Monthly Archives: June 2015

Jun, 30 2015

Media Advisory: Wildfire Response in the Deh Cho and South Slave

(June 30, 2015, Updated at: 4:58 PM) – There is currently a wildfire burning approximately 2 kms northwest of Jean Marie River.  In addition, a wildfire approximately 20,000 hectares in size is burning approximately 6 kms south of Hay River.  As a result of these fires, the communities of Jean Marie River and Hay River and […]

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Jun, 30 2015

Avis aux médias – Lutte contre les feux de végétation dans les régions du Dehcho et du Slave Sud

(30 juin 2015, Mis à jour à : 16 h 58) – Un feu de végétation est en activité à environ deux (2) kilomètres au nord-ouest de Jean Marie River. De plus, un feu de végétation d’une superficie d’environ 20 000 hectares est en activité à environ six (6) kilomètres au sud de Hay River. En raison de ces feux, les […]

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Jun, 30 2015

Minister of Education hosts meeting of Canada’s ministers of education and Aboriginal Educators’ Symposium

YELLOWKNIFE (June 30, 2015) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty played host to two national meetings in Yellowknife this week; the annual meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and a national CMEC Aboriginal Educators’ Symposium. The CMEC Aboriginal Educators’ Symposium brought together new and experienced Aboriginal educators and […]

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Jun, 30 2015

Mining Incentive Program

YELLOWKNIFE (June 30, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will support 12 mineral exploration projects in the North Slave and Sahtu regions this year. These include diamond and gold exploration projects led by both prospectors and exploration companies in the Slave Geological Province, and a silver – IOCG (iron oxide – copper […]

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Jun, 29 2015

Bob McLeod: Naval Association of Canada AGM and Conference

Good Morning distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure to be here today to speak to you about the Northwest Territories, land of the midnight sun, and spectacular Aurora borealis. A land with massive oil and gas reserves in a wilderness without apparent end.  A land that holds great significance for the rest […]

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Jun, 26 2015

Fire ban in place for several Dehcho and South Slave Territorial Parks

YELLOWKNIFE (June 26, 2015) – Weather conditions are extremely hot and dry throughout the Northwest Territories. A fire ban is in effect for the following parks: Sambaa Deh Falls Territorial Park Blackstone Territorial Park Fort Providence Territorial Park In addition to the fire ban, Little Buffalo River Falls Territorial Park is closed to the public […]

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Jun, 26 2015

Film Rebate Program

YELLOWKNIFE (June 26, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories’ Film Rebate Program is making its mark throughout the NWT. With two productions approved, and a third conditionally approved, films are being made in every region of the NWT this year. “The northern film industry brings our spectacular landscapes and unique cultures to the […]

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Jun, 26 2015

Tsiigehtchic Tourist Centre opens today

TSIIGEHTCHIC (June 26, 2015) – Residents and visitors celebrated the grand opening of the Tsiigehtchic Tourist Centre at an event hosted by the community and the newly formed Tsiigehtchic Tourism Society. The Centre will be open from late June to early September and features a shower and kitchen facility to accommodate paddlers on the Mackenzie […]

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Jun, 25 2015

Jackson Lafferty: Annual General Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education Q&A

Thank you for joining me, whether here in person or via telephone, for this media update. I am here to talk to you about the 104th Annual General Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada – or CMEC, for short. I am very proud to be able to host delegates from all over […]

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Jun, 25 2015

GNWT signs Intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding with the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated

NORMAN WELLS, NT (June 25, 2015) – Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Premier Bob McLeod and Ethel Blondin-Andrew, Chair of the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated (SSI), met to sign an Intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding in Norman Wells yesterday. “The signing of this agreement strengthens the relationship between the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated and the Government of […]

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