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January 21, 2011
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

January 21, 2011 - Later this week, Canada and the Northwest Territories will sign an agreement-in-principle to negotiate the devolution of Crown land and resources to the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Devolution is the key to unlocking the full potential of our territory.

After years of negotiations, we finally have an agreement-in-principle that can serve as the basis for negotiating a final devolution agreement that will create real economic benefits for all NWT residents.

January 19, 2011
Public Service Announcement

January 19, 2011 - Mr. David Krutko, MLA Mackenzie Delta, along with the Minister of House, Robert C. McLeod, and the Minister of Health and Social Services, Sandy Lee, will be hosting a public meeting on the Joe Greenland Center.

When: Friday, January 21, 2011 at 3:00 P.M.
Where: Sittichinli Complex

January 18, 2011
News Releases

January 18, 2011 - The year 2011 has been designated the National Year of Road Safety in Canada.In the Northwest Territories, the Department of Transportation’s (DoT) Drive Alive program will continue initiatives to improve driver, passenger, cyclist, and pedestrian safety throughout the year.

January 18, 2011
News Releases

January 18, 2011 - The Regional Minister’s Forum for the Yellowknife, Dettah and N’dilo schools is kicking off in Dettah today, and will wrap-up on Thursday. Discussions will focus on the ASA priorities of early childhood education, family and student supports; Aboriginal language and culture; and literacy. Feedback collected at the Forums will be incorporated in the development of territorial, as well as community specific, education plans.

For more information, contact:

Amy Doerksen
Manager, Public Affairs

January 17, 2011
News Releases

January 17, 2011 - Strengthening ties between communities and education boards, as well as supporting students in getting a good education while retaining their Aboriginal language and culture, was the focus of the recent Dehcho Aboriginal Student Achievement (ASA) Regional Forum in Fort Simpson.

January 17, 2011
Public Service Announcement

January 17, 2011 - The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) advises that the next deadline for submission of proposals for the Tourism Product Diversification and Marketing Program is March 21, 2011.

This program provides funding to tourism businesses for:

1. Business planning and transition assistance

2. Product development and enhancement

3. Marketing assistance associated with new tourism products

January 17, 2011
Media Advisory

January 17, 2011 - Members of the news media are advised that three documents related to the Levelton construction audit of the Deh Cho Bridge project Phase 1 have been posted on the project website at http://www.dehchobridge.info/. These documents are the Levelton audit report, the Associated Engineering recommendations for the Levelton report, and the GNWT Action Plan for responding to the report.

January 14, 2011
News Releases

January 14, 2011 - There will be a special public presentation on water management and the Mackenzie River Basin next Tuesday in Yellowknife.

The presentation, The Last Great River – The Present and Future of the Mackenzie River Basin, will feature a variety of panel presenters, including GNWT Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Michael Miltenberger who will speak to the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy as a foundation for the future of the NWT and the North.

January 14, 2011
News Releases

January 14, 2011 - Fort Good Hope is celebrating the official grand opening of the new Chief T’Selehye School today with a community feast, drum dance and jig dance following the opening ceremony.

January 13, 2011
News Releases

January 13, 2011 - The NWT’s results for the 2010 Alberta Achievement Tests (AAT) and Functional Grade Level (FGL) were released today, and the GNWT is taking steps to address the areas of concern.

“The results are important indicators that help us track student performance and the success of the education system in the Northwest Territories,” says the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Jackson Lafferty. “With the results, we are able to spot areas of concern and work to address them.”

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