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  • Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway not behind schedule: DOT
    "Contractors managed to complete just 29 of the 40 kilometres they’d hope to complete on the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway this winter, but the Northwest Territories’ Department of Transportation says the project is not behind schedule...."

Minister's Statement – May 30th, 2014 – Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Update
"Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories has committed to building a strong, prosperous territory and ensuring its benefits are shared in all communities and regions...."

News Release – Construction of Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Well Underway
"With its first construction season over, the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway construction project is well underway...."

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November 4, 2013: 

  • Commissioner’s Opening Address
    “You are strengthening and diversifying the economy by making strategic investments in the infrastructure the Northwest Territories needs to support long-term economic development. Investments like the Deh Cho Bridge, Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway and Mackenzie Valley Fibreoptic Link….”

October 30, 2013: 

  • Minister’s Statement – Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway
    “The Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway is a legacy project of this Government that will help reduce the high cost of living in our most northerly region and will assist in opening up new economic development and tourism opportunities for residents of the Inuvik Region and the Northwest Territories….”

October 29, 2013

September 17, 2013: 

  • Minister Ramsay’s Remarks to Alaska Oil and Gas Conference
    In 2012, work began on a highway from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk towards the Arctic coast. Building a road that heads further north may seem the most logical direction to take, and is yet another step in developing the important elements that will be critical in planning for a strong and vibrant future of the petroleum development industry in the NWT….”

August 26, 2013:

  • Premier McLeod’s Remarks to Energy Mines Ministers Conference
    “Earlier this year, with financial contributions from the federal government, we started work on the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway, part of the planned Mackenzie Valley Highway. When this road is complete, it will provide new exploration and development opportunities and connect our communities to new business opportunities….”

August 20, 2013:

  • Premier McLeod’s Remarks to PM’s Northern tour in Hay River
    “I know the Prime Minister has a great interest in the North and its people. I want to thank him for that and for his ongoing commitment to our region. His personal support for projects like the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway and initiatives like Devolution has been crucial….”

June 19, 2013:

May 30, 2013:

  • Minister’s Statement – ITH Source 177 Upgrade
    “I congratulate the local citizens, contractors and leadership who are helping to make the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway project a reality that will result in long-term employment, training, economic, social, and other benefits….”

March 13, 2013:

  • Minister’s Statement – Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway
    “Constructing the first all-weather highway to the Arctic Ocean will produce substantial benefits at the national, regional, and local levels.  It is the foundation for economic development enabling natural resource exploration and while reinforcing Canadian sovereignty objectives. We fully anticipate receiving returns by way of regional development, training, jobs, and greater economic prosperity through more cost-effective access to communities and resource development opportunities in the Northwest Territories….”

March 12, 2013:

  • News Release – Canada confirms funding for ITH
    “The Government of the Northwest Territories today received confirmation that Canada will provide an additional $50 million in support for the construction of an all-weather highway from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk, raising their total commitment for the project to $200 million….”

February 22, 2013:

  • Minister’s Statement – Mackenzie Valley Highway
    “Mr. Speaker, the northern-most segment of the Mackenzie Valley all-weather highway, the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway, is our first priority for construction. This highway has received much attention recently as the Government of the Northwest Territories approaches some key decision points concerning the next steps for construction of this segment….”

February 8, 2013:

  • Premier’s Statement – NWT Days in Ottawa
    “I had a very productive meeting with the Prime Minister to discuss the importance of concluding a devolution agreement with Canada within the agreed-to time frames, the commitment of the Government of the Northwest Territories to the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway, and the economic potential of the Mackenzie Valley fibre optic link project….”

February 7, 2013:

February 7, 2013:

  • Commissioner’s Opening Address
    “Your government continued to move ahead with plans to begin construction on the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk portion of the Mackenzie Valley Highway, taking part in regulatory hearings held by the Environmental Impact Review Board. The Board released its report last week, supporting the construction of the highway with conditions. The Government of the Northwest Territories looks forward to taking the next steps toward beginning construction on this highway, which will support economic activity in the region now and in the future and help us realize the national dream of a country connected from sea to sea to sea….”

January 31, 2013:

January 30, 2013:

  • News Release EIRB Panel Report Favours ITK project
    “Premier Bob McLeod said the approval is an important step to realizing the benefits from an all-weather road to the Arctic coast. “Completing the Mackenzie Valley Highway from Wrigley to Tuktoyaktuk will benefit the whole territory and drive economic growth in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk,” he said….”

November 5, 2012:

  • Minister Ramsay’s Statement on Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway
    “Mr. Speaker, the highway will be the first all-weather road to the Arctic Ocean producing substantial benefits at the national, regional and local levels.  It will promote tourism and hospitality industries, making Tuktoyaktuk the first Canadian community on the Arctic Coast accessible by an all-weather road….”

October 23, 2012:

October 17, 2012:

  • Premier McLeod’s Sessional Statement
    “We are already working on the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway, funding planning work and participating in environmental review hearings in September.  With the environmental assessment wrapping up in December, we are hopeful that sound project decisions can be made and construction can begin in early 2013….”

October 10, 2012:

  • Premier McLeod’s speech to the Northern Governance and Economy Conference
    “The proposed Mackenzie Valley Highway will realize the long-held goal of connecting Canada from sea to sea to sea. It would open up our communities and help promote the development of a diversified and sustainable economy along its route.  We think this project will benefit the people of the Northwest Territories and have already committed money to begin work on the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk portion of the highway, in partnership with the Government of Canada….”

October 5, 2012:

  • Minister Ramsay’s Speech to Meet the North Conference
  • Slide show presentation
    The most northern section of the Mackenzie Valley Highway, between Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk is the most advanced in the planning process. In the June 2011 budget, Canada included $150 million over five years for the construction of this all-weather link. The federal government described it as ‘a project of national significance’ recognizing its importance to the country’s position on security, sovereignty, and economic development….”

October 4, 2012:

  • Premier McLeod’s Speech to the Meet the North Premiers’ Luncheon
    “We have already committed money in the 2012-13 capital budget to fund work on the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk portion of the highway, in partnership with the Government of Canada. We have also worked with Aboriginal and community governments to prepare project description reports for the remainder of the highway for submission to regulators….”

August 29, 2012:

  • News Release: DOT Recognized for Innovative Management
    “DOT was one of nine national finalists for the IPAC/IBM Award for Innovative Management for its New Aboriginal Engagement Processes for Planning Major Infrastructure Projects. The submission, which was for planning and consultation work required for the Mackenzie Valley Highway Project, came in second overall….”

June 19, 2012:

  • Minister Ramsay’s Speech to the Inuvik Petroleum Show
    “Before I begin, I want to provide an update, as Minister of Transportation,  on another important and related project – the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway.  As you know, our government remains fully committed to this important development, which will connect Canada from coast to coast to coast….

May 24, 2012:

  • Minister Miltenberger’s Budget Address
    “Tomorrow, we will be ready to invest in the big infrastructure projects that will further strengthen and diversify our economy. Projects such as the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk portion of the Mackenzie Valley Highway in partnership with Canada. This 135 kilometre all-weather road is currently undergoing an environmental assessment and when complete will support sustainable economic development and lower the cost of living in the region….”

May 24, 2012:

  • Budget 2012-2013 Highlights
    “The GNWT’s fiscal strategy will provide flexibility for a larger strategic infrastructure investment plan in two years’ time, including the following priorities: The Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway to support sustainable development in the region, including oil and gas and other resource development, while reducing the cost of living and doing business….”

May 23, 2012: 

  • Commissioner’s Opening Address
    “The government’s infrastructure priorities are laying the ground work for economic expansion that will create benefits for people in all communities and regions, further economic diversification and support Northern businesses. They include preparing for the construction of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk portion of the Mackenzie Highway, and the ongoing planning for the southern stretches of that same road….”

April 3, 2012:

  • Premier McLeod’s Speech to the NWT Chamber of Commerce AGM
    “We have committed money in the 2012-13 capital budget to begin work on the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk portion of the highway, in partnership with the Government of Canada.  We have also worked with Aboriginal and community governments to prepare project description reports for the remainder of the highway for submission to regulators….”

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December 9, 2011: 

Minister Ramsay’s Statement on Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway
“I am pleased to reiterate a confirmation from the Caucus of the 17th Legislative Assembly identifying the Inuvik-Tukoyaktuk Highway segment as a priority project that will help to strengthen and diversify the Northwest Territories (NWT) economy….”

December 7, 2011: 

  • Premier’s Sessional Statement
    “Investments in the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway to help to support sustainable development in the region, including oil and gas, and mining projects and work towards completion of a Mackenzie Valley Highway….”

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