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Yellowknife – May 30, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Mine Rescue Competition has a strong history in the Northwest Territories.  The first event took place in 1957, and the competition has been growing every year.

 This weekend marks the 62nd Annual Mine Rescue Competition.  Teams will come together from mines all across the Territories to test their skills.

Yellowknife – May 30, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day which is tomorrow, on May 31, 2019.  This day provides us with an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts the Government of the Northwest Territories is taking to promote the prevention of tobacco use and its cessation. 

Yellowknife – May 30, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to update this Assembly on negotiations toward the shared management of oil and gas resources in the Northwest Territories offshore.

Yellowknife – May 29, 2019
News Releases

Today, during the “Celebrate Healthy Living” event, the Departments of Health and Social Services and Municipal and Community Affairs launched the simple and interactive Carrot Rewards mobile app – one of the first mobile apps officially endorsed by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). 

Yellowknife – May 29, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation has worked hard to meet the commitments made by this Government to advance affordable housing and address homelessness during the 18th Legislative Assembly.

 In addressing this priority, we resolved to use northern solutions for northern housing.  One example is the Northern Pathways to Housing Program, an innovative approach to addressing homelessness in small communities.

Yellowknife – May 29, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, our government committed in its mandate to pursue innovative ways to prevent and reduce crime. Today, I want to share with you progress on this work, as well as offer clarity about the way programming is provided to both sentenced and remanded inmates here in the Northwest Territories.

Yellowknife – May 29, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, our government is following through on its mandate commitment to strengthen connections with our public and private sector partners to secure funding for strategic infrastructure projects across the Northwest Territories.

Yellowknife – May 29, 2019
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, June is Senior Citizens’ Month. As the Minister Responsible for Seniors, I want to encourage all Northerners to join me in recognizing and celebrating the valuable contributions that Seniors and Elders make within our families and communities.

 With a focus on aging in place, the Government of the Northwest Territories has made it a priority to help Seniors and Elders live in their own homes for as long as possible by ensuring that the right kinds of supports are available to them.

Yellowknife – May 29, 2019
News Releases

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is pleased to have received continued federal support for an ongoing collaboration with Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service that helps to monitor the state of NWT forests and better understand the impacts of climate change.

Yellowknife – May 29, 2019
News Releases

The Department of Health and Social Services released the 2018 NWT Community Counselling Program (CCP) Client Satisfaction Questionnaire Report.

The CCP Client Satisfaction Report for 2018 has shown that a majority of clients who responded were satisfied or very satisfied with their overall experience in accessing services, and that a majority of those who responded were satisfied with the changes in their lives since beginning counselling services.

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