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Government of the Northwest Territories

Government of the Northwest Territories

March 31, 2015 14:00 ET

Katlodeeche First Nation Celebrates Completion of Wilderness Lodge project

HAY RIVER, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES--(Marketwired - March 31, 2015) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

The governments of Canada and Northwest Territories congratulate the members of the Katlodeeche First Nation on the grand opening of their wilderness lodge in Sandy Creek, Hay River, Northwest Territories.

Located on the banks of Sandy Creek, the new wilderness lodge is equipped with community administrative areas, council chambers and community meeting space. It will be used to host conferences, as a gathering place for the community, and possibly as an educational facility for schoolchildren.

This infrastructure project will help the community, located east of Hay River, to attract tourists, and will serve as meeting space for surrounding communities, which could provide spin off economic benefits for businesses in the community.

Quick Facts

  • The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories jointly committed $1.027 million towards total eligible costs for this initiative, under the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund.
  • The NWT portion was provided to the Katlodeeche First Nation through the Government of the Northwest Territories Community Public Infrastructure funding program.
  • The Provincial-Territorial Base Fund is part of the 2007 Building Canada Plan and is designed to address core infrastructure priorities in each jurisdiction.


"Our Government's support for public infrastructure has never been stronger. We are proud to work with the Government of the Northwest Territories to support important public infrastructure projects, such as the Wilderness Lodge project. Initiatives such as this are creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong and prosperous communities across the North."

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq
Minister of the Environment,
Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency,
Minister for the Arctic Council, Regional Minister for the North and
Member of Parliament for Nunavut

"Supporting community governments in their efforts to construct infrastructure that meets local needs is building sustainable, vibrant, and safe communities. By working with our partners at the Government of Canada and the community government level we are seeing great results. This facility is a fine example of the value of these partnerships."

The Honourable Robert C. McLeod
Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs,
Minister of Lands,
Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation and
Minister Responsible for Homelessness and Youth

"Our Band was happy to have been granted the Building Canada Funding. This building will give pride to our membership for years down the road."

Chief Roy Fabian
Chief, Katlodeeche First Nation

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec

    David Maguire
    Municipal and Community Affairs
    Government of the Northwest Territories

    Infrastructure Canada
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154