Monthly Archives: December 2011

Dec, 20 2011

Stanton Territorial Health Authority Implements Tobacco-free Policy

December 20, 2011 – On February 14, 2012 Stanton Territorial Health Authority (STHA) is going 100 per cent tobacco-free. As of that date, no tobacco use of any kind will be permitted anywhere on hospital property.

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Dec, 20 2011

Premier McLeod Announces New Senior Management Appointments

YELLOWKNIFE (December 20, 2011) – Premier Bob McLeod today announced the appointments of Ms. Gloria Iatridis as Associate Deputy Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, of Ms. Kelly Kaylo as Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs and Operations with Industry, Tourism and Investment and of Ms. Sharilyn Alexander as Assistant Deputy Minister of Human Resources.

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Dec, 19 2011

Collective Bargaining Begins Between GNWT and UNW

YELLOWKNIFE (December 19, 2011) – Today, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) begins negotiation of a new collective agreement with the Union of Northern Workers (UNW). 

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Dec, 16 2011

Joe Handley Appointed as Stanton Public Administrator

YELLOWKNIFE (December 16, 2011) – Minister of Health and Social Services Tom Beaulieu has appointed former Northwest Territories Premier Joseph L. Handley as Public Administrator for the Stanton Territorial Health Authority (STHA) effective December 1, 2011.

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Dec, 15 2011

Active After School Funding Announced

YELLOWKNIFE (Dec. 15, 2011) – Physical activity programs offered in the after school time period are being supported with $615,000 in Government of the Northwest Territories funding announced by Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA). The programs, delivered by schools throughout the territory, are supported by the department through the Active […]

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Dec, 15 2011

Distracted Driving

Mr. Speaker, as 2011 — the Year of Road Safety — comes to a close, I would like to highlight our continuing success in improving road safety in the Northwest Territories.  We have made improvements in our laws and regulations that should help reduce distracted driving, a key factor in preventable vehicle collisions.

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Dec, 15 2011

My Voice, My Choice

Mr. Speaker, in setting the priorities for this new government, we have placed an emphasis on education and prevention, and on mental health and addictions.  I am pleased to report that we are already moving forward with a new campaign in this area. This morning, we launched the ‘My Voice, My Choice’ campaign to help […]

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Dec, 15 2011

Office of the Children’s Lawyer

Mr. Speaker, I wish to update Members about a new office within the Department of Justice; the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. Under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Canada ratified in 1991, children have a right to be heard in proceedings affecting them. Canada has a legal obligation to ensure […]

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Dec, 15 2011

Mackenzie Gas Project

Mr. Speaker, Members of this Assembly set out a vision of strong individuals, families and communities sharing the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories.  Strengthening and diversifying our economy is one of the ways we can help to realize that vision and Members noted the need for strategic infrastructure […]

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Dec, 14 2011

Corrections Northern Recruit Training Program

Mr. Speaker, for many years, we had a problem filling entry-level vacancies for Corrections Officers with Northern people who had the basic skills that would qualify them to be hired. In 2009, the Corrections Service looked at the problem and developed a six-week training program to ensure we have a representative, Northern workforce in our […]

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