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Yellowknife – October 3, 2018
News Releases

The Department of Infrastructure (INF), with assistance from the RCMP, conducted a roadside drug and alcohol survey from September 26- 29, 2018 in Yellowknife.

The survey was to collect baseline data on the prevalence of impaired driving before the legalization of cannabis on October 17. This data will assist INF in creating educational campaigns that target specific groups based on the frequency of drug and alcohol use.

Yellowknife – October 1, 2018
News Releases

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations, Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services, has approved a process to waive the Northwest Territories (NWT) change of name fee for Residential School Survivors and their families who wish to reclaim their name. The recommendation is to waive fees for a period of five years.

The Minister is extending this process to all Indigenous residents who wish to correct the names on their NWT birth certificates that were affected by historical errors.

Inuvik – October 1, 2018
News Releases

The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) today announced their support for the development of gas resources in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region to ensure the energy security of communities in the Beaufort Delta.

Yellowknife – October 1, 2018
Public Service Announcement

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, has appointed Dr. Kami Kandola as the new Chief Public Health Officer for Northwest Territories effective October 1, 2018.

Dr. Kandola replaces Dr. Andre Corriveau, who will assume the role of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority Acting Medical Director September 1st, 2018 for a period of one year.

Yellowknife – October 1, 2018
News Releases

A new Film Apprenticeship Program will soon provide opportunities for the Northwest Territories’ (NWT) film workforce to gain on-the-job experience with major film productions.

Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) Wally Schumann announced the initiative on Saturday at the NWT Film Gala and awards event concluding Yellowknife’s 12th annual International Film Festival.

Yellowknife – October 1, 2018
Media Advisory
Ministerial Travel

Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as of October 1, 2018.

Bob McLeod, Wally Schumann, and Robert C. McLeod are attending the NWT Economic Development Symposium from October 1 to 3 in Inuvik. Glen Abernethy is speaking at the Woodland Manor Extension Grand Opening on October 5 in Hay River. Meetings and Appearances

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

September 26, 2018
Media Statement

YELLOWKNIFE - Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on the Enbridge Line 21 pipeline today:

“I was pleased to learn that operations have resumed for Enbridge’s Line 21 pipeline after almost 2 years of no activity.

"Resource development has, and will continue to be, the backbone of our economy and is central to ensuring a good source of middle class jobs and business opportunities. Our territory has mineral and petroleum resources and the development of those resources can have a transformative effect on our people and economy.

September 26, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 26, 2018)- Alfred Moses, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and Minister Responsible for Addressing Homelessness,  has announced a call for proposals leading to the development of a Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Homelessness Strategic Plan.  A contractor will be selected to conduct an assessment and scan of all GNWT homelessness initiatives as well as to develop an overarching homelessness strategic plan.

September 26, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (September 26, 2018) – Recipients of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award and the Ministerial Literacy Awards were honoured today during the annual Adult Learners’ Luncheon at Northern United Place in Yellowknife. 

Created in 2002 by the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, the Ministerial Literacy Awards celebrate and recognize adult learners who have overcome learning and literacy challenges or championed literacy to learners of all ages.

September 26, 2018
Media Statement

YELLOWKNIFE (September 26, 2018) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Wally Schumann offers his congratulations to the Conseil de développement économique des Territoires du Nord-Ouest (CDÉTNO) on 15 years of support for economic development and employability of Francophones and Francophiles in the Northwest Territories.

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