Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mar, 26 2014

Statement of Condolence from Premier Bob McLeod

YELLOWKNIFE (March 26, 2014) –Premier Bob McLeod responds to hearing of the landslide in Oso, Washington State in the Pacific Northwest, “We were saddened to hear of the tragic loss of life due to the devastating landslide in Oso, Snohomish County in Washington State.” “On behalf of the people of the Northwest Territories (NWT) and […]

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Mar, 21 2014

Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board Wins 2014 Excellence in Water Stewardship Award for the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (March 21, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod announced today that the Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board (WLWB) is the recipient of the 2014 Council of the Federation (COF) Excellence in Water Stewardship Award for the Northwest Territories (NWT). The award recognizes outstanding achievement and innovative practice and leadership in the area of water stewardship […]

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Mar, 21 2014

Gwich’in Elder receives national award for his work to preserve the Peel Watershed

YELLOWKNIFE (March 21, 2014) – Fort McPherson resident Charlie Snowshoe’s lifetime of commitment to the environment will be recognized with an Indspire Award later today in Winnipeg. “Charlie is a role model for all of us in achieving our goal of an environment that will sustain current and future generations,” said Minister Glen Abernethy, who […]

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Mar, 19 2014

NWT residents are encouraged to Celebrate Canada Water Week

YELLOWKNIFE (March 19, 2014) – Canada Water Week is a week-long celebration of water from coast-to-coast-to-coast, held annually in the third week of March to coincide with World Water Day on March 22. “Canada Water Week is an excellent way to celebrate and learn about our watersheds in the NWT and across Canada,” said Minister […]

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Mar, 18 2014

NWT Arts Program to increase profile of NWT art and artists

YELLOWKNIFE (March 18, 2014) – The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment has launched an improved and rebranded NWT Arts Program that will provide the foundation for the future marketing and promotion of NWT arts and fine crafts to local, national and international markets. “Growing global interest in Canada’s Northwest Territories offers an opportunity to […]

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Mar, 18 2014

Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link Permitting Application Filed

YELLOWKNIFE (March 18, 2014) –  The Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link (MVFL) continues to move closer to reality with the announcement today by Finance Minister J. Michael Miltenberger that the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has filed a permitting application to the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board for preliminary screening of the project. “Our […]

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Mar, 18 2014

NWT Disability Council Agrees to Run the Dene Ko Kay Day Shelter Until May 31

YELLOWKNIFE (March 18, 2014) – The NWT Disabilities Council will operate the Dene Ko Day Shelter in Yellowknife throughout April and May 2014. “This gives us time to work with community partners to develop a plan for daytime services by September,” said Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services. The program will continue to […]

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Mar, 17 2014

Exploratory discussions on Hay River school exchange halted

YELLOWKNIFE (March 17, 2014) – The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) has been in exploratory discussions with education partners on school utilization in Hay River and Yellowknife since September 2013. These discussions were motivated by the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories’ orders that the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) provide Commission […]

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Mar, 17 2014

Health and Social Services launches First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Community-based Cancer Projects

YELLOWKNIFE (March 17, 2014) – Northwest Territories residents can expect to see significant improvements to territorial cancer care services in the next three years. The Department of Health and Social Services has signed funding agreements with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer to implement two projects focused on improving the experiences of First Nations, Inuit and […]

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Mar, 13 2014

Premier McLeod congratulates Délı̨nę

YELLOWKNIFE (March 13, 2014) – Premier Bob McLeod is congratulating the Délı̨nę First Nation and Délı̨nę Land Corporation whose members voted this week to ratify the Délı̨nę Final Self-Government Agreement. The historic vote is the culmination of 18 years of negotiations. “Northerners want to speak for themselves and make their own decisions about the matters […]

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