Monthly Archives: August 2012

Aug, 31 2012

Premier Meets with Dehcho First Nations Grand Chief

YELLOWKNIFE (August 31, 2012) – Premier Bob McLeod met with Dehcho First Nations Grand Chief Herb Norwegian on August 27. This was the first meeting between the two government leaders since Grand Chief Norwegian’s election in June.  The agenda included devolution, the Wildlife Act, land use, and the flood in Nahanni Butte.

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Aug, 29 2012

Transitional Rent Supplement Program

YELLOWKNIFE (August 29, 2012) – The Transitional Rent Supplement Program will begin on September 1. It supports low- to moderate-income residents in private market rental housing, and provides a rent subsidy of up to $500 per month for two years.

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Aug, 29 2012

Department of Transportation recognized for innovative management

YELLOWKNIFE (AUGUST 29, 2012) – The Department of Transportation (DOT) has been recognized for innovative management by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC).  DOT was one of nine national finalists for the IPAC/IBM Award for Innovative Management for its New Aboriginal Engagement Processes for Planning Major Infrastructure Projects. The submission, which was for […]

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Aug, 24 2012

Deputy Minister Appointment

YELLOWKNIFE (August 24, 2012) – Premier Bob McLeod has announced Gabriela Eggenhofer as the new Deputy Minister for the Department of Education, Culture and Employment. This appointment will be effective September 10, 2012.

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Aug, 17 2012

Celebrating the life of Catherine Beaulieu Bouvier Lamoureux

FORT PROVIDENCE (August 17, 2012) – Catherine Beaulieu Bouvier Lamoureux will be celebrated as a National Historic Person this weekend. Ms. Lamoureux is the first NWT woman to receive this designation from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

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Aug, 16 2012

Gwich’in Forest Management Plan Signed in Fort McPherson

FORT MCPHERSON (August 16, 2012) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) and the Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board (GRRB) signed the Gwich’in Forest Management Plan: A Framework for Forest Management in the Gwich’in Settlement Area in Fort McPherson this morning.

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Aug, 15 2012

Watch out! Bison season has begun

YELLOWKNIFE (August 15, 2012) — Drive with extra caution: that’s the message for drivers on highways 3, 5, and 7 from mid-August until mid-December.  The additional caution is required because more than 75% of bison collisions in the Northwest Territories occur during this four-month period. 

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Aug, 15 2012

Deputy Minister appointment

YELLOWKNIFE (August 15, 2012) – Premier Bob McLeod has announced Sylvia Haener as the new Deputy Minister for the Department of Justice. This appointment will be effective as of 5pm on August 31.

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Aug, 14 2012

Aviation Scholarships Awarded

YELLOWKNIFE (August 14, 2012) — Seven scholarships under the Aviation Career Development Program (ACDP) have been awarded to first-time recipients in the first intake of the 2012-2013 school year. ACDP helps support NWT students to pursue careers in the NWT’s aviation industry.

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Aug, 2 2012

Richard Hardy Receives the Diamond Jubilee Medal

NORMAN WELLS (August 2, 2012) – The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was presented to Mr. Richard Hardy yesterday during the Sahtu Secretariat Inc. Annual General Assembly.

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