Monthly Archives: October 2014

Oct, 31 2014

GNWT and GTC sign Mackenzie Valley Fibre Line agreement

YELLOWKNIFE (October 31, 2014) – The Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link took another positive step today with the announcement by Finance Minister J. Michael Miltenberger that the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) have signed an agreement to allow for the construction and operation of the project on Gwich’in Settlement […]

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Oct, 30 2014

Japanese tourism in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (October 30, 2014) – In response to media interest about Japanese tourism statistics and activities in the Northwest Territories, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is providing the attached information. Questions related to ongoing search efforts for missing Japanese tourist, Atsumi Yoshikubo, should be directed to the Yellowknife RCMP. Backgrounder – Japanese Tourism […]

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Oct, 30 2014

Tom Beaulieu – Update on Public Works and Services Energy Conservation Projects

Mr. Speaker, as we head into this year’s heating season, I would like to take this opportunity to update Members on the energy conservation work that the Department of Public Works and Services has been doing. As Members know, with our northern environment, energy conservation and management are important elements in controlling costs and supporting […]

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Oct, 30 2014

David Ramsay – Support for Trappers Heading into the 2014-15 Harvesting Season

Mr. Speaker, wild fur from the NWT, branded and sold under our Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur Label, is world-renowned for its high quality and obtains top prices at auction. Our trappers are experts in proper fur handling and preparation and have earned a reputation as some of the best in their trade. I would like to […]

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Oct, 30 2014

Bob McLeod – Junior Kindergarten Implementation

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to advise this House that the government has listened to the feedback we have received to date from Members about Junior Kindergarten. In an effort to respond to what Members have told us, while at the same time not wanting to disrupt parents and schools that are in the midst […]

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Oct, 29 2014

Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle celebrates 2014 recipients

YELLOWKNIFE (October 29, 2014) – Northerners were recognized for promoting and preserving NWT culture and heritage atthe 2014 Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle awards ceremony hosted by Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty today. “The annual Culture and Heritage Circle awards celebrate the role Northerners play in promoting and preserving the arts, culture […]

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Oct, 29 2014

Jackson Lafferty – 10-Year Culture and Heritage Strategic Framework

Mr. Speaker, I am very proud of the Department of Education, Culture and Employment’s work to promote and preserve the culture, heritage and languages of the NWT. As a northern people, our culture is rooted in the land and created in the places where we live and practice our daily lives.  Northern culture is unique, […]

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Oct, 29 2014

Tom Beaulieu – NWT Transportation Strategy

Mr. Speaker, building a safe and effective transportation system is vital to support the development of a sustainable economy and meeting the social needs of NWT residents.  Goals identified by Members of the 17th Assembly express the significance of improving transportation services across the NWT to reduce the cost of living in communities and to […]

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Oct, 29 2014

David Ramsay – NWT Wellness Court

Mr. Speaker:  I am pleased to report that earlier this month the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories launched the Wellness Court, supported by a new Department of Justice Wellness Court Program. The Wellness Court is an alternative to conventional court that focuses on the offender rather than the offence.  This court, and the supporting […]

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Oct, 28 2014

GNWT responds to inaccurate figures from Yellowknife school boards

YELLOWKNIFE (October 28, 2014) – The Government of the Northwest Territories is responding to numbers released by Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) and the Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) last week showing the apparent cost of Junior Kindergarten (JK) and its impact on their schools. The boards’ press release contained critical factual errors that risk […]

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