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December 2, 2010
News Releases

December 2, 2010 - With shorter days upon us, residents of the Northwest Territories are reminded to be safe when walking on our streets, roads, and highways.

In 2009, two fatalities occurred when drivers collided with pedestrians during hours of darkness. In each case, the drivers did not see the victim until it was too late.

Transportation Minister Michael McLeod says it is important that every pedestrian wear reflective clothing or lights to ensure they are visible to the approaching motorist.

December 1, 2010
News Releases

December 1, 2010 - The recipients of the 2010-2011 High Performance Athlete Grant were announced today by the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Robert C. McLeod, and the president of the Sport North Federation, Richard Daitch.

“It is great to see so many northern athletes doing so well on the national and international scene,” said Minister McLeod. “We are proud of them all and hope that this grant will assist them in achieving their goals and aspirations and allow them to represent the NWT with pride.”

December 1, 2010
News Releases

December 1, 2010 - Financial abuse has been identified as the most common form of elder abuse in the NWT and the rest of Canada.

The Department of Health and Social Services, in partnership with the NWT Seniors’ Society and the YWCA, has launched a new campaign, “Together We Can Stop Elder Abuse,” to raise awareness and provide information on elder abuse – particularly financial abuse – in the NWT.

December 1, 2010
Public Service Announcement

December 1, 2010 - Amazing Family Sundays presents: All About Mittens, December 5, 2 – 4 pm at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center.

Join the Literacy Ladies, Kathryn and Katie, for a winter afternoon dedicated to mittens! They’ll read a Story Sack tale of lost mittens that is sure to warm your heart. Warm your hands with crafts and see how mittens are made with various materials. If you want to warm the hands of others, bring a new pair of mittens to donate to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Hampers.

November 30, 2010
Public Service Announcement

November 30, 2010 - The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) is hosting the third NWT Governance Conference from December 7 – 9, 2010 in Yellowknife.

MACA invites one Council member and your Senior Administration staff to participate in the conference. Travel subsidy is available for 2 participants from your community.

November 29, 2010
News Releases

November 29, 2010 - Mr. Burton Campbell’s dedication to making every visitors’ experience at Blackstone Territorial Park in the Dehcho region a spectacular one has earned him the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment’s (ITI) 2010 Parks Award.

The award is part of ITI’s Happy Camper Program, which was created in 2005 to recognize people who exhibit extraordinary hospitality and service in our parks and visitor centres.

November 26, 2010
News Releases

November 26, 2010 - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is hosting community meetings on the proposed new Wildlife Act for the Northwest Territories.

This is an opportunity for residents to learn about the proposed new Wildlife Act and provide their input on this important wildlife legislation before it is introduced in the Legislative Assembly during the 2011 winter session.

Meetings are planned for all NWT communities during the next several weeks.

For more information, please see:

November 26, 2010
News Releases

November 26, 2010 - Now is the time to focus on emerging opportunities in the Northwest Territories tourism industry says Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Bob McLeod.

Speaking to delegates at the NWT Tourism Annual General Meeting and Conference in Inuvik, Minister McLeod says the NWT tourism sector is poised for growth as more travellers seek out authentic, unique experiences – something the Northwest Territories has in abundance.

November 25, 2010
News Releases

November 25, 2010 - A series of GNWT funded trapping workshops in the Beaufort Delta is one way in which the GNWT is maintaining the NWT’s international reputation for harvesting high quality wild fur.

Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI), Bob McLeod says the workshops are a key element in the GNWT’s ongoing efforts to keep the NWT fur industry strong and vibrant, providing jobs and opportunities to our residents.

November 25, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

November 25, 2010 - The Minister of Industry, Tourism, and Investment, Bob McLeod, highlighted the GNWT's commitment to the tourism industry in the NWT during the NWT Tourism AGM.

Thank you and good evening to you all. It is my pleasure to be with you in Inuvik and the spectacular Beaufort Delta region as you gather for your annual general meeting.

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