Rocky Simpson

Rocky Simpson

Phone: (867) 875-2881
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Rocky Simpson

Candidate in the Hay River South Hay River race.

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NWT ‘still committed’ to fish plant it currently can’t afford

December 12, 2019

Cabin Radio - ... Cancellation of the tender leaves the fate of the fish plant, a centrepiece of the NWT's strategy to revitalize its fishing industry, in limbo. Rocky Simpson, the Hay River South MLA, raised the plant's future in the legislature on Wednesday. Simpson asked industry minister Katrina Nokleby what would...

MLAs at Metis assembly for the first time in years

December 2, 2019

NNSL Media - ...and Employment Minister R.J. Simpson showed up, along with Thebacha MLA Frieda Martselos, Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh MLA Steve Norn and Hay River South MLA Rocky Simpson. Bailey noted the people at the annual assembly were excited that the territorial representatives could attend and hear their concerns. “Our...

GNWT aims to sell off indebted Hay River MLA’s assets

November 29, 2019

NNSL Media - Land includes nine lots in Hay River and another in Fort Liard. A notice of motion obtained by News/North and dated on Nov. 8 states that BDIC sought “access, valuation and sale” of mortgaged land and personal property in Hay River. The motion states that BDIC wants access to the valuation and sale of secured assets which include work site trailers, and properties on Simpson’s lots. Both the BDIC and Canada Revenue Agency have filed writs of seizure and sale against Simpson, seeking recovery of monies owed. Court documents show realtors have had difficulty getting the full valuation for the properties and assets and that the commercial market in Hay River is slow.

Hay River MLA faces wage garnishment, foreclosed properties

November 29, 2019

CBC North - ...Territories Supreme Court on Nov. 6 calls on the government of the Northwest Territories to withhold a portion of the wages of Hay River MLA Rocky Simpson, forcing him to pay back the NWT Business Development and Investment Corporation (BDIC) after he defaulted on a loan. Meanwhile, the investment...

Indebted Hay River MLA’s work site up for sale

November 20, 2019

NNSL Media - site connected to Rocky Simpson, the heavily indebted MLA for Hay River South, is up for sale. The property, made up of three adjoining lots, is listed with Century 21. The asking price is $699,999 plus GST. The Century 21 listing advises that the Vale Island property “has so much to offer.” NNSL...

Housing corp skirted rules to award contracts to Rocky Simpson’s company: ex-manager

November 5, 2019

NNSL Media - ...numerous red flags when it awarded more than a dozen modular home contracts to an ill-equipped and inexperienced company run by newly-elected MLA Rocky Simpson, a decision that ultimately resulted in the project’s failure. Allan Cleary, a third-generation contractor with decades of experience in the...

R.J. Simpson elected to cabinet

October 28, 2019

NNSL Media - for the premiership was impacted by the controversy that emerged after the territorial election over the financial difficulties of his father, Rocky Simpson, the new MLA for Hay River South. “Nobody brought that up to me, so I can’t say,” said R.J. Simpson. His father owes about $1.8 million to...

Northwest Territories MLAs make their pitches to be premier Friday

October 18, 2019

CBC North - ...fall. (Submitted) R.J. Simpson is the son half of the first father-son duo to serve together in the Northwest Territories legislature. His father, Rocky Simpson, was elected in an upset victory over former cabinet minister Wally Schumann. Like his father, R.J. Simpson is a graduate of law school, though not...

New MLAs report to leg

October 12, 2019

NNSL Media - ...communities was also a common theme from Hay River to Inuvik. “Residents are concerned with the routine absence or shortage of doctors,” said Rocky Simpson, new MLA of Hay River South, noting the issue leads continually to long- waiting times to the risk of patients’ or the pressing need to travel...

EDITORIAL: NWT premier is not the pope

October 11, 2019

NNSL Media - ...outside the capital. That leaves either R.J. Simpson, the acclaimed MLA for Hay River North and son of embattled MLA-elect for Hay River South, Rocky Simpson, who will enter elected office owing nearly $2 million to the GNWT. Or Jackson Lafferty, who was acclaimed in Monfwi for the second time in a row. ...

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