Fort Resolution to be placed under administration due to financial difficulties

Minister of MACA Shane Thompson to 'release council from their duties and appoint a Municipal Administrator.'

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The community of Fort Resolution will soon be placed under administration due to “financial and operational difficulties,” according to the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA).

The department made the announcement early on Monday afternoon via a press release.

Under the territory’s Hamlets Act, in placing the community under administration, Minister of MACA Shane Thompson would simultaneously “release council from their duties” after a 30-day consultation period.

“MACA will continue to provide support to the community government through the various programs and services offered by the department,” reads a statement from the department. “The Administrator will be focused on identifying all current issues and developing a plan to provide stability to the community government.”

Monday marks the beginning of the 30-day consultation period before the hamlet is actually placed under administration.

Fort Resolution’s senior administrative officer did not respond to an email requesting comment by time of publication.

This story will be updated as more details become available.

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