Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sep, 30 2014

Bob McLeod – Arctic Council Report Card: The View from the Canadian North – Center for Strategic and International Studies

(Check against delivery) Thank you.  As Premier of the Northwest Territories and as someone born and raised in the North, I am pleased to be here today to present a Northern perspective on Canada’s term as Chair of the Arctic Council. On September 9th of this year the governments of Canada and Nunavut announced that […]

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Sep, 29 2014

Tourism industry invited to provide input for Tourism 2020 plan

YELLOWKNIFE (September 29, 2014) – Initial planning is underway for Tourism 2020, a new plan to guide Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) activities and investments into tourism over the next five years. The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) is seeking industry feedback for the new plan, which will build on investments made […]

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Sep, 29 2014

The GNWT and the Francophone community representatives strengthen their collaboration/Le GTNO et les représentants de la communauté francophone renforcent leur collaboration

(September 29, 2014) – As part of their ongoing collaboration, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Fédération franco-ténoise (FFT) Consultation and Cooperation Committee met yesterday to review progress on the implementation of the GNWT Strategic Plan on French Language Communications and Services. The Strategic Plan was developed by the Committee in 2012 […]

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Sep, 26 2014

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR WOMEN OPENS IN YELLOWKNIFE / LOGEMENTS DE TRANSITION POUR FEMMES OUVRE SES PORTES À YELLOWKNIFE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2014 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – The Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories are celebrating the opening of a transitional housing project aimed at supporting single women and women with children at risk of homelessness in Yellowknife. Betty House is a new 18-unit building that will help women and children […]

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Sep, 26 2014

News Release: Partners meet to discuss labour market and skills in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (September 26, 2014) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty met with stakeholders from across the Northwest Territories (NWT) this week to discuss labour market needs and new initiatives. Aboriginal governments and organizations, mining and exploration, non-governmental organizations and industry representatives met to hear about the new Canada Job Fund and Labour […]

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Sep, 26 2014

GNWT shields NWT residents from power rate increase

YELLOWKNIFE (September 26, 2014) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) demonstrated its commitment to addressing the high cost of living in the NWT when Premier Bob McLeod and Finance Minister and Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) J. Michael Miltenberger announced today that the GNWT will cover the $20 million […]

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Sep, 25 2014

Fort Smith Health and Social Services Authority rolls out electronic medical records

FORT SMITH (September 25, 2014) – Residents of Fort Smith will become the newest beneficiaries of electronic medical information systems, as the Government of the Northwest Territories continues its roll-out of the Territorial Electronic Medical Record (EMR) project. Authorized health professionals will have instant access to the medical information of patients, which enhances patient continuity […]

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Sep, 24 2014

NWT residents honoured during literacy week

YELLOWKNIFE (September 24, 2014) – Recipients of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award and the Ministerial Literacy Awards were honoured yesterday during the annual Adult Learners’ Luncheon in Yellowknife. These awards were created by the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment in 2002 and the Council of the Federation in 2005 to recognize adult […]

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Sep, 23 2014

Local artists highlighted during NWT Arts Week

YELLOWKNIFE (September 23, 2014) – The skills and talent of Northwest Territories artists will be showcased during NWT Arts Week, September 20–28. Residents and visitors are invited to participate in events taking place throughout the territory. “NWT artists make significant and valuable cultural contributions to communities across the territory,” said Minister of Industry, Tourism and […]

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Sep, 19 2014

First Intergovernmental Council Meeting held in Yellowknife

September 19, 2014 (YELLOWKNIFE) – Leaders and officials from  the Government of the Northwest Territories, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Northwest Territory Métis Nation, Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated, Gwich’in Tribal Council, Tłı̨chǫ Government, Salt River First Nation and Denínu Kų́ę́ First Nation attended the first Intergovernmental Council meeting today in Yellowknife. A key feature of the Devolution Agreement […]

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