Aug 11 2015

New GNWT Flagship Site

This website will be closing down effective September 1, 2015. All Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) news releases and related content issued by Cabinet Communications will be posted to the new GNWT flagship site at www.gov.nt.ca/newsroom. This change is part of the GNWT’s ongoing efforts to improve its online services and increase residents’ ease of access to information about their government.

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Sep 3 2015

Second Intergovernmental Council Meeting held in Yellowknife

September 3, 2015 (YELLOWKNIFE) – Leaders from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Aboriginal governments, who are partners in devolution, met in Yellowknife today to discuss a range of issues related to lands and resource management at the second Intergovernmental Council meeting.

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Sep 3 2015

Multiple bear sightings at Hidden Lake Territorial Park

YELLOWKNIFE (September 3, 2015) – The public is asked to refrain from using the Cameron Falls Trail and parking lot that are located in Hidden Lake Territorial Park until further notice due to bear sightings in the area. Hidden Lake Park is on the Ingraham Trail approximately 47 km east of Yellowknife.

A temporary blockade is restricting access to the Hidden Lake Territorial Park parking lot to ensure public safety at this time.

The public is reminded not to feed wildlife and report any bear sightings to Environment and Natural Resources (ENR). Bear safety information is available at www.enr.gov.nt.ca/programs/bears/bear-safety

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Sep 1 2015

Call for 2015 NWT Fire Service Merit Award Nominees

YELLOWKNIFE (September 1, 2015) – The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) is seeking nominations for the NWT Fire Service Merit Awards.

Based on nominations from community members, fire departments and fire chiefs, the NWT Fire Service Merit Awards honour and recognize individuals and community fire departments for their significant contributions to fire safety and fire service in communities across the Northwest Territories (NWT).

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Aug 28 2015

David Ramsay: Hay River Chamber of Commerce Speech

Thank you .  It’s good to be here again. Hay River has become a familiar and welcome stop for me over the last four years.

The Hay River Chamber has provided valuable input on many economic matters and I thank you for that – and for the invitation to address you, again, this afternoon.

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Aug 28 2015

DOT Expands Online Services

YELLOWKNIFE (August 28, 2015) – Minister of Transportation Tom Beaulieu announced today that residents of the NWT can now sign up to receive reminders regarding their driver and motor vehicle services by text message on their cellphones.

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Aug 28 2015

Feature film set to begin production in Fort McPherson

FORT MCPHERSON (August 28, 2015) – A group of 13 crew and two cast members will travel to Fort McPherson next week to shoot The Sun at Midnight, a feature film by NWT writer and director Kirsten Carthew and NWT producer Amos Scott, of Jill and Jackfish Productions.  The film features a nearly exclusive northern cast and crew.

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Aug 24 2015

GNWT Participation in Operation Nanook

YELLOWKNIFE (August 24, 2015) – In order to ensure residents of the territory are prepared in the event of a crisis the Government of the Northwest Territories is participating in Operation Nanook to test the government’s emergency management practices and protocols.

Taking place in the Inuvik and Fort Smith areas between August 17 and 28 the exercise is an opportunity to work with partners from community governments, the Government of Canada, the Canadian Forces, and the RCMP to validate the GNWT’s emergency preparedness regime.

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Aug 19 2015

Premier sends letter to Federal party leaders on northern issues

YELLOWKNIFE (August 19, 2015) – Continued partnership with the Federal Government is integral to the future success of the Northwest Territories, and Premier Bob McLeod is asking the four main political leaders to share their vision for the north if their party were to form Canada’s next government.

In a letter sent to party leaders on August 19, 2015, the Premier asked a series of questions addressing issues critical to the progress of a sustainable and prosperous territory and vital to a strong partnership with the federal government and continued investment in transportation, housing and energy infrastructure by Ottawa.

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Aug 18 2015

Public Safety Update: Reid Lake Fire/ MISE À JOUR DE SÉCURITÉ PUBLIQUE – FEU AU LAC REID

YELLOWKNIFE (August 18, 2015) – Fire ZF-014, near Reid Lake, remains active. The GNWT is working to suppress the fire and ensure the safety of the public. The following are updates from the various government agencies involved in the response to this wildfire.

The next Public Safety Update will be issued on Friday, August 21, 2015, unless the situation at the Reid Lake fire advances significantly before then.

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Aug 18 2015

Dehcho event celebrates artisans, businesses and locally grown goods

FORT SIMPSON (August 18, 2015) – Residents and visitors in the Fort Simpson region had the chance to try their hand at everything from composting and garden maintenance to tufting and birch-basket making over the weekend as part of the second annual arts, crafts and gardening workshop sponsored, in part, by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment’s (ITI) Dehcho Regional Office. 

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