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Yellowknife – June 8, 2021
Public Service Announcement

The Department of Lands (the Department) has released a What We Heard Report following the first round of engagement on the development of the Public Land Act (PLA) regulations.

Yellowknife – February 10, 2021
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is committed to managing public land responsibly and recognizes that unauthorized occupancy – or “squatting” - is a long-standing land management issue across the NWT.  Today, Minister Shane Thompson announced the Department of Lands’ new approac

Yellowknife – February 10, 2021
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Mr. Speaker, last fall I spoke to you about how enforcing the rules on how public land is used is a critical part of making sure that land and resources in the Northwest Territories are well-managed.

Yellowknife – February 5, 2021
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Yellowknife – January 11, 2021
Public Service Announcement

Department of Lands’ offices located on the first floor of the Gallery Building in Yellowknife were closed this morning after it was determined an individual who was supposed to be self-isolating following travel, entered the office space for a short period of time on Sunday.

Yellowknife – November 4, 2020
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Madam Speaker, land is the foundation of the Northwest Territories, both figuratively and literally. Our government is responsible for managing 1.15 million square kilometres of it.

Yellowknife – June 12, 2020
News Releases

Agreement on Protection for the Subsurface of Edéhzhié has been Achieved.

Yellowknife – June 9, 2020
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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I would like to begin today, Mr. Speaker, by commending the courage and resolve of our front line staff responding to this unprecedented public health emergency.

Yellowknife – May 11, 2020
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Good morning everyone and thank you for joining us today for this announcement.

This morning I am here to talk a bit about some changes coming out of the Department of Lands, in response to the impacts of COVID-19.

Yellowknife – May 11, 2020
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) understands the physical distancing and isolation measures used to combat the spread of COVID-19 have created new and very real economic stress on Northwest Territories (NWT) residents, families, businesses, Indigenous governments and communities

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