December 2, 2021

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Ten-year capital plan presented but pointed questions linger on MACA funding

Town of Hay River council got its first glimpse of the municipality’s draft plans for capital spending this week but officials cautioned that underfunding from the territorial government still has to be addressed.

“We took the approach of trying to identify what is a need, but really it points to a picture of saying … that we are continuing to be underfunded by (the GNWT Department of Municipal and Community Affairs) MACA,” said senior administrative officer Glenn Smith. “There is a higher reliance on finding those contribution dollars, those third party dollars. Without them we simply cannot proceed with many projects.”

Ten-year capital plan presented but pointed questions linger on MACA funding