IQALUIT (December 22, 2016) – The Premiers of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are expressing concern over this week’s announcement of an indefinite moratorium on offshore oil and gas development by the Government of Canada.
YELLOWKNIFE (December 19, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod announced two appointments to the senior ranks of the territorial public service today.
Eleanor Young has been appointed Deputy Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA). Ms. Young most recently served as the Assistant Deputy Minister for this department.
YELLOWKNIFE (DECEMBER 16, 2016) — Minister of Finance Robert C. McLeod confirmed today that the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has purchased the assets of Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL) for $7.5 million. This timely action has been taken to protect the petroleum product supply chain for NWT communities along the Mackenzie River and Arctic coast.
Reliable and dependable barging services are a lifeline for many remote NWT communities and industries that do not have other options for obtaining fuel and other goods economically.
YELLOWKNIFE (December 14, 2016) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources advises work to mitigate risk at the Ptarmigan Mine, Tom and Tin Mines on the Ingraham Trail starts this week.
Mobilization of drill and other equipment to the abandoned mine sites and construction of fencing around the sites is set to start on January 4, 2017. Fencing is being installed at the three mine sites to restrict public access for safety reasons.
This work is expected to be completed by March 31, 2017.
YELLOWKNIFE (DECEMBER 12) — A dynamic new entrant into the secondary diamond sector is poised to grow diamond manufacturing in the Northwest Territories (NWT).
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has approved Almod Diamonds Limited (Almod) as an Approved NWT Diamond Manufacturer.
HAY RIVER (December 9, 2016) - The Minister of Justice announced today, Lynne Beck, Principal of Diamond Jenness High School in Hay River has won the 2016 Restorative Justice Award for her significant contributions to establishing restorative justice practices in her school as an alternative form of discipline.
The award is presented each year through a nomination process. Lynne Beck was nominated by her peers to acknowledge the positive difference and change for the better within the school through policies she has instituted.
YELLOWKNIFE (December 7, 2016) - The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has committed to updating the Fire Prevention Act. The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) has completed extensive research to address issues and concerns and is now conducting stakeholder and public engagement from December 5, 2016 to March 5, 2017.
YELLOWKNIFE (5 December, 2016) - Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) Minister Alfred Moses met with Education Board Chairs on Friday to discuss matters of mutual interest and to plan for future actions. The Minister and Board Chairs typically meet every six months.
YELLOWKNIFE (December 6, 2016) – Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod announced an agreement with Northern Lights General Partnership today to provide high-speed fibre backhaul services for communities in the Mackenzie Valley connected to the Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL).
YELLOWKNIFE (December 5, 2016) – Cabinet Members of the 18th Legislative Assembly, Premier Bob McLeod, Minister Wally Schumann, Minister Robert C. McLeod, Minister Caroline Cochrane, Minister Alfred Moses and Minister Louis Sebert met with the Tłįchǫ Government, Grand Chief Eddie Erasmus, Chief Clifford Daniels, Chief David Wedawin, Chief Johnny Arrowmaker and Chief Alfonz Nitsiza in Yellowknife last week.