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December 16, 2013
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YELLOWKNIFE (December 16, 2013) – Investments in energy efficiency programs,  developing alternative energy systems, and reducing the high cost of energy in the Northwest Territories are highlights of the NWT Energy Action Plan, released today by the Ministerial Energy Coordinating and Climate Change Committee-of-Cabinet (MECC).

November 21, 2013
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YELLOWKNIFE (November 21, 2013) – The new Northwest Territories (NWT) Mineral Development Strategy establishes a comprehensive plan to ensure the long-term growth of a sustainable mining industry that will create jobs and economic opportunities for the people of the NWT.

October 28, 2013
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YELLOWKNIFE (October 28, 2013) – Five Northwest Territories (NWT) residents and organizations were honoured this morning at the third annual Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle Award Ceremony. The event recognizing the important and lasting contributions of those dedicated to the arts and cultures of the North took place in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly.

October 24, 2013
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YELLOWKNIFE (October 24, 2013) – Recommendations to make Fred Henne Territorial Park beach safer have been released by the Lifesaving Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories.  The Lifesaving Society performed a comprehensive aquatic safety audit on the unsupervised waterfront beach and unsupervised boat launch facilities at Fred Henne Territorial Park in July.

October 10, 2013
News Releases

(October 10, 2013) - Good afternoon,

This news release is being distributed on behalf of the Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors.

October 9, 2013
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(October 9, 2013) - Distributed on behalf of the Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors.

For more information, contact:

Damien Healy
Manager, Planning and Communications
Department of Health and Social Services
Tel: (867) 920-8927

October 1, 2013
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YELLOWKNIFE (October 1, 2013) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has completed a redesign of its organizational structure to incorporate the devolving programs and services, Premier Bob McLeod announced today.  Some departments will be receiving significant new functions and new responsibilities as of April 1, 2014. This is when responsibility for managing land, water and resources transfers from the federal to the territorial government, in accordance with the NWT Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement.

July 22, 2013
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This is Drowning Prevention Week in Canada. Residents and visitors are urged to practice water safety while boating, fishing and swimming in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

July 17, 2013
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YELLOWKNIFE (July 17, 2013) – The Northwest Territories (NWT) released the 2012 Alberta Achievement Tests (AAT), Functional Grade Levels (FGL), and attendance results today.

AATs are standardized tests that measure student performance in NWT curriculum in the areas of Language Arts and Mathematics.  Students in grades 3, 6 and 9 write the tests, which provide a snapshot of a student’s performance on one particular day.

June 20, 2013
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YELLOWKNIFE (June 20, 2013) – On June 21, 2013 the Government of the Northwest Territories will officially recognize 414 traditional Gwich'in geographical, or place, names reflecting their land use across the Gwich’in Settlement Area of the NWT.