Communities across the territory are about to get some upgrades.

The Government of the Northwest Territories, along with the Federal Government and the local communities, are investing in public infrastructure.

A total of $96 million will be spread across the Territory.

Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, Michael McLeod, said the development of infrastructure is important for the health and well-being of the people of the Territory.

Infrastructure development is essential to the health and well-being of the people of the Northwest Territories. We are delighted to be working closely with the Government of the Northwest Territories to assist communities as they pursue key infrastructure improvements. [Yesterday’s] announcement will improve the quality of life for our residents, making life easier, healthier, and safer for families living and working in the North.

The Government of Canada will also send a grand total of more than $180 billion over 12 years across the entire country.

According to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Amarjeet Sohi, the goal is to help connect rural and Northern communities.

Public infrastructure connects people, supports job creation, and creates stronger communities. This is why the Government of Canada is providing unprecedented funding for public infrastructure projects that will help grow the economy, as well as promote sustainable development and long-term prosperity in the Northwest Territories and in communities across the country.

A list of the NWT communities receiving the funding can be found here.