Monthly Archives: October 2012

Oct, 31 2012

Sahtu Oil and Gas Activities

Mr. Speaker, the oil and gas industry has been at the heart of our economy for many years. As one of our enduring industries, we have always recognized the need to work not only with the companies that want to tap into our vast resources, but also with those who live and work in the […]

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Oct, 31 2012

Education Improvements: Northern Studies 10 and Inuvik School

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment is dedicated to providing relevant curricula and improving educational outcomes for all students of the Northwest Territories. At the Truth and Reconciliation Commission meeting in Inuvik last year, Nunavut Minister of Education the Honourable Eva Aariak and I committed to developing a comprehensive curriculum on the […]

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Oct, 31 2012

Deline Final Self-Government Agreement Negotiations

Mr. Speaker, on September 12th, negotiations towards a Délįnę Final Self-government Agreement reached a significant milestone. After many years, the negotiators have agreed on the draft text of a Final Self-government Agreement and financial agreement. This achievement is important as it lays the basis for the Parties to ratify the Final Agreement. As Mr. Yakeleya […]

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Oct, 31 2012

2012 Anthrax Outbreak

Mr. Speaker, the anthrax outbreak this summer in the Mackenzie Bison Range was the largest we have experienced in Northern Canada.  At least one-third of the Mackenzie wood bison herd was lost and included bulls, cows and calves. The outbreak was discovered during a routine surveillance flight on July 3 when 128 carcasses were found […]

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Oct, 31 2012

Minister of Education, Culture and Employment calls for other jurisdictions to develop dedicated residential schools curriculum

YELLOWKNIFE (Wednesday, October 31, 2012) – To build on the success of the early October launch of the Northern Studies 10 curriculum, the Honourable Jackson Lafferty today officially introduced the materials to the public with a call to jurisdictions across Canada to develop their own dedicated residential schools curricula. The completed curriculum was announced earlier […]

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Oct, 30 2012

Advanced Education Initiatives

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment continues improving its programming to ensure adult learners have the tools they require for fulfilled, prosperous lives. The Department has been developing a process for adults to receive their high school diploma, called the Adult Recognition Model, or ARM. Through ARM, adults enrolled in Adult Literacy […]

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Oct, 30 2012

NWT continues flu clinics

Yellowknife (October 30, 2012) – All public influenza immunization clinics in the Northwest Territories will proceed as scheduled. The decision follows a Health Canada recommendation that flu vaccine made by the pharmaceutical firm Novartis not be used pending a review of the discovery of clumping of particles in the vaccine in Europe. “This isn’t a major […]

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Oct, 29 2012

New egg grading facility in Hay River

Mr. Speaker, on Friday, the Town of Hay River celebrated the opening of a new, federally certified egg-grading station for the Northwest Territories.  The event marked a new era for egg production in the NWT.  The new state-of-the-art facility is the final piece of the puzzle that the NWT needed to get back into the […]

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Oct, 29 2012

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Begins

Mr. Speaker, this is a significant day for the Northwest Territories. Today, for the first time at any northern correctional facility, Commissioner Marie Wilson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is at the North Slave Correctional Centre to acknowledge residential school experiences, impacts and consequences. Over the next several days, inmates can give individual statements […]

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Oct, 29 2012

Minister David Ramsay Opening of Hay River Egg Grading Facility

Congratulations to you all and thank you for the invitation to join you today.  It is a pleasure to be here in Hay River and to have a role in this event.   Today we celebrate the opening of a new, federally-certified egg-grading station for the Northwest Territories. The GNWT, through its Department of Industry, […]

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