This is page numbers 19 - 39 of the Hansard for the 13th Assembly, 8th 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 nurses.

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Supplementary To Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is where will these nurse mentors be located in the Northwest Territories? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Roland.

Further Return To Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I do not have that information available at this time. I will provide it to the Members once I have that information. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Supplementary To Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, in assessing the problem of recruitment and retention, what attention was paid to the issue of housing for nurses in the Northwest Territories? I think that everyone knows that during the life of this Assembly, a move was made to sell off government housing units which were used for teachers and nurses. I would like to know what attention was paid to the issue of accommodation in relation to recruitment and retention? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Roland.

Further Return To Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Floyd Roland Inuvik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, there were a number of areas that were looked at through this group that I mentioned in my Minister's statement, and in negotiation with the Union of Northern Workers, Financial Management Board Secretariat and the Department of Health and Social Services and the boards, we looked at the best way of taking these dollars that were given to us and getting the best benefit from those. We believe that we have done that with the proposal that has been accepted and that will be implemented in a marketing supplement.

The areas were looked at as well, I am sure there were a number of areas, one is housing, one was VTAs, a lot of areas were looked at. As you know, the decision of this government early on in the life of this Assembly was made to remove itself from staff housing. We have not looked at going back into that area. That is one of the reasons that it has not been included. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Question 9-13(8): Role Of Nursing Mentors
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Oral questions. Mr. Krutko.

Question 10-13(8): Natural Gas Conversion Project Expansion
Item 6: Oral Questions

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development. It is regarding the Natural Gas Conversion Project in Inuvik. I would like to thank the Minister and his department for helping the Inuvialuit and the Beaufort Delta regions for making this become a reality. I would like to ask the Minister if there is a possibility of expanding the program that he presently is assisting to include the outlying communities in the Mackenzie Delta and especially the communities of Aklavik, Fort McPherson and Tsiigehtchic. Can the Minister see if there is a possibility of also extending the conversion grants to cover the cost to convert to natural gas for diesel fuel? This would allow us to have cleaner burning fuel and also help deal with the problem of the ozone depletion. I would like to ask the Minister, is there a possibility of expanding this program to other communities in the Mackenzie Delta? Thank you.

Question 10-13(8): Natural Gas Conversion Project Expansion
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister of Resource, Wildlife and Economic Development, Mr. Kakfwi.

Return To Question 10-13(8): Natural Gas Conversion Project Expansion
Question 10-13(8): Natural Gas Conversion Project Expansion
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The problem would be the same as it would in other communities, we must ensure that a supply of natural gas could be delivered to the communities at an economical rate. If we could do that, then of course the government would be able then to consider helping with the capital cost of converting to natural gas. My understanding at this time, is that it is not economical to ensure that a supply of natural gas would be available to the other communities in the Mackenzie Delta. Thank you.

Return To Question 10-13(8): Natural Gas Conversion Project Expansion
Question 10-13(8): Natural Gas Conversion Project Expansion
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Krutko.

Supplementary To Question 10-13(8): Natural Gas Conversion Project Expansion
Question 10-13(8): Natural Gas Conversion Project Expansion
Item 6: Oral Questions

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David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to ask the Minister if he would consider looking at the possibility of a study to see what those cost savings will be? We are only talking, in case of transportation cost of driving to Inuvik from Fort McPherson and Tsiigehtchic, which is a two hour drive, in order to require your natural gas either bringing it in by bulk truck. Converting your furnaces to natural gas would be just a matter of converting your fuel system to a natural gas system. Will the Minister consider looking at seeing if that is feasible in light of the pipeline now going into Inuvik and natural gas being sold there? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 10-13(8): Natural Gas Conversion Project Expansion
Question 10-13(8): Natural Gas Conversion Project Expansion
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Kakfwi.

Further Return To Question 10-13(8): Natural Gas Conversion Project Expansion
Question 10-13(8): Natural Gas Conversion Project Expansion
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would be prepared to look at that. Thank you.