GNWT ON THE AIR

 

On the Air is your regular GNWT podcast. We talk about the things your government is doing in your community and throughout the territory. Download the show from this website or subscribe to our podcast to have the show delivered directly to you. New stories are posted regularly.

 

 

March 10, 2014 - Creating Northern Wealth through Devolution

When the GNWT gains responsibility for most of the public lands, waters and resources within its borders on April 1, it will be able to collect resource revenues.

Like people who live in the provinces and Yukon, NWT residents will be able to set their own priorities for development and environmental protection: we won't rely on the federal government to make these decisions. The Land Use and Sustainability Framework will guide decision-making and sets out how the GNWT will carry out its new roles and responsibilities in the public interest.

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February 20, 2014

April 1, 2014 will be an important date for the Northwest Territories. On that day, the territorial government will gain responsibility for managing public lands and resources within its borders, an important step in its political evolution.

Since Canada was created in the 19th century, the federal government has been responsible for managing public lands in the Northwest Territories. Over the years, provinces were created with their own responsbilities for managing resources within their borders, and similar responsibilities were devolved to the Yukon Territorial Government. Now it is the Northwest Territories' turn to take on province-like authority for managing lands and resources.

Northerners have always seen this as an important goal, because it includes the ability to make decisions about how to protect the NWT environment and develop the economy. Clear rules and expectations are critical for sustainable land use and responsible reource development, and northerners want more control over the way land is managed.

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February 7, 2014

The Northwest Territories' transportation system is famous, partly because of its winter roads. Each year, crews fan out across the territory to build roads on ice and frozen tundra. They start by plowing the path of the road, removing the insulating snow. Then they build layers of hard-packed snow or ice into hundreds of kilometers of highway that can handle the largest trucks.

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