N.W.T. legions get $32,500 in federal funding

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The federal government is giving almost $11,000 to each of the Yellowknife, Hay River, and Fort Smith Royal Canadian Legions.

The combined $32,500 will go toward supplementing operational costs to help the facilities continue to provide support for veterans.

The money comes from a federal fund that seeks to protect jobs and create emergency support to help businesses survive during the pandemic.

“Royal Canadian Legion branches have supported veterans, their families, and their communities for generations,” N.W.T. MP Michael McLeod is quoted as saying.

“Our government is helping branches continue to provide their important services here in the N.W.T. and across the country.”

Sarah Sibley, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Cabin Radio