Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nov, 30 2012

Four medals presented in Fort McPherson

FORT MCPHERSON  (November 30, 2012) – Four Fort McPherson residents were honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on Saturday, November 24th . Frederick (Sonny) Blake, MLA Mackenzie Delta, presented medals during community feast to: Robert W. Alexie Hazel Nerysoo James M. Ross Mary Teya This commemorative medal has been created by the […]

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Nov, 29 2012

Media Advisory: Press Conference for World AIDS Day, December 1, 2012

YELLOWKNIFE (November 29, 2012) – Media are invited to a press conference on Friday, November 30th with Dr. Kami Kandola, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer with the Department of Health and Social Services and Dr. Terry Wuerz, Internist at Stanton Territorial Hospital to discuss newly developed resources for clinicians and the public pertaining to HIV/AIDS. […]

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Nov, 28 2012

Government of the NWT and NWT Metis Nation sign intergovernmental agreement

HAY RIVER (November 28, 2012) – An intergovernmental agreement has been signed between the Northwest Territory Métis Nation (NWTMN) and Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) as part of 2012 NWTMN Annual General Assembly activities. The Memorandum of Understanding between the Northwest Territories Metis Nation and the Government of the Northwest Territories allows the two […]

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Nov, 28 2012

Energy Charrette Helps Chart a Course for Energy in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (November 28, 2012) Over 120 participants came together to talk about energy at the 2012 Northwest Territories Energy Charrette. This three-day event was a collaborative process to outline how to meet the territory’s future energy needs and provide input on the development of the 2013 NWT Energy Plan.   Representatives from Aboriginal and community governments, […]

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Nov, 28 2012

Minister Ramsay’s address to the Northern Economic Development Practitioners Conference Luncheon

Good afternoon everyone, and congratulations on the fifth bi‑annual Northern Economic Development Practitioners Conference. It is a pleasure to be here today among so many professionals who dedicate their working lives to helping NWT entrepreneurs and businesses succeed. This conference is about working together and building northern capacity in economic development.  All of us here […]

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Nov, 27 2012

Minister’s Forum on Addictions and Community Wellness

Yellowknife (November 27, 2012) – The Minister’s Forum on Addictions and Community Wellness begins community visits on December 3 with a four-day session in Fort McPherson. “This is part of our ongoing discussions with communities about how we can best support our residents to make healthy choices,” said Minister of Health and Social Services Tom […]

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Nov, 26 2012

Northwest Territories and Alberta MOU Co-chairs meet in Yellowknife

Yellowknife (November 26, 2012) The co-chairs of the Northwest Territories – Alberta Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Cooperation and Development met in Yellowknife today to discuss the environment, economy, energy, transportation and advanced education and employment. This longstanding MOU, which is due for renewal in 2013, gives both jurisdictions the opportunity to discuss cross-boundary issues […]

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Nov, 26 2012

Respect Yourself: Community-based training about healthy youth sexuality

YELLOWKNIFE (November 26, 2012) – Educators, health staff, youth workers, and counselors in twelve communities are being trained to teach NWT youth about healthy sexuality. “Our territory has seen a drop in sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates,” said Tom Beaulieau, Minister of Health and Social Services. “This has happened because of our ongoing efforts to […]

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Nov, 26 2012

Sahtu Gathering Highlights Potential and Partnership

NORMAN WELLS (November 26, 2012) — Oil and Gas Industry representatives were in Norman Wells last week to meet with Sahtu business leaders and representatives of the NWT and regional chambers. Speaking at the Sahtu Exploration Dinner sponsored by the Norman Wells Chamber on Thursday night, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay highlighted the […]

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Nov, 26 2012

Remarks – Sahtu Exploration Dinner

I would like to thank President Chris Buist of the Norman Wells Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to attend the Sahtu Shale Oil Industry update. It is always a pleasure to be in the Sahtu Region.  It is the Sahtu that embodies for me how huge our Territory’s potential for development is – and […]

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