December 18, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (December 18, 2013) – Mr. Fred Bennett, retired Community Justice Coordinator for Paulatuk, NT, has received the first Restorative Justice Recognition Award as a show of appreciation and gratitude for his efforts toward bettering both Community Justice and his community of Paulatuk. Mr. Bennett is the first recipient of this newly created award.

October 29, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(October 29, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, one of the goals this Assembly set out to achieve almost two years ago is a healthy, educated people, free from poverty.  To move towards this goal, the Premier committed to the development of an Anti-Poverty Strategy.

October 24, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(October 24, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, community safety is a critical priority for the Government of the Northwest Territories. We need to look out for each other and make our neighbourhoods places with a strong sense of well-being. Everyone needs to feel safe and be safe.

October 22, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(October 22, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, many Northwest Territories residents continue to experience family violence or are dealing with its negative after-effects. This is not the kind of territory that we want. We talk about healthy and educated people in this Assembly, and we talk about safe and sustainable communities. We are committed to achieving those goals and addressing family violence is an important part of that commitment.

October 16, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 16, 2013) – On October 3, 2013, citizens of Yellowknife came together with representatives responsible for public safety to discuss issues of concern in the capital city.

Minister of Justice Glen Abernethy, Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority CEO Les Harrison and Mayor Mark Heyck gave opening statements, along with RCMP Commanding Officer Wade Blake and Yellowknife Inspector Frank Gallagher.  The two-hour session was moderated by MLA Wendy Bisaro.

August 8, 2013
News Releases

FORT SMITH (August 8, 2013) – Twelve new graduates from the first-ever Corrections Northern Recruit Training Program (CNRTP) session offered in Fort Smith have gained the training and skills they need to apply on corrections positions or other security-related jobs in the Northwest Territories.

May 30, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(May 30, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, the people of the Northwest Territories know their needs and priorities and communities should take the lead on determining how to address issues, like community safety, that matter to them. The Department of Justice is committed to assisting communities and the NWT has been recognized throughout Canada as a leader in community-based initiatives like our community justice committees.

March 8, 2013
Public Service Announcement

(March 8, 2013) - We’re taking applications for the Corrections Northern Recruit Training Program.

The summer session will be held in Fort Smith from June 20 - August 2.

Megan Holsapple
Corporate Communications
Department of Executive, GNWT
(867) 873-7868

March 7, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(March 7, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, to live in poverty in Canada is to live with insufficient and often poor quality food. It is to sleep in poor quality and/or unaffordable housing, in homeless shelters, or on city streets and parks. It means making difficult and painful decisions on a daily basis involving trade-offs, whether to pay the rent or feed the kids, pay the electric bill or go to the dentist, buy a new bus pass or forego socializing with friends.

February 20, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(February 20, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, sustainable, vibrant, and safe communities is one of the goals of this Assembly. To help achieve this goal, the Government of the Northwest Territories has made it a priority for all NWT communities to have a community policing plan in place.  Last year was the first year all 33 communities had dedicated plans in place based on their own needs, resources and priorities.