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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Madam Chair. That's stage 4 of our plans but this is stage 1. Maybe I'll just turn to the Sergeant-at-Arms to give the -- a little more information on that. Thank you.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Thank you. Mr. Thaggard.

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Thagard

Thank you, Madam Chair. So yes, these funds were required to address safety concerns so we wanted to put a focus on bringing folks safely up to the Legislative Assembly from the intersection -- or the entranceway to the capitol site up by Highway 4. We have ongoing O and M funds that we use each year for the roadway and, as the Member's commented previously, there's -- there are some areas of concern with the roadway. But this project is specifically to deal with the safety of moving pedestrians around the capitol site.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Thank you. Member for Great Slave.

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Katrina Nokleby Great Slave

Thank you, Madam Chair. Madam Chair, I'm probably going to steal the Member for Hay River South's question by asking whether or not the Assembly has considered just widening the roadway to include a sidewalk versus creating a separate path. Thank you, Madam Chair.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Thank you. Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Madam Chair. Actually that'll actually cost more to widen the highway -- or the road because we'd have to widen it plus -- plus the sloping and cost for material will be a lot more, and also it's still a bit of a safety concern because you'll only see the lineage during the summer and in the winter, we'll still have that issue of safety. Thank you.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Thank you. Are there any further questions, comments? Member for Frame Lake.

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thanks, Madam Chair. Look, as a dedicated pedestrian/cyclist, even in the winter sometimes, I usually come in from the other end from where I live in Frame Lake. But I've had occasion to walk along that road many times. I've even complained a few times to our staff about how unsafe it is walking along there, particularly when there was construction going on in front of the Assembly when we had the water break and so on. So I do support this expenditure to make sure that we have a safe entrance for pedestrians. And I presume, though, one question, if I could, that this pathway's going to be wide enough for pedestrians and cyclists? Thanks, Madam Chair.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Thank you, Member. Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Madam Chair. It'll actually be the same width of the other walkway which is roughly six feet. So it'll be the exact same. Thank you.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Thank you. Member for Frame Lake.

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Yeah, thanks for that response, and yeah, I support this, as a dedicated pedestrian/cyclist. Thanks, Madam Chair.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Thank you. Are there any further questions, comments? Member for Yellowknife North.

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Rylund Johnson Yellowknife North

Thank you, Madam Chair. I know in this last year we ripped up the road that kind of connects our services to the rest of this city and during that there was some engineering work about possibility of working with the museum and the Department of National Defence and RCMP and the city about some sort of district heating system. I note that that's probably now passed since we completed that work. But can I just get an update on whether that is feasible or whether that is in the future Assembly capital plan? Thank you.