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Northwest Territories to impose stiffer distracted driving penalties May 1 - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The ban of using your wireless device while driving - which includes talking, texting, using the internet - went into effect January 2012 in the Northwest Territories. The fine is currently $322 and three demerit points. However, effective May 1st, the ...

Rare April lightning storm rocks Northwest Territories - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
An unexpected spring thunderstorm lit up the skies in the southern Northwest Territories last night. The storm began on the west side of Great Slave Lake, near communities like Fort Providence, Kakisa, and Hay River, before making its way east over ...

Wood bison listed as threatene...

My Yellowknife Now - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Wood bison are a threatened species in the Northwest Territories according to an assessment conducted by the territory's species at risk committee.

Northern Alberta First Nation asks to join NWT's Dene Nation - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Northern Alberta's Dene Tha First Nation is asking to join the Northwest Territories-centred Dene Nation, saying that their members have been pushed apart from other Dene people by artificial borders.
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Premier Bob McLeod on what landmark decision means for NWT Métis - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
​Thursday morning on CBC Radio's The Trailbreaker, Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod - the only Métis premier in Canada - spoke with host Loren McGinnis on what the ruling could mean for the territory, and the N.W.T.'s unique history with the ...
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Tesla electric car demand energizes plans for NWT lithium and cobalt mines - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
Can the buzz around electric vehicles inject new energy into Northwest Territories mining? As pre-orders for Tesla's latest electric car surpass 300,000 in a week, owners of N.W.T. lithium and cobalt projects - two elements found in Tesla's batteries ...

Wood bison now a 'threatened' NWT species - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
The committee rates the status of species on a seven-category scale, with the highest category branding a species as "extinct.

New emergency 'medical extraction' system for remote NWT regions announced - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Injured people in remote areas of the Northwest Territories are set to receive quicker, better assistance - but it could cost them thousands of dollars.

Shutting Down Operations In The NWT Or Nunavut?

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The closure of the Snap Lake Mine in the Northwest Territories late last year has focused attention upon the statutory "mass termination" provisions that exist in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. These mass termination provisions, which apply ...

NWT power rates could go up 4.8% by June - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
A proposed interim power rate increase could add an extra $10 in winter and $6 in summer to the monthly power bill of the average N.W.T. resident. After four years of power rate increases —the latest being a 6.2 per cent hike in April 2015 - the ...

NWT drivers face licence suspensions for distracted driving starting May 1 - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Tougher distracted driving penalties come into effect in the Northwest Territories on May 1. People caught using their cellphones while driving for the second, third and fourth time in a two-year period can now have their licences suspended for 24 ...

Northwest Territories CPA serve the public as well as private - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
The Northwest Territories CPA are very popular for various reasons and the best of those qualities are the honesty, commitment as well as honesty they posses.

Health officials downplay high arsenic concentrations in Yellowknife-area lakes - ‎11 hours ago‎
Those lakes are also adjacent to the Prospector Trail, a hiking trail that begins in Fred Henne Territorial Park, the busiest park in the Northwest Territories. An official said signs will be posted along the trail this summer cautioning people about ...

Discovering Adventists Where No Adventists Live

Adventist Review - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
“I don't have a home church. There's not an Adventist church where I live,” he said. This got me curious. “Where do you live?

Territorial Premiers Announce Key Outcomes From Northern Premiers' Forum

Marketwired (press release) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
OLD CROW, YUKON--(Marketwired - April 29, 2016) - As a result of their strong working relationship, Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski, Northwest Territories Premier Robert R. McLeod and Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna today announced the release of a ...

Hold, please: Lack of money pauses plans for 911 service in NWT - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The territorial government says the time is right for a 911 service in the Northwest Territories, but there's not enough money to pay for it.

Northern premiers call for infrastructure funding at Dawson City meeting - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Canada's three territorial premiers are calling for more infrastructure funding from the federal government as they converge in Yukon for the annual Northern Premiers' Forum.

NWT, Nunavut and Yukon blew their budgets by $2.6B over 15 years - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
The study, called "Controlling the Public Purse: The Fiscal Accountability of Canada's Senior Governments," found that Nunavut, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories respectively spent $1.4 billion, $675 million and $543 million more than they ...

Gwich'in Tribal Council board approves self-government agreement-in-principle - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The federal government and the Government of the Northwest Territories still need to approve the agreement-in-principle before it can be formally signed.

'Enormous potential' for clean technology in NWT, says minister

My Yellowknife Now - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains sees 'enormous potential' for clean technology in the Northwest Territories. Bains was the keynote speaker during a Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce event in Yellowknife ...