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Yellowknife – October 30, 2018
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Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories has a mandate commitment to support the Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program or NWT CIMP. This program is a research and monitoring program to help understand environmental trends and the cumulative impacts of both human and natural changes.

Yellowknife – October 30, 2018
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Mr. Speaker, as a government we have committed to putting the principles of reconciliation in action and to transform the way that we deliver programs and services to be more culturally informed and respectful throughout our mandate.  Today I would like to update colleagues and the public on efforts we have been adopting within our health and social services system to put these principles into action to better serve our residents.

 

Yellowknife – October 30, 2018
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Yellowknife – October 29, 2018
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Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories has committed to supporting the film industry to further develop the skills and competencies of NWT film producers, build infrastructure, assist below-the-line crew and support services, and help develop marketing and communications plans for films made in the NWT.

Yellowknife – October 29, 2018
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Mr. Speaker, our cultures and languages are the foundation of our work in Education, Culture and Employment. When our languages and cultures are strong, our people are strong, and our work is much more successful. I am pleased to report that we are seeing progress in our efforts to retain, preserve, and promote Northwest Territories languages and cultures.

Yellowknife – October 29, 2018
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Mr. Speaker, this summer an important step towards the Government of the Northwest Territories’ commitment to secure funding for new priority transportation corridors in the Northwest Territories was achieved.

Yellowknife – October 26, 2018
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories released the NWT Oral Health Action Plan 2018/19 – 2020/21 today. The goal of the three year Oral Health Action Plan is to reduce tooth decay, tooth loss and chronic pain in NWT residents, particularly in children and youth.

 

Yellowknife – October 26, 2018
News Releases

Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Caroline Cochrane, today released the Government’s Response to the Aurora College Foundational Review Report (“Review Report”), announcing the transformation of Aurora College into a polytechnic university to better meet the needs of residents of the Northwest Territories. 

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has accepted the overarching recommendation to transform the College into a polytechnic university.

Yellowknife – October 26, 2018
News Releases

The Minister of Infrastructure, Wally Schumann announced today that the Government of the Northwest Territories welcomes the decision by the Responsible Ministers to adopt the recommendations of the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Review Board on the environmental assessment of the Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road (TASR), including measures modified by the Tłı̨chǫ Government and responsible Ministers through the consult to modify process with the Board. The Tłı̨chǫ Government has also separately concurred with the report.

Yellowknife – October 26, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, 2018’s fire season was well below-average for the Northwest Territories.  A total of 56 fires were reported, affecting 13,222 hectares.  In comparison, there were 249 fires and just over 860 thousand hectares burned in 2017.  The 25-year average is 231 fires and about 686 thousand hectares burned each fire season.

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