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Former Fort McPherson, NWT, finance director wanted by RCMP

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Koe is now on the RCMP's Northwest Territories wanted list. She is accused of defrauding the hamlet of Fort McPherson of $424,932.59 between 2010 and 2013.

The Road to the Top of the World

New York Times - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Amid these roads, a new one is being built, an 85-mile sliver topped with gravel in Canada's Northwest Territories. It will link the town of Inuvik to the smaller village of Tuktoyaktuk, known locally as Tuk.

NWT not ready to implement assisted dying law, say health care leaders

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
An N.W.T. doctor and the chair of the Stanton Territorial Health Authority Elders' Advisory Council both agree: there are still too many unanswered questions about physician-assisted dying and how it will work in the Northwest Territories. Last ...

Northwest Territories Promoting Mineral Sector

Resource World Magazine (press release) (subscription) - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
During the recent 2016 Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver, British Columbia, The Honourable Robert McLeod, Premier of the Northwest Territories and Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, gave a presentation at the NWT Open House held at ...

8 NWT MLAs have to go to court before they can take their seats

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Eight Northwest Territories MLAs have to go to court before they can take their seats during the first major session of the legislative assembly next week.

Ahead of climate talks, Canada's North feels the toughest impacts

iPolitics.ca (subscription) - ‎5 hours ago‎
Climate change has also had an impact on traditional foods in the Northwest Territories. McLeod said some fish species have disappeared from the Mackenzie due to warmer temperatures, and coastal communities have less access to seals, an important ...

System automatically flips between solar, diesel and battery depending on efficiency, availability

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Colville Lake, N.W.T., is pioneering a solar power/diesel power hybrid system that is poised to reduce the town's reliance on diesel fuel.

NWT gov't spends $26M on 8 new Fireboss water bombers

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Newly-elected Northwest Territories MLAs are following through with plans to spend about $26 million for eight new water bombers.

Health Minister Glen Abernethy on physician-assisted dying in the NWT

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
With the federal government preparing to change the law banning physician-assisted suicide, provincial and territorial governments are starting to look at what that might mean in their regions.

Modern day treaties fundamentally reshaping Canada for the better

CBC.ca - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Tłı̨chǫ government, and its businesses, has contributed $450 million to the Northwest Territories' economy over the last decade.
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Dominion Diamond can go ahead with Ekati mine expansion — watchdog

MINING.com - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Canada's Northwest Territories environmental watchdog has handed Dominion Diamond (TSX, NYSE:DDC) a small but key victory by ruling that a planned expansion of its Ekati mine, in Yellowknife, should go ahead.
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Designers behind .dsquaw awarded Team Canada Rio 2016 clothing contract

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
However, Northwest Territories fashion designer Darcy Moses, who is Dene, says he's not surprised the company got the nod.
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NWT gov't braces for $34M federal transfer shortfall

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
The Northwest Territories government says it could start running a deficit by the fiscal year 2018-2019 if the federal government makes cuts to transfer payments.

Nunavut still has highest infant mortality rate in Canada

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Nunavut has had the highest infant mortality rate in Canada every year since 1999, with the exception of 2009, when Northwest Territories' rate was slightly higher. The information released Wednesday comes from Canada's vital statistics database, which ...

Nunavut pulls out of hosting 2020 Arctic Winter Games

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Hosting the 2020 Games in Nunavut would have marked the first time the six permanent members of the Arctic Winter Games - Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Alberta, and Greenland - were able to host in succession. The 2018 Arctic Winter ...

New NWT-wide health authority pushed back to August

My Yellowknife Now - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The Northwest Territories is delaying the introduction of a single, territory-wide health authority until August. The territorial government had previously envisaged amalgamating six regional authorities into one by April this year, marking the ...

Emergency shelters inadequately funded in NWT, says coalition

My Yellowknife Now - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
“The Northwest Territories has epidemic rates of family violence that are five times higher than the national average.” Fuller says NWT shelters receive most of their funding from the territorial department of health. They're also supported by ...

Fort McPherson hamlet status to be reinstated, $2M debt wiped

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
In July 2014 the Government of the Northwest Territories placed the Hamlet of Fort McPherson under administrative management, meaning its mayor and council no longer had power to oversee the day-to-day running of the community.

Public consultations on NWT junior kindergarten to follow $150K review

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
After spending $150,000 on a review that asked 460 people what they thought about the Northwest Territories' junior kindergarten program, Education Minister Alfred Moses says public consultations on the same topic will start in the next few months.
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'Rocker's Corner' set to return to small screen

Brandon Sun - ‎15 hours ago‎
In the past, most of the bands featured on "Rocker's Corner" came from Brandon and Westman - save for the occasional touring group from nearby provinces and even one time as far away as the Northwest Territories. This time around, Bocking hopes to ...
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