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November 15, 2010
Public Service Announcement

November 15, 2010 - The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, J. Michael Miltenberger, will field questions on the Governments’ response to the Joint Review Panel Report (JRP) on the Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP). Media can participate via teleconference by calling:

Date: Monday, November 15, 2010
Time: 2:00 P.M. (MST)
Phone: 1-866-969-8429
Access Code: 7007230

For more information, contact:

November 15, 2010
Media Advisory

November 15, 2010 - Premier Floyd Roland says Canada’s endorsement on Friday of the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is an encouraging and tangible demonstration of the federal governments’ renewed commitment to  Canada’s Aboriginal people.

“Aboriginal cultures, values and traditions are a rich and equal part of our nation’s proud history,” the Premier said.  “I congratulate the federal government for recognizing and taking this important step that will serve to advance and strengthen our relationships collectively as Canadians.”

November 15, 2010
News Releases

November 15, 2010 - The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is satisfied that the government response to the Joint Review Panel Report (JRP) on the Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP) addresses concerns raised by the JRP. Some of the same issues were also raised by parties to the environmental assessment of the MGP.

November 14, 2010
Public Service Announcement

November 14, 2010 - National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) is observed across Canada every year during the third week of November. This year NAAW is November 14-20, 2010.

NAAW is an important opportunity to focus on the harms associated with alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and gambling. This year, the theme for NAAW is Celebrating Healthy Choices as it promotes addiction free lifestyles for individuals, families and communities.

During the Week, communities across the NWT will be hosting events:

November 11, 2010
Public Service Announcement

November 11, 2010 - Amazing Family Sundays presents: 10,000 Years of Recycling, November 14, 2 – 3 pm at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center.

What’s new is really old! Join Stephanie Yuill for a journey into the recycling past, long before blue bins and bottle deposits. Through hands-on activities, props, a bit of drama and a whole lot of fun, you’ll get the goods on the original reducers, re-users, and recyclers.

November 10, 2010
News Releases

November 10, 2010 - The Łue Túé Sųlái area in the Dehcho region has been recommended as a Candidate Conservation Area under the NWT Protected Areas Strategy.

In November of 2009, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) received a proposal from the Jean Marie River First Nation requesting protection of Łue Túé Sųlái, also known as Five Fish Lakes. During the GNWT review of the proposal, it was decided ITI should sponsor the area.

November 10, 2010
News Releases

November 31, 2010 - In honour of Remembrance Day, a new web feature entitled A Place of Honour: War Casualties Commemorated in NWT Place Names is available on the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre’s website. The webpage features lists of Second World War casualties, Victoria Cross recipients, Wartime Naval losses, Canadian Military Actions and Military Commanders.

November 8, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

November 8, 2010 - Premier Roland delivered a keynote speech to the Arctic Future Seminar in Helsinki, Finland today.

Good afternoon and thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today.The subject of today’s seminar is one of particular interest to myself and to the people of the Northwest Territories. We have acutely experienced the rapid change that has characterized the Arctic in recent years and confronted the questions of what that change means to the interests and perspectives of Northerners.

November 5, 2010
Public Service Announcement

November 5, 2010 - The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is offering the next course, Traditional Games and Sport Coaching, in the Recreation Leadership program,  November 15 - 20, 2010 in Inuvik.

The Traditional Games and Sport Coaching course introduces the student to all aspects of traditional Dene and Inuit games and the coaching skills needed to instruct athletes participating in the games. Community Coaching certification will also be provided through the course.

November 5, 2010
Public Service Announcement

November 5, 2010 - Terry Pamplin presents "War: What is the Cost?", a meditation on war featuring music and live painting.

Performances are November 12 & 13 at 8:00pm, at the Museum Cafe, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.  Donations will be accepted at the door towards the Canadian Landmine Foundation.

Music performed by Theresa Baird, Catherine Brandon, Maureen Crotty-Williams, Azure DeGrow, Peter Maguire, Jo Russell, Susan Shantora.

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