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March 2, 2016
Media Advisory

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to provide Members with an update on an exciting new initiative to support On The Land programming in the Northwest Territories.

Mr. Speaker, we know that there is huge demand for On The Land programs in the NWT. They are important components of community wellness, healing, healthy living, and environmental stewardship and protection. They support the traditional economy, sustainable livelihoods, and building capacity in our communities.

August 13, 2015
Media Advisory

YELLOWKNIFE (August 13, 2015) – Fire ZF-014, near Reid Lake, is still a threat. The GNWT is working to suppress the fire and ensure the safety of the public. The following are updates from the various government agencies involved in the response to this wildfire.

The next Public Safety Update will be issued on Monday, August 17, 2015, unless the situation at the Reid Lake fire advances significantly before then.

 

Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)

August 10, 2015
Media Advisory

YELLOWKNIFE (August 10, 2015) – Fire ZF-014, near Reid Lake, is still a threat. The GNWT is working to suppress the fire and ensure the safety of the public. The following are updates from the various government agencies involved in the response to this wildfire.

The next Public Safety Update will be issued on Thursday, August 13, 2015, unless the situation at the Reid Lake fire advances significantly before then.

 

Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)

August 6, 2015
Media Advisory

YELLOWKNIFE (August 6, 2015) – Fire ZF-014, near Reid Lake, is still a threat. The GNWT is working to suppress the fire and ensure the safety of the public. The following are updates from the various government agencies involved in the response to this wildfire.

Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)

August 5, 2015
Media Advisory

YELLOWKNIFE (August 5, 2015) – Fire ZF-014, near Reid Lake, continues to grow with extreme fire conditions in the area. The GNWT is working to suppress the fire and ensure the safety of the public. The following are updates from the various government agencies involved in the response to this wildfire.

Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)

November 29, 2012
Media Advisory

YELLOWKNIFE (November 29, 2012) – Media are invited to a press conference on Friday, November 30th with Dr. Kami Kandola, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer with the Department of Health and Social Services and Dr. Terry Wuerz, Internist at Stanton Territorial Hospital to discuss newly developed resources for clinicians and the public pertaining to HIV/AIDS.

 WHEN: Friday, November 30, 2012

WHERE: large boardroom, third floor, Stanton Territorial Hospital

November 27, 2012
Media Advisory

Yellowknife (November 27, 2012) – The Minister’s Forum on Addictions and Community Wellness begins community visits on December 3 with a four-day session in Fort McPherson.

March 26, 2012
Media Advisory

YELLOWKNIFE (March 23, 2012) – Media are invited to attend a teacher training workshop for the new Respect Yourself sexual health lesson plan kit being held March 26 and 27th in Yellowknife.

The workshop will provide information to teachers to help students develop the knowledge, skills and motivation to learn about their sexual health and to make healthy choices.

September 7, 2011
Media Advisory

September 7, 2011 - Media are invited to attend a World Suicide Prevention Day display at Centre Square Mall on September 9, 2011. The suicide rate in the Northwest Territories is twice the national average.

This year, the NWT theme for World Suicide Prevention Day is Building Suicide Safer Communities.

Representatives from the Department of Health and Social Services, the Canadian Mental Health Association and Family Counselling will be present to answer questions and discuss suicide prevention.

 

March 29, 2011
Media Advisory

March 29, 2011 - Media are invited to learn about the new NWT Colorectal Cancer Screening Clinical Practice Guidelines in effect.

Dr. Angus MacIver, former staff surgeon and Chief of Staff at the Inuvik General Hospital, and Dr. Maureen Mayhew, acting Chief Public Health Officer for the Department of Health and Social Services, will be present to explain and answer questions about the new guidelines.