Monthly Archives: November 2013

Nov, 29 2013

Obed Mountain Mine spill update

YELLOWKNIFE (November 29, 2013) – The Alberta Environment Support and Emergency Response Team has advised the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) that: Turbidity levels have dropped to normal ranges for the Athabasca River. Monitoring efforts continue at various locations. Water associated with the spill is expected to reach Lake Athabasca between November 29 and […]

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Nov, 28 2013

New Occupational Health and Safety Training Program for GNWT Employees

YELLOWKNIFE (November 28, 2013) – A new comprehensive occupational health and safety training program will enhance workplace safety and well-being for all GNWT employees.  The GNWT has partnered with the Northern Safety Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to safer northern workplaces, to provide training to employees. 

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Nov, 27 2013

Talking about Addictions – Another Healthy Choice

         YELLOWKNIFE (November 27, 2013) – Youth in the Northwest Territories have a new weekly 30-minute radio show to celebrate their healthy choices about drugs and alcohol. Feel Real Radio features a youth host, youth interviews, stories from across the territory and music by NWT musicians.  Hosted by 2013 Inuvik high school […]

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Nov, 27 2013

NWT Collaboration to Reduce Drownings Receives National Recognition

         YELLOWKNIFE (November 27, 2013) – The GNWT’s collaborative approach to addressing the large number of preventable drownings has been recognized with the Award for Collaborative Excellence from the Canadian Collaborative Centres for Injury Prevention (CCCIP). The award is given every two years to recognize national leadership in injury prevention collaboration. The NWT’s drowning prevention […]

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Nov, 26 2013

Obed Mountain Mine spill update: November 26

YELLOWKNIFE (November 26, 2013) – The Alberta Environment Support and Emergency Response Team has advised the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) that: The sediment plume has travelled north of Fort McMurray. The plume is expected to reach Lake Athabasca between November 29 and December 3, 2013. Visual confirmation of the plume can no longer […]

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Nov, 26 2013

Museum Alive! Open House at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

YELLOWKNIFE (November 26, 2013) – The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) is pleased to announce the Museum Alive! Open House – a fantastic opportunity to see the museum come to life and experience contemporary NWT culture in an interactive way. Visitors of all ages are invited to attend the event on Sunday, December […]

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Nov, 22 2013

Obed Mountain Mine spill update

YELLOWKNIFE (November 22, 2013) – The Alberta Environment Support and Emergency Response Team has advised the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) that: The leading edge of the sediment plume was about 22 kilometres upstream of Fort McMurray as of 3 p.m. yesterday Average speed of the plume yesterday was 1.9km/hr. The plume reached Fort […]

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Nov, 22 2013

Premier McLeod to Chair Working Group of Aboriginal Affairs Ministers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders

YELLOWKNIFE (November 22, 2013) – Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations Bob McLeod joined Aboriginal Affairs Ministers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders earlier this week in Winnipeg, Manitoba for a meeting of the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group (AAWG). During the meeting, Premier McLeod was called upon by his colleagues to take on […]

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Nov, 22 2013

Partners celebrate Betty House sod-turning

Yellowknife (Nov. 22, 2013) – Construction is set to begin on the $4.8 million Betty (Better Environment To Transition in Yellowknife) House project in Yellowknife. The transitional home for women will celebrate with a sod-turning event on Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. on the Betty House site on 54th Street, across from Aurora College. […]

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Nov, 22 2013

New vision for NWT health and social services system to improve services to residents

YELLOWKNIFE (November 22, 2013) – The Joint Leadership Council (JLC) of the Northwest Territories health and social services system has agreed on actions to improve services for NWT residents says Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy. Members of the JLC met in Yellowknife last week and approved a vision statement and actions designed […]

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