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October 24, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, smoking rates in the NWT are double the national average.  In 2009, 36% of NWT residents 15 and older smoked, compared to 17% nationally. Smoking contributes to chronic diseases affecting the heart and lungs, and also causes cancer.

October 24, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, effective human resource management of the NWT public service relies on partnerships between the Department of Human Resources and other Government departments, boards, and agencies.

September 27, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 27, 2012) -- People who assist and support those affected by family violence have come together from across the Northwest Territories to receive training and information and learn from each other.

September 19, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 19, 2012) – Minister of Health and Social Services Tom Beaulieu attended the Canada Northwest Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Partnership Ministers’ Meeting on September 14 and 15 in Saskatoon.  The meeting, chaired by Saskatchewan Social Services Minister June Draude, celebrated the achievements of the Partnership and discussed its future.

September 7, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 7, 2012) - September 9th, 2012 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day, an opportunity for communities to support prevention and intervention of FASD.

July 27, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (July 27, 2012) -- The Departments of Health and Social Services, Public Works and Services and the Hay River Health and Social Service Authority are pleased to announce the award of the contract for the design and construction of the new Health Centre in Hay River.

June 29, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 29, 2012) – Seven NWT schools are receiving certificates and cash awards for producing videos that promoted healthy eating and healthy lifestyles:

June 12, 2012
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (June 12, 2012) – Tom Beaulieu, Minister of Health and Social Services, has released A Shared Path Towards Wellness. The document is the GNWT’s 2012-2015 action plan to improve mental health and reduce addictions.

June 12, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

June 12, 2012 - Mr. Speaker, at the appropriate time today I will table our action plan, “A Shared Path Towards Wellness - Mental Health and Addictions, 2012 – 2015.”

June 11, 2012
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

June 11, 2012 - Mr. Speaker, June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

We all need to take a moment and say thank you to those Elders who have taught us, supported us and provided the wisdom that has guided our lives.

Many of us in this House owe a debt of gratitude to the Elders in our communities that have helped guide us in our careers.

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