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Yellowknife – August 13, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Check Against Delivery

 

Good morning, everyone. 

It is a pleasure to join our Member of Parliament, Michael McLeod, as well as my colleagues from the Legislative Assembly for today’s announcement of federal funding for projects important to Northwest Territories communities.

As the Minister responsible for Municipal and Community Affairs, I am pleased to be working with Infrastructure Canada in implementing the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program Agreement.

Yellowknife – June 5, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the athletes, coaches, chaperones and most importantly all the volunteers who are making their way to Hay River for the annual Northwest Territories Track and Field Championships.

At 1:00pm today events will commence making this the 29th Anniversary of one of the Northwest Territories premier sporting events.  I, along with some of my colleague from the House will be in attendance for the opening ceremonies tonight.

June 4, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, this government is committed to improving access to emergency services and enhancing community wellness and safety through the rollout of the 9-1-1 service in all 33 communities.

 

The three-digit telephone number “9-1-1” is known as the number to call in emergencies throughout North America. The 9-1-1 service gives the public fast and easy access to our communities’ emergency services in situations when someone’s health, safety or property is in jeopardy or when a crime is in progress.

 

Yellowknife – May 30, 2019
News Releases

Today, Alfred Moses, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs will present the Northwest Territories (NWT) 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Awards at a ceremony in Yellowknife.  These annual awards provide an opportunity to show our appreciation to volunteers and volunteer organizations for their outstanding contributions in communities across the territory.

 Recipients of the 2019 NWT Outstanding Volunteer Awards are:

Yellowknife – May 23, 2019
Public Service Announcement

On May 30th, 2019, the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs will present the Northwest Territories (NWT) 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Awards at a ceremony in Yellowknife.  These annual awards provide an opportunity to show our appreciation to volunteers and volunteer organizations for their outstanding contributions in communities across the territory.

 MACA presents the NWT Outstanding Volunteer Awards annually to one individual, one youth, one elder, and one group who have helped improve the quality of life in the NWT through volunteerism.

Yellowknife – May 6, 2019
Public Service Announcement

On May 8th, 2019 at 1:55pm, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will issue a live test of NWT Alert Ready, the Northwest Territories public alerting system. Residents may see and hear the public alert test on wireless devices, radio stations and cable networks across the NWT.

 

NWT Alert Ready is being developed to provide public alerts to NWT residents during emergencies and disasters and is part of the national public alerting system “Alert Ready”. The system is currently under development with full implementation expected in 2019.

 

Yellowknife – May 1, 2019
Public Service Announcement

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) is calling for applications for the 2019-2020 Non-Government Organization (NGO) Stabilization Fund.

 

The NGO Stabilization Fund provides special funding to help NGOs that deliver critical GNWT-funded programs or services to the public to stabilize or develop their capacity to manage programs and services.

 

Yellowknife – April 10, 2019
Public Service Announcement

A fire at the Mackenzie Place Apartments (also known as the Hay River High-Rise) on March 15, 2019, resulted in extensive damage to the 11th floor and below and displaced approximately  150 residents. Since the building’s evacuation, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has been working with the Town of Hay River to support the displaced tenants.

 

Yellowknife – February 27, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, community governments are an important partner for the Government of the Northwest Territories and we continue to be one of the only jurisdictions in Canada that provides ongoing funding to this level of government. While we recognize that community governments have many financial needs that exceed current funding levels, we remain committed to supporting them and have made considerable gains in closing the community government funding gap during the 18th Legislative Assembly.

Yellowknife – February 25, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, municipal elections were held in nine hamlet communities in the Northwest Territories on December 10, 2018.  There were 71 candidates in total, vying for 46 available seats.  I am pleased with the large number of candidates, as this indicates there is keen interest in local government and that individuals want to serve as leaders and decision-makers for their community.

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