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Delivered on May 31, 2017

Mr. Speaker, our government made a commitment in its mandate to work in partnership with Aboriginal governments on a training program for First Nations governments with municipal-like responsibilities. I am very proud of the work that the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs has done to design and launch a training program to help improve the governance and management capacity of those governments.

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INUVIK (May 12, 2017) – Today, Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, presented the 2017 Northwest Territories Outstanding Volunteer Awards during a ceremony in Inuvik.  These annual awards provide an opportunity to show our appreciation to volunteers and volunteer organizations for their outstanding contributions in communities across the territory.

Recipients of the 2017 NWT Outstanding Volunteer Awards are:

Outstanding Elder Award                 – Sheila O’Kane, Inuvik

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YELLOWKNIFE (May 8, 2017) - On May 10th, 2017 at 1:55 PM, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will issue a live test of NWT Alert Ready, the Northwest Territories public alerting system. Residents may see and hear the public alert test on radio stations and cable networks across the NWT.

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YELLOWKNIFE (April 24, 2017) - Today, the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), Caroline Cochrane, announced the annual call for applications for the 2017 NGO Stabilization Fund.

The NGO Stabilization Fund provides special funding to help NGOs that deliver critical GNWT-funded programs or services to the public to stabilize or develop their capacity to manage programs and services.

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YELLOWKNIFE (March 27, 2017) - Take notice that the Certified Assessment Roll, First Revision (2016 Assessment for 2017 Taxation) for the General Taxation Area of the Northwest Territories (NWT) can be inspected at the office of the Director of Assessment, Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, Government of the Northwest Territories, 5th floor, Northwest Tower, Yellowknife, NWT. 

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Delivered on March 2, 2017

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs was recently the subject of a Performance Audit conducted by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. The audit assessed the Department’s performance as it relates to supporting community governments with the provision of essential services to residents.

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is always looking for ways to improve our programs and services. Given this commitment, we welcome the report and recommendations of the Auditor General.

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Delivered on March 1, 2017

Mr. Speaker, I am very proud of the work that the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs has done as part of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ commitment to education, training and youth development. Today, I would like to provide an update on the progress the Department is making in the area of governance capacity building and support for community governments in the Norwest Territories.

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Mr. Speaker, this government has heard that the people of the Northwest Territories want 9-1-1 and we have listened to them. In his budget address, the Minister of Finance announced that this government plans to implement a territorial-9-1-1 program. Today, I wish to take this opportunity to expand on this important announcement.

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