Monthly Archives: March 2015

Mar, 31 2015

Angling highlighted at North Slave Regional Tourism Workshop

YELLOWKNIFE (March 31, 2015) – Fishing lodge owners, operators, and day-trip angling guides from across the territory were in Yellowknife last week to discuss plans to revitalize the angling sector in the NWT.  The workshop hosted by the GNWT’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) and NWT Tourism focused on the need for a […]

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Mar, 31 2015

NWT parents invited to participate in iPad Mini pilot project

YELLOWKNIFE (March 31, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories invites parents or primary caregivers of babies born between April 2014 and April 2015 to apply to participate in the testing phase of the iPad Mini for New Parents project being launched by Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) today. Between early April and end […]

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Mar, 30 2015

NWT Minister of Education hosts sessions on innovation in Aboriginal education

BANFF, AB (March 27, 2015) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty hosted sessions on new and innovative approaches to education in the North at the 5th International Summit on the Teaching Professions (ISTP) in Banff, Alberta on March 29-30, 2015. On March 28th, Minister Lafferty took part in discussions surrounding the critical changes that we must […]

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Mar, 27 2015

Regional Tourism Stakeholder Conference puts focus on communities

HAY RIVER (March 27, 2015) – Raising awareness of the economic and social benefits of community-based tourism was the focus of a two-day Regional Tourism Stakeholder Conference last week in Hay River. Over 30 community government representatives and 10 tourism operators from the South Slave and Dehcho Regions attended the conference. The event was hosted […]

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Mar, 26 2015

GNWT energy functions to be consolidated in PWS

Yellowknife (March 26, 2015) – On April 1st 2015, the Government of the Northwest Territories will be consolidating energy related functions within the department of Public Works and Services (PWS). The new energy activity will be comprised of functions currently in the departments of Public Works and Services, Environment and Natural Resources, Industry, Tourism and […]

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Mar, 26 2015

Public input sought to develop the NWT Oil and Gas Strategy

YELLOWKNIFE (March 26, 2015) – The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) invites residents of the Northwest Territories (NWT) to provide input into the development of the NWT Oil and Gas Strategy through an online survey. “The NWT Oil and Gas Strategy will provide a plan to develop the territory’s vast petroleum resources in […]

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Mar, 24 2015

Fly fishing television show provides tourism exposure for NWT lodge

YELLOWKNIFE (March 24, 2015) – Millions of households across North America will get a glimpse of the excellent fishing opportunities and spectacular tourism adventures available in the Northwest Territories (NWT) on the popular television show, The New Fly Fisher.  The show featured Hearne Lake Lodge in an episode that first aired on March 21, 2015 […]

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Mar, 24 2015

Nearly 85% of decentralized positions staffed

YELLOWKNIFE (March 24, 2015) – Figures released today show that the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has successfully filled 108 of 128 positions decentralized during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 fiscal years. Another 22 positions scheduled to be established during the next two fiscal years are currently vacant. “Increasing employment opportunities where they are needed […]

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Mar, 24 2015

Premier McLeod announces senior management appointment

YELLOWKNIFE (March 24, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod announced today that Mr. David Stewart has been named as Associate Deputy Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) effective May 11, 2015 and will assume the position of Deputy Minister of ECE on August 1, 2015. Mr. Stewart will be taking over from current Associate Deputy […]

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Mar, 20 2015

MLAs view progress on Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway

INUVIK (March 20, 2015) – Members of the Legislative Assembly, regional leaders and media received a first-hand view of progress on the 120-kilometre all-weather Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway project this week. Minister of Transportation Tom Beaulieu hosted a two-day visit to construction sites near Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk for the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Members of the […]

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