Category Archives: Public Works and Services

Public Works and Services

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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May, 28 2015

Tom Beaulieu: Community Fuel Prices

Mr. Speaker, the cost of energy continues to be one of the leading contributors to the high cost of living in the Northwest Territories. This past winter, a drop in wholesale prices for heating fuel and gasoline gave the Department of Public Works and Services the opportunity to pass savings on to the residents of […]

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May, 14 2015

Successful winter resupply results in lower fuel prices for NWT communities

Yellowknife (May 14, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories has successfully completed the winter road resupply of fuel to nine communities served by the Department of Public Works and Services Fuel Services Division. A decline in the market cost of fuel made it possible for the department to reduce prices in the communities […]

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Apr, 15 2015

Four NWT communities see fuel price reductions

YELLOWKNIFE (April 15, 2015) – Residents of Trout Lake, Délįne, Tulita and Nahanni Butte will enjoy reductions to fuel prices thanks to a successful winter resupply season.  The four communities are served by the Petroleum Products Program of Public Works and Services (PWS), which was able to purchase fuel products at the lower rates currently […]

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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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Feb, 25 2015

Tom Beaulieu: Capital Asset Retrofit Fund Program Update

Mr. Speaker, as our government continues to work towards achieving its goal of an environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories, I would like to highlight one of the ways that the Department of Public Works and Services is helping to ensure that we maximize investments to improve the operational performance of our existing infrastructure. First […]

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Feb, 6 2015

Tom Beaulieu: Community Fuel Prices

Mr. Speaker, I would like to update Members on some recent activities of the Department of Public Works and Services with regards to fuel prices in communities served by its Petroleum Products Division.  Recent changes in the market have seen oil prices go from all-time highs to record lows over the past year. This current […]

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Nov, 4 2014

Tom Beaulieu: Procurement Shared Services

Mr. Speaker, improving procurement services is helping the Government of the Northwest Territories achieve this Assembly’s goal of more effective and efficient government. By strengthening our procurement practices we are making sure that local businesses can benefit from government contracting opportunities and that our high standards of fiscal responsibility are maintained. On April 1st, the […]

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Oct, 30 2014

Tom Beaulieu – Update on Public Works and Services Energy Conservation Projects

Mr. Speaker, as we head into this year’s heating season, I would like to take this opportunity to update Members on the energy conservation work that the Department of Public Works and Services has been doing. As Members know, with our northern environment, energy conservation and management are important elements in controlling costs and supporting […]

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Feb, 25 2014

Tom Beaulieu – New Memorandum of Agreement with RCMP for Asset Management

Mr. Speaker, our government is in the final stages of entering into a Memorandum of Agreement with our federal counterparts that will see Northerners servicing RCMP assets in the Northwest Territories. In the past, the federal government’s southern contractor arranged services for the operations, maintenance and minor renovation of RCMP houses, detachments and other assets. […]

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