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Completed infrastructure projects boost standard of living in Northwest Territories


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July 4, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Modern and up-to-date community infrastructure helps ensure Canadians live the quality of life that they want and expect. Aimed at improving municipal water systems and providing better community services, two such infrastructure improvement projects have recently been completed in Behchokö, North West Territories.

The first – an improved water treatment plant – involved the installation of a wood pellet boiler heating system. Not only will the new heating system have long-term health benefits for the residents by providing a cleaner energy source for the area, it will also reduce Behchokö’s operating and maintenance costs.

Behchokö is also benefitting from a new community office, located in the Khon Go Cho Complex. The new administrative space includes a large boardroom, five offices, and a public reception area. The 445.9 square-meter community office is now better positioned to support the delivery of services to the residents and to promote economic growth that will help the middle class grow and prosper.

“By working in partnership with every order of government to strengthen communities in the North, we are improving key municipal services and providing residents with safer, more suitable facilities. I am proud to celebrate the completion of these important infrastructure projects, which in total benefited from approximately $2 million in federal funding,” said Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.


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