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November 27, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 27, 2013) – The GNWT’s collaborative approach to addressing the large number of preventable drownings has been recognized with the Award for Collaborative Excellence from the Canadian Collaborative Centres for Injury Prevention (CCCIP). The award is given every two years to recognize national leadership in injury prevention collaboration.

October 21, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(October 21, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, the Accountability Framework for Community Governments is now complete. This framework will be an important tool that will allow MACA and community government stakeholders to better coordinate our working relationship based on defined indicators that measure the health and success of community governments.

October 11, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 11, 2013) – Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs Robert C. McLeod has recognized members of the NWT Fire Service for their work in protecting our families and homes from the threat of fire by awarding the annual Fire Service Merit Awards. The awards are announced each year during National Fire Prevention Week.

October 1, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 1, 2013) – The new Community Planning and Development Act and Regulations come into force on October 1, 2013. The new statute and regulations replace the Planning Act and provide more options for municipal governments to implement local solutions and direct local development.

October 1, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 1, 2013) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has completed a redesign of its organizational structure to incorporate the devolving programs and services, Premier Bob McLeod announced today.  Some departments will be receiving significant new functions and new responsibilities as of April 1, 2014. This is when responsibility for managing land, water and resources transfers from the federal to the territorial government, in accordance with the NWT Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement.

September 9, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 9, 2013) – The GNWT will provide financial support to community governments to help with the costs of hosting events to recognize the important role volunteers play in contributing to sustainable, safe, and vibrant communities.

August 20, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (August 20, 2013) – The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) is seeking nominations for the NWT Fire Service Merit Awards.

Based on nominations from community members, fire departments and fire chiefs, the NWT Fire Service Merit Awards honour and recognize individuals and community fire departments for their significant contributions to fire safety and fire service in communities across the NWT.

July 22, 2013
News Releases

This is Drowning Prevention Week in Canada. Residents and visitors are urged to practice water safety while boating, fishing and swimming in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

July 11, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (July 11, 2013) – Last month, the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), in cooperation with the Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) and the Local Government Administrators of the Northwest Territories (LGANT), held a workshop that focused on defining roles, responsibilities, and relationships between the three organizations.

June 28, 2013
News Releases

PAULATUK (June 28, 2013) – A new approach to preparing communities for transportation-related emergencies was successfully launched in Fort McPherson on June 11-13.

A live exercise held to meet Transport Canada requirements for airport emergency exercises was preceded by training for community first responders who were taught basic emergency scene management and how to safely transport victims to the local health centre. A recently completed review of the results from these exercises confirms that the training has met organizers’ objectives.

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