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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

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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)

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December 15, 2010
News Releases

December 15, 2010 - Results from the 2010 Yellowknife Liquor Service Survey indicate that most residents are satisfied with the convenience, selection and service of the liquor stores, but are dissatisfied with the prices.

The survey’s purpose was to assess satisfaction with the liquor service in Yellowknife based on convenience, selection, service and prices. Yellowknifers were asked for their opinions on the appropriate number and types of liquor stores for the city, and information was requested on their liquor purchases.

December 15, 2010
News Releases

December 15, 2010 - A delegation from the NWT will be in Montreal December 15 - 16 to examine the feasibility of using hydrokinetic turbine and biogas technology to generate electricity and reduce the cost of living in the Northwest Territories.

Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Bob McLeod and Weledeh MLA Mr. Bob Bromley will learn more about emerging energy technologies that could potentially be applied in the Northwest Territories.

December 15, 2010
News Releases

December 15, 2010 - The recent Tlicho Aboriginal Student Achievement (ASA) Regional Forum in Behchoko was a great opportunity for community leaders and youth to get together and share their ideas on how to improve academic performance among Aboriginal students in school.

December 11, 2010
News Releases

December 11, 2010 - A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today to celebrate the completion of the Enterprise Community Centre. The new centre will meet the growing needs of the area, providing much-needed community and municipal office space.

December 9, 2010
News Releases

December 9, 2010 - The Department of Justice has developed a comprehensive plan for providing appropriate custody and programs for female offenders, following three years of program and facility reviews, research, and consultations. As part of this plan, the Arctic Tern Young Offender Facility in Inuvik will close on March 31, 2011.

December 7, 2010
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

December 7, 2010 - Speaking at  the 9th Annual Aboriginal Oil and Gas Forum, Minister Bob McLeod highlighted the many partnerships and joint ventures Aboriginal people have struck, particularly in resource development, and how they are creating economic growth in the NWT.

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