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mai 29, 2017
Déclarations et discours de ministres

Delivered May 29, 2017

Mr. Speaker, the FireSmart program is an important tool in mitigating risk and improving community protection in the event of a wildland fire.

Applying FireSmart principles increases human safety, decreases property loss and enhances wildland fire suppression success.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources continues to encourage communities, agencies, and home and cabin owners to promote and implement FireSmart principles.

mars 8, 2017
Déclarations et discours de ministres

Delivered on March 8, 2017

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories has made a commitment in its mandate to develop a territorial climate change strategy. I am pleased to provide Members with an update on the development of the NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework.

mars 1, 2017
Communiqués de presse

Yellowknife, le 28 février 2017 – Le Programme de rétablissement du caribou boréal et le Plan de gestion des amphibiens des Territoires du Nord-Ouest (TNO) ont été publiés cette semaine.

Le dévoilement de ces publications s’inscrit dans les responsabilités du gouvernement ténois aux termes de la Loi sur les espèces en péril (TNO); il fait suite à des évaluations indépendantes réalisées par le Comité sur les espèces en péril des TNO et à des accords de consensus issus de la Conférence des autorités de gestion (CAG).

février 8, 2017
Déclarations et discours de ministres

Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on the progress made on the development of a range plan for the Bathurst caribou herd.

As Members may be aware, cumulative impact concerns were raised during environmental assessments of the Gahcho Kue, Fortune Minerals NICO project and the Jay Pipe project expansion.  Each Environmental Assessment recommended that the Government of the Northwest Territories develop approaches for cumulative effects monitoring.

février 7, 2017
Déclarations et discours de ministres

Mr. Speaker, caribou herds across northern Canada have been declining. Many are at or near historic low numbers.  

These declines prompted the Committee on Status of Endangered Species in Canada to assess barren-ground caribou across Canada, including herds in the Northwest Territories, as a threatened species in November 2016.

décembre 14, 2016
Avis publics

YELLOWKNIFE, le 14 décembre 2016 – Le ministère de l’Environnement et des Ressources naturelles souhaite aviser le public que les travaux d’atténuation des risques débuteront cette semaine sur les sites des mines Ptarmigan, Tom et Tin situées sur la route Ingraham Trail.

Le déplacement du matériel de forage et d’autre équipement des mines abandonnées et l’installation de clôtures autour des sites devraient commencer le 4 janvier 2017. L’installation de clôtures aux trois mines vise à limiter l’accès du public pour des raisons de sécurité.

décembre 2, 2016
Communiqués de presse

Yellowknife, le 2 décembre 2016 – La société Buffalo Airways Ltd. a remporté le contrat pour se charger du fonctionnement et de l’entretien de la flotte d’avions amphibies anti-incendie Air Tractor 802A FireBoss du GTNO.

Le GTNO a signé hier le contrat avec Joe McBryan, président de la société Buffalo Airways Ltd.

Le contrat, d’une durée de cinq ans (renouvelables), couvrira les saisons des feux de forêt de 2017-2018 à 2020-2021.

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novembre 24, 2016
Déclarations et discours de ministres

Delivered on November 21, 2016

Thank Premier McLeod for the introduction. And thank you Committee members for the opportunity to meet with you today.

Madam Chair, the North’s unique ecosystem is critical to the health of the planet. The decisions we make about protecting biodiversity and ecological integrity serve not only the interests of NWT residents and other Canadians, but people around the globe.

novembre 2, 2016
Déclarations et discours de ministres

Mr. Speaker, over the past two decades, caribou herds in the North have declined and are at or near historic low numbers. There are many factors contributing to this decline. Some, like climate change, are known; others we urgently need to understand better.

As Northerners, knowing what we can do to help the recovery of caribou in the North is important. ENR Regional and Headquarters staff, co-management partners and traditional user groups offer caribou education every year.

octobre 25, 2016
Déclarations et discours de ministres

Mr. Speaker, from a statistical perspective, 2016 was a below average fire season. A total of 188 wildland fires were reported in the 2016 fire season, burning 229,000 hectares. As a comparison, there were 241 fires and 622,000 hectares burned in 2015. That is half the number of hectares burned in 2016 than in 2015, and 50 fewer fires.

Of the 188 fires this year, 16 fires are suspected person-caused.  The Department provided some type of action on 83 fires, or 44%. In addition, 292 Extra Fire Fighters were hired in the NWT for training or in support of wildland fire operations.

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