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February 2, 2011
News Releases

February 2, 2011 - Premier Floyd K. Roland says he’s committed to keeping the devolution process moving forward and hopes a shared vision for a better future will encourage Aboriginal leaders to join and be part of the process whenever they are ready.

“In this Assembly, at the Northern Leaders table, and in our communities, we have sought and found unity when we have focussed on the future,” the Premier said today in his Sessional statement to Members of the 16th Legislative Assembly.

February 2, 2011
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

February 2, 2011 - In his Sessional Statement to Members of the Legislative Assembly, Premier Floyd K. Roland today highlighted how the devolution agreement-in-principle (AiP) has moved the Assembly closer to achieving its goal of a strong and independent Territory.

Mr. Speaker, I'd like to welcome Members back to the House. I look forward to working with all of you during this last Budget Session of the 16th Legislative Assembly. 

February 2, 2011
News Releases

February 2, 2011 - The academic accomplishments of apprentices in the North Slave region are being celebrated at lunch tomorrow in the Yellowknife Fieldhouse. The Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Jackson Lafferty, and Canadian celebrity and professional contractor, Mike Holmes, will present awards to apprentices who have achieved the highest mark in their respective levels of technical training in 2009-2010.

February 1, 2011
News Releases

February 1, 2011 - Beginning today, all paper, plastic and biodegradable bags will cost 25 cents in all Northwest Territories (NWT) stores.

“When we think about the three R’s – reduce, reuse, and recycle – it is the first R (reduce) that is the most important,” said the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), J. Michael Miltenberger. “This program is a great example of a waste reduction program: the fewer bags that we use mean the fewer natural resources we consume and the less waste we produce.”

January 31, 2011
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January 31, 2011 - The Minister of Finance, J. Michael Miltenberger, will present the 2011-12 Budget Address to the 16th Legislative Assembly on Thursday, February 3, 2011, beginning at approximately 1:30 pm.

Prior to the Budget Address, a lock-up is scheduled for accredited media from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the sixth-floor boardroom of the Arthur Laing Building in Yellowknife. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

January 28, 2011
News Releases

January 28, 2011 - This winter, elementary school students from across the Northwest Territories will have the opportunity to try traditional games such as the one-foot high kick and the stick pull.

“We are introducing these games to children at a younger age,” said the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), Robert C. McLeod. “We hope to create a passion for the cultural and physically active aspects of the games that will remain with them for life.”

January 26, 2011
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

January 26, 2011 - During the devolution agreement-in-principle signing, Premier Roland highlighted the benefits of signing the AiP. 

First of all Minister Duncan, on behalf of all NWT residents, I say “welcome” on your latest visit to the Northwest Territories in your capacity as Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs. We hope this is one of many visits, and we look forward to working with you to strengthen the north, for the benefit of northerners and all Canadians.

January 26, 2011
News Releases

January 26, 2011 - The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, the Honourable Floyd Roland, Premier of the Northwest Territories, and Nellie Cournoyea, Chair of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, today signed an agreement-in-principle for devolution of lands and resources from Canada to the Government of the Northwest Territories.

January 26, 2011
News Releases

January 26, 2011 - Play for Literacy is this year’s theme for Family Literacy Day on Thursday, January 27. The Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), Jackson Lafferty, encourages families in the Northwest Territories to take time tomorrow to remember that literacy includes more than just reading and writing.

January 25, 2011
News Releases

January 25, 2011 - Sport organizations in the Northwest Territories are receiving a boost from the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Territorial Sport Organization (TSO) Support Program. TSOs will be able to expand their programs and services with the funding provided through this program, and ultimately help increase sport participation rates across the territory.

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