Monthly Archives: July 2015

Jul, 31 2015

NWT Housing Corporation exempts retroactive Universal Child Care Benefit payments

YELLOWKNIFE (July 31, 2015) – The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) will exempt public housing tenants receiving the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) in the same manner recently announced for NWT residents on income assistance. Following Premier McLeod’s announcement on July 24, 2015 that the GNWT would exempt the federal retroactive Universal Child Care Benefit […]

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Jul, 29 2015

Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations and National Energy Board sign MOU/Signature d’un protocole d’entente entre le Bureau de l’organisme de réglementation des opérations liées au pétrole et au gaz et l’Office national de l’énergie

YELLOWKNIFE (July 29, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations (GNWT Regulator), Minister David Ramsay, and Peter Watson, CEO and Chair of the National Energy Board (NEB), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on July 27, 2015. “With the GNWT Regulator and the NEB each playing a role […]

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Jul, 28 2015

Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories Support NWT Highway Improvements and Community Economic Development Initiatives/Les gouvernements du Canada et des Territoires du Nord-Ouest appuient des projets d’amélioration de routes dans les T.N.-O. et des initiatives de développement économique dans les collectivités

Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories Support NWT Highway Improvements and Community Economic Development Initiatives Projects will support economic growth in the Northwest Territories Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (July 27, 2015) – Dr. Colin Carrie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Member of Parliament (MP) for Oshawa, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, […]

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Jul, 28 2015

Tom Beaulieu: Highways Capacity Improvement Project- Funding Announcement Technical Briefing

Check against delivery.  Good afternoon. This technical briefing supplements today’s announcement of a funding partnership between the Governments of the Northwest Territories and Canada to deliver the NWT Highway Capacity Upgrade Project, valued at $96 million. This afternoon, we heard the Government of Canada is contributing $72 million, that’s 75% of the cost to reconstruct […]

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Jul, 28 2015

Bob McLeod: New Building Canada Plan – Highways Capacity Improvement Project

Check against delivery.  Thank you and good afternoon. It is a pleasure to welcome Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Collin Carrie to the Northwest Territories and to Yellowknife. We know that he has a very busy week ahead of him and I am sure he will receive a warm welcome in all the communities he visits. I […]

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Jul, 24 2015

NWT addresses Universal Child Care Benefit payments

Exemption for retroactive payment for Income Assistance clients YELLOWKNIFE, NT (July 24, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod today addressed the increased Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) monthly payment from the Government of Canada, effective January 2015. On January 1, 2015, the UCCB was expanded to include a new benefit for children aged 6 through 17, and […]

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Jul, 23 2015

French Active Offer toolkit launches across the GNWT/Lancement de la trousse d’offre active en français au GTNO

YELLOWKNIFE, NT (July 23, 2015) – Today, as the latest initiative in the ongoing implementation of the French Language Communications and Services Strategic Plan, the Francophone Affairs Secretariat launched the Active Offer Toolkit for front line staff across the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). Introduced in 2012, the strategic plan guides the implementation of […]

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Jul, 23 2015

Cassidy Point leaseholders provided option to obtain fee simple title

YELLOWKNIFE, NT (July 23, 2015 ) – The Government of the Northwest Territories is moving forward to provide Cassidy Point leaseholders with the opportunity to obtain fee simple title on their existing lot. “By providing the opportunity to pursue land ownership, this government is fulfilling a long-standing commitment to the Cassidy Point leaseholders,” said Robert […]

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Jul, 23 2015

GNWT cites broad support for Thaidene Nëné

YELLOWKNIFE (July 23, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is pleased to announce, based on feedback received from public and stakeholder meetings on Thaidene Nene (TDN) held in Yellowknife last week, that, broad support is building for the GNWT’s balanced approach to find a solution that meets the many complex interests of northerners in […]

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Jul, 21 2015

Provincial & Territorial Ministers Working Together to Reduce Use of Diesel for Electricity in Remote Communities

(July 21, 2015)— Partners in Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, The Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Ontario to Find Opportunities to Support Remote Communities — The governments of Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, The Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Ontario are establishing a Pan-Canadian Task Force to reduce the use of diesel fuel to generate electricity in […]

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