Monthly Archives: April 2013

Apr, 26 2013

FireSmart workshops promote community protection from wildfire

YELLOWKNIFE (APRIL 26, 2013) – The first Northwest Territories Local FireSmart Representatives Workshop will be held in Fort Smith from April 30 – May 1, 2013. “A collaborative FireSmart approach will help us reduce the wildfire risk to our communities,” says Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) J. Michael Miltenberger. “This workshop will help […]

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Apr, 26 2013

NWT has significant presence at Northern Scene in Ottawa

YELLOWKNIFE (April 26, 2013) – Northwest Territories (NWT) Commissioner George Tuccaro and Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty took part in the launch of Northern Scene at the National Arts Centre (NAC) yesterday. More than 70 artists from multiple disciplines will be representing the NWT during the festival, which will be held in […]

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Apr, 22 2013

Premier announces senior management appointment

YELLOWKNIFE (April 22, 2013) – Premier Bob McLeod has announced Martin Goldney as the Deputy Minister for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations. This appointment will be effective as of 5pm on June 1. Mr. Goldney is a lifelong northerner and a lawyer with extensive experience in Aboriginal and constitutional law.  Mr. Goldney […]

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Apr, 19 2013

GMVF Program Results in Record Prices for NWT Fur

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (April 19) — Record prices for Northwest Territories (NWT) furs marketed under the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur (GMVF) label means strong returns to NWT trappers. In a reflection of the fur world’s increasing demand for luxury goods, last month’s fur auction in Seattle was the most successful sale in […]

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Apr, 19 2013

Online Reservations for NWT campgrounds to open Friday, April 19 at noon

YELLOWKNIFE (April 19, 2013) People eager to book camping spots online in select parks throughout the Northwest Territories will have their opportunity starting at noon today. Most parks in the South Slave, North Slave, Dehcho and Inuvik Regions are available for online booking. To book a campsite, campers must first register on www.campingnwt.ca. Booking is […]

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Apr, 11 2013

This week On the Air

We’re celebrating Canada’s natural heritage and supporting our role in its conservation. Hear this week’s show (9 minutes) (8 MB) Listen to individual segments and learn more about the stories on this week’s show.  

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Apr, 11 2013

Minister Ramsay’s remarks at Dominion Diamond Corporation press conference

(Check against delivery) Good afternoon: Chairman Gannicott, Premier McLeod, colleagues, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to join you today for this important announcement. First, let me take this opportunity to congratulate Dominion Diamond Corporation on the announcement that we are celebrating today. This is a very important day for the Northwest […]

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Apr, 11 2013

Premier Bob McLeod’s remarks at Dominion Diamond Corporation press conference

(Check against delivery) Diamond mining is one of the most important sectors of the economy here in the Northwest Territories and our government welcomes today’s announcement from Dominion Diamonds. Today’s announcement reflects Dominion’s belief in the long-term prospects for the Northwest Territories diamond industry and their commitment to continued sustainable growth in the sector. Adding […]

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Apr, 10 2013

Premier Bob McLeod’s remarks at NATA 2013

(Check against delivery) Good evening ladies and gentlemen.  Thank you for inviting me here this evening.  I trust you are having a productive conference.  It is a pleasure to join you at your annual banquet. Aviation is a cornerstone industry of the North, essential to the prosperity and well-being of our people.  You bring people […]

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Apr, 10 2013

Minister Ramsay’s Remarks at NATA 2013: April 9, 2013

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this, the 37th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Northern Air Transport Association. It is a privilege to be with you today as you seek to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of the northern aviation industry. Your […]

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