Monthly Archives: February 2015

Feb, 27 2015

Former Justice Thomas Berger to open exhibit at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

YELLOWKNIFE (February 27, 2015) – Former  Justice Thomas Berger will be visiting the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to officially open the Thunder in our Voices exhibit currently on display until April 30, 2015. Between 1975 and 1977, Justice Thomas Berger visited thirty communities in the NWT and the Yukon to hold hearings into […]

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Feb, 26 2015

Jackson Lafferty: Canada’s Outstanding Principals – Lea Lamoureux

Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate Ms. Lea Lamoureux, Principal of Kaw Tay Whee School in Dettah, on being recognized as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2015. She is the most recent in a long list of Northwest Territories recipients, who have been recognized for their dedication and passion for teaching our students in […]

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Feb, 26 2015

Med-Response launches groundbreaking new medical support service in NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (February 26, 2015) – Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy announced the launch of a new service to help health care practitioners better meet the medical needs of residents in all NWT communities today. Called Med-Response, the service provides a single phone number practitioners can call to coordinate and triage air ambulance […]

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Feb, 26 2015

Glen Abernethy: Med-Response

Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to announce the official launch of the Med-Response call centre. Members of the Standing Committee on Social Programs joined me earlier today at Stanton Territorial Hospital to celebrate this milestone. The Government of the Northwest Territories is breaking new ground in Canada with this single window approach to clinical […]

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Feb, 25 2015

Tom Beaulieu: Capital Asset Retrofit Fund Program Update

Mr. Speaker, as our government continues to work towards achieving its goal of an environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories, I would like to highlight one of the ways that the Department of Public Works and Services is helping to ensure that we maximize investments to improve the operational performance of our existing infrastructure. First […]

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Feb, 25 2015

Bob McLeod: National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Mr. Speaker, on Friday, February 27th, Provincial and Territorial Premiers and Ministers, Federal Ministers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders will gather in Ottawa to discuss how best to collaborate and coordinate action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls. The National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is an […]

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Feb, 24 2015

GNWT research will reduce effects of climate change on NWT transportation system

YELLOWKNIFE (February 24, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is leading research into innovative construction techniques that will reduce the effects of climate change on the northern transportation system. The GNWT is providing significant planning, logistics, construction and monitoring support, and the Government of Canada is providing $669,000 for this research under […]

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Feb, 24 2015

Tom Beaulieu: Transportation Research and Development

Mr. Speaker, ensuring our residents are able to share the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories is our shared vision. Infrastructure is a key part of achieving that vision and our government continues to participate in research that will improve northern infrastructure design and protect our Northern environment. I’m […]

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Feb, 24 2015

J. Michael Miltenberger: Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link Progress

Mr. Speaker, this Legislative Assembly has a vision of strong individuals, families and communities sharing the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories. Achieving that vision requires a balanced approach that advances our economic, environmental and social priorities. This government is moving forward on all those fronts. I would like […]

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Feb, 23 2015

David Ramsay: Update on the Implementation of the Economic Opportunities Strategy

Mr. Speaker, the NWT Economic Opportunities Strategy, or EOS, is the most informed approach ever taken to advancing economic development in the NWT. Since the Implementation Plan for the EOS was tabled last October, we have been working hard to put the recommendations and initiatives outlined in the Strategy in place. Today I would like […]

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