Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dec, 19 2012

Input invited to draft a Management Plan to address Capacity Issues at Popular Prelude Lake Park

YELLOWKNIFE (December 19, 2012) – The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is seeking public input on a draft Prelude Lake Management Plan (PMP). The plan is in response to issues arising from the increased popularity of the park. The PMP seeks to address some of the major concerns that can affect park users’ enjoyment, […]

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Dec, 17 2012

Socio-Economic Benefits Major Topic of GNWT and NWT Diamond Industry Partners Meeting

YELLOWKNIFE (December 17, 2012) Ministers from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and senior officials from the three NWT diamond mines met to discuss the contribution the diamond industry has made to the NWT, the GNWT’s programs and services aimed at supporting the successful participation of NWT residents in the industry, as well as […]

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Dec, 14 2012

Department of Municipal and Community Affairs launches new and improved website

YELLOWKNIFE (December 14, 2012) – Today, Robert C. McLeod, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) announced the launch of a new website for the department. “Today, people want quick access to information and services from their government. Our new website provides this and much more,” said Minister McLeod. “The new site will improve MACA’s […]

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Dec, 14 2012

Poverty Free NWT releases draft strategy for public feedback

Yellowknife (December 14, 2012) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has committed to take action against poverty as part of Poverty Free NWT, a partnership involving the GNWT, the federal and Aboriginal governments, business, industry, non-profit and nongovernmental organizations. Partners have prepared an initial draft strategy for addressing poverty in the NWT and […]

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Dec, 13 2012

News Release and Backgrounder: Species At Risk Committee 2012 Species Assessements

    Forwarded on behalf of YELLOWKNIFE (December 13, 2012) – ­The Northwest Territories (NWT) Species at Risk Committee has released the results of the 2012 Species Assessments. Every year, the Species at Risk Committee assesses the status of species in the NWT. This is the first year assessments have been done since the Species […]

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Dec, 12 2012

Minister Michael Miltenberger – Speaking Notes- NWT Devolution and the Impacts on Water

     (check against delivery) Good afternoon  NWT Devolution Process and Update The Government of the Northwest Territories has a vision of a prosperous and sustainable territory that provides for our residents and contributes to the  Canadian economy. Achieving northern control over our own lands, water and resources is essential if we are going to […]

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Dec, 12 2012

Gwich’in Tribal Council and GNWT Meet to Discuss Economic Opportunities in the Region

INUVIK (December 12, 2012) – Members of the Executive Council of the 17th Legislative Assembly and the Gwich’in Tribal Council Board of Directors met in Inuvik on December 10-11. This was the first meeting of the Gwich’in Tribal Council and the GNWT since the signing of the intergovernmental agreement between the two governments on October […]

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Dec, 7 2012

GNWT Approach to Gahcho Kue Project Environmental Impact Review

The Gahcho Kue Project is an open-pit diamond mine proposed by De Beers Canada Inc. (DBCI) located about 280 km northeast of Yellowknife, NT. The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (MVEIRB) is undertaking an environmental impact review (EIR) of the project. Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) departments have been actively engaged in the […]

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Dec, 7 2012

Launch of Community Emergency Management Video

YELLOWKNIFE (December 7, 2012) – Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) Robert C. McLeod today announced the release of Community Emergency Management, a video guide to community emergency management and preparedness produced by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. “Community emergency preparedness is essential to the safety and health of NWT residents,” said […]

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Dec, 6 2012

Public Engagement on Economic Opportunities Strategy to Begin this Month

   YELLOWKNIFE (December 6, 2012) – Public engagement and discussion in the development of a comprehensive economic opportunities strategy for the Northwest Territories begins this month.  Once completed, Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister, David Ramsay, says the strategy will serve as a launch pad to strengthen and diversify the NWT economy. “It will allow our […]

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