Monthly Archives: June 2014

Jun, 30 2014

Fur Harvesters NWT to showcase trappers and film industry

Hay River (June 30) – A new reality television series will debut tomorrow and is expected to increase awareness and understanding of the Northwest Territories’ traditional economy while providing valuable exposure to the territory’s burgeoning film industry that produces it. Fur Harvesters NWT, will follow Hay River resident-trapper, Andrew Stanley, as he earns his income […]

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Jun, 27 2014

Petroleum Resources Office celebrates grand opening during Inuvik Petroleum Show

INUVIK (June 27, 2014) – This year’s Inuvik Petroleum Show (IPS) set the stage for the opening of the Petroleum Resources Office in Inuvik on June 24, 2014. The Petroleum Resources Division develops and implements programs, strategies and policies in support of managing the development of the territory’s petroleum resources. This includes leading and managing […]

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Jun, 27 2014

New airport displays showcase work of NWT Artists

INUVIK (June 27, 2014) – Creative displays at several NWT airports are part of a new Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) initiative to promote NWT arts and crafts and profile the work of NWT artists to visitors. Deputy Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment Peter Vician unveiled a display at the Inuvik airport Wednesday, […]

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Jun, 27 2014

Public input sought in developing 25-year transportation strategy

YELLOWKNIFE (June 27, 2014) – Minister of Transportation Tom Beaulieu announced today that the Government of the Northwest Territories is seeking input from Northerners to update the NWT Transportation Strategy. “This strategy will guide planning and progress in all transportation modes over the next 25 years,” said Minister Beaulieu.  “Key factors considered in the strategy […]

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Jun, 26 2014

Bob McLeod – Keeping the NWT Ahead of the Curve – Inuvik Petroleum Show

Thank you. I’d like to welcome you all on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories. Once again, the conference organizers have done a phenomenal job putting together one of the premier oil and gas events in the country. The people of Inuvik and the Beaufort Delta have always had the drive and initiative […]

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Jun, 25 2014

Sport Fishing Licences now available online

YELLOWKNIFE (June 25, 2014) – Beginning today, residents and visitors to the Northwest Territories will be able to purchase sport fishing licences online through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) website. The online service will allow residents and visitors to purchase and print their sport fishing licences from home or a public computer.  […]

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Jun, 20 2014

Distracted driving fines almost triple

YELLOWKNIFE (June 20, 2014) – The Department of Transportation has almost tripled the fine distracted drivers will be levied from $115 to $322, which includes a 15% Victim of Crime surcharge.  The substantial increase supports the 17th Assembly priority of contributing to safe communities in the Northwest Territories by reducing vehicle accidents, injuries, and fatalities. […]

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Jun, 19 2014

Student Financial Services launches updated website and Facebook page

YELLOWKNIFE (June 18, 2014) – The NWT Student Financial Assistance (SFA) Program launched an updated website and new Facebook page as part of the Department of Education, Culture and Employment’s commitment to improving communication with Northern residents. “Through the Student Financial Assistance Program Review, we committed to enhancing communications to our students and families,” said […]

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Jun, 16 2014

NWT Convention Bureau contribution agreement signed

HAY RIVER (June 16, 2014) – The NWT is expected to have a convention bureau as of January 1, 2015, thanks to a new contribution agreement between the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) and Northwest Territories Tourism (NWTT). The agreement will fund NWTT to provide services typically offered by convention bureaus, like providing […]

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Jun, 13 2014

National Tourism Week celebrated in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (June 13, 2014) – National Tourism Week in Canada takes place June 16-20 this year and NWT residents are invited to take part in events across the territory. Tourism is the greatest renewable resource in the NWT and contributes $100 million to the economy each year. “On behalf of the Government of the Northwest […]

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