Category Archives: News Releases

Sep, 15 2015

New public libraries open in Fort Simpson and Behchokǫ̀

FORT SIMPSON (September 15, 2015) – The Honourable Jackson Lafferty, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment celebrated the opening of the newly built John Tsetso Memorial Library in Fort Simpson today, with Deh Cho First Nations Grand Chief Herb Norwegian, Łı́ı́dlı̨ Kų́ę́ First Nation Chief Gerald Antoine, MLA Kevin Menicoche and Mayor Sean Whelly. “Today […]

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Sep, 15 2015

NWT Parks season ends today

YELLOWKNIFE (September 15, 2015) – The 2015 camping season will officially come to a close September 15 with the last of the NWT Parks closing their gates. Parks in the Beaufort Delta closed on September 1. NWT campgrounds attracted over 24,000 campers last year and this number has been surpassed in the 2015 season. As of […]

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Sep, 15 2015

Health and Social Services Joint Leadership Council discusses system transformation

YELLOWKNIFE (September 15, 2015) – Members of the NWT Health and Social Services’ system Joint Leadership Council (JLC) met in Yellowknife last week to review progress on plans to establish a Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NWTHSSA). Board Chairs and Public Administrators applauded the vision and leadership of the 17th Legislative Assembly in […]

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Sep, 11 2015

Hidden Lake Territorial Park re-opens to public

YELLOWKNIFE (September 11, 2015) – The temporary blockade that prevented access to the Cameron Falls Trail and parking lot located within Hidden Lake Territorial Park has been removed and the public has access to the park once again. The public was asked to refrain from using the park from September 3-9 following multiple bear sightings. […]

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Sep, 11 2015

Statement from Premier Bob McLeod on Syrian refugee situation

YELLOWKNIFE (September 11, 2015) – Premier Bob McLeod issued the following statement on the Syrian refugee situation today.

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Sep, 3 2015

Second Intergovernmental Council Meeting held in Yellowknife

September 3, 2015 (YELLOWKNIFE) – Leaders from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Aboriginal governments, who are partners in devolution, met in Yellowknife today to discuss a range of issues related to lands and resource management at the second Intergovernmental Council meeting.

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Sep, 3 2015

Multiple bear sightings at Hidden Lake Territorial Park

YELLOWKNIFE (September 3, 2015) – The public is asked to refrain from using the Cameron Falls Trail and parking lot that are located in Hidden Lake Territorial Park until further notice due to bear sightings in the area. Hidden Lake Park is on the Ingraham Trail approximately 47 km east of Yellowknife. A temporary blockade […]

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Sep, 1 2015

Call for 2015 NWT Fire Service Merit Award Nominees

YELLOWKNIFE (September 1, 2015) – The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) is seeking nominations for the NWT Fire Service Merit Awards. Based on nominations from community members, fire departments and fire chiefs, the NWT Fire Service Merit Awards honour and recognize individuals and community fire departments for their significant contributions to fire safety […]

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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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