Monthly Archives: August 2013

Aug, 28 2013

CANADA’S ENERGY AND MINES MINISTERS AGREE TO CONTINUE CRITICAL WORK CREATING LONG-TERM PROSPERITY AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

YELLOWKNIFE (August 27, 2013) — Canada’s energy and mines ministers today agreed to continue critical work to enhance Canada’s position as a global energy and mining leader. The meeting was co-chaired by the Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable David Ramsay, Northwest Territories’ Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment.  “Given the […]

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Aug, 26 2013

Bob McLeod – Welcoming Remarks Energy Mines Ministers Conference August 26, 2013

Good morning.  Bienvenue à Yellowknife.  Welcome to Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories.  Welcome to Canada’s energy storehouse. It is my pleasure to see you all here today and I would like to recognize Minister Joe Oliver and my colleagues from the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly. The North is the energy future of Canada. As you […]

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Aug, 22 2013

Buckle Up NWT winner Hay River to receive Leela Gilday concert

HAY RIVER (August 22, 2013) – The community of Hay River has been named as the winner of a Leela Gilday concert to be held on September 7  at the golf course.  The community successfully fended off challenges by five other communities that had participated in the Buckle Up NWT challenge. Hay River won the […]

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Aug, 20 2013

Premier McLeod welcomes federal investment in training for Northerners

HAY RIVER (August 20, 2013) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) welcomes today’s announcement of $5.9 million in federal funding to support training that will enable NWT residents to take advantage of current and future employment and business opportunities in the NWT mining sector. Funding for the Mine Training Society’s Mining the Future […]

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Aug, 20 2013

Call for 2013 NWT Fire Service Merit Award Nominees

YELLOWKNIFE (August 20, 2013) – The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) is seeking nominations for the NWT Fire Service Merit Awards. Based on nominations from community members, fire departments and fire chiefs, the NWT Fire Service Merit Awards honour and recognize individuals and community fire departments for their significant contributions to fire safety […]

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Aug, 20 2013

Premier McLeod’s address at the Prime Minister’s Northern Tour in Hay River

Thank you, I am pleased to be here today with Prime Minister Harper and Ministers Aglukkaq, Valcourt and Oliver for this announcement. We appreciate the Government of Canada’s ongoing interest in the Northwest Territories and its commitment to supporting the aspirations of Northern Canadians. Our government has a vision of a strong and prosperous Northwest […]

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Aug, 16 2013

Buckle Up NWT winner to be announced August 22

YELLOWKNIFE  (August 16, 2013) – Audits of seat-belt use have been conducted in all communities that registered for the Buckle Up NWT contest and a winner will be announced August 22. Buckle Up NWT promotes the use of occupant restraints for drivers and passengers in the Northwest Territories. Leela Gilday and her band will perform […]

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Aug, 15 2013

Bison Season Begins in the Northwest Territories

YELLOWKNIFE (August 15, 2013) – Today marks the beginning of ”bison season”, the period between mid-August and mid-December when drivers on Highways 3, 5, and 7 are most at risk of a bison collision. Minister of Transportation David Ramsay reminds drivers to exercise additional care and caution when driving on these highways, particularly after dusk. […]

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Aug, 15 2013

GNWT launches new careers website

YELLOWKNIFE (August 15, 2013) – GNWT Careers, a new website from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT),  makes it easier to learn about and apply for positions in the territorial public service and encourages workers throughout the NWT and Canada to balance life and experience living as a GNWT employee. “I am excited about […]

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Aug, 13 2013

Growing Forward 2 Agricultural Program Launched in Northwest Territories

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (August 13, 2013) – Today, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Northwest Territories Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister David Ramsay announced Growing Forward 2 program details for the agricultural sector in the Northwest Territories (NWT).  The announcement follows the signing of the Canada-Northwest Territories Growing Forward 2 multilateral and bilateral contribution agreements. […]

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