Monthly Archives: May 2014

May, 30 2014

Construction of Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Well Underway

Joint News Release Construction of Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Well Underway May, 30, 2014   Inuvik, Northwest Territories   With its first construction season over, the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway construction project is well underway. It was a short and busy winter as more than 425 workers began constructing the highly anticipated 137-kilometre all-season highway […]

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May, 30 2014

Glen Abernethy – National Cancer Survivors Day

Mr. Speaker, June 1st is National Cancer Survivors Day. This day is an annual celebration of life and loved ones. Each year, it reminds us of the importance of speaking openly about cancer, and supporting one another in the face of such a serious disease. On average, 111 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in […]

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May, 30 2014

David Ramsay – Building Community Policing Partnerships

Mr. Speaker, the RCMP enjoys a long and important history in the NWT, going all the way back to its original creation as a force established to police what was then a much larger Northwest Territories.  Today, the RCMP continues to be valued for the policing services they provide and the contributions individual members make […]

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May, 30 2014

Tom Beaulieu – Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories has committed to building a strong, prosperous territory and ensuring its benefits are shared in all communities and regions.  Strategic investments in transportation infrastructure will help support the long-term growth of our economy and provide jobs and opportunities to our people.  The Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway is one of […]

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May, 29 2014

David Ramsay – Improved Services for Parks and a Positive Outlook for Tourism

Mr. Speaker, tourism is the Northwest Territories’ largest renewable resource-based sector.  Last year, approximately 76,000 tourists visited the territory – one of the highest visitor numbers we have seen in the last decade. Today I would like to tell you about ways we have and will be improving our territorial parks and the positive outlook […]

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May, 29 2014

Jackson Lafferty – Junior Kindergarten Update

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to share some exciting news about the roll out of Junior Kindergarten that will begin in the fall of 2014. There has been much discussion on how we are implementing Junior Kindergarten, and we carefully considered comments and concerns raised by Education Boards on the rollout of Junior Kindergarten. Mr. […]

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May, 29 2014

Glen Abernethy – Child and Family Services

Mr. Speaker, on March 4, 2014, this Assembly received a report on Child and Family Services from the Auditor General of Canada.  The report confirmed what we already knew – that we need to do a better job of supporting children and families.  It highlighted areas where our system has seriously failed.  It told how […]

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May, 29 2014

Program expansion provides economic returns for NWT harvesters

ULUHAKTOK (May 29, 2014) – An expansion to the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) hide procurement program to include muskox hides has generated over $10,700 in new revenue for subsistence harvesters in the territory’s Beaufort Delta communities since April 1, 2014. Modelled on the GNWT’s Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur Program, the new supply chain […]

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May, 29 2014

NWT residents invited to review devolution legislation

YELLOWKNIFE (May 29, 2014) –  Over the next three months NWT residents will have the opportunity to seek clarification, ask questions and learn more about  the new Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) devolution legislation and authorities. The public review fulfills a commitment made by Premier Bob McLeod during the last Session of the Legislative Assembly. […]

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May, 29 2014

Le GTNO lance la version française du site Web Travaillez au GTNO / GNWT launches French version of its careers website

Yellowknife, le 29 mai 2014 – Travaillezaugtno.ca, la version française du site Web Careers du gouvernement des Territoires du Nord-Ouest (GTNO), permet aux chercheurs d’emploi francophones de découvrir les postes de la fonction publique territoriale et de postuler, ainsi que d’encourager les travailleurs des TNO et du pays à équilibrer leur vie et à vivre pleinement en travaillant […]

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