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GNWT withdraws caribou question

The Government of the Northwest Territories announced last week that it will no longer ask the NWT Supreme Court whether or not it has the authority to regulate subsistence hunting of barren-ground caribou. Instead, GNWT officials and regional Aboriginal leaders will come to an agreement and when, and how, caribou hunting should be managed.

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New electricity rates of NWT

Electricity rates will be reduced in the majority of Northwest Territories communities this fall, thanks to an electricity plan announced by the Government of the Northwest Territories on Friday. The decrease, which was announced in the GNWT’s response to both the electricity review and Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) review, will be implemented by the […]

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Feds take aim at regulatory process in NWT

Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, announced the federal government’s three-pronged plan to improve the regulatory process in the Northwest Territories during a presentation to the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce on Monday afternoon. Strahl said the government’s new Action Plan will ensure that the present regulatory regimes are more effective by removing […]

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AWG underway in Grande Prairie

“Let the Games begin,” declared Arctic Winter Games president Gerry Thick Saturday night to a roaring crowd of over 1,800 athletes from around the polar world and a packed stadium full of fans. The 2010 Arctic Winter Games have officially begun in Grande Prairie, AB. Hay River’s 36 athletes join the massive Team NWT, made […]

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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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