Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sep, 28 2012

Premier McLeod’s speaking notes: Family Violence Awareness Week launch

(check against delivery)   Good Afternoon, I would like to welcome all of you to the launch of Family Violence Awareness Week.  I am particularly happy to see a number of young people attending this afternoon. Sadly, once again this week we are reminded that violence against women is a very real problem in our […]

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Sep, 27 2012

Reel improvement in film industry heralded at Yellowknife Film Fest

YELLOWKNIFE (September 27, 2012) — The Yellowknife Film Festival kicks off tonight, and Minister David Ramsay will be in attendance – in film form – to give his congratulations to Western Arctic Moving Pictures and the NWT Professional Media Association on behalf of the NWT Film Commission. The NWT Film Commission will also be a […]

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Sep, 27 2012

Family violence front-line workers receive valuable training

YELLOWKNIFE (September 27, 2012) — People who assist and support those affected by family violence have come together from across the Northwest Territories to receive training and information and learn from each other.

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Sep, 26 2012

Minister Ramsay’s speaking notes: Sahtu Exploration Readiness Session

(Check against delivery) Mayor Johnson, MLA Norman Yakeleya, Chiefs, Presidents and Community leaders, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you this afternoon. In addition to my responsibilities as Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, I am also the Minister of Transportation. So I would like to start with a story that has […]

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Sep, 26 2012

Coming Together to Prepare for Opportunities in the Sahtu

NORMAN WELLS (September 26, 2012) — The Sahtu Exploration Readiness Session is taking place in Norman Wells this week, with over 100 representatives from industry, government, Aboriginal organizations and corporations, community leaders and small business in attendance to discuss and identify the best ways to prepare for the boom in exploration that will take place […]

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Sep, 25 2012

NWT recipients honoured during Literacy Week

YELLOWKNIFE (September 25, 2012) – Recipients of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award and the Ministerial Literacy Awards were honoured today during the annual Adult Learners’ Luncheon in Yellowknife. These awards were created by the Council of the Federation in 2005 and the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment in 2002 to recognize adult […]

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Sep, 25 2012

Celebrating the diversity of NWT art during Arts Week

YELLOWKNIFE (September 25, 2012) — Northwest Territories Arts Week is from September 22 to 30 and is a celebration of the contribution that the NWT arts and fine crafts community makes to our territory.  

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Sep, 25 2012

NWT furs achieve highest sales in over 20 years

YELLOWKNIFE (September 25, 2012) — Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur sales totaled over $1.5 million this year, the highest in over 20 years. This is an increase of over 25% in the last year, and is a result of increased demand from buyers in China, Russia, Greece and Turkey.

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Sep, 24 2012

NWT Celebrates Literacy Week

YELLOWKNIFE (September 24, 2012) – September 23rd to 29th is Literacy Week in the Northwest Territories. The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), the NWT Literacy Council and local communities are sponsoring events and activities across our territory to highlight the importance of literacy to NWT residents. 

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Sep, 20 2012

Premier and NWT Business Representatives Explore Opportunities in China

HONG KONG, CHINA (September 20, 2012) – Premier Bob McLeod, MLA Robert Hawkins, Chair of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Infrastructure, and the NWT business delegation met with potential Chinese investors and business partners to discuss ways to diversify the NWT economy and keep the territory prosperous. The meetings have focused on the […]

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