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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A boost to federal health transfers wouldn’t be enough for N.W.T., says Premier Cochrane

July 14, 2022

CBC North - ...at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press) Staff shortages adding to health care costs, says MLA Lesa Semmler, MLA for Inuvik Twin Lakes, worked as a nurse, and in other health care roles, in the N.W.T. for 17 years. She said ongoing health staff shortages...

What’s happening at Inuvik’s shelters, and why it matters

June 22, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...shelter for the summer months. Housing NWT said while it was not its decision to close the shelter, the agency would use the time to train staff. Lesa Semmler, right, and Caitlin Cleveland at a meeting about housing and homelessness in Inuvik. Ollie Williams/Cabin Radio A month later, Inuvik Twin Lakes...

For some people, the dirtiest word in housing is ‘policy’

June 14, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...they uttered with unique distaste. Ellen Smith’s story is an example. Now in her seventies, she told a committee led by Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler: “I applied to housing. Denied three times.” The reason why? “Policy.” Susan Peffer told the meeting: “Policy is harmful. It’s harming...

N.W.T. MLAs call for improvements to mental health and addiction services

June 3, 2022

CBC North - ...and dignified way." During Thursday's briefing, Semmler emphasized the need to support youth. (Mario De Ciccio/Radio-Canada) During the briefing, Lesa Semmler, MLA for Inuvik Twin Lakes, focused primarily on Indigenous youth struggling with homelessness, mental health and addictions. She says that many do...

MLAs question progress on NWT highway work

June 1, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...Northwest Territories MLAs are seeking improvements to the territory’s highways to better serve residents. In the legislature last week, Lesa Semmler, the MLA for Inuvik Twin Lakes, called for improvements to the Dempster Highway – known as one of Canada’s most difficult highways – particularly on...

Ottawa will step in to address $40M Inuvik Airport funding hole

May 6, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...because the budget – initially set at $150 million, paid for by the Department of National Defence – had come in far higher than expected. Lesa Semmler, the MLA for Inuvik Twin Lakes, said the gap was $40 million. The territory said at the time it was “evaluating options that will allow this...

To what extent does Russia present a real threat to Canada’s Arctic?

April 27, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...fines over the flight, the two Russians aboard were headed to Nunavut for an Arctic overland expedition.) The following day, Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler asked if Premier Caroline Cochrane expected an increased military presence in the territory, noting Inuvik has the northernmost military base in the...

N.W.T. government passes budget with opposition from 6 MLAs

April 5, 2022

CBC North - ...her vote against the budget in solidarity. The budget got support from Cochrane, Yellowknife South MLA Caroline Wawzonek, Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler, Yellowknife Centre MLA Julie Green, Yellowknife North MLA Rylund Johnson, Nahendeh MLA Shane Thompson, Sahtu MLA Paulie Chinna, Inuvik Boot Lake...

MLAs renew push to jump-start delayed Inuvik runway work

April 5, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...by the Department of National Defence but managed in part by the territorial government, is currently on hold. According to Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler, work has been paused while the parties involved try to account for a detailed engineering budget that came in “approximately $40 million higher...

NWT budget passes but MLAs from smaller communities vote no

April 4, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...the budget bill by Yellowknife North’s Rylund Johnson, Frame Lake MLA Kevin O’Reilly, Kam Lake’s Caitlin Cleveland and Inuvik Twin Lakes’ Lesa Semmler. (Nunakput’s Jackie Jacobson, who has been absent from the legislature since February, did not take part.) A third of the legislature’s voting...

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