Category Archives: Public Works and Services

Public Works and Services

Nov, 6 2013

Tom Beaulieu – 2013 Project Management Conference

Mr. Speaker, effective and efficient government is one of this Assembly’s goals. One of the ways that the Department of Public Works and Services will be helping to support this goal is by hosting the 14th Project Management Conference from December 3rd to 5th. This conference draws together project management experts to share their experiences […]

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Jun, 7 2013

Investments in Efficiency and Alternative Energy Reduce GNWT Dependency on Fossil Fuels

YELLOWKNIFE (June 7, 2013) – The GNWT is on track to reduce the use of heating fuel in its buildings by 13.5 million litres by the end of 2013/14. This decreases greenhouse-gas emissions by more than 36,000 tons since the government first started tracking its fuel and greenhouse gas reductions in 2007. “We’ve seen energy […]

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May, 29 2013

Minister Abernethy’s Welcome to the National Executive Forum on Public Property Symposium

(Check against delivery) On behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories, I am pleased to welcome you to the first symposium of the National Executive Forum on Public Property to be held north of 60. For those of you who are travelling to the spectacular Northwest Territories for the first time, you will soon […]

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Mar, 14 2013

Diamond Jenness Secondary School Renovations

Mr. Speaker, I would like to update Members on the renovations recently completed by the Department of Public Works and Services at the Diamond Jenness Secondary School in Hay River. Diamond Jenness Secondary School was originally designed by well-known Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal and has supported the delivery of education programs in the Town of Hay […]

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Feb, 18 2013

Wood Pellet Boiler System Installations

Mr. Speaker, in support of this Government’s vision of an environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories, the Department of Public Works and Services recently installed four more biomass heating systems in Fort Providence, Yellowknife, Behchoko and Fort Simpson. In November, Public Works and Services installed a new wood pellet boiler at the Combined Services Building […]

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Nov, 2 2012

Environmental Remediation Projects

Mr. Speaker, when we meet here in the Legislative Assembly we often talk about the opportunities for our communities and residents provided through the GNWT’s infrastructure programs. However, today I would like to bring your attention to work that the Department of Public Works and Services is doing as part of the GNWT’s environmental remediation […]

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Oct, 25 2012

East Three School in Inuvik

 Mr. Speaker, earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of the new East Three School in Inuvik.  This is a modern and beautifully designed and constructed 11,500 square-metre building. It is home to Inuvik’s high school in one wing, and junior school in the other. It has 54 classrooms, with […]

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Oct, 18 2012

Minister Abernethy’s speaking notes: NWT Chamber of Commerce AGM

• Thank you for inviting me here today to speak with you about what the GNWT has planned for the 2013/14 fiscal year. • The GNWT’s 2013/14 infrastructure budget marks a return to more historic spending levels after delivering unprecedented infrastructure budgets totaling more than $1.1 billion over the previous four years. • GNWT capital […]

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Oct, 10 2012

Inuvik’s East Three School Official Grand Opening

INUVIK (October 10, 2012) – This morning marked the official grand opening of Inuvik’s new super school, East Three. “Students need sound infrastructure with a healthy and safe environment to learn and grow in,” said the Honourable Jackson Lafferty, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment. “A new school means a fresh start for the community […]

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Jul, 27 2012

Contractor Named for New Hay River Health Centre

YELLOWKNIFE (July 27, 2012) — The Departments of Health and Social Services, Public Works and Services and the Hay River Health and Social Service Authority are pleased to announce the award of the contract for the design and construction of the new Health Centre in Hay River.

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