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November 4, 2013
News Releases

Yellowknife (November 4, 2013) – Decision-makers from all three territories will meet with permafrost researchers and other experts in Yellowknife on November 5-7 to share knowledge, network and explore ways to deal with climate change impacts on permafrost in Canada’s North.

The main goal of the Pan-Territorial Permafrost Workshop is to improve peoples’ understanding of permafrost in Northern communities and ensure their research and infrastructure needs are being met.

November 4, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (November 4, 2013) – With water activities and boating now ended for the season, the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) reminds residents that drownings can still occur and we all need to make healthy choices to keep ourselves and our families safe.

November 4, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(November 4, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, as we prepare to commemorate Remembrance Day, I am pleased to confirm the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is designating a section of Highway 1, from the Alberta border to Enterprise, as the NWT Highway of Heroes.  This designation will serve as a reminder of the sacrifices made by Northern soldiers, police officers, firefighters, emergency medical and rescue personnel, and other first responders who have died in the line of duty.

November 4, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(November 4, 2013) - Please be seated.

Speaker Jacobson, Premier McLeod, Members of the Legislative Assembly, ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to be here today to open the Fifth Session of the 17th Legislative Assembly.

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.

November 1, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(November 1, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, the health and safety of our employees is of utmost importance in ensuring we have a strong workforce, able to provide services to residents of the NWT.  We have been working aggressively to uphold and enhance occupational health and safety across all Government of the Northwest Territories’ worksites.

November 1, 2013
News Releases

HAY RIVER (November 1, 2013) – Local fishers are breathing new life back into the industry, with nearly one million pounds of fish harvested from Great Slave Lake this season - an increase of 25% over last year.

October 31, 2013
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (October 31, 2013) – A new framework released today by Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) Jackson Lafferty will shift the foundation for Kindergarten to Grade 12 education in the Northwest Territories.

October 31, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(October 31, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, improving the delivery of programs and services, especially to residents of smaller, remote communities, is an important goal for our government. Later this fiscal year the Department of Transportation will be providing residents with the option to access driver and motor vehicle services from the comfort of their homes, workplaces or from anywhere else with an internet connection.

October 31, 2013
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

(October 31, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, educational change, without question, is one of the most critical initiatives we must enact in the NWT.  The Education Renewal and Innovation initiative has been underway for approximately a year, and we are seeing some exciting directions emerge for true foundational change.

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