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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.”

January 13, 2011
News Releases

January 13, 2011 - The comment deadline for the new NWT/Nunavut Safety Regulations will be extended to March 31, 2011. “Many members of the NWT Construction Association and the NWT Chamber of Commerce have requested more time to examine the potential effect that the proposed changes to the Safety Regulations will have in the NWT,” said Minister McLeod. “With the extension, stakeholders will have time to examine the proposed regulations in a coordinated manner and provide meaningful feedback to the Safety Regulation Review Committee.”

January 12, 2011
News Releases

January 12, 2011 - The Department of Education, Culture and Employment invites all members of the media to attend a technical briefing on the release of the Alberta Achievement Tests (AATs) and Functional Grade Levels (FGLs) results for the 2009-2010 school year.

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011
Time: 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Location: Lahm Ridge Tower, 3rd Floor (4501-50th Avenue, Yellowknife)


For out-of-town media:

January 12, 2011
News Releases

January 12, 2011 - The Government of the Northwest Territories wants to recognize the Territory’s most outstanding volunteers.

Every year, through its Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, the GNWT pays tribute to individuals and organizations who have improved the quality of life for NWT residents through significant voluntary commitment by presenting them with Outstanding Volunteer Awards.

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.

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