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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
News Releases

(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
News Releases

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
News Releases

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
News Releases

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
News Releases

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.

June 12, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(June 12, 2013) - Firstly I’d like to thank the Tsuu T’ina Nation for inviting us onto their traditional land to participate in this year’s Dene Languages Conference . It is always a learning experience to go to other First Nations’ traditional areas to share common cultural interests.

May 30, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (May 30, 2013) – The NWT Economic Opportunities Strategy (EOS) Advisory Panel has completed and delivered its What We Heard Report to the project’s Governance Committee.

As part of the process to develop the Strategy, the panel was tasked with engaging NWT residents and economic stakeholders in a series of discussions to identify regional economic opportunities and challenges.

January 13, 2011
News Releases

January 13, 2011 - The NWT’s results for the 2010 Alberta Achievement Tests (AAT) and Functional Grade Level (FGL) were released today, and the GNWT is taking steps to address the areas of concern.

“The results are important indicators that help us track student performance and the success of the education system in the Northwest Territories,” says the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Jackson Lafferty. “With the results, we are able to spot areas of concern and work to address them.”