Monthly Archives: June 2013

Jun, 28 2013

GNWT and De Beers Canada sign Socio-Economic Agreement for Gahcho Kué

YELLOWKNIFE (June 28, 2013) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and De Beers Canada (DBC) have signed a Socio-Economic Agreement (SEA) for the proposed Gahcho Kué Project in the North Slave Region. The SEA relates to DBC’s plans to establish a mine and related facilities at Kennady Lake for the commercial production of […]

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Jun, 28 2013

New approach to community emergency preparedness training

PAULATUK (June 28, 2013) – A new approach to preparing communities for transportation-related emergencies was successfully launched in Fort McPherson on June 11-13. A live exercise held to meet Transport Canada requirements for airport emergency exercises was preceded by training for community first responders who were taught basic emergency scene management and how to safely […]

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Jun, 27 2013

Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible For Housing Call For Sustainable Federal Funding Partnership

TORONTO, Ontario – June 25, 2013 – Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing today met to discuss the need for long-term, sustainable affordable and social housing. “We are encouraged by the federal government’s recent proposal to extend funding for new affordable housing,” said Robert C. McLeod, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation and […]

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Jun, 26 2013

Bob McLeod – Devolution Signing Ceremony in Inuvik, June 25,2013

Thank you.  Minister Valcourt, Ms. Cournoyea, Mr. Alexie, Mr. Bailey, Ms. Blondin-Andrew, Chief Daniels, Ministers, MLAs  and ladies and gentlemen…. I could not be more proud and more hopeful than I am today. This is a big day.  This is a day that will go down in history.  This is a day that will be […]

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Jun, 25 2013

Fire ban in place for Dehcho and North Slave Territorial Parks

YELLOWKNIFE (June 25, 2013) – Weather conditions are extremely hot and dry throughout the Northwest Territories.  Open fires are prohibited within the following Territorial Parks until further notice: Dehcho Region Blackstone Territorial Park Fort Simpson Territorial Park Sambaa Deh Territorial Park North Slave Region Cameron River Crossing Territorial Park Fred Henne Territorial Park Hidden Lake […]

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Jun, 25 2013

Museum Café Reopens

YELLOWKNIFE (June 25, 2013) – The Museum Café at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is now open for business. “I am delighted to see the Museum Café reopen in time for the summer tourist season,” said Gabriela Eggenhofer, Deputy Minister of ECE. “The museum is an important part of the North; it houses […]

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Jun, 20 2013

Aboriginal cultural awareness training released

YELLOWKNIFE (June 20, 2013) – A new made-in-the-NWT online training program supports Aboriginal cultural awareness for GNWT employees. “Diversity in the public service is one of the GNWT’s great strengths,” said Glen Abernethy, Minister of Human Resources. “The training gives all of our employees more understanding of Aboriginal cultures and promotes a spirit of inclusion […]

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Jun, 20 2013

New federal review board to efficiently resolve land-access disputes

YELLOWKNIFE (June 20, 2013) – Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Michael Miltenberger welcomed news that the federal NWT Surface Rights Board Act received royal assent on Tuesday. “This legislation fulfills a commitment in the Tlicho, Gwich’in and Sahtu land claims,” said Minister Miltenberger. “It creates a board of NWT residents who will resolve disputes […]

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Jun, 20 2013

GNWT officially recognizes 414 Gwich’in place names

YELLOWKNIFE (June 20, 2013) – On June 21, 2013 the Government of the Northwest Territories will officially recognize 414 traditional Gwich’in geographical, or place, names reflecting their land use across the Gwich’in Settlement Area of the NWT. During the 19th and 20th centuries, many traditional place names fell into disuse or were replaced by colonial […]

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Jun, 19 2013

Jackson Lafferty – Addressing Workforce Hurdles: Training, Recruitment and Retention

Keynote address to the Canadian Institute’s Arctic Logistics and Infrastructure Conference (Check against delivery) Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about meeting the challenges of the North’s labour force. We are committed to a vision of strong individuals, families and communities sharing the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and […]

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