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 and fire service in communities across the Northwest Territories (NWT).

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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 cast and crew.

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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 the exercise is an opportunity to work with partners from community governments, the Government of Canada, the Canadian Forces, and the RCMP to validate the GNWT’s emergency preparedness regime.

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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 on August 19, 2015, the Premier asked a series of questions addressing issues critical to the progress of a sustainable and prosperous territory and vital to a strong partnership with the federal government and continued investment in transportation, housing and energy infrastructure by Ottawa.

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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 situation at the Reid Lake fire advances significantly before then.

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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, Tourism and Investment’s (ITI) Dehcho Regional Office. 

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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 on MacDougal Road next to the existing facility for male inmates. 

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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 days, down from the 183 day limit and is consistent with what several other provinces are doing.

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