Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Evolve NWT Agriculture
Gov NW Territories

Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Evolve NWT Agriculture

Agriculture plays an important role in the lives of all Canadians, creating good, middle-class jobs, and feeding Canadians and other countries around the world. Northwest Territories (NWT) agriculture development took a leap forward today with the official launch of the new federal-territorial agreement under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The Member …

Media Advisory: Premiers to discuss outcomes of Western Premiers’ Conference
Gov NW Territories

Media Advisory: Premiers to discuss outcomes of Western Premiers’ Conference

YELLOWKNIFE (May 16, 2018) – Canada’s Western Premiers, hosted by Northwest Territories Premier, Bob McLeod, will participate in a media conference following the conclusion of the 2018 Western Premiers’ Conference. An overview of the meeting will be provided, with time for questions at the end. When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 …

Indigenous Leaders Meet with Minister of Health and Social Services
Gov NW Territories

Indigenous Leaders Meet with Minister of Health and Social Services

YELLOWKNIFE (May 15, 2018) – Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services met with NWT Indigenous leaders in Yellowknife May 10-11, 2018. This government to government meeting represented the third meeting between the minister and leaders.  Building on successes from the previous meetings in the K’atl’odeechee First Nation (2015) …

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of May 15 to 21, 2018
Gov NW Territories

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of May 15 to 21, 2018

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of May 15 to 21, 2018                                       Ministerial Travel Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as of …

GNWT partners with Royal Military College of Canada on engineering projects
Gov NW Territories

GNWT partners with Royal Military College of Canada on engineering projects

YELLOWKNIFE (May 14, 2018) — The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is pleased to have partnered with the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) on infrastructure projects across the Northwest Territories. A team of 30 RMC officer cadets and staff were assigned to four projects across the NWT from May …

GNWT Announces 11 Recipients for the 2018-19 Health Choices Fund
Gov NW Territories

GNWT Announces 11 Recipients for the 2018-19 Health Choices Fund

YELLOWKNIFE (May 10, 2018) – Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services announced eleven funding recipients for the 2018-19 Healthy Choices Fund. The Healthy Choices Fund helps eligible organizations and community governments maximize the impact of health promotion and prevention activities that support individuals, families, and communities in making …

NWT Parks Begin Opening May 11
Gov NW Territories

NWT Parks Begin Opening May 11

YELLOWKNIFE (May 9, 2018) – The first of Northwest Territories (NWT) campgrounds will open for the season beginning May 11, 2018. It could be the best season yet for NWT Parks, which saw record numbers of reservations in the first two days of online booking. Park users will notice several …

Have Your Say! Assessment of Legacy Arsenic Contamination around Yellowknife, May 10, 2018
Gov NW Territories

Have Your Say! Assessment of Legacy Arsenic Contamination around Yellowknife, May 10, 2018

YELLOWKNIFE (May 9, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and Canada North Environmental Services Limited Partnership (CanNorth) will hold a public engagement session in Yellowknife on May 10, 2018 on the impacts from past industrial activity in the Yellowknife area that …

GNWT recognizes the first global Open Government Week
Gov NW Territories

GNWT recognizes the first global Open Government Week

YELLOWKNIFE (May 7, 2018) —This week, citizens and governments across Canada and around the world will come together to celebrate and promote the Open Government principles of transparency, accountability, and participation in government. Open Government Week is a global call to action to promote direct collaboration between citizens and governments. …

NWT Alert Ready
Gov NW Territories

NWT Alert Ready

YELLOWKNIFE (May 7, 2018) – On May 9th, 2018 at 1:55 p.m., the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will issue a live test of NWT Alert Ready, the Northwest Territories public alerting system. Residents may see and hear the public alert test on their cell phone, radio stations and …

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of May 8 to 14, 2018
Gov NW Territories

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of May 8 to 14, 2018

Ministerial Travel Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as of May 7, 2018. Louis Sebert, Wally Schumann, Caroline Cochrane and Alfred Moses will be participating in a tour of the Dehcho with MLA Michael Nadli from May 7 to 9. …

Territorial Premiers meet in Ottawa to promote the North
Gov NW Territories

Territorial Premiers meet in Ottawa to promote the North

OTTAWA, ON (May 4, 2018) – Nunavut Premier Paul Quassa, Northwest Territories Premier Robert McLeod and Yukon Premier Sandy Silver met in Ottawa this week to discuss territorial perspectives and common approaches on climate change, carbon pricing, infrastructure funding, and federal policy development in the north. The three premiers had …

GNWT Adjusts Health and Social Services Fees in Legislation
Gov NW Territories

GNWT Adjusts Health and Social Services Fees in Legislation

YELLOWKNIFE (May 3, 2018) – Changes to health fees, including for health and social services professionals regulated by territorial legislation, and fees for vital statistics services, such as requests for marriage licenses or birth certificates, will come into effect on May 15, 2018. The fee changes are being carried out …

GNWT Announces Anti-Poverty Funding Recipients
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GNWT Announces Anti-Poverty Funding Recipients

YELLOWKNIFE (May 2, 2018) – The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, announced the recipients of over $1 million that the Government of the Northwest Territories is investing  in local projects that take action against poverty.  In total, 43 projects led by community and Indigenous organizations will receive …

Ministerial Meetings and Travel Expenses for April 2018
Gov NW Territories

Ministerial Meetings and Travel Expenses for April 2018

YELLOWKNIFE (May 1, 2018) – As part of its ongoing commitment to increase accountability and transparency, the Government of the Northwest Territories launched the Public Engagement and Transparency website in the spring of 2017. This website responds to direction in the mandate of the Minister of Public Engagement and Transparency …

GNWT Introduces Vision for Addressing Energy and Climate Change
Gov NW Territories

GNWT Introduces Vision for Addressing Energy and Climate Change

YELLOWKNIFE (May 1, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories has released its broad vision related to energy and climate change in the Northwest Territories. The GNWT recognizes that NWT residents are concerned about the impacts of climate change and is committed to a government-wide approach that takes into …

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of May 1 to 7, 2018
Gov NW Territories

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of May 1 to 7, 2018

Ministerial Travel Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as of April 30, 2018. Bob McLeod will be attending the Northern Premiers’ Forum from May 1 to 3 in Ottawa. Bob McLeod, Yukon Premier, Sandy Silver and Nunavut Premier, Paul Quassa …

Deh Cho Bridge Tolls to be Increased
Gov NW Territories

Deh Cho Bridge Tolls to be Increased

YELLOWKNIFE (April 30, 2018) – The Department of Infrastructure advises that on May 1, 2018 the Deh Cho Bridge toll rates will be increased in accordance with the NWT Consumer Price Index.   Toll rates will be increasing by 1.2 per cent. A copy of the amended rates can be found …

Update on GNWT Funding Applications Under the National Trade Corridor Fund
Gov NW Territories

Update on GNWT Funding Applications Under the National Trade Corridor Fund

YELLOWKNIFE (April 27, 2018) – Minister Wally Schumann issued the following statement on potential funding opportunities under the National Trade Corridor Fund (NTCF): “The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to securing meaningful investment in transportation infrastructure that will provide our residents the opportunity to contribute in greater capacity …

Drivers Reminded to Stay Off Winter Roads
Gov NW Territories

Drivers Reminded to Stay Off Winter Roads

YELLOWKNIFE (April 26, 2018) – With changing weather conditions, the Department of Infrastructure (INF) reminds drivers that it is unsafe and illegal to drive on a closed winter road. Driving on a closed winter road can endanger your life, the lives of others, and your vehicle.  The fine for operating a …

Strike Vote Results
Gov NW Territories

Strike Vote Results

YELLOWKNIFE (April 25, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) understands from media reports that the Union of Northern Workers (UNW) has announced that “almost 70% of voting members have voted in favour of strike action.” The GNWT remains committed to reaching a collective agreement that meets the …

Call for Applications for the 2018-2019 NGO Stabilization Fund
Gov NW Territories

Call for Applications for the 2018-2019 NGO Stabilization Fund

YELLOWKNIFE (April 25, 2018) – The Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), Alfred Moses has issued the annual call for applications for the 2018 NGO Stabilization Fund. The NGO Stabilization Fund provides special funding to help NGOs that deliver critical GNWT-funded programs or services to the public to stabilize or …

Wally Schumann: Canadian Mining Symposium - Keynote Address
Gov NW Territories

Wally Schumann: Canadian Mining Symposium – Keynote Address

Delivered on April 25, 2018 Check against delivery Thank you for coming – and for your interest in the NWT.  Before I get in too deep, I want to give you a brief introduction to our territory.  The Northwest Territories is among Canada’s largest jurisdictions. We have 1.3 million square …

Yellowknife Catholic Schools' École St. Joseph Receives Four New Modular Units
Gov NW Territories

Yellowknife Catholic Schools’ École St. Joseph Receives Four New Modular Units

YELLOWKNIFE (April 24, 2018) – The Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Caroline Cochrane, and Miles Welsh, Chair of Yellowknife Catholic Schools, are pleased to announce the addition of three new modular classrooms and one washroom modular for École St. Joseph School.  The Department of Education, Culture and Employment conducted …

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of April 24 to 30, 2018
Gov NW Territories

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of April 24 to 30, 2018

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of April 24 to 30, 2018 Ministerial Travel Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as of April 23, 2018. Wally Schumann will be attending and speaking at the Canadian Mining Symposium in London, England …

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of April 17 to 23, 2018
Gov NW Territories

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of April 17 to 23, 2018

Ministerial Travel Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as of April 16, 2018. There is no schedule travel during this time period. Meetings and Appearances Please note that event organizers may have attendance restrictions­­­ for their event. Contact organizers for …

Glen Abernethy: Indigenous Mental Health Wellness Funding Announcement
Gov NW Territories

Glen Abernethy: Indigenous Mental Health Wellness Funding Announcement

Delivered on April 11, 2018 Check against delivery Thank you MP McLeod for attending and representing the Government of Canada on behalf of our colleague the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services. Today we are announcing an investment for all Northwest Territories residents. This investment has provided  $1.25 million …

Public Annoucement: NWT Parks Online Reservation System Opens April 11, 2018
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Public Annoucement: NWT Parks Online Reservation System Opens April 11, 2018

YELLOWKNIFE (April 10, 2018) – Camping enthusiasts can begin booking sites at Northwest Territories (NWT) Parks this week: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:00am MST for all parks except Fred Henne; Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10:00am MST for Fred Henne bookings. Campsites can be reserved online at www.nwtparks.ca. Beginning …

Canadian Agricultural Partnership will help evolve NWT Agriculture Sector
Gov NW Territories

Canadian Agricultural Partnership will help evolve NWT Agriculture Sector

YELLOWKNIFE (April 9, 2018) – Approximately $5.6 million will be invested in developing the Northwest Territories (NWT) agriculture sector under the new five-year Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) announced Tuesday.   The new partnership offers opportunities to advance efforts to nurture and develop a sustainable commercial agriculture sector in the NWT.  Cost …

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of April 10 to 16, 2018
Gov NW Territories

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of April 10 to 16, 2018

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of April 10 to 16, 2018                                      Ministerial Travel Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as of …

Salvation Army Extends Lease for Additional Six Months to Operate Sobering Centre
Gov NW Territories

Salvation Army Extends Lease for Additional Six Months to Operate Sobering Centre

YELLOWKNIFE (April 4, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories has extended the lease for another six months with the Salvation Army in Yellowknife to operate the Yellowknife Sobering Centre. The temporary location will continue to provide services for those in need while renovations continue on the long-term facility …

Premier McLeod Announces Cabinet Shuffle
Gov NW Territories

Premier McLeod Announces Cabinet Shuffle

YELLOWKNIFE (April 4, 2018) – Premier Bob McLeod today announced the following changes to the Executive Council: Minister Caroline Cochrane will assume responsibility for Education, Culture and Employment; Minister Robert C. McLeod will assume responsibility for the Northwest Territories Power Corporation; and Minister Alfred Moses will assume responsibility for Municipal and Community …

Ministerial Meetings and Travel Expenses for March 2018
Gov NW Territories

Ministerial Meetings and Travel Expenses for March 2018

YELLOWKNIFE (April 4, 2018) – As part of its ongoing commitment to increase accountability and transparency, the Government of the Northwest Territories launched the Public Engagement and Transparency website in the spring of 2017. This website responds to direction in the mandate of the Minister of Public Engagement and Transparency …

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of April 3-9, 2018
Gov NW Territories

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of April 3-9, 2018

Ministerial Activities Advisory for the week of April 3-9, 2018                                     Ministerial Travel Please note that travel schedules may change with little or no notice. This schedule is accurate as March 29, 2018. Robert …

GNWT increases rates to foster care and subsidized adoptions
Gov NW Territories

GNWT increases rates to foster care and subsidized adoptions

YELLOWKNIFE (March 29, 2018) – Effective April 1, 2018, foster care parents will receive more money to better support children that may require services while in their homes. The cost of supporting children in care has continually risen since the last foster care rate increase in 2007. The difference in …

GNWT Aligns Lease Rents and Fee Structure for Public Land
Gov NW Territories

GNWT Aligns Lease Rents and Fee Structure for Public Land

YELLOWKNIFE (March 26, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has approved changes to lease rent minimums and to fee structures on both Commissioner’s and Territorial Lands as part of its continued work to modernize the two land administration systems. The Department of Lands is making three changes, effective …