Monthly Archives: June 2012
YELLOWKNIFE (June 29, 2012) – The 2012 Federal – Provincial / Territorial Ministers of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Conference was held in Inuvik, June 26 to 28. Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), expressed his appreciation to the delegates from all across Canada for traveling to the Beaufort Delta to […]
YELLOWKNIFE (June 29, 2012) – Seven NWT schools are receiving certificates and cash awards for producing videos that promoted healthy eating and healthy lifestyles: Mackenzie Mountain School, Norman Wells Weledeh Catholic School, Yellowknife Kaw Tay Whee School, Dettah École J.H. Sissons School, Yellowknife William MacDonald School, Yellowknife Joseph Burr Tyrrell School, Fort Smith Thomas Simpson […]
Northern Premiers’ Forum Communique: Premiers continue to build a stronger North and a better Canada
IQALUIT, Nunavut (June 27, 2012) – Territorial Premiers met in Iqaluit for the 10th Annual Northern Premiers’ Forum on June 26 and 27 to continue to implement their shared vision of a stronger North and a better Canada. Premiers noted that A Northern Vision: A Stronger North and a Better Canada, released in 2007, continues […]
YELLOWKNIFE (June 26, 2012) – Jane Arychuk has been appointed Interim President of Aurora College while the College continues the competitive hiring process.
YELLOWKNIFE (June 20, 2012) — The GNWT has renewed its funding for the Tourism Product Diversification and Marketing Program to support tourism businesses in the NWT seeking to become more competitive in a demanding international market.
Minister Miltenberger’s speaking notes: Federal Standing Committee on Natural Resources, June 14, 2012
(check against delivery) Good morning. I appreciate the opportunity to talk to the committee today. I’d like to speak to you about our government’s vision for the Northwest Territories and how that vision can be achieved through environmentally sustainable economic development, including the development of alternative energy resources. I’d also like to speak to you […]
YELLOWKNIFE (June 19, 2012) — Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) Jackson Lafferty reaffirmed the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) commitment to inclusive schooling and early childhood development today. As part of the Legislative Assembly’s review and approval of the 2012-13 Main Estimates, the GNWT has agreed to reallocate $1 million to early […]
On Friday, June 8th, rising water levels in the Liard River caused a flood in the community of Nahanni Butte. Most residents of the community were evacuated to Fort Simpson, where they remain. The GNWT is currently assessing conditions in the community to determine when it will be safe for residents to return to their […]
INUVIK (June 19, 2012) – The mandate of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Office in Hay River has been expanded. Increases in resource development activity, particularly in the Sahtu region, have led the GNWT to expand responsibilities for the office and give it a new name to reflect the expanded mandate: the Mackenzie Valley Petroleum Planning […]
(check against delivery) Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to be here today at the Inuvik Petroleum Show. I want to echo Premier McLeod’s comments on the fantastic job that Mayor Rodgers, Council members and the staff of the Town of Inuvik have done putting on this event. Thank you for extending […]