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November 4, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 4, 2013) – The new Wildlife Act was passed on Friday in the NWT Legislative Assembly. The consultative and collaborative approach used to develop the Act demonstrates the GNWT’s commitment to strengthen relationships with Aboriginal governments through respect, recognition and responsibility.

October 22, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(October 22, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I would like to take the opportunity today to update Members on our partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University on water and cold region research.

This partnership helps support our Government’s vision of strong individuals, families and communities sharing the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories by insuring we use sound and reliable evidence-based information when developing policy, programs and services.

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 11, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(September 11, 2013) - Welcome to the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna working group, and to attendees of the Parks and Protected Areas Seminar with the Northwest Territories, Finland and Norway.

It is a pleasure to be able to welcome such an expert group of individuals to the Northwest Territories, from circumpolar countries and beyond.

August 15, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (August 15, 2013) – Today marks the beginning of ”bison season”, the period between mid-August and mid-December when drivers on Highways 3, 5, and 7 are most at risk of a bison collision.

July 4, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (July 4, 2013) –The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is proposing a limited resident harvest for the Bluenose-East and Beverly and Ahiak caribou herds in designated zones for the 2013-2014 big game hunting season.

Proposals to allow resident harvesters to purchase one tag for a bull-only harvest to be used on either the Bluenose-East or Bevely and Ahiak herds have been sent to the affected renewable resources boards for review.

June 25, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 25, 2013) - Weather conditions are extremely hot and dry throughout the Northwest Territories.

 Open fires are prohibited within the following Territorial Parks until further notice:

Dehcho Region


Blackstone Territorial ParkFort Simpson Territorial ParkSambaa Deh Territorial Park
 

North Slave Region

June 20, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 20, 2013) – Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Michael Miltenberger welcomed news that the federal NWT Surface Rights Board Act received royal assent on Tuesday.

May 31, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches
(May 31, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, this Legislative Assembly has a vision of strong individuals, families and communities sharing the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories.
May 15, 2013
News Releases

ULUKHAKTOK (May 15, 2013) - A workshop in Ulukhaktok today will give hunters and trappers additional training to help ensure trappers get top dollar for their quality pelts at auction.

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