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January 29, 2019
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Fortune Minerals signed a Socio-Economic Agreement (SEA) this morning at event that took place during AME Roundup in Vancouver. 

The SEA will see Northwest Territories residents benefit from the construction and operation of the proposed NICO mine. It provides targets for local employment, local business spending, education and training. It also lays out the GNWT's commitment to provide a healthy, trained workforce from which Fortune Minerals can draw to reach those employment targets. 

Ottawa – January 22, 2019
News Releases

The opioid crisis continues to devastate individuals, families and communities across the country. Without increased access to effective, evidence-based treatment options, people will continue to be at risk for overdose.

Yellowknife – January 17, 2019
Communiqué

The Honourable Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), met with territorial education leaders on January 9, 2019 to continue discussion on improving the education system. Leaders from all regions of the Northwest Territories gathered to review progress to date and plan for future work.

Yellowknife – January 4, 2019
News Releases

The results from a geotechnical study contracted by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) on the École J.H. Sissons School site have been received. The study concluded that the original site, where the school currently stands, is the most viable and stable location for both current and future use. The Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), Caroline Cochrane, has accepted this recommendation. Both the recommendation and the decision have been conveyed to the board.

 

Yellowknife – November 22, 2018
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), in partnership with the Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) released details today on the $9.12 million in new funding for AEA over the next four years, as well as announced changes to funding for solar projects in hydropower communities across the NWT.

Both announcements are in response to the Arctic Energy Alliance Program and Service Review that was commissioned last year.

Yellowknife – November 22, 2018
News Releases

Population surveys carried out this summer by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on the Bathurst and Bluenose-East caribou herds show caribou numbers continue to decline significantly.

Surveys done in June 2018 indicate the number of animals in the Bathurst herd has dropped from about 20,000 in 2015 to approximately 8,200 in 2018. At its peak in 1986, the size of the herd was estimated at more than 470,000 caribou. The Bluenose-East herd has also declined from approximately 39,000 animals in 2015 to roughly 19,300 caribou.

September 10, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on September 10, 2018

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Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today on elements that you may want to consider in your report on new relationships between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

The Government of the Northwest Territories can only be effective if it is responsive to the needs of our population, which is about fifty percent Indigenous as a whole. 

August 28, 2018
News Releases

NORMAN WELLS (August 28, 2018) – Residents of the Sahtú celebrated the official opening of the Sahtú Got'iné Regional Health and Social Services Centre and Sahtú Dene Nechá Kǫ́ Long Term Care Facility on Monday, August 27 in Norman Wells. 

July 11, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (July 11, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is releasing its planned approach to implementing carbon pricing in the Northwest Territories (NWT). The made in the North approach balances implementing carbon pricing as a tool to incent behaviors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), with investments in initiatives and programs that lead to greater use of renewable and cleaners fuels, while ensuring that we minimize impacts on the cost of living and doing business in the NWT.

June 28, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 28, 2018) – The Department of Health and Social Services would like to inform residents of the Northwest Territories that, on May 9, 2018, a laptop that contained health information was stolen from a locked vehicle in the Ottawa area. The information was collected under the Public Health Act and contained patient names, health care card numbers, dates of birth, health diseases/conditions, and communities of residence. Although the device had strong password protection, the device was not encrypted.

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