YELLOWKNIFE (December 22, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on announced reductions by Finance Canada to Government of Canada transfer payments to the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) for the 2016-17 fiscal year:
YELLOWKNIFE (December 21, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod announced portfolio assignments for Members of the Executive Council of the 18th Legislative Assembly today.
YELLOWKNIFE (December 20, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on the passing of former Commissioner Stuart Hodgson:
"I was saddened to learn of the death of Stuart Hodgson on Friday, December 18. As Commissioner of the Northwest Territories (NWT) from 1962 to 1979, Mr. Hodgson laid the foundation for responsible, representative government for the NWT.
YELLOWKNIFE (November 19, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has acquired the leasehold interests for both the Northwest Territories and Yukon mineral rights to North American Tungsten Company Limited’s (NATCL) Mactung property.
FORT SIMPSON (November 2, 2015) – The MV Lafferty (Liard River) Ferry on Highway 1 to Fort Simpson and the MV Johnny Berens (Mackenzie River) Ferry on Highway 1 to Wrigley have been placed on 72-hour notice of closure as of 0800 November 02, 2015.
The Department will continue to monitor water levels and ice conditions on a regular basis and will advise drivers should conditions change. Changes to water levels and ice conditions may warrant a sudden closure.
FORT SIMPSON (October 23, 2015) – The M.V. Lafferty Ferry near Fort Simpson on Highway 1 is operating normal hours from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. daily.
The Department of Transportation (DoT) reminds travelers to complete essential movements of goods as soon as possible. The Lafferty Ferry could be shut down within a week, or even sooner, if the conditions warrant a closure.
YELLOWKNIFE (October 23, 2015) – The Department of Health and Social Services’ annual Drop the Pop campaign will soon begin in schools across the NWT. The start of this year’s campaign is being marked by the announcement of winners from the 2014-2015 campaign
A total of 18 NWT schools are being recognized as winners for Drop the Pop activities last year. The schools promoted water as the best, most traditional drink in the North under the campaign theme of Water, Right from the Tap!
YELLOWKNIFE (October 23, 2015) – The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs has announced the nine non-government organizations (NGOs) that will receive funding through the 2015-2016 Non-Government Organization Stabilization Fund.
YELLOWKNIFE (October 22, 2015) – The Tłı̨chǫ Government has advised the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) of its decision to not harvest the Bathurst Caribou herd for the 2015/16 hunting season.
“We applaud the Tłı̨chǫ Government for showing strong leadership in dealing with this crisis,” said J. Michael Miltenberger, Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources. “It is a very tough choice that recognizes the need for strong actions to conserve the Bathurst herd for current and future generations.”
YELLOWKNIFE (October 21, 2015) – The Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT), through Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), conducted an after action review of the 2014 wildfire season and the civil emergency response to identify recommendations to improve the NWT’s ability to help prepare for and respond to emergency events in the future.
The 2014 wildfire season was the most severe season on record for the Northwest Territories (NWT), resulting in impacts which posed considerable challenges for the NWT emergency response system.