Monthly Archives: January 2013

Jan, 31 2013

Premier McLeod and the NWT Days delegation promote northern priorities

OTTAWA (January 31, 2013) — Premier McLeod  met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday to discuss ways their governments can work together to achieve their shared vision of a North in which self-reliant individuals live in healthy, vital communities, manage their own affairs and shape their own destinies. “A strong North will benefit our people, […]

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Jan, 31 2013

Premier McLeod’s speech at the NWT Days North Star Gala in Ottawa

Honourable ministers; excellencies – honourable representatives of foreign missions; honourable senators; members of parliament; Aboriginal leaders, distinguished members of the press; ladies and gentlemen My name is Bob McLeod, and I am the Premier of the Northwest Territories. It is my pleasure to welcome you this evening. Please let me to start by noting how […]

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Jan, 30 2013

Mineral Development Strategy Kickoff Event – Minister David Ramsay’s speech

Cordilleran Exploration Roundup Ambleside 1 Room, Marriot Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver, BC January 28, 2013 Good morning ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories and the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines, I would like to thank you for joining us here today at the kick-off of our work on the […]

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Jan, 30 2013

EIRB Panel report favours Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway project

INUVIK (January 30, 2013) — The Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) has completed its review of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway and submitted its final report to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.  The Government of Northwest Territories is reviewing the report, which supports approval of the project with conditions. The board […]

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Jan, 30 2013

Appointments to Public Utilities Board

YELLOWKNIFE (January 30, 2013) – Glen Abernethy,Minister Responsible for the Public Utilities Board, announced appointments to the Board today. Representing a strong cross-section of the population of the Northwest Territories, the newest members will bring a wealth of experience and understanding of the North to their positions. The new members are Mr. Charlie Furlong of […]

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Jan, 28 2013

Public Engagement on Mineral Development Strategy Kicks Off

YELLOWKNIFE (January 28) – The world’s premier technical mineral exploration conference with thousands of attendees from the mineral development sector provided an ideal backdrop to kick off the NWT Mineral Development Strategy. Minister David Ramsay spoke to attendees today and shared a copy of the Discussion Paper that has been written to guide engagement on […]

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Jan, 25 2013

Energy Charrette report highlights need for reliable, affordable energy

YELLOWKNIFE (January 25, 2013) – Improved reliability and affordability of energy systems, increased community and Aboriginal involvement in decision-making and reducing environmental impacts due to energy use were some of the key issues identified as requiring attention in the Charrette final report. The report is a summary of the 2012 Northwest Territories (NWT) Energy Charrette held […]

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Jan, 25 2013

Health and Social Services Responds to Skin Infections in Colville Lake

Yellowknife (January 25, 2013) – The Departments of Health and Social Services and the Sahtu Health and Social Services Authority have responded to an increased rate of skin infections  in Colville Lake “I am pleased with the coordinated response from health care officials including home support, nurse practitioners and physicians and local authority staff. It […]

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Jan, 25 2013

Premier McLeod’s address to the Fur Harvesters Auction Convention

Good evening, I am very pleased to be at this year’s Fur Harvesters Auction Annual Convention. It is nice to see some familiar faces from my life before I became Premier. I want to congratulate Fur Harvesters Auction on its largest and most successful opening fur auction earlier this month. I expect this will be […]

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Jan, 23 2013

Early Childhood Development Framework discussions happening in Yellowknife

YELLOWKNIFE, (January 23, 2013) – The Departments of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) and Health and Social Services (HSS) continue to gather information from experts, Aboriginal and community leaders, Elders and Northwest Territories residents as part of their work towards a renewed Early Childhood Development Framework. Last week, the departments welcomed Elders from across the […]

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