Monthly Archives: August 2014

Aug, 29 2014

Political Leaders Meet to Discuss Declines in Bathurst and Bluenose-East Barrenground Caribou Herds

YELLOWKNIFE (August 29, 2014) – Political leaders from Aboriginal Governments, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and wildlife management authorities met in Yellowknife this week to discuss the continued decline of the Bluenose-East and Bathurst barren ground caribou herds. Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Minister J. Michael Miltenberger called the meeting after receiving results […]

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Aug, 29 2014

New tourism training and mentorship opportunities coming to the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (August 29, 2014) – New and prospective tourism operators in the Northwest Territories (NWT) now have an opportunity to be mentored by highly skilled and experienced business and tourism professionals from across Canada. To strengthen its Tourism Business Mentorship Program, the Department of Industry Tourism and Investment (ITI) has signed an agreement with the […]

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Aug, 22 2014

GNWT thanks Sheila Bassi-Kellet for service

YELLOWKNIFE (August 22, 2014) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) wishes to express its gratitude to Ms. Sheila Bassi-Kellett for her 25 years of service to the GNWT, and to clarify the circumstances of the departure of Ms. Bassi-Kellett from the public service as of August 1, 2014. Ms. Bassi-Kellett, like all Deputy […]

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Aug, 19 2014

GNWT outlines plans for improving health and social services system

YELLOWKNIFE (August 19, 2014) –  The Government of the Northwest Territories is seeking input on options for ensuring the NWT health and social services system better meets the changing needs of NWT residents. The issues and plans for addressing them are outlined in Caring for our People – Improving the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services […]

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Aug, 18 2014

Anti-Poverty projects selected for funding

YELLOWKNIFE (August 18, 2014) – Fourteen organizations have been selected to receive Anti-Poverty funding in the NWT. The Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Anti-Poverty Action Plan received $500,000 to provide organizations with funding for projects and initiatives to help reduce poverty at community, regional and territorial levels. Applicants submitted project proposals for review by […]

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Aug, 14 2014

Boat safety training in communities to benefit tourism industry

YELLOWKNIFE (August 14, 2014) – A boat-safety certification course that will improve the safety skills and knowledge of tourism operators and their guides out on the water is an important initiative that will improve the safety of boaters and make the boating experience enjoyable for tourists. Offered in partnership by the Departments of Industry, Tourism […]

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Aug, 13 2014

NWT Credit Rating of Aa1 / Stable Confirmed for GNWT

YELLOWKNIFE (August 13, 2014) – Minister of Finance J. Michael Miltenberger is pleased with Moody’s Investors Service’s endorsement of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) sound fiscal plans through the continuation of their Aa1 credit rating for the GNWT announced Monday. Moody’s Investors Service yesterday published its credit opinion the GNWT summarizing its rationale […]

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Aug, 12 2014

Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories finalize agreement to help people in the Northwest Territories get jobs/Les gouvernements du Canada et des Territoires du Nord-Ouest finalisent une entente visant à aider les citoyens des Territoires du Nord-Ouest à obtenir un emploi

The attached news release is being redistributed on behalf of the  Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada. Canada Job Grant News Release

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Aug, 6 2014

Public Safety Update: North Slave Region

YELLOWKNIFE (August 6, 2014) — North Slave communities are experiencing intermittent smoke issues due to ongoing fires in the region. Residents are advised to be aware of travel restrictions and health issues related to smoke. At this time no communities are being threatened by forest fires. The GNWT continues to work with our partners in […]

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Aug, 6 2014

Joint news release: Investments in Aviation Training for NWT and Nunavut students/ Investissements dans le domaine de la formation en aéronautique pour soutenir les étudiants des T.N.-O. et du Nunavut

YELLOWKNIFE (August 6, 2014) – Northerners who are training to work in the aviation industry at northern airports are eligible for scholarships sponsored by the Governments of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Discovery Air, Keewatin Air and North-Wright Air. Scholarships worth $5,000 will be awarded to help students with the high costs of training for […]

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