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December 21, 2010
News Releases

December 21, 2010 - Thanks to the 87 Get Active NWT grants, over 250 new and exciting physical activity events will be happening this winter.

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) and the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) recently awarded 42 more Get Active NWT grants to community groups across the NWT, on top of the 45 grants distributed in November.

December 17, 2010
News Releases

December 17, 2010 - The 2010 Revenue Options consultation report was released today.

This year’s discussion centered on two specific options: a carbon tax and a hotel tax. As in the previous roundtables, participants representing business, labour, non-profit, community and Aboriginal government organizations met to discuss the issues and made recommendations to the Minister of Finance, J. Michael Miltenberger.

December 17, 2010
News Releases

December 17, 2010 - The Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP), constructed and operated in an environmentally and socially responsible manner, will be a key economic driver for the NWT and Canadian economies.

December 16, 2010
News Releases

December 16, 2010 - Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Bob McLeod will be available to speak to members of the news media today about the National Energy Board’s Reasons for Decision regarding the Mackenzie Gas Project.

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010Time: 4:30 P.M. (MST)Location: Media Room, Legislative Assembly

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December 16, 2010
News Releases

December 16, 2010 - The Dettah Ice Crossing is open to light traffic up to 5,000 kg.

Drivers are reminded that speed limits on ice crossings are established to ensure the safety of the travelling public. Please observe all signs and signals.

Drivers and passengers are also reminded that they are crossing an important body of water. Littering on the ice road is prohibited.

For updates on the winter and ice roads, please visit: www.dot.gov.nt.ca

December 15, 2010
Public Service Announcement

December 15, 2010 - Media are invited to a press conference about increasing reports of bed bug infestations in the Northwest Territories. Mr. Duane Fleming, Chief Environmental Health officer, will be available to answer questions about the spread of bed bugs and subsequent treatments to eliminate them.

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010Time: 1:00 P.M.Location: 8th Floor Boardroom, Center Square Tower, Yellowknife

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December 15, 2010
Public Service Announcement

December 15, 2010 - Members of the news media are invited to a technical briefing providing an update on the Deh Cho Bridge project.

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010Time: 10:00 A.M.Location: Basement boardroom of the Lahm Ridge Tower (4501-50th Avenue, Yellowknife)

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December 15, 2010
News Releases

December 15, 2010 - Results from the 2010 Yellowknife Liquor Service Survey indicate that most residents are satisfied with the convenience, selection and service of the liquor stores, but are dissatisfied with the prices.

The survey’s purpose was to assess satisfaction with the liquor service in Yellowknife based on convenience, selection, service and prices. Yellowknifers were asked for their opinions on the appropriate number and types of liquor stores for the city, and information was requested on their liquor purchases.

December 15, 2010
News Releases

December 15, 2010 - A delegation from the NWT will be in Montreal December 15 - 16 to examine the feasibility of using hydrokinetic turbine and biogas technology to generate electricity and reduce the cost of living in the Northwest Territories.

Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Bob McLeod and Weledeh MLA Mr. Bob Bromley will learn more about emerging energy technologies that could potentially be applied in the Northwest Territories.

December 15, 2010
News Releases

December 15, 2010 - The recent Tlicho Aboriginal Student Achievement (ASA) Regional Forum in Behchoko was a great opportunity for community leaders and youth to get together and share their ideas on how to improve academic performance among Aboriginal students in school.

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