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Yellowknife – May 9, 2019
News Releases

The Governor General of Canada’s Corrections Exemplary Service Medal, Canada’s highest honour for the Corrections Services, has been awarded to six northern professionals.

 

The Corrections Exemplary Service Medals recognize distinguished service and are intended as a tangible expression of national gratitude. 

 

The medals were presented by the Honourable Margaret Thom, Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, during an evening reception on May 7, 2019.

 

Yellowknife – May 9, 2019
Public Service Announcement

Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy has released the new 2019 Health and Social Services Northwest Territories Help Directory. The Help Directory is available in print and online in both English and French.

 

The Help Directory is designed to assist NWT residents by providing up-to-date contact information on health services available to them. The 2019 edition includes new information such as the:

 

Yellowknife – May 7, 2019
News Releases

Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) Alfred Moses and Northwest Territories (NWT) Indigenous leaders met in Inuvik recently to discuss the housing issues facing NWT Indigenous people.

 

Yellowknife – May 6, 2019
Public Service Announcement

On May 8th, 2019 at 1:55pm, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will issue a live test of NWT Alert Ready, the Northwest Territories public alerting system. Residents may see and hear the public alert test on wireless devices, radio stations and cable networks across the NWT.

 

NWT Alert Ready is being developed to provide public alerts to NWT residents during emergencies and disasters and is part of the national public alerting system “Alert Ready”. The system is currently under development with full implementation expected in 2019.

 

Yellowknife – May 6, 2019
News Releases

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, and the President of the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU). Rommel Silverio, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the creation of one self-regulatory framework for all nursing professionals in the Northwest Territories (NWT).

 

Currently the Registrar for Professional Licensing with the Department of Health and Social Services regulates licensed practical nurses, while RNANT/NU regulates registered nurses and nurse practitioners.

 

May 6, 2019
Media Advisory

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of May 7 to 13, 2019

 

Ministerial Travel

 

Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as of May 6, 2019.

 

There is no travel scheduled for this time period.

 

Meetings and Appearances

 

Please note that event organizers may have attendance restrictions­­­ for their event. Contact organizers for more information.

 

Yellowknife – May 1, 2019
Public Service Announcement

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) is calling for applications for the 2019-2020 Non-Government Organization (NGO) Stabilization Fund.

 

The NGO Stabilization Fund provides special funding to help NGOs that deliver critical GNWT-funded programs or services to the public to stabilize or develop their capacity to manage programs and services.

 

Yellowknife – April 30, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

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Good afternoon and thank you for inviting me to speak to you today during the 43rd AGM Luncheon.

As members and stakeholders of the Northern Air Transport Association, you each understand that aviation is an important industry to Northern Canada. 

April 29, 2019
Media Advisory

Ministerial Travel

 

Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as of April 29, 2019.

 

Alfred Moses is providing opening remarks for the Arctic Security Working Group on May 1 in Dettah. Alfred Moses is attending and providing opening remarks at the Aurora College Inuvik campus Convocation on May 3.

 

 

Meetings and Appearances

 

April 25, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Good afternoon,

It is great to be here in Seattle for Arctic Encounters 2019.

As a leader from an Arctic region, and as an Indigenous person, I have made it my life’s work to encourage the right kinds of development, collaboration and opportunity for the people of the North. For us in the Northwest Territories, responsible resource development remains one of most meaningful paths to promote opportunity and self-sufficiency for our residents.

The Arctic is the future, and how that future is built and managed be led by and meet the needs of Northerners.

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