Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sep, 30 2011

World Breastfeeding Week October 1 to 7, 2011

Oct. 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week. In the NWT, events are being sponsored, by a number of partners, to encourage new parents to breastfeed.

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Sep, 28 2011

Reading Flash Mob!

An odd mob of readers suddenly appeared outside the Greenstone Building for Yellowknife’s first ever Reading Flash Mob to celebrate NWT Literacy Week.

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Sep, 28 2011

NWT Housing Corporation President to Retire

Premier Floyd K. Roland has accepted the resignation of Jeff Polakoff as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC).

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Sep, 27 2011

Northwest Territories Recipients Honoured During Literacy Week

Recipients of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award and the Ministerial Literacy Awards, including a Youth Learner Literacy Award were honoured today during an Adult Learners’ Luncheon in Yellowknife.

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Sep, 26 2011

How to compost in the NWT

Don’t throw those kitchen scraps away! Compost them throughout the winter and spread them on your garden next spring. Composting is part of a sustainable lifestyle and helps you to grow healthy vegetables for your family.

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Sep, 26 2011

Adult Learner’s Luncheon and Literacy Awards 2011

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Aurora College and the NWT Literacy Council invite all media to attend the 2011 Adult Learner’s Luncheon.  This celebration of learning is part of the NWT Literacy Week celebrations and features the presentation of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award and the NWT Ministerial Literacy Awards.

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Sep, 26 2011

Valuable Geological Resource Provided to Schools

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment and the NWT Mining Heritage Society have launched a new initiative designed to give students in the North a new appreciation for their land and spark an interest in pursuing careers in geology, the earth sciences and mining.

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Sep, 23 2011

Premier Roland Expresses Condolences for Arctic Sunwest Tragedy

Today, Premier Floyd Roland released the following statement on the Arctic Sunwest tragedy.

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Sep, 23 2011

Celebrating Arts Week in the NWT

September 23 to October 2, 2011 is NWT Arts Week, a celebration of the arts and fine crafts community and the significant cultural and economic contributions the arts and crafts sector makes to NWT communities.  

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Sep, 23 2011

Geological Resources Release

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment and the NWT Mining Heritage Society invite all media to attend the official release of the geological resource, Geological Journey I. The DVDs and teacher support material will be made available to all schools in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut to benefit students from Kindergarten to grade 12.

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