Monthly Archives: August 2015

Aug, 28 2015

David Ramsay: Hay River Chamber of Commerce Speech

Thank you .  It’s good to be here again. Hay River has become a familiar and welcome stop for me over the last four years. The Hay River Chamber has provided valuable input on many economic matters and I thank you for that – and for the invitation to address you, again, this afternoon.

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Aug, 28 2015

DOT Expands Online Services

YELLOWKNIFE (August 28, 2015) – Minister of Transportation Tom Beaulieu announced today that residents of the NWT can now sign up to receive reminders regarding their driver and motor vehicle services by text message on their cellphones.

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Aug, 28 2015

Feature film set to begin production in Fort McPherson

FORT MCPHERSON (August 28, 2015) – A group of 13 crew and two cast members will travel to Fort McPherson next week to shoot The Sun at Midnight, a feature film by NWT writer and director Kirsten Carthew and NWT producer Amos Scott, of Jill and Jackfish Productions.  The film features a nearly exclusive northern […]

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Aug, 24 2015

GNWT Participation in Operation Nanook

YELLOWKNIFE (August 24, 2015) – In order to ensure residents of the territory are prepared in the event of a crisis the Government of the Northwest Territories is participating in Operation Nanook to test the government’s emergency management practices and protocols. Taking place in the Inuvik and Fort Smith areas between August 17 and 28 […]

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Aug, 19 2015

Premier sends letter to Federal party leaders on northern issues

YELLOWKNIFE (August 19, 2015) – Continued partnership with the Federal Government is integral to the future success of the Northwest Territories, and Premier Bob McLeod is asking the four main political leaders to share their vision for the north if their party were to form Canada’s next government. In a letter sent to party leaders […]

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Aug, 18 2015

Public Safety Update: Reid Lake Fire/ MISE À JOUR DE SÉCURITÉ PUBLIQUE – FEU AU LAC REID

YELLOWKNIFE (August 18, 2015) – Fire ZF-014, near Reid Lake, remains active. The GNWT is working to suppress the fire and ensure the safety of the public. The following are updates from the various government agencies involved in the response to this wildfire. The next Public Safety Update will be issued on Friday, August 21, 2015, unless the […]

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Aug, 18 2015

Dehcho event celebrates artisans, businesses and locally grown goods

FORT SIMPSON (August 18, 2015) – Residents and visitors in the Fort Simpson region had the chance to try their hand at everything from composting and garden maintenance to tufting and birch-basket making over the weekend as part of the second annual arts, crafts and gardening workshop sponsored, in part, by the Department of Industry, […]

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Aug, 13 2015

Construction contract awarded for women’s corrections facility in Fort Smith

Fort Smith (August 13, 2015) – The contract for the design and construction of the new adult women’s correctional facility in Fort Smith has been awarded to C.A.B. Construction Ltd. of Fort Smith with a winning proposal of just over $23.5 million. The new facility will have capacity for 23 women and will be built […]

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Aug, 12 2015

NWT Health Care Plan more flexible for Snowbirds

YELLOWKNIFE (August 12, 2015) – Residents on extended vacations now have an extra month of extra days allowing them to be outside the territory without their health coverage being affected. As long as residents maintain their permanent residency in the NWT, residents will now only need to be physically present in the NWT for 153 […]

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Aug, 12 2015

Bob McLeod: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Tłįchǫ Agreement

Good afternoon elders, Grand Chief Erasmus, Chief Daniels, Chief Nitsiza, Chief Arrowmaker, Chief Wedawin, my MLA colleagues, ladies and gentleman. It is my pleasure to be here today as Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations to take part in the celebrations for the 10th Anniversary of the Tłįchǫ Agreement. Creating a strong, […]

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