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March 17, 2014
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (March 17, 2014) – The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) has been in exploratory discussions with education partners on school utilization in Hay River and Yellowknife since September 2013.

March 4, 2014
News Releases

YELLOWNIFE (March 4, 2014) – Environment and Natural Resources Minister J. Michael Miltenberger has listed the polar bear as a species of special concern and the boreal caribou, Peary caribou and the hairy braya as threatened species in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

February 27, 2014
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (February 27, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod announced today the signing of the Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Resource Revenue Sharing Agreement (RRS) and the Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Agreement on Land and Resource Management by

February 27, 2014
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (February 27, 2014) – The Executive Council of the Northwest Territories has designated Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) David Ramsay as the Regulator of onshore oil and gas activities in the Northwest Territories outside of federal areas and the Inu

February 25, 2014
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (February 25, 2014) – With Junior Kindergarten on the horizon for 29 small communities in the 2014-15 school year, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is making sure the program and investments are meeting the needs of all affected chil

February 13, 2014
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YELLOWKNIFE (February 13, 2014) – The Department of Health and Social Services’ annual Drop the Pop campaign has begun in schools across the NWT. This is the ninth year of the pan-territorial campaign, which is part of the Healthy Choices framework.

February 11, 2014
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (February 11, 2014) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Anti-Poverty Action Plan, tabled yesterday in the Legislative Assembly, describes the commitments the GNWT has made to address the needs of those NWT residents most vulnerable and those

December 16, 2013
News Releases

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 Cli

November 21, 2013
News Releases

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.

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