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New strategy for Department of Transportation

The GNWT’s Department of Transportation is looking for input on the next phase of infrastructure and legislation for the movement of goods and people in the NWT. “This isn’t a quantitative exercise,” said Pietro de Bastiani, assistant director for policy, planning, and communications, with the Department of Transportation. “We’re looking for the context of how […]

Drop the Pop prompts healthy choices

Students at Chief Sunrise Education Centre dropped the pop for a week and learned some skills to make healthier choices in the process. “I think it went really well,” said Misty Pynten, the school’s counsellor and co-organizer of the campaign. “They maybe didn’t like all the alternatives, but the most important thing was that they […]

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New library bylaw under review

Pat Wray, chairperson of the library ccommittee and long-time supporter of the institution, would like to see a proposed new bylaw governing the municipality’s relationship with the library be passed sooner rather than later. “To this point, we’ve had no official authority,” she told The Hub last week. “This bylaw will give that to us. […]

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NWT Metis Nation gathers in Hay River

Members of the Northwest Territory Metis Nation gathered in Hay River last week for their annual general assembly to discuss topics ranging from internal finances to mining developments to potential solutions for self-government. “This was really the first time the general membership got to see some of the ideas we have been playing with,” said […]

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BIP offices open in Hay River

  The GNWT has opened its new Business Incentive Policy (BIP) office in Hay River and hopes to have a full complement of four employees working there early in the new year. “This move is part of government decentralization,” said Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) Minister David Ramsay, who was on hand for the ribbon-cutting […]

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Town council in stalemate with MACA

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) is holding firm against Hay River town council’s demands for a return to pre-2010 levels of block funding, according to Mayor Andrew Cassidy. “We got a letter back from the minister,” Cassidy told The Hub. “They’re still not willing to budge on their party line.” Town council […]

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Hay River residents cautious about devolution

  Hay River residents remain divided in their opinions of the current devolution draft agreement. “I’m still debating it,” said George Lafferty, who attended a GNWT information session on May 9 in Hay River. “This is the first information session I got to, but there are still a lot of things that seem pretty vague […]

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Everyone has a role

In thinking about violent crime, most summon up images of those directly involved and then the large network of people who help deal with such a traumatic event. That is part of the reasoning behind this year’s theme for National Victims of Crime Awareness Week: Everyone has a Role. It focuses on caregivers and their […]

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GNWT honours employees

  The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) held its long service awards on Oct. 10 at Hay River’s Royal Canadian Legion branch, to honor employees who have served long periods of uninterrupted service with the government. In total, 62 employees were recognized for their dedication, totaling 770 years of combined service. Framed certificates and […]

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No notice if Canada Post strike hits HR

Whether North or South, Canadians are up in the air about whether or not their communities will be the next to picket in Canada Post’s rolling strike. The GNWT has released a statement to inform residents that government cheques and other packages will not be delivered through mail because it is unclear as to when […]

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