Monthly Archives: January 2014

Jan, 30 2014

New Highway 4 access to open Friday

YELLOWKNIFE (January 30, 2014) – Effective at noon on Friday, January 31, 2014, drivers will access the Ingraham Trail on the newly constructed Highway 4 alignment road. The nearly six kilometres of new road will provide travellers with a safer, more comfortable driving experience. The route for the new roadway was chosen after extensive consultations […]

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Jan, 29 2014

Bob McLeod: Opening Remarks – Devolution Information Session January 29

Good afternoon, I’d like to welcome you all to today’s devolution information session on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories. With me today are Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay and Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Michael Miltenberger. We are all pleased at the interest the Northwest Territories is receiving […]

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Jan, 29 2014

Call for nominations for the 2014 NWT Outstanding Volunteer Awards

YELLOWKNIFE (January 29, 2014) –Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) Robert C. McLeod is inviting the public to submit nominations for the Northwest Territories (NWT) Outstanding Volunteer Awards. This marks the 24th year of this awards, which recognize the remarkable contributions volunteers make in communities across the Northwest Territories. Residents are encouraged to nominate […]

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Jan, 29 2014

GNWT career fair in Ottawa highlights devolution

YELLOWKNIFE (January 29, 2014) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is hosting a career fair at the Ottawa Convention Centre  from January 31 to February 2, 2014.  This event will showcase employment opportunities within the GNWT, particularly highlighting those related to devolution. “We are an outstanding employer that offers excellent terms of employment, […]

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Jan, 28 2014

GNWT presents traditional gifts to Sochi-bound NWT Olympians

YELLOWKNIFE (January 28, 2014) – Resident NWT Olympians Michael Gilday and Brendan Green will be representing more than their sport and country at the Sochi Olympics. They will also be real-life models for the NWT’s rich cultural heritage and beautifully-crafted traditional arts and fine crafts. In recognition of their personal and athletic accomplishments in making […]

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Jan, 27 2014

Premier Testifies to Parliamentary Committee about Devolution’s Benefits

YELLOWKNIFE (January 27, 2014) – Devolution is an opportunity not to be missed, Premier Bob McLeod told the parliamentary committee reviewing federal Bill C-15, the Northwest Territories Devolution Act. “With five partner Aboriginal governments, we have negotiated a deal that is in the best interests of all of our residents,” Premier McLeod told the Standing […]

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Jan, 27 2014

Congratulations to NWT winners at Frozen Globe Awards

YELLOWKNIFE (January 27, 2014) – The Northern business community came together last week to celebrate the best and brightest at the Frozen Globe Awards held in Whitehorse, YT. Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) David Ramsay offered his congratulations to NWT businesses recognized with nominations and awards. “Clearly, the spirit of entrepreneurship is alive […]

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Jan, 27 2014

Bob McLeod: Presentation to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development on Bill C-15

Honourable members, thank you for the invitation to address the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. I am pleased to be here on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories to speak to you about Bill C-15, the Northwest Territories Devolution Act. Devolution of responsibility for public lands, resources and water has […]

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Jan, 27 2014

GNWT and Tlicho meet in Yellowknife

YELLOWKNIFE (January 27, 2014) – Members of the Executive Councils of the Tłįchǫ Government and the 17th Legislative Assembly met together today as agreed to in ‘Working Together – the Tłįchǫ Government/Government of the Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding’(Working Together). Areas of discussion included: The Tłįchǫ Intergovernmental Services Agreement Housing programs and concerns in […]

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Jan, 23 2014

NWT Promoted as the Aurora Capital of the World in China

YELLOWKNIFE (January 23, 2014) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay, and MLA Robert Hawkins promoted the NWT as a spectacular tourism destination in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong during the China Trade Mission. “Our territory’s pristine wilderness and untouched landscape have great tourism potential,” said Minister Ramsay. “Whether you are interested in arts […]

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