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April 26, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (APRIL 26, 2013) – The first Northwest Territories Local FireSmart Representatives Workshop will be held in Fort Smith from April 30 - May 1, 2013.
“A collaborative FireSmart approach will help us reduce the wildfire risk to our communities,” says Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) J. Michael Miltenberger. “This workshop will help communities develop capacity to adopt and promote FireSmart principles while working towards becoming recognized as FireSmart communities.”

March 14, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 14, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to update the people of the Northwest Territories and our Protected Areas Strategy partners on the implementation of the NWT Protected Areas Strategy.

The Protected Areas Strategy was established in 1999 as an overall framework to guide the work of identifying and establishing protected areas in the Northwest Territories.  It was developed in partnership by regional Aboriginal organizations, the federal and territorial governments, environmental non-governmental organizations and industry.

March 12, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 12, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to update the people of the Northwest Territories on management actions for barren-ground caribou herds.

The new population estimates for the Beverly and Ahiak caribou herds, led by the Government of Nunavut, highlight the need for regular surveys and monitoring so we have a clear picture of herd status and can identify changes and deal with them in a timely manner.

March 11, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 11, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to update the people of the Northwest Territories one of our key initiatives to respond to the global climate change problem:  The NWT Greenhouse Gas Strategy.

March 7, 2013
News Releases

IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 7, 2013) – The Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment, successfully completed a population estimate of the Beverly and Ahiak barren-ground caribou herds. The June 2011 survey examined caribou abundance on the Beverly calving grounds in the vicinity of Beverly Lake and the Queen Maud Gulf, as well as the calving range of the Ahiak subpopulation in the vicinity of the Adelaide peninsula, east to Pelly Bay.

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