Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mar, 28 2013

This week On the Air

The Northwest Territories has eleven official languages: English, French, and nine Aboriginal languages. They reflect our distinctive histories and cultures. They give us a sense of identity, self-esteem, and social cohesion. And the knowledge we express through our languages benefits all of our cultures. Hear this week’s show Click here to hear presentations and speeches about Aboriginal […]

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Mar, 26 2013

GNWT Wraps Up Second Aboriginal Languages Symposium

YELLOWKNIFE (March 26, 2013) – The second Aboriginal Languages Symposium wrapped up last week in Yellowknife. Nearly two hundred delegates from across the Northwest Territories, representing all nine Aboriginal language groups, attended the two-day gathering. “Guiding a direction for the future of Aboriginal languages is a shared responsibility between the Territorial and Federal governments, Aboriginal […]

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Mar, 22 2013

This week On the Air

It’s World Water Day. We’ll talk about keeping our waterways clean and healthy for our children and grandchildren. Hear this week’s show Click here to read more about the stories on this week’s show.

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Mar, 22 2013

News Release: Sambaa K’e Dene Band Awarded First Excellence in Water Stewardship Award for the Northwest Territories

YELLOWKNIFE (March 22, 2013) – The Sambaa K’e Dene Band is winner of the first Council of the Federation (COF) Excellence in Water Stewardship Award for the Northwest Territories (NWT). The award recognizes outstanding achievement, innovative practice and in leadership in the area water stewardship and is presented to organizations, partnerships, business, institutions and communities […]

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Mar, 19 2013

Un médecin permanent à Hay River

Yellowknife, le 19 mars 2013 – Hay River aura un médecin permanent à partir du mois prochain. En effet, Dr Coralie Boudreau a accepté un contrat de trois ans qui commence le 2 avril 2013. « Grâce aux efforts considérables de l’équipe de recrutement de l’Administration des services de santé et des services sociaux de Hay River et du ministère de la Santé et […]

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Mar, 15 2013

This week On the Air:

Devolution negotiations have ended.  Find out what’s in the deal. Hear this week’s show Click here to read more about the stories on this week’s show or to see photos from the signings.

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Mar, 15 2013

NWT rated best overall improvement in Canada for mineral investment

YELLOWKNIFE (March 15, 2013) – The world is taking notice of the Northwest Territories’ mineral potential, with the territory ranking 29th most attractive jurisdiction for mineral exploration and development in the world and the best overall improvement in Canada according to the Fraser Institute’s 2012-2013 annual survey of mining companies. The Northwest Territories saw improvement […]

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Mar, 14 2013

Update on Protected Area Strategy

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to update the people of the Northwest Territories and our Protected Areas Strategy partners on the implementation of the NWT Protected Areas Strategy. The Protected Areas Strategy was established in 1999 as an overall framework to guide the work of identifying and establishing protected areas in the […]

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Mar, 14 2013

Homelessness and transitional housing

Mr. Speaker, addressing housing needs is a priority of the 17th Legislative Assembly and the NWT Housing Corporation offers a range of programs along the housing continuum to help residents meet their shelter needs. Public housing, supports to third party organizations that provide low-cost housing, rent supplements, homeownership repair programs, and subsidies to help low […]

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Mar, 14 2013

Diamond Jenness Secondary School Renovations

Mr. Speaker, I would like to update Members on the renovations recently completed by the Department of Public Works and Services at the Diamond Jenness Secondary School in Hay River. Diamond Jenness Secondary School was originally designed by well-known Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal and has supported the delivery of education programs in the Town of Hay […]

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