Bike Tours Unlimited entry in the annual Yellowknife Christmas Parade.

 

Young students from Ecole Alain St. Cyr School joined me at the Legislative Assembly to read a Christmas story and help trim the tree.

 

Jackie Milne, president of the Northern Farm Training Institute in Hay River, was at the Yellowknife Farmers Market selling produce and spreading the word about the bright future for community-based agriculture in the Northwest Territories.

 

I attended the launch of the Yellowknife Homelessness Roadmap Action Plan at City Hall. The plan was developed under the leadership of Mayor Mark Heyck and the territorial Minister responsible for Homelessness Carolyn Cochrane. It contains 11 recommendations to improve the lives of people homeless on our downtown streets, and our citizens using and living in the downtown. Good work everyone.

 

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I visited with United Way board and staff (left to right) Simon Whitehouse, Jacq Brasseur and David Connelly during the kick off of the annual fund raising campaign.
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Yellowknife MLAs hosted the summer barbeque at the Baker Centre. I helped serve lunch and am here with (left to right) Hugh Wetmore, Patty Jasper and Pat McMillin.
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The Yellowknife Women’s Society is delivering the first phase of the Housing First project aimed at providing residences for chronically homeless people. The Women’s Society is delivering the program through the current location of the Centre for Northern Families, with funding from the City of Yellowknife and the federal and territorial governments. I met with (left to right) Society Executive Director Bree Denning and Board Chair Anusa Sivalingam.
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I toured the site of the new hospital with my fellow MLAs (left to right) Caroline Cochrane, Alfred Moses, Health Minister Glen Abernethy and Julie Green. We all signed a steel beam that will be built into the new facility. Hospital construction is expected to be completed by December 2018.
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I road my bike in the annual Canada Day parade, which was a great success. Next year is Canada’s 150th anniversary. I invite constituents to contact me with information about their Canada 150 projects, to see what support I can offer.
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I attended the federal government consultation of climate change and met with federal environment minister Catherine McKenna. More than 100 people attended to share their ideas on action to meet Canada’s international commitments for reducing greenhouse has production.
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The Yellowknife Food Charter was launched at public reception January 15. I joined (left to right) Food Charter Co-ordinator Tracey Williams, Yellowknife Mayor Mark Heyck, and Yellowknife Farmers Market President France Benoit at the celebrations.
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Members of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment met in Hay River to develop strategy for committee business. Attending were (left to right) MLA committee members Cory Vanthuyne, RJ Simpson, Kieron Testart, me,and Daniel McNeely. Brad Mapes (front, seated) attended to brief members on his Aurora Wood Pellets manufacturing plant proposal.
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I helped coordinate a meeting of Yellowknife MLAs with the Commission scolaire francophone Territoires du Nord-Ouest. Left to right are Yellowknife North MLA Cory Vanthuyne, Great Slave MLA Glen Abernethy, CCSFTNO Superintendent Yvonne Careen, me, and CSFTNO Chair Simon Cloutier.
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I joined supporters of NWT Citizens for Midwifery when they demonstrated in front of the Legislature during the winter session. I’m pressing for action on finally delivering the promised program.