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November 20, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 20, 2013) – Today is the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims. Transportation Minister Tom Beaulieu says remembering victims of road crashes in the Northwest Territories will help reduce the number of preventable injuries and deaths among our residents, leading to a healthier people.

November 19, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(November 19, 2013) - Good afternoon everyone and welcome to Yellowknife and to the 41st Geoscience Forum. First of all, I would like to thank the Dettah drummers for their traditional welcome. I would also like to recognize the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines and the NWT Geoscience Office for their continued good work and commitment in hosting and organizing this annual event. And thank you for the invitation and opportunity to speak this afternoon.

November 19, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 19, 2013) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is continuing to the track the Obed Mountain Mine spill into the Athabasca River.

“Currently, there is no cause for concern about the spill in the Northwest Territories,” said Environment and Natural Resources Minister J. Michael Miltenberger. “We are continuing to track the spill and are making preparations for monitoring in the NWT should, or when, the plume moves into the Slave River.”

November 15, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 15, 2013) – The Government of the Northwest Territories is joining the Government of Canada and other provinces and territories in responding to the typhoon-devastated Philippines by stepping up to help the island nation in its efforts to care for survivors.

To assist with humanitarian relief efforts, the Government of the NWT will contribute $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross.

November 12, 2013
News Releases

Yellowknife (November 12, 2013) – Trapping traditions continue to strengthen as trappers from across the NWT are honoured for their achievements during last year’s season through the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Trapper Recognition Program.

November 8, 2013
News Releases

HAY RIVER (November 8, 2013) – The Business Incentive Policy office has now officially moved to Hay River from Yellowknife, creating four jobs in the community and marking an important move in the decentralization of jobs from Headquarters to other Northwest Territories communities.

Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay greeted the grand opening attendees today and joined Kim Wilkins, new office manager, in cutting the ribbon at the new office location, located on the second floor of the Royal Bank building.

November 7, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(November 7, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, tourism is a vital industry here in the Northwest Territories.  Of all sectors, tourism presents the greatest likelihood of creating economic opportunities in each Region, especially in the smaller communities.  This is especially true of our Aboriginal tourism sector.  Through the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, the Government of the Northwest Territories has been working with the Aboriginal Tourism Champions Advisory Council to advance and develop Aboriginal tourism in the NWT.

November 6, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(November 6, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, effective and efficient government is one of this Assembly’s goals. One of the ways that the Department of Public Works and Services will be helping to support this goal is by hosting the 14th Project Management Conference from December 3rd to 5th. This conference draws together project management experts to share their experiences and discuss best practices and innovative approaches to managing infrastructure projects more efficiently and effectively.

November 6, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Northwest Territories Power Corporation, or NTPC, continues to adapt and manage its resources to meet the needs of the ever-changing environment of power generation in the North.

November 5, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 5, 2013) – As part of their ongoing collaboration, representatives of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Francophone Affairs Secretariat and the Fédération franco-ténoise (FFT) will be travelling to four NWT communities to inform residents about the GNWT’s Strategic Plan on French language communications and services and to meet with them on community priorities.

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