Monthly Archives: November 2014

Nov, 28 2014

New Wildlife Act comes into force today in the NWT

Yellowknife (November 28, 2014) – The new Wildlife Act for the Northwest Territories (NWT) comes into force today. The new Act provides the tools needed to manage and conserve wildlife for the benefit of current and future generations in the NWT and reflects the interests of all residents of the NWT. “This new legislation is […]

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Nov, 27 2014

Premier McLeod Statement on Alex Van Bibber

YELLOWKNIFE (November 27, 2014) – I was saddened to hear of the Yukon’s Alex Van Bibber passing away.  Van Bibber was known all across the north and, up until he was 96, was an outfitter, miner, residential school survivor and honoured veteran. He continued to promote a responsible and thriving trapping industry in the north […]

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Nov, 27 2014

David Ramsay – Building Capacity: Preparing for the Oil and Gas Industry (Aboriginal Oil and Gas Forum)

Distinguished guests, Chiefs, honoured colleagues, thank you for the invitation to join you today.  It is an exciting time in Canada’s oil and gas sector and in particular, in the Northwest Territories.  I am honoured to be here representing Government of the Northwest Territories and participating in this panel. Building capacity to ensure our residents […]

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Nov, 27 2014

GNWT pleased with Diavik’s announcement of development of pipe A21

YELLOWKNIFE (November 27) – The Government of the Northwest Territories welcomes Diavik’s announcement yesterday that they are proceeding with the development of pipe A21. Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay noted that the project will bring benefits to local communities that will translate into economic opportunities for residents and businesses across the Northwest […]

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Nov, 27 2014

Northwest Territories geoscientist receives national award

YELLOWKNIFE (November 27, 2014) – Northwest Territories (NWT) geoscientist Gary Vivian is the first resident North of 60 to receive the Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award from Geoscientists Canada. Mr. Vivian is the President of Aurora Geosciences Ltd. in Yellowknife and Vice President of the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines.  He has valuable experience and […]

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Nov, 26 2014

Tom Beaulieu: Remote Infrastructure Development – 13th Annual Aboriginal Oil and Gas Forum

(Check against delivery) Good morning ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, fellow speakers, and respected Aboriginal leaders. It’s an honour to be invited to the annual Aboriginal Oil and Gas Forum to discuss actions the Government of the Northwest Territories is taking to address transportation infrastructure needs in our territory. It’s been almost 50 years since […]

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Nov, 26 2014

Species at Risk Committee Meet to Assess Wolverine and Western Toad

              Redistributed on behalf of the Species at Risk Committee News release- SARC to assess wolverine and western toad_26 November 2014    

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Nov, 26 2014

Northwest Territories geoscience collection an excellent resource for industry and public  

YELLOWKNIFE (November 26, 2014) – World-class geoscience information will be made available to the public through the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) plans to build a Geological Materials Storage Facility. The GNWT geological collection includes approximately 12,000 mining industry drill core boxes and thousands of rock, stream sediment, lake sediment and glacial till samples […]

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Nov, 25 2014

David Ramsay – Remarks at 42nd Annual Geoscience Forum NWT Night

(Check against delivery) Good evening, everyone. It is great to be here at the 42nd annual Geoscience Forum and to see how much this event has grown over the years. First of all, I would like to thank the talented Lee Mandeville for his great performance tonight.  I would also like to recognize the Northwest […]

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Nov, 25 2014

Statement from Premier McLeod on the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women

YELLOWKNIFE (November 25, 2014) – The Minister Responsible for Women, Premier Bob McLeod, issued a statement marking the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “Today is an opportunity for us to consider how we can make a difference in the lives of women in our communities,” said Premier McLeod.  “As […]

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