Fort Smith (August 13, 2015) – The contract for the design and construction of the new adult women’s correctional facility in Fort Smith has been awarded to C.A.B. Construction Ltd. of Fort Smith with a winning proposal of just over $23.5 million. The new facility will have capacity for 23 women and will be built on MacDougal Road next to the existing facility for male inmates.
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YELLOWKNIFE (August 4, 2015) – The Fred Henne and Prelude Lake Territorial Parks were buzzing with activity over the August long weekend with events highlighting the GNWT’s commitment to a flourishing tourism industry.
Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories Support NWT Highway Improvements and Community Economic Development Initiatives
Projects will support economic growth in the Northwest Territories
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This technical briefing supplements today’s announcement of a funding partnership between the Governments of the Northwest Territories and Canada to deliver the NWT Highway Capacity Upgrade Project, valued at $96 million.
This afternoon, we heard the Government of Canada is contributing $72 million, that’s 75% of the cost to reconstruct identified sections of the NWT highway.
YELLOWKNIFE (July 10, 2015) - The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has been working collaboratively with Aboriginal governments and is pleased to announce that it has a proposed approach towards the establishment of a Thaidene Nëné territorial park and wildlife conservation areas. The collaborative approach ensures that the majority of the land within the TDN area remains under territorial management to best meet northern interests.
TORONTO, ON (July 8, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories will be a signatory to the Climate Summit of the Americas Common Statement. Minister of Environment and Natural Resources J. Michael Miltenberger will sign the Common Statement on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) at the Climate Summit in Toronto, Ontario tomorrow.
Northern Premiers’ Forum (June 16, 2015)—Premier Peter Taptuna, Premier Robert McLeod and Premier Darrell Pasloski met today in Kugluktuk, Nunavut where they discussed shared priorities and continued cooperation in building a better North. At the top of the agenda was territorial infrastructure, which is a key pillar of the Premiers’ joint document, A Northern Vision, and recognized by the three territories as a foundation of strong communities and resilient economies.
YELLOWKNIFE (November 3, 2014) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty is recognizing the top-achieving NWT apprentices during Skilled Trades and Technology Week in the Northwest Territories happening from November 3-9, 2014. The week is taking place this year as part of 50th anniversary celebrations for apprenticeship training and certification in the NWT.
YELLOWKNIFE (October 30, 2014) – In response to media interest about Japanese tourism statistics and activities in the Northwest Territories, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is providing the attached information.
Questions related to ongoing search efforts for missing Japanese tourist, Atsumi Yoshikubo, should be directed to the Yellowknife RCMP.
YELLOWKNIFE (October 23, 2014) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay today issued a call for nominations for oil and gas development on Territorial Reserve Lands north of 60° in the Central Mackenzie Valley and the Mackenzie Delta/Arctic Islands. All Aboriginal sub-surface lands established pursuant to land claim agreements are excluded.
All nominations must be received by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on November 21, 2014.