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November 3, 2010
News Releases

November 3, 2010 - Results from the 2010 summer surveys of the Bluenose-East caribou herd indicate the herd has recovered to 2000 levels.

“The new estimate of the size of the herd is 98,600 animals,” said Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Minister J. Michael Miltenberger. “While the increase in the herd is good news, this herd is shared by many harvesters from many regions and we must still exercise caution when recommending management actions so the herd can continue to increase.”

November 3, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

November 3, 2010 - Today, during Session, the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources emphasized that barren-ground caribou management has been a major priority for this Government for the past five years.

Mr. Speaker, barren-ground caribou management has been a major priority for this Government for the past five years. In a time when caribou herds around the circumpolar world are declining, we have spent considerable time, effort and resources to conserve our herds.

November 3, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

November 3, 2010 - The Minister of Education, Culture, and Employment provided Members of the Legislative Assembly with highlights from the new NWT Literacy Strategy.

November 2, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

November 2, 2010 - The Minister of Health and Social Services highlighted the GNWT's investments in eHealth and how they are essential to the delivery of health care now and in the future.

Mr. Speaker, investment in HealthNet tools such as the interoperable Electronic Health Record (or iEHR), the Diagnostic Imaging/Picture Archiving Communication System (or DI/PACS), and Telehealth are critical to delivery of health care services for residents of the Northwest Territories.

November 2, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

November 3, 2010 - The Minister of Transportation provided Members and the public with an update on the current status of the future Mackenzie Valley Highway to Tuktoyaktuk.

November 2, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

November 2, 2010 - Minister Bob McLeod explained how the department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is consulting with tourism stakeholders and the public on what a new tourism strategy would look like.

Mr. Speaker, the Northwest Territories’ tourism industry has great potential to help us realize the 16th Legislative Assembly’s goal of creating a diversified economy that provides all communities and regions with opportunities and choices.

November 2, 2010
News Releases

November 2, 2010 - After a successful first round of applications, Get Active NWT grants of $750 were awarded to 45 organizations in 20 different communities by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) and the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA).

November 1, 2010
News Releases

November 1, 2010 - Gaining northern control over the management and administration of resources is a key reason why the Government of the Northwest Territories is pursuing Devolution, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, J. Michael Miltenberger told Members of the Legislative Assembly today.

November 1, 2010
News Releases

November 2, 2010 - More than 125 million beverage containers have been returned since the NWT Beverage Container Program first began on November 1, 2005.

“Since its’ inception, the Beverage Container Program has had enormous public support,” said Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), J. Michael Miltenberger. “We have an 84 percent recovery rate overall and we have NWT residents to thank for this success.”

November 1, 2010
News Releases

November 1, 2010 - The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to ensuring the delivery of the Lifesaving Society Water Smart™ program in every community in the Northwest Territories over the next four years. The Program is intended to significantly reduce the number of preventable drownings each year associated with boat use and water activities in the NWT.

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