Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate Ms. Simone Gessler, Principal of Weledeh Catholic School in Yellowknife, on being recognized as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2014.
Mr. Speaker, having healthy, vibrant and safe communities is a key priority for the Government of the Northwest Territories. This is why over the past year, we have worked with communities as they developed wellness plans, to set priorities and guide how wellness funding should be directed.
Mr. Speaker, tourism in the Northwest Territories plays a vital role in our economy. Each year, the industry contributes over 100 million dollars in visitor revenue and attracts upwards of 70,000 visitors from across the world.
YELLOWKNIFE (February 14, 2014) – The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre presents Canada’s Waterscapes – Yours To Enjoy, Explore and Protect from February 13 until August 31, 2014.
YELLOWKNIFE (February 13, 2014) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay is extending the role of the partnership that developed the NWT Economic Opportunities Strategy.
Yellowknife (February 13, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod added his signature to those of Acho Dene Koe First Nation Chief Harry Deneron and Fort Liard Métis Local President Ernie McLeod to the Acho Dene Koe First Nation and Fort Liard Métis Agreement in Principle.
Mr. Speaker, during December's power outage in the City of Yellowknife it became apparent that communications from the Northwest Territories Power Corporation did not meet its customers’ expectations or its own standards. It is our goal to keep power outages to a minimum.
Mr. Speaker, the new Highway 4 realignment opened to traffic on January 31st. Residents now bypass the remediation work underway at the former Giant Mine site and travel on a safer highway with better turns and sight lines.
Mr. Speaker, thousands of our residents and visitors enjoy the parks and campgrounds across the territory. In particular, the beaches located within the territorial parks contribute enormously to the quality of life for many families on hot summer days.
YELLOWKNIFE (February 13, 2014) – The Department of Health and Social Services’ annual Drop the Pop campaign has begun in schools across the NWT. This is the ninth year of the pan-territorial campaign, which is part of the Healthy Choices framework.