Monthly Archives: February 2014

Feb, 28 2014

Agreement to provide business, employment and training opportunities for residents of Fort Resolution

FORT RESOLUTION, NWT (February 28, 2014) –  A forest management agreement (FMA), signed today by the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources J. Michael Miltenberger and Timberworks Inc. Secretary/Treasurer Raymond King and Board Member Leonard Beaulieu, will provide business, employment and training opportunities in the forest industry for residents of Fort Resolution. Timberworks Inc. was […]

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Feb, 27 2014

Resource revenue sharing and Intergovernmental Council agreements signed

YELLOWKNIFE (February 27, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod announced today the signing of the Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Resource Revenue Sharing Agreement (RRS) and the Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Agreement on Land and Resource Management by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Northwest Territory Métis Nation, Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated, Gwich’in Tribal Council, and […]

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Feb, 27 2014

Glen Abernethy – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Pan-Territorial Symposium March 4-5, 2014

Mr. Speaker, investing in prevention, education and awareness, and early childhood development are priorities of the 17th Legislative Assembly. On March 4th and 5th, the Department of Health and Social Services will host the Canada Northwest Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Partnership Symposium.  The theme is Sharing Voices, Inspiring Hope:  FASD in Northern Communities – Finding […]

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Feb, 27 2014

David Ramsay – Mineral Development Strategy Implementation Plan

Mr. Speaker, mineral exploration and development is a cornerstone of the NWT economy.  Ensuring the continuing health of this sector is critical if we want to grow our economy and achieve our vision of a strong, prosperous Northwest Territories.  Last fall, this government reached a major milestone when it released the NWT Mineral Development Strategy.  […]

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Feb, 27 2014

Jackson Lafferty – National Aboriginal Education Initiative

Mr. Speaker, for this opportunity to share with you an exciting initiative that will move forward some of our government’s top priorities – enabling Aboriginal youth to achieve their  potential through quality education and developing home-grown solutions to our labour market challenges. I am proud to announce that the Council of Ministers of Education of […]

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Feb, 27 2014

Robert R. McLeod – Signing of Resource Revenue Sharing Agreement and Intergovernmental Agreement on Lands and Resource Management

Mr. Speaker, building strong working relationships with Aboriginal governments has been a personal priority of mine and of this Assembly. Our ability to work together in the spirit of respect, recognition and responsibility is what enables us to serve the common interest of all the people of this territory and will be the foundation for […]

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Feb, 27 2014

GNWT Minister appointed onshore oil and gas regulator for the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (February 27, 2014) – The Executive Council of the Northwest Territories has designated Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) David Ramsay as the Regulator of onshore oil and gas activities in the Northwest Territories outside of federal areas and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region effective April 1, 2014. Regulatory responsibilities include the conservation of […]

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Feb, 26 2014

J. Michael Miltenberger – Northern Employee Benefits Services Pension Plan Legislation

Mr. Speaker, retirement planning is key to all of our residents’ personal financial health. Our government is committed to helping them make the choices that are right for them to build their own strong, sustainable future. About 1000 Northwest Territories residents are members of the Northern Employee Benefits Services Pension Plan.  This is a defined-benefit […]

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Feb, 26 2014

J. Michael Miltenberger – Environment and Natural Resources Post Devolution

Mr. Speaker, as of April 1st we are finally going to have legislative authority over water, excluding the offshore, in our Territory. This is major step forward for the people of the Northwest Territories as water binds us together.  We share with all NWT residents the desire to safeguard our water resources for current and […]

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Feb, 26 2014

Robert C. McLeod – Department of Lands’ Role in the New Regulatory Regime Post-Devolution

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today on the Department of Lands’ role in the new Regulatory Regime in the Northwest Territories post-Devolution. The NWT Devolution of Lands and Resources Agreement will bring significant changes to the Northwest Territories. The Department of Lands has a key role in ensuring that the sustainable use of […]

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