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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.

August 20, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(August 20, 2013) - Thank you, I am pleased to be here today with Prime Minister Harper and Ministers Aglukkaq, Valcourt and Oliver for this announcement. We appreciate the Government of Canada’s ongoing interest in the Northwest Territories and its commitment to supporting the aspirations of Northern Canadians.

August 16, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE  (August 16, 2013) – Audits of seat-belt use have been conducted in all communities that registered for the Buckle Up NWT contest and a winner will be announced August 22.

Buckle Up NWT promotes the use of occupant restraints for drivers and passengers in the Northwest Territories. Leela Gilday and her band will perform in the winning community on September 7. The community’s fire department will receive $5,000. 

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.

August 15, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (August 15, 2013) – GNWT Careers, a new website from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT),  makes it easier to learn about and apply for positions in the territorial public service and encourages workers throughout the NWT and Canada to balance life and experience living as a GNWT employee.

August 13, 2013
News Releases

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (August 13, 2013) – Today, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Northwest Territories Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister David Ramsay announced Growing Forward 2 program details for the agricultural sector in the Northwest Territories (NWT).  The announcement follows the signing of the Canada-Northwest Territories Growing Forward 2 multilateral and bilateral contribution agreements.

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.

July 25, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (July 25, 2013) – The GNWT has been named a Top Ten Innovator for its new Aboriginal Cultural Awareness training. The Innovations in Diversity Awards are granted by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, a magazine that focuses on inclusion in the business, government, non-profit, education, and military sectors throughout North America.

July 24, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (July 24, 2013)  The Government of the Northwest Territories’ Aa1 credit rating has been confirmed by Moody’s Investors Service. This is the second-highest credit rating Moody’s issues, and follows its annual review of the GNWT’s fiscal plans, outlook, and borrowing activity. The GNWT has maintained this high credit rating since 2008-09, indicating its sound fiscal strategy.

July 24, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (July 24, 2013) - A Lifejacket Loaner Station program will pilot this August at Fred Henne beach, providing free lifejackets for the public to borrow and then return after use for other patrons.

The GNWT is working in partnership with the Lifesaving Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories (Lifesaving Society), Canada’s expert on water safety, to put the pilot program in place. This is the first time a Lifesaving Society lifejacket loaner station will pilot in the Northwest Territories.

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