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Yellowknife – June 8, 2016
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YELLOWKNIFE (June 8, 2016) – Minister of Public Works and Services Caroline Cochrane tabled the North Slave Resiliency Study during today’s sitting of the Legislative Assembly.

The study was undertaken in response to a commitment in the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Mandate to better use our existing hydroelectric resources by exploring options to respond to low water in the North Slave hydroelectric power system.

May 20, 2016
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YELLOWKNIFE (May 20, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod announced the following changes to the senior ranks of the territorial public service today:

April 25, 2016
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YELLOWKNIFE (APRIL 25, 2016) - The Government of the Northwest Territories is pleased to announce that Med-Response will now play a key role in coordinating Medical extractions. Further, we are pleased our air ambulance provider, ACCESS, will now assist with remote medical extractions of known persons from a known location outside a defined community. This means that injured people in remote locations will now be picked up by fully equipped air ambulances.

April 20, 2016
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YELLOWKNIFE (April 20, 2016) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) released today new labour market information on NWT jobs in demand over the next 15 years. This critical information will help northerners make informed decisions so they may maximize the NWT employment opportunities that are and will be available over the coming years.

April 6, 2016
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Yellowknife, 6 avril 2016 – Le Conseil exécutif a approuvé le cadre de référence de ses huit comités.

Chaque comité du Conseil exécutif aura la responsabilité de fournir une perspective interministérielle sur les enjeux cernés, d’assurer le suivi des initiatives, de coordonner les politiques et d’offrir des recommandations au Conseil exécutif ou au Conseil de gestion financière dans ses champs de responsabilité définis.

Les huit comités du Conseil exécutif sont les suivants :

April 1, 2016
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YELLOWKNIFE (March 31, 2016) - Representatives from the GNWT, Aboriginal governments, communities, non-government organizations and businesses met in Yellowknife this week to continue collaborative efforts to identify and implement effective solutions to combat poverty in the Northwest Territories. They shared success stories, provided updates and set shared priorities for the coming year.

The Roundtable focused on the five pillars from the Anti-Poverty Strategic Framework:

March 16, 2016
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YELLOWKNIFE (March 16, 2016) - Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, today announced funding for 13 projects for municipalities in the Northwest Territories under the Government of Canada’s Small Communities Fund. MP McLeod was joined by Robert McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs for the Northwest Territories.

The Government of Canada remains committed to making historic investments in infrastructure to promote good jobs and clean growth in towns and cities across the country.

March 2, 2016
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YELLOWKNIFE (March 2, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod has issued mandate letters to Cabinet Ministers. Tabled in the Legislative Assembly yesterday, the mandate letters represent the culmination of work undertaken by Members of the 18th Legislative Assembly to establish priorities and a mandate for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the next four years.

March 1, 2016
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YELLOWKNIFE (March 1, 2016) – Minister of Finance Robert C. McLeod tabled a review of revenue options for the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) in the Legislative Assembly today.

The review considers the feasibility of raising additional revenues to help fund rising government expenditures. Revenue sources considered include: taxes on individuals and businesses; other taxes like fuel, tobacco and property taxes, school levies and liquor markups; fees and charges; and resource revenues.

February 29, 2016
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YELLOWKNIFE (February 29, 2016) – The Government of the Northwest Territories continues its planning to meet the future needs of the residents of the Northwest Territories with a review of long-term care released today by Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy.