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Maca says it’s working on solution to Frontier Lodge licensing issues – Cabin Radio

The NWT government says it’s not denying the Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation’s Frontier Lodge a business licence, but it is working with the First Nation to meet territorial regulations.

In a statement on Thursday afternoon, the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (Maca) said it recently met with the owner of the lodge to “explain some of the complexities” associated with licensing remote fishing lodges in the territory.

The department says it is working to find a solution to the issue.

“The safety of residents and visitors to the NWT is our highest priority,” the emailed statement reads, adding the department understands the First Nation’s concerns and the benefits of supporting tourism in the territory.

On Wednesday, the First Nation issued a news release citing its frustration with delays in getting a business licence and liquor licence approved for the lodge.

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