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June 4, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honour the important work carried out by the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  The Inquiry was established by the Government of Canada along with all provincial and territorial governments in response to public outcry about the alarming number of Indigenous women and girls who are known to be missing or murdered.

 

Hay River – June 3, 2019
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HAY RIVER (June 3, 2019) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has introduced its plan to expand the manufacturing sector, identify potential areas of growth, promote and market products manufactured in the NWT and aid in the professional and technological advancement of the industry.

 Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann outlined the plan at a launch event for the NWT’s first Manufacturing Strategy in Hay River this morning.

 This strategy is focused on four objectives:

Yellowknife – June 3, 2019
News Releases

Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services announced this year’s recipients of $400,000 to support health promotion and prevention activities Through the Healthy Choices Fund. Twelve eligible organizations and community governments received funding to help maximize the impact of health promotion and prevention activities that support individuals, families, and communities in making healthy lifestyle choices.

 Some of this year’s successful proposals include:

Yellowknife – May 31, 2019
Media Statement

Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities, Glen Abernethy, congratulated recipients of the 2019 NWT Disability Awareness Awards presented as part of the annual Disability Awareness Tea today in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly. Minister Abernethy issued the following statement recognizing this year’s award recipients:

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 30, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, these are exciting times in post-secondary education in the Northwest Territories. 

This Government is meeting its commitment to expand opportunities for post-secondary education, trades-oriented learning and northern educational institutions while fostering the knowledge economy. This work is essential to ensuring that northerners have access to quality post-secondary programs and supports.

Yellowknife – May 30, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Mine Rescue Competition has a strong history in the Northwest Territories.  The first event took place in 1957, and the competition has been growing every year.

 This weekend marks the 62nd Annual Mine Rescue Competition.  Teams will come together from mines all across the Territories to test their skills.

Yellowknife – May 30, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day which is tomorrow, on May 31, 2019.  This day provides us with an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts the Government of the Northwest Territories is taking to promote the prevention of tobacco use and its cessation. 

Yellowknife – May 30, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to update this Assembly on negotiations toward the shared management of oil and gas resources in the Northwest Territories offshore.

Yellowknife – May 29, 2019
News Releases

Today, during the “Celebrate Healthy Living” event, the Departments of Health and Social Services and Municipal and Community Affairs launched the simple and interactive Carrot Rewards mobile app – one of the first mobile apps officially endorsed by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). 

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