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January 11, 2011
News Releases

January 11, 2011 - The Department of Health and Social Services has confirmed that bed bugs have infested at least three NWT communities, including Yellowknife.Bed bugs are found all over the world and the number of reported cases in Canada has been increasing rapidly since the year 2000. Bed bugs are reddish brown insects that have oval-shaped bodies with no wings.

January 11, 2011
News Releases

January 11, 2011 - Winter is here! Keep warm with a heat recovery ventilator and hot water heater, and get a rebate of up to $800 when you purchase these and other Energy Efficiency Incentive Program (EEIP) products.

The EEIP was designed to help homeowners and consumers purchase new, more energy efficient models of products that they use every day.  Buying energy efficient products will help you save energy costs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

January 11, 2011
Public Service Announcement

January 11, 2011 - The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Infrastructure is hosting community meetings on the proposed new Dog Act for the Northwest Territories.

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

Meetings are planned during the next several weeks.

For more information, please see:

December 21, 2010
News Releases

December 21, 2010 - Thanks to the 87 Get Active NWT grants, over 250 new and exciting physical activity events will be happening this winter.

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) and the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) recently awarded 42 more Get Active NWT grants to community groups across the NWT, on top of the 45 grants distributed in November.

December 17, 2010
News Releases

December 17, 2010 - The 2010 Revenue Options consultation report was released today.

This year’s discussion centered on two specific options: a carbon tax and a hotel tax. As in the previous roundtables, participants representing business, labour, non-profit, community and Aboriginal government organizations met to discuss the issues and made recommendations to the Minister of Finance, J. Michael Miltenberger.

December 17, 2010
News Releases

December 17, 2010 - The Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP), constructed and operated in an environmentally and socially responsible manner, will be a key economic driver for the NWT and Canadian economies.

December 16, 2010
News Releases

December 16, 2010 - Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Bob McLeod will be available to speak to members of the news media today about the National Energy Board’s Reasons for Decision regarding the Mackenzie Gas Project.

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010Time: 4:30 P.M. (MST)Location: Media Room, Legislative Assembly

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December 16, 2010
News Releases

December 16, 2010 - The Dettah Ice Crossing is open to light traffic up to 5,000 kg.

Drivers are reminded that speed limits on ice crossings are established to ensure the safety of the travelling public. Please observe all signs and signals.

Drivers and passengers are also reminded that they are crossing an important body of water. Littering on the ice road is prohibited.

For updates on the winter and ice roads, please visit: www.dot.gov.nt.ca

December 15, 2010
Public Service Announcement

December 15, 2010 - Media are invited to a press conference about increasing reports of bed bug infestations in the Northwest Territories. Mr. Duane Fleming, Chief Environmental Health officer, will be available to answer questions about the spread of bed bugs and subsequent treatments to eliminate them.

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010Time: 1:00 P.M.Location: 8th Floor Boardroom, Center Square Tower, Yellowknife

For out-of-town media:

December 15, 2010
Public Service Announcement

December 15, 2010 - Members of the news media are invited to a technical briefing providing an update on the Deh Cho Bridge project.

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010Time: 10:00 A.M.Location: Basement boardroom of the Lahm Ridge Tower (4501-50th Avenue, Yellowknife)

For more information, please contact:

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