This is page numbers 549 - 580 of the Hansard for the 12th Assembly, 6th Session. The original version can be accessed on the Legislative Assembly's website or by contacting the Legislative Assembly Library. The word of the day was housing.

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Return To Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Madam Speaker. The Member's statement is correct, there is a problem with fresh water in Coppermine. Coppermine has been without water, to my understanding, but they do have fresh water again since this morning. The high tide brings salt water in and the pump house is too close to the mouth of the river; that seems to create a problem.

I will commit to the Member that I will work with the Minister of MACA to try to solve this problem as soon as possible. In the interim, the hamlet of Coppermine has been supplied with portable water pumps and hoses in case this problem continues. Thank you.

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Supplementary, Mr. Ng.

Supplementary To Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
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Kelvin Ng Kitikmeot

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I understand there is a back-up portable pump system in the community and Public Works has undertaken to use it. But my understanding, from talking to people in the community, is that it is ineffective. I would like to ask the Minister if he's aware of that situation and if he could address it. Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Public Works and Services, Mr. Morin.

Further Return To Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Madam Speaker. The information I have is that Public Works and Services does have a pump and hoses, the necessary equipment to get fresh water into the community now. If it is ineffective, I will move immediately to try to make it effective, so the community is supplied with fresh water. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Ng.

Supplementary To Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
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Kelvin Ng Kitikmeot

I understand and appreciate that the back-up system will address the immediate needs. In the long-term though, have the problems with the design and location of the existing facility been assessed by his department? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Minister of Public Works and Services, Mr. Morin.

Further Return To Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I don't know exactly what Public Works has done with MACA and the community to address the situation. We all know that communities do need a fresh water supply; it is one of the most important things in a community. We will work with the

Minister of MACA and the community of Coppermine to try to address the problem as soon as possible. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
Question 260-12(6): Problems With Coppermine's Water Supply
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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. The honourable Member for Inuvik, Mr. Koe.

Question 261-12(6): Notification Of Awg 1998 Site Selection
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Fred Koe Inuvik

Mahsi, Madam Speaker. Yesterday, the people of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon were notified, through CBC Radio from Whitehorse, about the decision to award the 1998 Arctic Winter Games to Yellowknife. This information was relayed through the radio by Gerry Thicke from Whitehorse. Gerry is seemingly the spokesperson for the international Arctic Winter Games bid committee.

I have a question for the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs. Since this government is one of the biggest financial contributors to the Arctic Winter Games, was this government, through the Minister's office, given any written notification of the decision made by the Arctic Winter Games International Bid Committee?

Question 261-12(6): Notification Of Awg 1998 Site Selection
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Ms. Mike.

Return To Question 261-12(6): Notification Of Awg 1998 Site Selection
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Rebecca Mike Baffin Central

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I am not aware if the government was made aware, through written documentation, that our representatives would not participate in this process. Thank you.

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Supplementary, Mr. Koe.

Supplementary To Question 261-12(6): Notification Of Awg 1998 Site Selection
Question 261-12(6): Notification Of Awg 1998 Site Selection
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Fred Koe Inuvik

I wasn't asking whether or not our representatives, GNWT appointees, participated. I was just wondering if we received any written notification of the decision. My supplementary is, to your understanding, was any written notification of the decision given to the Northwest Territories' representatives on the international committee. Yesterday, you stated that these representatives were appointed by this government. Were they given any written notification of the decision made by the international bid committee?