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Another milestone reached for Mackenzie Valley Highway

* Once all PDRs are completed for highway sections, the environmental review phase can begin * Another step forward has been solidified for the Mackenzie Valley Highway project. On Monday, the Project Description Report for construction in the Gwich’in settlement area was presented to Transportation Minister Michael McLeod by Gwich’in Tribal Council President Richard Nerysoo.

Federal budget slots $150 million for Mackenzie Highway

The Conservative Government tabled the federal budget last Monday, and a key priority of the 16th Legislative Assembly is included. The Canadian government has committed to spend $30 million per year over the next five years to advance the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk segment of the Mackenzie Valley Highway. NWT Premier Floyd Roland said that the […]

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Deh Cho Bridge completion date still uncertain, DOT

Completion of the Deh Cho Bridge could be delayed further according to the minister of Transportation. Michael McLeod addressed the Legislative Assembly on Friday saying that the bridge contractor, Ruskin Construction Ltd., has “indicated that completion could be delayed.” He said that the north end is completed and the contractor is currently working on the […]

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Pipeline receives final regulatory approval

The proposed Mackenzie Gas Project cleared another major hurdle last week after receiving the final go-ahead from both the federal cabinet and the National Energy Board. “Having received approval from the federal cabinet the National Energy Board has issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the 1,196-kilometre long Mackenzie Valley Pipeline, part of […]

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Deh Cho Bridge construction faces additional delay

$182 million bridge’s southern truss won’t be launched until after breakup at the earliest

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Erosion issues on Highway 2 to be addressed this summer

Erosion on a section of Highway 2 between Hay River and Enterprise will be addressed sometime this summer, Northwest Territories Minister of Transportation Michael McLeod said last week. Under questioning from Hay River South MLA Jane Groenewegen on Feb. 9 in the legislative assembly, McLeod said the erosion near that portion of the highway has […]

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Proponents reiterate need for federal support of MGP

The proponents of the Mackenzie Gas Project reiterated the need for federal government support of the 1,200-kilometer natural gas pipeline amid a CBC report the $16.2-billion project could gain cabinet approval as early as this week. “Should we obtain this approval, which would make regulatory approval of the Mackenzie Gas Project final … then our […]

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Pipeline gets go-ahead

In a historic decision, the National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the Mackenzie Gas Project, stating that it believes the $16.2 billion project to be in the public good. “We find that the North and Canada would be better off with the project,” the NEB wrote in its report. “These economic, environmental and social objectives […]

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DeBeers tournament raises over $30,000

Northern corporations gathered on the Hay River Golf Course on Saturday in support of two local organizations with hopes of raising $25,000. The third DeBeers Charity Golf tournament was held to raise funds for the Hay River Hospital Foundation and the Junior Golf program. Approximately $30,000 was raised this year, raising the total funds for […]

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Unity vital to development, says Roland

Premier Floyd Roland spoke to attendees at the 10th Inuvik Petroleum Show last Wednesday, expressing that cooperation and unity of Northern leaders is required for the development of Northern resources. The show took place from June 22 – 24, and brings delegates from across Canada together to discuss the North’s petroleum potential.

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