Monthly Archives: April 2015

Apr, 30 2015

Youth Mentorship for Tourism Program launched

YELLOWKNIFE (April 30, 2015) – Northwest Territories (NWT) youth now have an opportunity to gain industry skills and hands-on experience by working directly with mentors in the NWT’s tourism industry. The Youth Mentorship for Tourism Program, launched today by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, will match NWT students and young professionals with experienced […]

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Apr, 29 2015

GNWT and IRC sign Intergovernmental Agreement

INUVIK (April 29, 2015) –  Premier Bob McLeod met on Monday with Chair and CEO Nellie Cournoyea to sign the Intergovernmental Agreement on Programs and Services Cooperation and Coordination between the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). “This Agreement will formalize the GNWT’s government-to-government relationship with the IRC and […]

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Apr, 28 2015

Domestic Violence Treatment Option Court and PARTNER program expand to Hay River

HAY RIVER (April 28, 2015) – The Domestic Violence Treatment Option (DVTO) Court has expanded to Hay River effective April 27, 2015. Designed as an alternative court for people who have been charged with violence against their partners, the DVTO Court allows people to accept responsibility for their behaviour and enter the specialized Planning Action […]

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Apr, 27 2015

New recipes promote Fresh Fish from Great Slave Lake

YELLOWKNIFE (April 27, 2015) – Jiggling Lemon Trout and Poor Man’s Lobster are two of the seven new recipes available in Hay River and Yellowknife stores this week for residents shopping for Great Slave Lake fish.  The promotional recipe cards are a part of a broader Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) initiative to strengthen […]

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Apr, 27 2015

Minister announces exemption to Temporary Foreign Worker Program for employers in Yellowknife

YELLOWKNIFE (April 27, 2015) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty announced that Yellowknife employers have been exempted from restrictions on temporary foreign workers in the food services and accommodation and retail trade sectors by Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) Pierre Poilievre.  Since ESDC overhauled the Temporary Foreign Worker Program […]

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Apr, 23 2015

Surface Rights Board members announced

Yellowknife (April  23, 2015) – Five members have been appointed to the new Surface Rights Board in the Northwest Territories by Minister of Lands Robert C. McLeod. Louie Azzolini, Elizabeth Wright, Danny Bayha, Darrell Christie and Mike Vaydik were appointed effective April 1, 2015, each to a five-year term. The Surface Rights Board will hear […]

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Apr, 22 2015

Bob McLeod’s remarks on Borrowing Limit Increase at Legislature Press Conference

(Check against delivery) Thank you, I’m pleased to be here this morning with my colleague Minister Miltenberger to speak about the good news presented in yesterday’s federal budget. Achieving an increase to the borrowing limit was one of the priorities that all Members of the 17th Legislative Assembly agreed to at the beginning of our […]

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Apr, 22 2015

GNWT pleased with increased borrowing limit

YELLOWKNIFE (April 22, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is pleased with the Government of Canada’s decision, announced in yesterday’s federal budget, to increase the federally imposed borrowing limit to $1.3 billion from $800 million. “Building a strong, prosperous Northwest Territories that provides jobs and economic opportunities is a priority for the […]

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Apr, 21 2015

GNWT to hold public meetings on NWT transportation strategy

YELLOWKNIFE (April 21, 2015) – The Department of Transportation is following up with NWT residents on priorities for an NWT Transportation Strategy at upcoming public information sessions in regional centres. “The NWT Transportation Strategy 2015-2040 will guide improvements to the NWT transportation system over the next 25 years,” said Minister of Transportation Tom Beaulieu. “Transportation […]

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Apr, 17 2015

Aerial adventure series showcases NWT’s Arctic coastline

YELLOWKNIFE (April 17, 2015) – A Smithsonian Channel television series is profiling the unique and spectacular landscape that residents along the Arctic coast call home.  Now in its fourth season, Canada Over the Edge is an aerial documentary series exploring Canada’s borders and coastlines. Each hour-long program features high-definition footage and interviews with residents about […]

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