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September 11, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 11, 2018) – In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Government of the Northwest Territories announced new Child and Youth Care Counsellors (CYCCs) who will begin working in Tłı̨chǫ and Dehcho this month.

September 10, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on September 10, 2018

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Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today on elements that you may want to consider in your report on new relationships between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

The Government of the Northwest Territories can only be effective if it is responsive to the needs of our population, which is about fifty percent Indigenous as a whole. 

September 10, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on September 10, 2018

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On behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories, I’d like to thank you for this opportunity to speak about our concerns and priorities, and how we can work together to improve the lives of northerners.

I appreciate that you’ve structured your hearings around the themes of the federal government’s Arctic Policy Framework. This initiative has great potential for helping our territory achieve its priorities and support its development.

September 10, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on September 10, 2018

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It is a pleasure to join our Member of Parliament, the Honourable Michael McLeod, as well as my colleague, the Honorable Jackson Lafferty, MLA for Monfwi, and Chief Daniels of the Tlicho Government, here in Behchokǫ̀ today to announce opening of the 6-Bay Garage funded under the Small Communities Fund Program.

September 7, 2018
Public Service Announcement

JEAN MARIE RIVER (September 7, 2018) – The Jean Marie River Airport will be closed temporarily in order to accommodate the resurfacing of the airport runway.

The airport will close as of 8:00 a.m. on September 10, 2018 and is expected to reopen at approximately 5:30 p.m. on September 20, 2018.

The airport runway will be resurfaced with new gravel and a dust control product during this time. The airport will be closed for the duration of this project.

A contingency plan has been developed should any medical emergencies arise during the closure. 

September 7, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE, NT (September 7, 2018) – Premier Bob McLeod and Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, today announced the start of a cross-Canada executive search for an Associate Deputy Minister of Postsecondary Education Renewal. This step is part of ongoing Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) efforts to improve postsecondary education in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

September 6, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (September 6, 2018) – As part of its ongoing commitment to increase accountability and transparency, the Government of the Northwest Territories launched the Public Engagement and Transparency website in the spring of 2017. This website responds to direction in the mandate of the Minister of Public Engagement and Transparency to promote awareness about information on government accountability.

September 5, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 5, 2018) – Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Robert C. McLeod would like to thank NWT wildland fire crews and other employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) for their efforts during this fire season.

August 29, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (August 29, 2018) — The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy is pleased to announce that the new Mental Health Act will be coming into force on September 1, 2018.

The new Mental Health Act (the Act) is an essential part of the Department of Health and Social Services’ work to modernize mental health care in the Northwest Territories to better protect the rights, safety and wellbeing of individuals living with mental illness.

August 28, 2018
News Releases

NORMAN WELLS (August 28, 2018) – Residents of the Sahtú celebrated the official opening of the Sahtú Got'iné Regional Health and Social Services Centre and Sahtú Dene Nechá Kǫ́ Long Term Care Facility on Monday, August 27 in Norman Wells. 

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