Yellowknife – July 11, 2019
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is investing another $1 million in the future of mineral exploration in the NWT.

Nineteen projects will benefit this year from funding provided under the Mining Incentive Program (MIP). These projects were selected from 28 applications received, marking continuing interest in moving the territory forward.

Yellowknife – July 3, 2019
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is seeking input on actions to be incorporated into the new NWT Arts Strategy through facilitated engagement sessions happening across the territory.

Public online engagement launched on June 21 and, in conjunction with community meetings, will continue until August 9, 2019. 

The new NWT Arts Strategy and Action Plan will provide the GNWT with renewed priorities that support artists and the arts industry, increase collaboration between all stakeholders and celebrate diversity.

Edmonton – July 2, 2019

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Yellowknife – June 28, 2019
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 28, 2019) – New regulations to protect wildlife in the Northwest Territories (NWT) are set to come into force under the Wildlife Act on July 1, 2019. Known as ‘Phase 2’ regulations, these amendments are the result of three years of extensive consultation and collaboration with Indigenous governments and organizations, wildlife co-management authorities, hunters, industry and tourism groups, as well as the public.

Yellowknife – June 20, 2019
News Releases

The Protected Areas Act came into force today, providing the legislative framework for creating a network of permanent protected areas that conserve the ecological and cultural worth of the Northwest Territories’ (NWT) most valued places, now and into the future.

The Act allows the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) to work collaboratively with Indigenous governments and organizations to establish and manage protected areas in a way that protects biodiversity, ecological integrity and cultural continuity.

Yellowknife – June 20, 2019
News Releases

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Yellowknife – June 19, 2019
Public Service Announcement

Due to extremely dry forest conditions and the threat of wildfires, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) has closed the 60th Parallel Territorial Park until further notice.


Fire bans have also been put in place for the following parks effective immediately:


Fort Smith/Queen Elizabeth Territorial Park Hay River Territorial Park Little Buffalo Falls Territorial Park Twin Falls Territorial Park


Yellowknife – June 19, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Good morning everyone.

Before I begin, I’d like to take a moment to echo Premier McLeod’s sentiment about the importance of these types of meetings and having an opportunity to get together to discuss common challenges and goals, and find concrete ways to work together to find solutions.

Last week, I was in Inuvik for the Arctic Development Expo where I spoke a lot about some of the items we’ll discuss today.