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Yellowknife – February 23, 2021
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Recipients of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award and the NWT Ministerial Literacy Awards were honoured virtually today.

Yellowknife – February 10, 2021
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The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is committed to managing public land responsibly and recognizes that unauthorized occupancy – or “squatting” - is a long-standing land management issue across the NWT.  Today, Minister Shane Thompson announced the Department of Lands’ new approac

Yellowknife – February 1, 2021
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Given the unique and significant impact of COVID-19 on the Northwest Territories economy and labour market, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) has created a streamlined labour market recovery program to support broad sectors of our economy in response to the pandemic.

Yellowknife – January 28, 2021
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The attached is being distributed on behalf of the Gwich’in Tribal Council and the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Yellowknife – January 27, 2021
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The attached is being distributed on behalf of the Sahtu Secretariat Inc. and the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Yellowknife – January 26, 2021
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The attached is being distributed on behalf of the Northwest Territory Métis Nation and the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Yellowknife – January 15, 2021
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Results of water quality monitoring completed by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) indicate that concentrations of some metals and hydrocarbons in the Slave and Hay Rivers were elevated in July, due to unprecedented high flows, but the majority returned to their normal range in A

Yellowknife – December 18, 2020
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In an effort to ensure Santa Claus is able to safely and effectively deliver toys to children in the Northwest Territories (NWT) on December 25, the Government of the Northwest Territories has declared Mr. Claus a seasonal essential worker and granted a four-hour self-isolation exemption.

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