Monthly Archives: July 2014

Jul, 31 2014

Voluntary evacuation request lifted

YELLOWKNIFE (July 31, 2014) – The Government of the Northwest Territories has lifted its voluntary evacuation request for residents living along Highway #3 between Yellowknife and Kilometre 300. Firefighting actions undertaken by Environment and Natural Resources, including the control line to stop the fire from advancing towards the highway, and improved weather conditions prevented the […]

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Jul, 31 2014

Mining Incentive Program celebrates successful launch

YELLOWKNIFE (July 31, 2014) – The Government of the Northwest Territories’ Mining Incentive Program (MIP) has been oversubscribed in its inaugural year, with strong interest shown by companies and prospectors in the Northwest Territories and across Canada. The program was launched in June 2014 and provides funds to eligible prospectors and mining exploration companies that […]

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Jul, 30 2014

Selection of preferred proponent advances Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link project

YELLOWKNIFE (July 30, 2014) – The installation of a high-speed fibre optic link connecting communities in the Mackenzie Valley and Beaufort Delta to the fibre grid in southern Canada is one step closer today with the announcement by Minister of Finance J. Michael Miltenberger that the Northern Lights Fibre Consortium has been selected as the […]

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Jul, 29 2014

Training, resources and youth mentorship top priority at ATCAC annual meeting

YELLOWKNIFE (July 29, 2014) – The Aboriginal Tourism Champions Advisory Council (ATCAC) met July 16-17 to set priorities and discuss the future of Aboriginal tourism in the Northwest Territories. This year’s meeting took place at North Nahanni Naturalist Lodge on Cli Lake in the Dehcho Region. Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) David Ramsay […]

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Jul, 23 2014

Minister Ramsay elected president of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region Foundation

YELLOWKNIFE (July 23, 2014) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) David Ramsay was elected president of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) today at the PNWER 24th Annual Summit held in Whistler, BC. “The Pacific Northwest Region is one of the fastest growing economic regions in North America and unparalleled in terms of […]

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Jul, 22 2014

Municipal Administrator appointed in Fort McPherson

YELLOWKNIFE (July 22, 2014) – Under authority provided by the Hamlets Act, the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs has appointed Bill Buckle as Municipal Administrator for the Hamlet of Fort McPherson effective July 17, 2014 for an indeterminate term. The appointment of an Administrator means that the hamlet council has been dissolved; all responsibilities […]

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Jul, 21 2014

Northwest Territories Forest Fire Information

YELLOWKNIFE (July 21, 2014) – Government of the Northwest Territories departments are working together with community governments  and other organizations and agencies to monitor forest fire activity in the Northwest Territories and respond to potential threats to public safety, communities and critical infrastructure as required. During this period of increased forest fire activity, individual departments […]

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Jul, 21 2014

Be Water Smart – Another Healthy Choice

YELLOWKNIFE (July 21, 2014) – National Drowning Prevention Week is July 19-27. People living in and visiting the NWT are encouraged to “be Water Smart” while enjoying activities in, on or around our rivers, lakes and oceans. Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy recognizes that although there has been some decrease in the […]

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Jul, 18 2014

National Parks Day celebrated in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (July 18, 2014) – Canada’s National Parks Day takes place on Saturday, July 19 this year. The Northwest Territories, home to 33 territorial parks and five national parks, recognizes the annual celebration as a significant day. “From thundering waterfalls, to serene hiking trails and abundant wildlife and scenery, our parks are some of the […]

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Jul, 17 2014

NWT Delegation attends national Skills for the Future Symposium

YELLOWKNIFE (July 17, 2014) – In Charlottetown, PEI last week, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty and a delegation of Northwest Territories (NWT) labour market and education representatives attended the national Skills for the Future symposium to discuss the evolving needs of Canada’s labour markets. At the symposium, Minister Lafferty agreed to join […]

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