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September 17, 2014
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 17, 2014) – New data released today by the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) confirms that actions the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is undertaking to support the healthy development of children in the NWT are focused on areas of greatest need. The information was collected over three years using the Early Development Instrument (EDI), a standardized method of measuring readiness to learn that is used across Canada and in several other countries.

September 12, 2014
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YELLOWKNIFE (September 12, 2014) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (NWT) released the 2013 student attendance and Alberta Achievement Tests results today. The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) uses this information to measure the success of the territory’s education system and to ensure ECE is making the best use of resources to provide quality education for all students in the territory.

August 12, 2014
News Releases

The attached news release is being redistributed on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada.

July 3, 2014
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (July 3, 2014) – The delivery of funding to filmmakers in the Northwest Territories has been improved to better reflect the stages through which a film is developed, thanks to revised Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) film funding contribution guidelines.

June 13, 2014
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 13, 2014) – National Tourism Week in Canada takes place June 16-20 this year and NWT residents are invited to take part in events across the territory. Tourism is the greatest renewable resource in the NWT and contributes $100 million to the economy each year.

June 9, 2014
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YELLOWKNIFE (June 9, 2014) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay announced the new Mining Incentive Program in the Northwest Territories today.

The Mining Incentive Program (MIP) will provide funds to eligible prospectors and mining exploration companies that are already engaged in mining exploration projects or proposing new projects in the NWT.

June 5, 2014
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 5, 2014) – The Northwest Territories Economic Outlook 2014-15 shows record economic growth in the Northwest Territories by 2017, mainly due to the development of new mines, infrastructure, tourism and a renewed interest in oil and gas.

June 4, 2014
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YELLOWKNIFE (June 4, 2014) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty yesterday provided information to the Legislative Assembly about the planned implementation of Junior Kindergarten across the Northwest Territories over the next three years.

April 16, 2014
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (April 16, 2014) – A report completed by the Lifesaving Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories (NWT) has been released today and outlines possible supervision options for the beaches at Fred Henne and Hay River Territorial Parks.

April 11, 2014
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (April 11, 2014) – People eager to book camping spots online will have a new, user friendly website to make the booking process smoother when www.nwtparks.ca opens for reservations on April 15, 2014.

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