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October 3, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered October 3, 2017

Mr. Speaker, since 2013, September 30th has been marked as Orange Shirt Day, a day for all Canadians to remember the survivors of the residential school system.

Organizers chose an orange shirt as the symbol for that day based on a story told by Phyllis Jack Webstat, a survivor of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School in Williams Lake, BC. In her story, Ms. Webstat tells of having the shiny, new orange shirt her grandmother had given to her being taken away on her first day at residential school.

July 11, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (July 11, 2017) – NWT residents are being asked to provide their views on how the Northwest Territories will safely regulate cannabis and to comment on proposed principles to guide how the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) addresses cannabis legalization.  Residents can provide their views through a new website launched by the GNWT this week.

March 28, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (March 28, 2017) – On April 1st, the Department of Transportation will be increasing 229 fines under the Northwest Territories Motor Vehicles Act regulations.

The decision comes in an effort to make territorial roads safer for motorists, pedestrians and other users of the highway system.  Some of the violations that will result in an increased penalty include the following:

March 28, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (March 28, 2017) – The Department of Transportation (DOT) is pleased to announce the expansion of online services offered to Northwest Territories (NWT) residents, by adding driver’s licences and NWT identification card renewal services.

March 20, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (March 20, 2017) – Minister of Finance, Robert C. McLeod announced today that the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has begun the formal procurement process for the Tłı̨chǫ All Season Road (TASR) by releasing the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain an all-season road to Whatì.

March 8, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (March 8, 2017) – The Department of Transportation (DOT) would like to announce the release of the 2015 Northwest Territories Traffic Collision Facts, as well as the 2015/2016 Annual Report of Registrar of Motor Vehicles.

March 6, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on March 6, 2017

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Infrastructure is committed to working in partnership with Canada to make strategic investments in highway infrastructure. Today, I am pleased to provide an update on our efforts to secure funding for various highway projects across the territory. 

March 2, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on March 2, 2017

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories has made a commitment in its mandate to increase online accessibility to driver and motor vehicle services as well as commercial permitting services. I’d like to tell Members today about work the Department of Transportation has done to fulfill that commitment.

March 1, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on March 1, 2017

Mr. Speaker, the NWT economy needs a boost right now and the Yellowknife Airport is an important instrument of economic diversity. Finding new, proven ways to support and fund improvements and growth at the Airport will help strengthen and diversify the NWT economy and create benefits for all travellers and business that use the Airport.

February 20, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories has made a commitment in its mandate to capture opportunities for investment in transportation infrastructure by working to secure funding to improve access into the Slave Geological Province. Today I would like to provide an update on the Department’s progress on this project. 

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