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Jan, 15 2015

Results of Budget Dialogue 2014 Released

YELLOWKNIFE (January 15, 2015) – Participants in the 2014 Budget Dialogue expressed satisfaction with the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT’s) fiscal strategy to manage program expenditure pressures to help fund infrastructure investments and supportive of increasing revenues over the longer term through economic and population growth according to the Budget Dialogue report released today […]

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Dec, 17 2014

Two species to be added to NWT Species At Risk List

Redistributed on behalf of Conference of Management Authorities             Two species to be added to NWT Species At Risk List      

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Nov, 5 2014

Inuvik-to-Tuktoyaktuk Highway Enters its Second Construction Season

INUVIK (November 5, 2014) – The second construction season of the Inuvik-to-Tuktoyaktuk Highway is now underway. By the end of this winter, significant progress is expected on approximately 95 km of the highly anticipated 137-km all-season highway between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk. Up to 600 people will be employed over the winter construction season with 70 per […]

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Oct, 30 2014

Japanese tourism in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (October 30, 2014) – In response to media interest about Japanese tourism statistics and activities in the Northwest Territories, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is providing the attached information. Questions related to ongoing search efforts for missing Japanese tourist, Atsumi Yoshikubo, should be directed to the Yellowknife RCMP. Backgrounder – Japanese Tourism […]

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Oct, 28 2014

GNWT responds to inaccurate figures from Yellowknife school boards

YELLOWKNIFE (October 28, 2014) – The Government of the Northwest Territories is responding to numbers released by Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) and the Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) last week showing the apparent cost of Junior Kindergarten (JK) and its impact on their schools. The boards’ press release contained critical factual errors that risk […]

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Jun, 10 2014

Wildlife Fire Danger and Person-Caused Fires  

YELLOWKNIFE (June 10, 2014) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is advising people to take care when using fire in forested areas of the Northwest Territories. Nine of the 11 wildfires reported this season are suspected person-caused fires and investigations into the cause are underway in all cases. Current wildfire danger is high to extreme in the South Slave, North Slave, Sahtu and some parts of the Dehcho. Avoid […]

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Jun, 6 2014

2012 Canadian Nature Survey results  

Yellowknife (June 6, 2014) – Results of the 2012 Canadian Nature Survey were released today by Canada’s Federal, Provincial and Territorial governments.  It is the first national survey of its kind in Canada in more than 15 years. “This survey has valuable information at the national and territorial level,” said Minister of Environment and Natural […]

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Jun, 4 2014

Junior Kindergarten Information Kit released

YELLOWKNIFE (June 4, 2014) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty yesterday provided information to the Legislative Assembly about the planned implementation of Junior Kindergarten across the Northwest Territories over the next three years. “Junior Kindergarten is a long-term investment in the education and health of our children,” said Minister Lafferty. “It is […]

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Jun, 2 2014

NWT Residents Honoured at Hall of Fame Ceremony

YELLOWKNIFE (June 2, 2014) – Six Northwest Territories residents were honoured this morning as inductees into the Education Hall of Fame, which recognizes the important and lasting contributions of those dedicated to education in the North. “Healthy, educated people is a goal of this Assembly and the foundation of a happy and successful life,” said […]

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May, 30 2014

Construction of Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Well Underway

Joint News Release Construction of Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Well Underway May, 30, 2014   Inuvik, Northwest Territories   With its first construction season over, the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway construction project is well underway. It was a short and busy winter as more than 425 workers began constructing the highly anticipated 137-kilometre all-season highway […]

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