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 29 2015

David Ramsay: Honouring Fallen Police and Peace Officers

Mr. Speaker, each year on the last Sunday of September, Canada salutes the men and women who put their lives on the line every day in their role as police and peace officers.

In Yellowknife on September 27th, RCMP, peace officers, family members and the public came together to recognize and honour the loss of loved ones, friends and colleagues who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Since the 1870’s, 222 officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and its forerunner, the North West Mounted Police have died across Canada. We owe each of them a profound and continuing debt of gratitude.

Police and peace officers include RCMP officers, correctional officers, highway patrol officers, territorial park officers and municipal enforcement officers.  Our police and peace officers regularly work in difficult environments and in dangerous situations.  In times of crisis, they respond quickly and without thought of personal danger.

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Sep 29 2015

Bob McLeod: Sessional Statement

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have this final opportunity to welcome Members back to the Legislative Assembly. This will be the last sitting of the 17th Legislative Assembly, and while our time together will soon be drawing to a close, the work that we began here does not end.

The successes we have achieved and the plans and strategies we have put into action – all of which depended on the input and support of Members – will continue, helping to shape the future of this territory according to the vision and priorities we first set out four years ago.

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Sep 15 2015

New public libraries open in Fort Simpson and Behchokǫ̀

FORT SIMPSON (September 15, 2015) – The Honourable Jackson Lafferty, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment celebrated the opening of the newly built John Tsetso Memorial Library in Fort Simpson today, with Deh Cho First Nations Grand Chief Herb Norwegian, Łı́ı́dlı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation Chief Gerald Antoine, MLA Kevin Menicoche and Mayor Sean Whelly.

“Today marks an important occasion for the community of Fort Simpson,” said Minister Lafferty. “When a library opens or expands its resources and services it is an investment in the community and provides opportunities for community members to explore, learn, discover and grow. Libraries are the heart of culture, identity and knowledge, and integral to healthy development.”

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Sep 15 2015

NWT Parks season ends today

YELLOWKNIFE (September 15, 2015) – The 2015 camping season will officially come to a close September 15 with the last of the NWT Parks closing their gates. Parks in the Beaufort Delta closed on September 1.

NWT campgrounds attracted over 24,000 campers last year and this number has been surpassed in the 2015 season. As of September 1, NWT Parks had already exceeded 2014 total revenue based on online sales alone. Official statistics will be available later this year.

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Sep 15 2015

Health and Social Services Joint Leadership Council discusses system transformation

YELLOWKNIFE (September 15, 2015) – Members of the NWT Health and Social Services’ system Joint Leadership Council (JLC) met in Yellowknife last week to review progress on plans to establish a Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NWTHSSA).

Board Chairs and Public Administrators applauded the vision and leadership of the 17th Legislative Assembly in passing amendments to the Hospital Insurance and Health and Social Services Administration Act, allowing for the establishment of the NWTHSSA. 

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Sep 11 2015

Hidden Lake Territorial Park re-opens to public

YELLOWKNIFE (September 11, 2015) – The temporary blockade that prevented access to the Cameron Falls Trail and parking lot located within Hidden Lake Territorial Park has been removed and the public has access to the park once again.

The public was asked to refrain from using the park from September 3-9 following multiple bear sightings. Park users are asked to remain vigilant and practice bear safety at all times. 

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Sep 11 2015

Statement from Premier Bob McLeod on Syrian refugee situation

YELLOWKNIFE (September 11, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on the Syrian refugee situation today.

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Sep 10 2015

Introduction to Prospecting Course to be hosted in Yellowknife, Behchoko and Dettah

YELLOWKNIFE (September 10, 2015) – Residents interested in geology and prospecting are invited to participate in the 2015 Introduction to Prospecting Course. The two-day course will be offered in Yellowknife on September 26-27, Behchoko on September 29-30, and Dettah on October 3-4.

Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) is pleased to partner with the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, the Mine Training Society, the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines, Tlicho Government, Yellowknife Dene First Nation, Aurora Geosciences, TerraX Minerals and Skills Canada to offer the course.

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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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