Northwest Territories Premier Appoints Hon. Katrina Nokleby as New Minister of Infrastructure
November 08, 2019 | Category:
Yellowknife, November 8, 2019 – Newly elected Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane announced portfolios for new cabinet ministers effective today. “We are all looking forward to working together to deliver the change that NWT voters demanded with a progressive and balanced agenda on behalf of all residents of this territory,” said Cochrane.
Hon. Katrina Nokleby (MLA for Great Slave) was appointed Minister of Infrastructure, Industry, Tourism and Investment, as well as Minister Responsible for the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission.
Minister Nokleby was elected to the 19th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly as the Member representing Great Slave. She was a Councilor for the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists and was the President (2015-2017) and Secretary (2012-2014) of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies in the Northwest Territories.
WESTAC thanks former Minister of Infrastructure Hon. Wally Schumann for his unique insights and contribution.
In addition to a new cabinet, changes have been made to senior management. Dr. Joe Dragon has been appointed Deputy Minister of Infrastructure. Dr. Dragon joins the infrastructure portfolio after three years as Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources.
Hon. Katrina Nokleby Biography:
Katrina Nokleby was elected to the 19th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly as the Member representing Great Slave. She was a Councilor for Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists and was the President (2015-2017) and Secretary (2012-2014) of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies in the Northwest Territories. Ms. Nokleby has a Bachelor of Applied Science as a Geological Engineer.
Ms. Nokleby was born in Matsqui, BC and currently resides in the Great Slave riding in Yellowknife, NWT. Prior to moving to Yellowknife, Ms. Nokleby taught English overseas in South Korea for three one-year contracts. She used the time between work terms to travel within Asia including Cambodia, Japan, and China.
Since 2006, Ms. Nokleby has worked in Yellowknife as a consultant in the environmental, earthworks, and ice engineering fields where she travelled extensively to sites throughout the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon.
Ms. Nokleby has been a leader with the Girl Guides of Canada since 2007, was the Director of YWCA NWT from 2015-2019, and has volunteered at a variety of local events in Yellowknife like Folk on the Rocks, Pride, North Slave Métis Fish Fry, Long John Jamboree, etc. Ms. Nokleby enjoys travel, playing soccer and slow-pitch, board games and crosswords.
The Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC) is a council of organizations in the transportation sector represented by senior decision-makers. WESTAC’s members span all aspects of freight transportation in Canada. They include carriers and logistics providers, ports and terminals, shippers, labour unions, and the three levels of government. Members represent a significant share of the western Canadian economy. We focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada’s freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable and competitive.