Rocky Simpson

Rocky Simpson

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Rocky Simpson

Candidate in the Hay River South Hay River race.

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NWT providing more cash for flood damage and mitigation

June 28, 2022

Cabin Radio - MLAs in Hay River on Monday night. “Now people are getting excited about the next step, which is, where’s the money?” Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson told Cabin Radio, explaining residents want to start repairing their homes. “Not everybody has money or resources to cover the cost.” In a...

The mud, and the cost, linger over Hay River following the flood

June 1, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...government has the capacity, resources, and financing to address disasters and should not offload it on the communities,” said Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson. “The cost for the initial response and evacuation, which includes contractors, additional staff, equipment, transportation, and continued...

Auditor general to release report on addictions prevention and recovery services in N.W.T.

May 30, 2022

CBC North - ...and harm reduction programing. No treatment centres in the N.W.T. There are currently no addiction treatment centres within the N.W.T., and Rocky Simpson, MLA for Hay River South, has said he wants that to change. He raised the subject with Julie Green, territorial health minister, in the Legislative...

Improved disaster assistance still ‘an insult,’ says MLA

May 27, 2022

Cabin Radio - ...River South MLA Rocky Simpson is asking when residents in Hay River and the Kátł’odeeche First Nation can expect to see compensation for this month’s flood damage. Simpson raised the issue as the Legislative Assembly reconvened on Thursday. The legislature is sitting for seven days before MLAs embark...

N.W.T. premier ‘heartbroken’ after witnessing aftermath of Hay River flooding

May 25, 2022

CBC North - ...government would consider requesting more assistance from the federal government. "But we'll try to work with what we have," Cochrane said. Rocky Simpson, MLA for Hay River South, said he appreciates that the premier came to his community. "It's one thing, to put a policy out there. But if you don't...

Fuel contamination the next concern in flood-ravaged Hay River

May 20, 2022

CBC North - ...get our lives back on track," he said. On Monday, Premier Caroline Cochrane and Municipal and Community Affairs Minister Shane Thompson and MLAs Rocky Simpson, RJ Simpson and Ron Bonnetrouge will be in Hay River to meet with the community and First Nations leadership to plan the flood recovery. The...

Opinion: Premier’s censorship of MLAs comments an abuse of power, columnist Nancy Vail argues

April 6, 2022

NNSL Media - ...cabinet. She demanded an apology. It was the first of several points of order to come against Semmler and MLA Rylund Johnson from Cochrane and MLA Rocky Simpson, who, along with other MLAs, rose to Semmler’s defense. To his credit, Johnson refused to apologize saying the test is not about someone being...

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

April 5, 2022

CBC North - ... Those negotiations didn't go far enough for Martselos, Monfwi MLA Jane Weyallon Armstrong, Deh Cho MLA Ron Bonnetrouge, Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson, Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh MLA Richard Edjericon and Great Slave MLA Katrina Nokleby, who cast her vote against the budget in solidarity. The budget got...

NWT budget passes but MLAs from smaller communities vote no

April 4, 2022

Cabin Radio - ... Some MLAs from regions outside Yellowknife, however, opposed the budget on grounds of geography rather than philosophy. Hay River South’s Rocky Simpson, Thebacha’s Frieda Martselos, Deh Cho MLA Ron Bonnetrouge, Monfwi MLA Jane Weyallon Armstrong and Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh’s Richard Edjericon voted...

GNWT budget for 2022-23 passes despite opposition from MLAs representing smaller communities

April 2, 2022

NNSL Media - ...Thursday, March 31, eleven members voted in favour of the budget while six members — Jane Weyallon-Armstrong, Ronald Bonnetrouge, Katrina Nokleby, Rocky Simpson, Richard Edjericon and Frieda Martselos — voted against. Much of the opposition came from MLAs representing smaller communities who felt the...

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