The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to visit the NWT

Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane has issued the following statement on the upcoming Royal Tour:

“We are honoured that Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, have chosen to visit the Northwest Territories in May 2022.

“This visit will provide an opportunity for Northerners to demonstrate their unmatched hospitality and to showcase for the world the rich and diverse cultures, languages, and traditions of our territory.

Premier Cochrane attends Arctic Encounter Symposium

Premier Caroline Cochrane is in Anchorage, Alaska this week for the Arctic Encounters Symposium to discuss shared opportunities and challenges with Arctic leaders and policymakers.

It is an opportunity for the Premier to work closely with other Arctic leaders to increase awareness around Arctic security, economic development, infrastructure development, housing, climate change, and women in leadership.

ECE Minister R.J. Simpson announces appointment of new Aurora College president

Minister R.J. Simpson today announced that Dr. Glenda Vardy Dell will be appointed president of Aurora College, effective April 4, 2022. 

Dr. Vardy Dell has been with Aurora College since 2019 and has served in the roles of senior advisor to the president/interim director of the Center for Teaching and Learning as well as vice president of Education and Training.  Dr. Vardy Dell brings a wealth of experience in the fields of health sciences and post secondary leadership to her new role.

Caroline Cochrane: Arctic Sovereignty

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Mr. Speaker, the current invasion of Ukraine by Russia is a stark reminder of the importance of Arctic Sovereignty. We share a unique border with Russia, the Arctic Ocean. As the Arctic takes a more predominant role on the international stage, we want to ensure that the needs of Northerners remain a priority for Canada. It also means that the aspirations of Northerners be given appropriate attention and that we eliminate the gaps between northern and southern Canadians.

Canada’s Premiers Announce New Award for Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions Care

Canada’s Premiers are pleased to announce the Council of the Federation (COF) Award for Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions Care.

Presented in each province and territory for an initiative that positively impacts mental health and addictions care, this new Award will recognize and support one individual or organization from each jurisdiction that excels in the field.

GNWT eases pandemic restrictions as it moves towards ending the Public Health Emergency

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is making changes to current Public Health Orders that will ease restrictions in the Northwest Territories. 

As of March 1, 2022, travel requirements for self-isolation will be reduced,  gathering restrictions will end, as well as the Proof of Vaccine (PVC) Program for businesses.