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December 20, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (December 20, 2017) – Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and Homelessness Caroline Cochrane today announced the grand opening of eight new semi-independent units in the existing Centre for Northern Families building located on Franklin Avenue in Yellowknife.

December 19, 2017
Media Statement

YELLOWKNIFE (December 19, 2017) – Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement to mark the first anniversary of the Government of Canada’s unilateral decision to impose an indefinite moratorium on offshore oil and gas activity in the Arctic on December 20, 2016:

December 18, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (December 18, 2017) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Indigenous government partners to the Devolution Agreement met last week in Yellowknife at the fourth annual meeting of the Intergovernmental Council.

December 18, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (December 18, 2017) – On December 20th, 2017 at 1:55pm, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will issue a live test of NWT Alert Ready, the Northwest Territories public alerting system. Residents may see and hear the public alert test on radio stations and cable networks across the NWT.

December 18, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (December 18, 2017) – Today, Premier Bob McLeod announced the release of a special digital multimedia project commissioned to commemorate 50 years of government in the Northwest Territories.

As the year comes to a close, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is proudly reflecting on what has been accomplished over the last 50 years – particularly the contributions made by the dedicated public servants.

December 14, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (December 14, 2017) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) would like to advise residents that the deadline for submitting feedback to the Draft 2030 Energy Strategy is January 3, 2018.

December 13, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (December 13, 2017) - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources would like to congratulate the winners of the Trapper Recognition Awards for 2016-2017.

The NWT Trapper Recognition Program recognizes the hard work NWT trappers put into their craft and the contribution they make to our economy.

Awards are given out to the top trapper in each region in four categories:

December 11, 2017
Media Statement

YELLOWKNIFE (December 11, 2017) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment is acknowledging a Decision made by the Human Rights Commission on the process surrounding how some Income Assistance payments are made to clients.

“The Department of Education, Culture and Employment provides residents of the Northwest Territories with Income Assistance benefits to assist with basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter.

December 11, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (December 11, 2017) – Residents of the Northwest Territories (NWT) now have the option to display an 'X' in the sex section of driver's licence and identification cards issued by the Department of Infrastructure.

This change helps to ensure services offered by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) are inclusive and respectful of transgender, two-spirit, intersex, and non-binary residents.

December 6, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on December 6, 2017

Welcome everyone, this evening we gather together to mark this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. 

I would like to thank the Status of Women Council, the Public Service Alliance of Canada North - NWT Regional Women's Committee, and the Northern Territories Federation of Labour for working collaboratively to organize this event tonight. 

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