Aug 12 2015

Bob McLeod: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Tłįchǫ Agreement

Good afternoon elders, Grand Chief Erasmus, Chief Daniels, Chief Nitsiza, Chief Arrowmaker, Chief Wedawin, my MLA colleagues, ladies and gentleman.

It is my pleasure to be here today as Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations to take part in the celebrations for the 10th Anniversary of the Tłįchǫ Agreement.

Creating a strong, sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories build on partnerships has been a priority for the 17th Legislative Assembly and Government of the Northwest Territories.

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Aug 11 2015

New GNWT Flagship Site

This website will be closing down effective September 1, 2015. All Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) news releases and related content issued by Cabinet Communications will be posted to the new GNWT flagship site at www.gov.nt.ca/newsroom. This change is part of the GNWT’s ongoing efforts to improve its online services and increase residents’ ease of access to information about their government.

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Aug 7 2015

Public Safety Update: Reid Lake Fire, Highways 3 and 4/ MISE À JOUR DE SÉCURITÉ PUBLIQUE – FEU AU LAC REID, ROUTES 3 ET 4

YELLOWKNIFE (August 7, 2015) – Fire ZF-014, near Reid Lake, is still a threat. 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 Monday, August 10, 2015, unless the situation at the Reid Lake fire advances significantly before then.

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Aug 6 2015

Public Safety Update: Reid Lake Fire/MISE À JOUR DE SÉCURITÉ PUBLIQUE – FEU AU LAC REID

YELLOWKNIFE (August 6, 2015) – Fire ZF-014, near Reid Lake, is still a threat. 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.

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Aug 5 2015

Montreal Event Provides Showcase for NWT, filmmakers and Fish Out of Water

MONTREAL (August 5, 2015) – Support and funding from the Northwest Territories Film Commission and the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) ensured that the NWT was well represented last week at the prestigious Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal.

NWT Producer Jay Bulckaert (aRTLeSS Collective) was invited to attend the event’s Frontières International Co-Production Market to showcase the Yellowknife-based
pan-territorial genre film festival, Dead North and represent the NWT to producers who are increasingly becoming intrigued with shooting in Canada’s Arctic. 

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Aug 4 2015

NWT Parks celebrate fishing industry and official opening of new campground loop

YELLOWKNIFE (August 4, 2015) – The Fred Henne and Prelude Lake Territorial Parks were buzzing with activity over the August long weekend with events highlighting the GNWT’s commitment to a flourishing tourism industry.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and prayer blessing by the Yellowknives Dene Drummers celebrated the official opening of a new campground loop at Fred Henne Territorial Park.  The new loop, consisting of 13 large recreational vehicle sites with full 30 amp power service, offers the potential to welcome approximately 5,000 campers per season.  Its construction has been driven by an increase in the amount of road visitors to Yellowknife seeking camping accommodations.

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Jul 31 2015

NWT Housing Corporation exempts retroactive Universal Child Care Benefit payments

YELLOWKNIFE (July 31, 2015) – The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) will exempt public housing tenants receiving the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) in the same manner recently announced for NWT residents on income assistance.

Following Premier McLeod’s announcement on July 24, 2015 that the GNWT would exempt the federal retroactive Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) payments as a source of income for calculating income assistance, Minister Responsible for the NWT Housing Corporation Robert C. McLeod strongly believed public housing tenants should benefit from the full retroactive payment in the same way as other NWT residents with children. 

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Jul 29 2015

Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations and National Energy Board sign MOU/Signature d’un protocole d’entente entre le Bureau de l’organisme de réglementation des opérations liées au pétrole et au gaz et l’Office national de l’énergie

YELLOWKNIFE (July 29, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations (GNWT Regulator), Minister David Ramsay, and Peter Watson, CEO and Chair of the National Energy Board (NEB), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on July 27, 2015.

“With the GNWT Regulator and the NEB each playing a role in regulating oil and gas activities in the NWT onshore, this MOU is an important step to ensuring that those roles are coordinated and that, as much as possible, there is a predictable regulatory regime across the territory,” said Minister Ramsay.

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Jul 28 2015

Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories Support NWT Highway Improvements and Community Economic Development Initiatives/Les gouvernements du Canada et des Territoires du Nord-Ouest appuient des projets d’amélioration de routes dans les T.N.-O. et des initiatives de développement économique dans les collectivités

Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories Support NWT Highway Improvements and Community Economic Development Initiatives

Projects will support economic growth in the Northwest Territories

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (July 27, 2015) – Dr. Colin Carrie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Member of Parliament (MP) for Oshawa, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), and Minister for the Arctic Council today announced three important investments for several major highway development projects in the region. Dr. Carrie was joined by Bob McLeod, Premier of the Northwest Territories, Tom Beaulieu, NWT Minister of Transportation, and Robert C. McLeod, Minister Responsible for Infrastructure, for the event.

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Jul 28 2015

Tom Beaulieu: Highways Capacity Improvement Project- Funding Announcement Technical Briefing

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Good afternoon.

This technical briefing supplements today’s announcement of a funding partnership between the Governments of the Northwest Territories and Canada to deliver the NWT Highway Capacity Upgrade Project, valued at $96 million.

This afternoon, we heard the Government of Canada is contributing $72 million, that’s 75% of the cost to reconstruct identified sections of the NWT highway.

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