Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, within the wellness recovery centre in Yellowknife, as many may be aware, that there was a large federal announcement for that and right now, the Member is accurate, there are the -- as -- sorry, as there is moving forward on the accessing the land from the city and then for the permits and stuff, and then I guess they'll be -- the plan is to have it -- I think it's 2024, this coming year, to have the RFP go out, so for the building. And then, you know, if everything moves along smoothly, I think it would be hopefully before the end of my term, then we would have this facility, wellness recovery facility open within Yellowknife. But that doesn't take the fact away that we are continuously working with Indigenous governments and that we're trying to work with them on how to provide wellness within each region because that is the message that we heard. We all heard. We heard from Indigenous governments. My department is fully aware of those engagements that need to take place. Myself, as a Minister, is willing to engage with any Indigenous government that wants to, you know, discuss what they vision in their regions. And so, you know, because we say Yellowknife is getting this, you know, I can't -- gladly, as the government, will take money from the federal but it's them to decide where that goes, so. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
Lesa Semmler on Question 47-20(1): Yellowknife Wellness and Recovery Centre
In the Legislative Assembly on February 9th, 2024. See this statement in context.
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