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Escorts now offered for all NWT expectant mothers: Minister

Effective April 18, that funding has now been extended throughout the territory to mothers under the Metis Health Benefits Policy and non-Indigenous women as well...

New offers on outstanding land claims expected: Premier

The territorial and federal governments have committed to making new offers on the claims by the middle of May, part of larger plan that aims...

GNWT named one of Canada's most diverse employers

“We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to support a diverse and inclusive public service,” said Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod. “This …...

Construction of the Mackenzie Valley Fiber Link completed

“The completion of the MVFL hits a major milestone to not only improve, but to provide state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure to remote communities in the Mackenzie...

Federal budget brings changes in funding for NWT: Minister

Now the territory's Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod says a few pots of funding will follow the base plus model, meaning the territory will receive...

Ban for MLAs who've committed family violence defeated

Deh Cho MLA Michael Nadli addressed what was on everyone's mind: if this recommendation had been in place two years ago, he wouldn't be sitting...

Ban proposed for MLAs running with assault convictions

If the NWT had such a ban prior for the 2015 territorial election, Deh Cho MLA Michael Nadli likely wouldn't have been eligible to run.

Anti-Poverty Fund accepting applications for cut of $500000

... supply and demand, Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy says there are no plans to increase the current fund. “We are in...

Yellowknife resident named NWT's next workers' advisor

Scott's appointment was announced by Glen Abernethy, minister responsible for the WSCC, on Wednesday. According to a government statement, Scott comes with an extensive educational...

NWT health minister committed to sobering centre, MAP program

The territory's health minister says he's fully committed to a sobering centre in Yellowknife and even a managed alcohol program, also known as MAP, if...

Regular MLAs vote to extend funding for A New Day program

Michael Nadli. Wednesday's motion was put forward by MLA Michael Nadli, who says he's living proof the A New Day program works. The territory's MLAs...

GNWT considers merging departments of transportation and public ...

CBC.caPremier Bob McLeod says the department of transportation and department of public works and services could be amalgamated under a series of proposed ...ENR to Robert...

Premier Bob McLeod announces changes to executive council

Minister Glen Abernethy assumes responsibility for the workers' safety and compensation commission and for the public utilities board. Abernethy continues as minister of health and...

Six NWT health authorities replaced by single health authority

Health Minister Glen Abernethy says the territorial health and social services authority should help to make the system more efficient and patient-focused. “We want to...

Former Northwest Territories MLA Eliza Lawrence passes away

Lawrence was elected to the 10th legislative assembly in 1983 representing the newly-created electoral district of Tu Nedhé. She would go on to serve one...

GNWT retains second-highest credit rating from Moody's

The GNWT's Aa1 credit rating was re-affirmed on Monday, signaling confidence from the credit agency Moody's. The Aa1 rating, which is the second-highest ...and more »...

Northern premiers remain unite...

“A national carbon pricing strategy could not be viable in the NWT unless it alleviates or compensates for the high cost of living and doing...

How often is your MLA showing ...

... having missed a total of nine committee meetings between mid-February and late May. Mackenzie Delta MLA Frederick Blake Jr. missed seven. On the other...

GNWT makes funding available to groups sponsoring refugees

Alfred Moses, the territory's minister of education, culture and employment, says there are five groups currently working to sponsor and bring refugees to the Northwest...

GNWT honours public servants for National Public Service Week

The Government of the Northwest Territories celebrated public servants as part of National Public Service Week during a ceremony in Yellowknife Wednesday morning. Premier Bob...

Inuvik pilot inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame

He also started two aviation companies over the course of his career – Reindeer Air Service Ltd. and Western Arctic Air Ltd. “Fred Carmichael exemplifies...

GNWT releases interim guidelines for medically assisted dying

Addressing MLAs this week, territorial health minister Glen Abernethy assured residents that the NWT is ready to provide the service if necessary. “The NWT is...

NWT finance minister McLeod to deliver first budget Wednesday

Territorial finance minister Robert C. McLeod will unveil his first budget in the NWT legislature Wednesday afternoon. The territory's gloomy economic outlook will likely dominate...

Canada welcomes 87 new citizens during Yellowknife ceremony

Canada has 87 new citizens hailing from 23 different countries following a ceremony at Yellowknife's Greenstone Building Friday. Mayor Mark Heyck, Premier Bob McLeod and...

Territorial government approves Ekati mine Jay pipe expansion

The Government of the Northwest Territories has signed off on the Ekati diamond mine's Jay pipe expansion, a new open pit that could see mine's...

What's new at campsites in t...

“From the Beaufort Delta to the Dehcho, the NWT is fortunate to have the most unique, spectacular parks the world has to offer,” said Bob...

Yellowknife man among four recipients of volunteer award

“Celebrating and recognizing volunteers across the NWT is an important part of maintaining a sustainable volunteer presence in our communities,” said MACA minister Robert C.

Alternatives North to host public budget meeting Thursday

“Spending more money than we have is not sustainable over the long term and we need to act now to bring government spending into line...

Alternatives North to host public budget meeting Thursday

“Spending more money than we have is not sustainable over the long term and we need to act now to bring government spending into line...

GNWT launches iPad Mini program aimed at new parents

“We knew this initiative would be a helpful and accessible tool in the hands of new parents and caregivers,” said territorial education minister Alfred Moses...

GNWT launches iPad Mini program aimed at new parents

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has launched a new childhood development strategy centered around iPads. The GNWT officially unveiled its iPad Mini Initiative...

Wear blue on Saturday for autism awareness in the NWT

In May, she'll be meeting with members of the Canadian Autism Partnership alongside territorial health minister Glen Abernethy. The partnership, which is a project of...

NWT tourism sector thriving despite economy, stats suggest

“Tourism is an area the department of ITI has worked tirelessly to support and provide strategic investment,” said Premier Bob McLeod in a statement. “These...

Feds provide over $16 million in funding to 13 NWT projects

... still be responsible for financing the project themselves, but can then seek reimbursement through a claims process with MACA. “Without support from the Government...

Have your say on how the GNWT designs its next two budgets

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is inviting residents to weigh in on budget priorities for the next two fiscal years. Finance minister Robert...

Power in Hay River: Council set to vote on distribution contract

Michael Miltenberger, who was the minister responsible for NTPC at the time, rejected those claims and reiterated that cost was the driving factor. “We have...

Fuel tax? Liquor markups? MLAs to consider revenue options

Finance minister Robert C McLeod has tabled a review of revenue options available to the GNWT in response to the harsh economic climate. The review,...

Following suit: MLAs propose two-year freeze to their salaries

Northwest Territories MLAs are considering a freeze to their inflation-linked salary increases starting in April. On Thursday, Mackenzie Delta MLA Frederick Blake Jr. moved that...

NWT government freezing salari...

The Government of the Northwest Territories will freeze the salaries of some high-earning staff as a response to the harsher economic climate. Finance minister Robert...

New NWT-wide health authority pushed back to August

At the time, health minister Glen Abernethy said a single, larger authority would “improve the system's ability to provide the best possible care to patients...

The look of your NWT health card will change once you renew it

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) says it's moving towards a more consistent look for its programs and services, and that health cards will...

The look of your NWT health card will change once you renew it

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) says it's moving towards a more consistent look for its programs and services, and that health cards will...

Review board recommends green light for Ekati expansion

Plans to expand the Ekati diamond mine have received approval from an environmental review board. Ekati's owners want to begin developing the site's largest remaining...

NWT Premier stands by population increase target

Meanwhile, Robert C McLeod, the minister of finance, told Moose FM he remains hopeful that the territory will see $34 million in lost annual federal...

Could local economies be the answer for the Sahtu region?

From left to right: David Thompson and Diane Gibson of PolicyLink, beside former MLA Bob Bromley. Alternatives North has released a report identifying what could...

Some NWT election turnout figures were truly dismal

The full results also show that re-elected Deh Cho MLA Michael Nadli relied heavily on support in his home community of Fort Providence. Only in...

Nominations open for 2016 NWT Outstanding Volunteer Awards

“We have a strong and dedicated volunteer sector here in the Northwest Territories,” said MACA Minister Robert C. McLeod in a statement. “The Outstanding Volunteer...

Bargaining begins between GNWT and workers' union

The full question, clearly worded with collective bargaining in mind, read: “Will you oppose any cuts of GNWT staff, including boards and agencies?” Glen Abernethy...

Bob McLeod assigns portfolios to six NWT cabinet ministers

NWT Premier Bob McLeod has announced portfolio assignments for cabinet ministers of the 18th Legislative Assembly. Last week, we learned that Robert C McLeod, Alfred...

Bob McLeod re-elected as Premier of Northwest Territories

They include Robert C. McLeod, Alfred Moses, Wally Schumann, Louis Sebert, Glen Abernethy and Caroline Cochrane. Formal motions to ratify the selections will be brought...