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December 20, 2011
News Releases

December 20, 2011 - On February 14, 2012 Stanton Territorial Health Authority (STHA) is going 100 per cent tobacco-free. As of that date, no tobacco use of any kind will be permitted anywhere on hospital property.

December 20, 2011
News Releases

December 20, 2011 – Premier Bob McLeod today announced the appointments of Ms. Gloria Iatridis as Associate Deputy Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, of Ms. Kelly Kaylo as Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs and Operations with Industry, Tourism and Investment and of Ms. Sharilyn Alexander as Assistant Deputy Minister of Human Resources.

December 19, 2011
News Releases

December 19, 2011 – Today, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) begins negotiation of a new collective agreement with the Union of Northern Workers (UNW). 

December 16, 2011
News Releases

December 16, 2011 – Minister of Health and Social Services Tom Beaulieu has appointed former Northwest Territories Premier Joseph L. Handley as Public Administrator for the Stanton Territorial Health Authority (STHA) effective December 1, 2011.

“I welcome Mr. Handley into the position of Public Administrator,” said Mr. Beaulieu.  “He brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise both from within the GNWT and as a leader.  I look forward to working with him and supporting his role as Public Administrator.”

December 15, 2011
News Releases

December 15, 2011 - Physical activity programs offered in the after school time period are being supported with $615,000 in Government of the Northwest Territories funding announced by Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA). The programs, delivered by schools throughout the territory, are supported by the department through the Active After School program.

December 15, 2011
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

December 15, 2011 - Mr. Speaker, as 2011 -- the Year of Road Safety -- comes to a close, I would like to highlight our continuing success in improving road safety in the Northwest Territories.  We have made improvements in our laws and regulations that should help reduce distracted driving, a key factor in preventable vehicle collisions.

December 15, 2011
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

December 15, 2011 - Mr. Speaker, in setting the priorities for this new government, we have placed an emphasis on education and prevention, and on mental health and addictions.  I am pleased to report that we are already moving forward with a new campaign in this area.

December 15, 2011
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

December 15, 2011 - Mr. Speaker, I wish to update Members about a new office within the Department of Justice; the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.

Under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Canada ratified in 1991, children have a right to be heard in proceedings affecting them. Canada has a legal obligation to ensure the provisions of the Convention are met, yet very few jurisdictions in Canada have a system to offer independent counsel to children in legal proceedings affecting them to ensure their voices are heard.

December 15, 2011
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

December 15, 2011 - Mr. Speaker, Members of this Assembly set out a vision of strong individuals, families and communities sharing the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories.

December 14, 2011
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

December 14, 2011 - Mr. Speaker, for many years, we had a problem filling entry-level vacancies for Corrections Officers with Northern people who had the basic skills that would qualify them to be hired.

In 2009, the Corrections Service looked at the problem and developed a six-week training program to ensure we have a representative, Northern workforce in our corrections facilities.  The end result is the Corrections Northern Recruit Training Program.

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