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January 28, 2016
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (January 28, 2016) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Alfred Moses today publicly released the results of an independent review of the Junior Kindergarten program following discussions with Members of the Legislative Assembly and Cabinet.

November 19, 2015
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 19, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has acquired the leasehold interests for both the Northwest Territories and Yukon mineral rights to North American Tungsten Company Limited’s (NATCL) Mactung property.

October 23, 2015
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 23, 2015) – The Department of Health and Social Services’ annual Drop the Pop campaign will soon begin in schools across the NWT. The start of this year’s campaign is being marked by the announcement of winners from the 2014-2015 campaign

A total of 18 NWT schools are being recognized as winners for Drop the Pop activities last year. The schools promoted water as the best, most traditional drink in the North under the campaign theme of Water, Right from the Tap!

October 8, 2015
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 8, 2015) – The groundbreaking ceremony for the new state-of-the-art Stanton Territorial Hospital represents the beginning of the largest infrastructure project in the Northwest Territories history that will provide health care service for future generations of residents.

October 8, 2015
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 8, 2015) – 65 teachers from across the Northwest Territories have returned to their communities with new skills and techniques for creating positive learning environments and helping students manage their own energy, emotions, behaviours and attention through self-regulation. The teachers took part in week-long training sessions hosted by the Department of Education, Culture and Employment last month.

October 8, 2015
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 8, 2015) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty tabled the Skills 4 Success (S4S) 10-Year Strategic Framework yesterday, a strategy that focuses on improving employment success for Northwest Territories (NWT) residents by closing skill gaps for in-demand jobs and more effectively responding to community, employer and industry needs.

October 2, 2015
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 2, 2015) – Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy has named Jim Antoine as Chairperson-Designate of the proposed Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Territorial Leadership Council.

October 1, 2015
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 1, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod tabled new guidelines in the Legislative Assembly today that will govern the activities of Ministers and the public service during the upcoming election period and following days before the establishment of the next Legislative Assembly. The Cabinet Operational Guidelines During a Transition Period set out the principles of restraint during the campaign and the broader period of time around the creation of a new government called the ‘transition period’.

September 2, 2015
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 2, 2015) –The Government of the Northwest Territories will provide the Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) with up to $29.7 million to prevent an increase to power rates for all NWT residents. The funding was required because of continued low water levels affecting the Snare and Bluefish hydro systems.

August 13, 2015
News Releases

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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