Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sep, 30 2013

Premier announces senior management appointment

YELLOWKNIFE (September 30, 2013) – Premier Bob McLeod announced today that Mark Warren has been named as the Deputy Minister for the Department of Lands effective April 1, 2014, the date on which the new department will be formally established. Mr. Warren’s twenty years of management experience in the Government of the Northwest Territories include […]

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Sep, 27 2013

NWT chronic disease management collaboration results in better care, roadmap for system change.

The link below is a joint release with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. NWT news release FR NWT news release EN NWT news release FR For more information please contact: Damien Healy Manager, Planning and Communications Department of Health and Social Services Northwest Territories W: (867) 920-8927 E: damien_healy@gov.nt.ca  

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Sep, 27 2013

News Release: Northwest Territories works with provincial and territorial partners on proposed Canada Job Grant

YELLOWKNIFE (September 27, 2013) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty attended a provincial/territorial labour market ministers meeting this week to discuss the importance of maintaining critical funding under existing labour market agreements. Established in 2008, these agreements provide supports, training and opportunities for underrepresented groups in labour markets, including youth, persons with […]

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Sep, 24 2013

Northwest Territories Recipients Honoured During Literacy Week

YELLOWKNIFE (September 24, 2013) – Recipients of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award and the Ministerial Literacy Awards were honoured today during the annual Adult Learners’ Luncheon in Yellowknife. The awards, created by the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment in 2002 and the Council of the Federation in 2005, recognize adult learners who […]

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Sep, 23 2013

New website helps NWT residents to Drive Alive

YELLOWKNIFE (September 23, 2013) – Residents of the Northwest Territories (NWT) now have access to a single website to get information about safe travel on the roads, streets and trails of the NWT. Minister of Transportation David Ramsay says the new website will make it easier for residents to access the resources they need to […]

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Sep, 19 2013

Premier Bob McLeod – September 18 United Way Kick-off

I am pleased to be here to show the Government of the Northwest Territories support for the United Way and to encourage everyone here to get involved in making your community a safe, healthy place for all of our families. Children with a good start are less likely to fall behind in school and get […]

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Sep, 19 2013

David Ramsay – September 17 Alaska Oil and Gas Conference: Finding Novel Solutions for Getting Arctic Resources to Market

Good morning. I appreciate having the opportunity to speak today as part of the Alaska Oil and Gas Congress about how the Northwest Territories is working to find innovative solutions to getting our resources to market. This is a topic that is of great interest to us in the NWT, as it’s never been a […]

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Sep, 17 2013

Building momentum for Tourism in the NWT at Ministers Conference

WHITEHORSE (September 17, 2013) – Improving visitor access, marketing and tourism attraction development were central themes discussed at the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers’ Meeting last week. Federal, provincial and territorial tourism ministers met in in Whitehorse from September 11-13 to discuss the impact that international growth markets are having on Canada’s tourism sector and […]

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Sep, 16 2013

Resourcing our Legacy: Engaging Northerners in Managing Resource Revenues

YELLOWKNIFE (September 16, 2013) – Finance Minister J. Michael Miltenberger has begun a public dialogue with NWT residents on a management plan to maximize the benefits of resource revenues for present and future NWT residents. We need to ensure the benefits from development last longer than the projects,” Minister Miltenberger said. “Resource revenues don’t just […]

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Sep, 11 2013

Premier McLeod’s speaking notes: Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group

Welcome to the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna working group, and to attendees of the Parks and Protected Areas Seminar with the Northwest Territories, Finland and Norway. It is a pleasure to be able to welcome such an expert group of individuals to the Northwest Territories, from circumpolar countries and beyond. Before […]

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