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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Here’s what N.W.T. constituents want during the pandemic, in MLAs’ own words

April 3, 2020

CBC North - ...all 19 MLAs. Some of them responded and here are their own words — condensed and edited for CBC style. In alphabetical order: Inuvik Twin Lakes, Lesa Semmler People are afraid and they want to know the person [who tested positive for COVID-19]. There are laws [about] privacy. Knowing who it is, is not...

Town and MLA rally Inuvik residents after Covid-19 case

April 2, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...exactly as requested for the 10 days between their return to Inuvik and their positive test. On Thursday morning, Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler told her constituents they were collectively getting their response to Covid-19 right, and must continue. “Inuvik, you have been doing an amazing...

Editorial: Travel in a dangerous time

March 22, 2020

NNSL Media - ...voice carries in Hay River and across the territory. Joining the chorus are the mayors of those above-mentioned communities, Inuvik MLA Lesa Semmler and Nunakput MLA Jackie Jacobson and – for crying out loud – the CEO of NWT Tourism, who says this is not the time for tours. For weeks now the...

Former MLA, residents, politicians try to tamp down tour groups

March 20, 2020

NNSL Media - ...self-isolate for two weeks upon arrival or depart. Domestic tourists have been asked to self-monitor. Communities limited on travel restrictions Lesa Semmler, MLA of Inuvik Twin Lakes, wrote in a social media post March 19 that the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment was speaking to the travel...

Some MLAs skeptical of Taltson Dam expansion

March 20, 2020

NNSL Media - ...and would almost triple the current hydro capacity of the NWT. However, some MLAs were leery of the project’s prospects. Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler was one of them. She wanted to know how she could be sure her constituents would benefit. Even if the project went ahead, she said, “I know that...

‘This is not the time,’ remaining NWT tour operators told

March 20, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...each other during this uncertain time. #nwtpoli — KatrinaNokleby (@KatrinaNokleby) March 19, 2020 Katrina Nokleby is the NWT's tourism minister. Lesa Semmler, the MLA for Inuvik Twin Lakes, said the Department of Industry, Tourism, and Investment had been trying to contact tour groups in the Beaufort...

NWT Power Corp. pulls limiters

March 17, 2020

NNSL Media - ...to travel and other restrictions. Please be assured that we will restore power as quickly as possible,” the release stated. Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler said she was pleased to hear the decision. “If we’re asking (residents) to stay home, we can’t be asking them to stay home without power and...

Northern politicians return to worried constituencies

March 17, 2020

NNSL Media - ...in as an MLA. But a lot of this is unprecedented terrain we’re going into right now,” he said. Another first term member, Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler, said the Beaufort Delta “was already in an economic crunch” but will now take another hit. Small business owners and their employees, she...

NWT’s top doctor advises schools close until after Easter

March 16, 2020

NNSL Media - ...classes from kindergarten to Grade 12. The territorial government had previously refrained from advising schools be closed. Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler and Nunakput MLA Jackie Jacobson both asked about school plans Friday, asking for an extension of students’ spring break, which began for most...

How big is the public housing waitlist in your NWT community?

March 16, 2020

Cabin Radio - ... Some MLAs are certain their constituents have waited for years. "In my community there are people who have been on there six-plus years," said Lesa Semmler, the MLA for Inuvik Twin Lakes. "The people who have been living in our homeless shelter have been there for years and there is no movement where...

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