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I’ve received my first and second shots of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19.  Yellowknifers have responded to the call to get vaccinated against COVID 19. Vaccine statistics are available on a public dashboard on the GNWT’s COVID 19 page, just google “nwt covid dashboard”.  I’m urging everyone to get vaccinated: when vaccination rates go up, restrictions will come down. 

MLAs (left to right) Caitlin Cleveland, Katrina Nokleby and I joined Curatorial Assistant Susan Irving and Museum Collections Curator Scott Marsden for a behind-the-scenes look at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.  The museum will be reviewing its revenue operations in the next year, and there’ll be opportunities for public input.

I joined the the big buddy Tony Foliot on a frosty day for a reading from his latest book of poetry, Liar, Liar, Versifier. Yellowknife MLAs contributed $3,500 to the Snow Buddy’s Winter Garden in this year of COVID-reduced operations.

I joined Kevin Bolstad for “Under Northern Skies”, his first solo exhibit in Yellowknife. Kevin’s art celebrates the freedom of living in a small capital city that touches the edges of the wilderness.  Entrepreneur-artists make an important contribution to diversifying our economy and growing our cultural industries.    

Elaine Keenan Bengts was given a send-off to retirement at the Legislative Assembly after serving since 1997 as the NWT’s Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Members of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and the Environment took a tour of the many local businesses located in Yellowknife’s Kam Lake Industrial Sub-division.

I am a member of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment.  Our committee met in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk during August and reviewed priorities and progress on the economic and environmental issues in the government mandate.

Caucus met for its annual business retreat at the Salt River First Nation Business and Conference Centre August 21 to 24.   Members discussed ways to improve collaboration, and reviewed such matters as GNWT’s response to COVID-19;  our consensus government protocols; and next steps in devolution.
My spouse Suzette and I enjoyed the special sites of the last Snow King Winter Festival.
The last Seniors Christmas Tea took place in December 2019.
MLAs met with NWT Disabilities Council Executive Director Liz McKee to discuss the wide operations of the advocacy group.
MLAs and Legislative Assembly staff squared off NWT media in a pick up hockey game.
NWT Commissioner Margaret Thom swore me in for my second term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Frame Lake.
All new members of the 19th Assembly gathered for a photo after their swearing in.
I visited the Inuvik Greenhouse during my visit to Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk with the Standig Committee on Economic Development and the Environment.
Members joined in a drum dance in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly, performed by the Inuvialuit Drummers.
Yellowknife MLAs met early in the term with the Mayor and Council of the City of Yellowknife.
I always enjoy the Christmas readings with elementary school students.

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Ryan Fequet received the 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Award in the Individual Category. Since 2007, Ryan has served on the boards of NWT Soccer, Canada Soccer, the YK Adult Soccer League, Sport North, YK Slopitch, Folk on the Rocks and the Ravenscourt Condo Board. He is estimated to have contributed 6,800 hours of volunteer service, or two hours of volunteering a day for 10 years.

I attended the reception of the Fédération nationale des conseils scolaires francophones pour son implication dans l’éducation francophone, with Education Minister Alfred Moses, Marie Wilson and her granddaughter. I am enormously proud that my wife Suzette Montreuil won a national award in recognition of her lifelong promotion of the French language.

I attended the launch of the Yellowknife Homelessness Roadmap Action Plan at City Hall. The plan was developed under the leadership of Mayor Mark Heyck and the territorial Minister responsible for Homelessness Carolyn Cochrane. It contains 11 recommendations to improve the lives of people homeless on our downtown streets, and our citizens using and living in the downtown. Good work everyone.

I visited with United Way board and staff (left to right) Simon Whitehouse, Jacq Brasseur and David Connelly during the kick off of the annual fund raising campaign.

I toured the site of the new hospital with my fellow MLAs (left to right) Caroline Cochrane, Alfred Moses, Health Minister Glen Abernethy and Julie Green. We all signed a steel beam that will be built into the new facility. The new Stanton Territorial Hospital opened on May 26, 2019.

I road my bike in the annual Canada Day parade, which was a great success. Next year is Canada’s 150th anniversary. I invite constituents to contact me with information about their Canada 150 projects, to see what support I can offer.

I attended the federal government consultation of climate change and met with federal environment minister Catherine McKenna. More than 100 people attended to share their ideas on action to meet Canada’s international commitments for reducing greenhouse has production.

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The Yellowknife Food Charter was launched at public reception January 15. I joined (left to right) Food Charter Co-ordinator Tracey Williams, Yellowknife Mayor Mark Heyck, and Yellowknife Farmers Market President France Benoit at the celebrations.

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Members of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment met in Hay River to develop strategy for committee business. Attending were (left to right) MLA committee members Cory Vanthuyne, RJ Simpson, Kieron Testart, me,and Daniel McNeely. Brad Mapes (front, seated) attended to brief members on his Aurora Wood Pellets manufacturing plant proposal.

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I helped coordinate a meeting of Yellowknife MLAs with the Commission scolaire francophone Territoires du Nord-Ouest. Left to right are Yellowknife North MLA Cory Vanthuyne, Great Slave MLA Glen Abernethy, CCSFTNO Superintendent Yvonne Careen, me, and CSFTNO Chair Simon Cloutier.