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Yellowknife – February 5, 2019
Media Statement

Minister of Infrastructure and Industry, Tourism and Investment, Wally Schumann issued the following statement today on the GNWT’s participation in AME Roundup last week in Vancouver:

 

“The Northwest Territories has world-class mineral potential that could bring economic benefits to the residents of the Northwest Territories, industry players, and Canada and we have the tools needed and are committed to responsibly managing NWT resources.

 

Yellowknife – February 5, 2019
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is announcing the creation of a new Wolf Harvest Incentive Area in the North Slave Region for the current winter season, effective immediately. Increased incentives will be offered for wolves harvested in this area as a way to support barren-ground caribou herd recovery and the traditional economy.

 

Yellowknife – February 4, 2019
Public Service Announcement

Today, the department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) announced the nomination deadline for this year’s Northwest Territories (NWT) Outstanding Volunteer Awards. This year marks the 29th year of this award, which recognizes and celebrates the remarkable contributions volunteers make in communities across the NWT.

 

Residents are encouraged to nominate an elder, youth, individual, or group of volunteers in their communities. This program acknowledges individuals who donate their time to improve the quality of life for NWT residents. 

 

January 31, 2019
News Releases

With the Tungsten market returning to form and a forecast of strong future growth, the Government of the Northwest Territories and Government of Canada will work together to find a buyer for the Cantung mine and Mactung deposit‎.

 

Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment made the announcement during a NWT-focused industry event ‎at AME Round up in Vancouver, BC.

 

January 30, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Check Against Delivery

 

Good Morning and thank you to those of who you have joined us this morning.

The message this morning is that Northerners support the responsible development of our resources. Mining has played a large part in the history of the Northwest Territories and our residents know how vital this sector has been, and will continue to be in our territory.

January 29, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Check Against Delivery

Good morning everyone.

Before I begin, I would first like to acknowledge that we all have the privilege of attending AME Roundup on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and  tSLAY-wah-tooth First Nations.

January 29, 2019
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Fortune Minerals signed a Socio-Economic Agreement (SEA) this morning at event that took place during AME Roundup in Vancouver. 

The SEA will see Northwest Territories residents benefit from the construction and operation of the proposed NICO mine. It provides targets for local employment, local business spending, education and training. It also lays out the GNWT's commitment to provide a healthy, trained workforce from which Fortune Minerals can draw to reach those employment targets. 

Yellowknife – January 25, 2019
News Releases

For the third-year running, Cabinet members, Indigenous governments, Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) officials, and Members of the Legislative Assembly will bring a shared vision of seeking economic opportunities through responsible development at the Association for Mineral Exploration’s (AME) Roundup in Vancouver, BC from January 28th – 31st, 2019 – a global mineral exploration conference.

Yellowknife – January 23, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Good afternoon and thank-you, for being here today.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Minister LeBlanc and his team to the Northwest Territories.

As Minister Leblanc mentioned, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada have a special relationship.

It is important to any jurisdiction to have good partnerships with Canada, and particularly for the NWT, your commitment to work with us to address the issues that affect Northerners are essential and we look forward to many more visits in the future.

Yellowknife – January 23, 2019
News Releases

The Government of Canada is committed to working together with provinces, territories and Indigenous communities to promote a cleaner, more reliable energy supply in rural and remote communities, reduce pollution in Canada's North and create new opportunities for social and economic development.

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