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August 30, 2019
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Canada’s northern premiers have sent letters to each national party leader in advance of the federal election. The letters seek each federal leaders’ views on northern issues while calling for continued collaboration between all governments.
The letters are publicly available on each territorial governments’ website.


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Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
Government of Yukon
867-393-7136
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca

Yellowknife – August 30, 2019
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The Government of the Northwest Territories has released a renewed territorial action plan, Working Together II – An Action Plan to Reduce Poverty in the NWT 2019-2022, to help guide work with partners, communities and residents to reduce poverty and promote wellness priorities.

 

The new action plan highlights the initiatives and activities that partners have identified as key to working together to reduce poverty in the Northwest Territories.

 

Fort Smith – August 30, 2019
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The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to providing culturally appropriate, responsive and efficient corrections services in partnership with our communities. Today, the Minister of Justice, Louis Sebert, and the Minister of Infrastructure, Wally Schumann, celebrated the opening of the new corrections unit for women with the people of Fort Smith.

 

This new unit was designed with the current and future needs of female offenders in mind and will support culturally appropriate programs and activities.

 

August 30, 2019
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Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and for Addressing Homelessness, today announced the transfer of ownership of six houses to the Kátł’odeeche First Nation (KFN). These houses are newly renovated units that had been part of the NWTHC housing portfolio. The Kátł’odeeche First Nation expressed an interest in obtaining the units and using them for a housing program for First Nation members.

 

Yellowknife – August 24, 2019
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The official groundbreaking ceremony was held today in Whatì, Northwest Territories for the Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road (TASR) – a new 97-kilometre all-season road to Whatì from Highway 3 west of Behchokǫ̀.

Currently, Whatì is a fly-in community except for the months it is accessible by winter road.

Yellowknife – August 22, 2019
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YELLOWKNIFE (August 22, 2019)– Caroline Cochrane, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), today released Doing Our Part: Initial Response to ‘Reclaiming Power And Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls’ (“the Initial Response”).

 

Yellowknife – August 21, 2019
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A plan developed by a multi-stakeholder working group to address changes on the traditional range of the Bathurst caribou herd was released today.

The Bathurst Caribou Range Plan will help decision-makers manage activities on the land in a way that supports the recovery of the Bathurst herd, while providing clarity on land use and access for developers, regulators and residents of the Northwest Territories (NWT).

Yellowknife – August 21, 2019
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Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), today released the Post-Secondary Education Strategic Framework (“the Framework”). The Framework includes a vision and a set of goals for the post-secondary education system in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

Yellowknife – August 19, 2019
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Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, released the Child and Family Services System’s Quality Improvement Plan, and online Progress Tracker today.

Yellowknife – August 14, 2019
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Minister of Infrastructure Wally Schumann welcomed the announcement of new federal funding to advance the development of the Slave Geological Province (SGP) Corridor.

 

The project will receive a total of $40 million to support environmental regulatory reviews and planning studies. Transport Canada will contribute $30 million under the National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF) and the Government of the Northwest Territories will contribute $10 million.

 

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