Lesa Semmler

Lesa Semmler

Phone: (867) 620-0958
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Lesa Semmler

Candidate in the Inuvik Twin Lakes Inuvik race.

Lesa can be reached at semmlerl@hotmail.com, or by calling (867) 620-0958.

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Inuvik’s shelters set to reopen after declaration of outbreak

October 15, 2021

Cabin Radio - ...shelters in Inuvik being closed, so we’ll have to look into that and make sure that we have services for other people.” Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler told News North on Thursday she had contacted housing minister Paulie Chinna and the premier to try to get answers about what the homeless...

Covid-19 exposure notifications listed for Inuvik

October 14, 2021

NNSL Media - ...both shelters in Inuvik being closed, so we’ll have to look into that and make sure we have services for other people. Inuvik-Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler told Inuvik Drum she has contacted Housing Minister Paulie Chinna about the closure and has now also written the premier. Snow has been falling...

Inuvik warming centre reopens as temperatures begin to drop

September 17, 2021

CBC North - ...Chinna committed to sending NWT Housing Corporation staff to the centre to offer assistance to the board and employees, after Inuvik-Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler raised the issue in the Legislative Assembly. Kasook said the other shelter in Inuvik is currently at capacity, so people needing a place to stay...

Inuvik Mayor Natasha Kulikowski won’t seek second term

August 11, 2021

NNSL Media - ...24 and Fort McPherson Aug. 26 and 27. Kulikowski said most of today’s women leaders in the territory, including Premier Caroline Cochrane and MLA Lesa Semmler, had taken the workshop and the results speak for themselves. She advised the next mayor to be open to communication from residents, government,...

Staffing woes limit critical healthcare delivery, says Northwest Territories health minister

August 10, 2021

NNSL Media - ...checked, something that is devastating to both patients and staff.” Yellowknifer left messages with MLAs Caitlin Cleveland, Kevin O’Reilly and Lesa Semmler but did not receive a response by...

Yk streets filled as community honours children found in Kamloops

June 4, 2021

Cabin Radio - ...whether we are Indigenous or not. “We’re going to help you be proud of the people we come from.” From right to left: Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler, Great Slave Lake MLA Katrina Nokleby, Premier Caroline Cochrane, and infrastructure minister Diane Archie attended Friday’s march. Meaghan...

MLA calls for government to play larger role in NWT shelters

June 4, 2021

Cabin Radio - ...the legislative sitting that wrapped up on Friday, Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler drew repeated attention to burnout on the volunteer board of the Inuvik warming shelter. The shelter has faced operational challenges in recent years, from difficulties securing a lease to accommodating social...

MLA calls for independent investigation into nurse complaints

June 4, 2021

Cabin Radio - ...in the NWT. The nurses said unfair policies and mistreatment at the Yellowknife hospital are affecting morale, staff retention, and patient care. Lesa Semmler, a longtime nurse who is now the MLA for Inuvik Twin Lakes, said there have long been additional benefits for locum nurses across the NWT, which she...

MLAs grill Kandola on COVID-19 restrictions

June 4, 2021

NNSL Media - ...“Each of us will need to identify the risks in our current environment and determine the best way to mitigate them.” Inuvik-Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler is worried about risks beyond COVID-19 infections. She said without clear direction on isolation periods before the summer, the territory puts...

NWT now has firm date for new Emerging Wisely: June 9

June 3, 2021

Cabin Radio - ...helping communities to launch campaigns targeting increased vaccination. If some communities lag significantly behind others, Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler asked, “is that going to impede the rest of the territory moving forward in this plan?” She was effectively told yes. Kandola told MLAs: “We...

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