Monthly Archives: July 2013

Jul, 25 2013

GNWT Recognized for Innovation in Diversity

YELLOWKNIFE (July 25, 2013) – The GNWT has been named a Top Ten Innovator for its new Aboriginal Cultural Awareness training. The Innovations in Diversity Awards are granted by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, a magazine that focuses on inclusion in the business, government, non-profit, education, and military sectors throughout North America. “We are very […]

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Jul, 24 2013

GNWT’s Credit Rating of Aa1 Confirmed

YELLOWKNIFE (July 24, 2013)  The Government of the Northwest Territories’ Aa1 credit rating has been confirmed by Moody’s Investors Service. This is the second-highest credit rating Moody’s issues, and follows its annual review of the GNWT’s fiscal plans, outlook, and borrowing activity. The GNWT has maintained this high credit rating since 2008-09, indicating its sound […]

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Jul, 24 2013

Lifejacket loaner station newest addition to Fred Henne Beach

YELLOWKNIFE (July 24, 2013) – A Lifejacket Loaner Station program will pilot this August at Fred Henne beach, providing free lifejackets for the public to borrow and then return after use for other patrons. The GNWT is working in partnership with the Lifesaving Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories (Lifesaving Society), Canada’s expert on water […]

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Jul, 24 2013

Premier McLeod congratulates the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their first child

YELLOWKNIFE (July 23, 2013) –Premier Bob McLeod congratulated Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son. “Starting a family is an exciting and rewarding time and I want to offer congratulations on behalf of all the people of the Northwest Territories,” said Premier McLeod. “Many residents have fond […]

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Jul, 22 2013

Drowning Prevention Week

This is Drowning Prevention Week in Canada. Residents and visitors are urged to practice water safety while boating, fishing and swimming in the Northwest Territories (NWT). Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister David Ramsay, who is also Minister of Transportation, says outdoor swimming areas in communities and parks are a great place to have fun, but […]

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Jul, 18 2013

Premier McLeod’s Keynote Address at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region Annual Summit

(Check against delivery.) Thank you. Governor Parnell, Lt. Governor Treadwell, honourable ministers, senators, members of Congress, Your Worship Mayor Sullivan, members of the diplomatic corps, distinguished members of the academic community, ladies and gentlemen:  It is a pleasure to be here at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region summit.  I love Anchorage.  This is a truly […]

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Jul, 18 2013

Minister Ramsay’s Opening Remarks at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region Trade and Economic Development Session

(Check against delivery) I always welcome the opportunity to visit you here in Alaska – with the midnight sun, your rich cultural heritage, abundant gas reserves and world-wide exposure through reality television. Somehow, it feels just like home… It highlights just how much we have in common as residents of the North – and how […]

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Jul, 17 2013

NWT releases 2012 student assessment results

YELLOWKNIFE (July 17, 2013) – The Northwest Territories (NWT) released the 2012 Alberta Achievement Tests (AAT), Functional Grade Levels (FGL), and attendance results today. AATs are standardized tests that measure student performance in NWT curriculum in the areas of Language Arts and Mathematics.  Students in grades 3, 6 and 9 write the tests, which provide […]

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Jul, 17 2013

Through Our Lens Series: Northern films profile at popular NWT Arts Festival

INUVIK (July 17, 2013)— Northern films will be on display as part of the annual Great Northern Arts Festival (GNAF), which is taking place this year from July 12-21st. The series of films is titled Through Our Lens and will screen daily from 3 to 5 p.m. from July 16-20th. Arranged in partnership with the […]

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Jul, 17 2013

Stanton Territorial Hospital renewal website launched

Yellowknife (July 17, 2013) – Minister of Health and Social Services Tom Beaulieu has announced the launch of a website that will provide updates on the mid-life retrofit currently being planned for the Stanton Territorial Hospital. Conceptual plans for the proposed renewal will be available from the website by the fall. Minister Beaulieu says the […]

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