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Hands off supplementary health, seniors say

A plan by the Government of the Northwest Territories to have high-income earners pay for a portion of their supplementary health care in order to open the program to low-income earners was resoundingly denounced during a town hall meeting in Hay River on Thursday evening. A crowd of approximately 60 people, mainly seniors, voiced their […]

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GNWT launches ‘Not Us’ drug-awareness campaign in Hay River

The ‘Not Us’ drug campaign kicked off on March 29 at the Community Hall. Hay River residents poured into the room full of food, fun and information bringing to light the risks involved with substance abuse.

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GNWT remains positive on MGP

The Government of the Northwest Territories remains confident in the potential of the proposed $16.2 billion Mackenzie Gas Project, despite last week’s news that the proponents have pushed the project’s startup date until 2018 at the earliest. Doug Doan, the assistant deputy minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, said while Imperial’s March 15 letter to […]

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GNWT confident in new Deh Cho Bridge team

The first phase of construction on the Deh Cho Bridge is now complete, and a new contractor is in place to handle the second, and final, phase, the Government of the Northwest Territories announced March 3. Kevin McLeod, the director of highways and marine services with the Department of Transportation, said he is confident the […]

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Fishermen vote to leave Freshwater

In a historic move members of the Northwest Territories Fishermen’s Federation voted last week to leave the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation (FFMC).

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Deh Cho Bridge over budget

Already one year behind schedule, the Government of the Northwest Territories announced Friday that the Deh Cho Bridge is now officially over budget. Government officials stated that the bridge, which will span the Mackenzie River near Fort Providence and replace both the Merv Hardie ferry and Mackenzie River ice crossing when completed, is now projected […]

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GNWT launches electronic health record system

Known as the NWT HealthNet Viewer, the system is a web-based portal that will allow authorized health care professionals in the NWT “view-only” access to medical information including lab results, diagnostic imaging reports, clinical reports, patient lists and event history from health care centres across the NWT. The viewer is the first part of the interoperable Electronic Health Record (iEHR). The new system will allow health professionals to make more timely decisions as well provide better patient care.

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GNWT limits caribou hunt

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) announced emergency hunting restriction measures Thursday, aimed at conserving the Bathurst caribou population.

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