17th Assembly 5th Session Fourth Sitting – Day Five, October 22nd, 2014

My Member Statement was on the Avens Campus Renovation and Expansion Project and the funding needed for it.

My Oral Questions were to the Minister of Health and Social Services on the infrastructure needs for seniors in the NWT.

In Committee of the Whole, we continued consideration of the Northwest Territories Capital Estimates 2015-2016, Department of Health and Social Services.

 Here is the link to today’s Hansard.

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Ebola Virus Disease Q & As

We have been consumed with news about the Edola virus these last few weeks. The Department of Health and Social Services provided a four page Questions and Answers document for MLAs that I want to share with you. Click here  to view the document.

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17th Assembly 5th Session Fourth Sitting – Day Four, October 21th, 2014

Minister of Lands Robert C. McLeod announced that the Government of the Northwest Territories is beginning work on Developing a Recreational Land Management Framework for the Northwest Territories.

I used my Member Statement today to speak about Funding for FOXY Youth Empowerment Program.

My Oral Questions were to the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs on the implementation of 911 Emergency Telephone Service

 In Committee of the Whole, we are considering the Northwest Territories Capital Estimates 2015-2016; we concluded consideration of the NWT Housing Corporation and Departments of Municipal and Community Affairs and Public Works and Services

 Here is the link to today’s Hansard.

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17th Assembly 5th Session Fourth Sitting – Day Three, October 20th, 2014

Minister Miltenberger delivered a statement, a Report on the Northwest Territories Power Corporation.

My Member Statement highlighted the vacancy in the Cancer Navigator position at Stanton hospital.

My Oral Questions were to the Minister of  Health and Social Services on the Cancer Navigator position

In Committee of the Whole, we are considering the Northwest Territories Capital Estimates 2015-2016; we concluded consideration of the Departments of Finance, Human Resources and Education, Culture and Employment.

Here is the link to today’s Hansard.

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17th Assembly 5th Session Fourth Sitting – Day Two, October 17th, 2014

My Member Statement was on October 17th -the International Day to Eradicate Poverty

My Oral Questions were to the Minister of  Health and Social Services on the progress of the NWT  Anti – Poverty Plan.

 Minister of Health and Social Services provided the house with an update on the Medical Response System.

 Minister of Finance provided a Fiscal Update.

In Committee of the Whole, we considered opening comments on the 2015 – 2016 capital estimates.

Here is the link to today’s Hansard.

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Ledge Talks: October 22 – Calm, Alert and Learning: a Practical Guide to Self-Regulation in Homes and Classrooms

The Legislative Library will be hosting a Ledge Talk on Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly building. The focus of the talk will be Calm, Alert and Learning: a Practical Guide to Self-Regulation in Homes and Classrooms by Ms. Christine Robinson. Ms. Robinson has been working as an occupational therapist for over twenty years, specializing primarily in the areas of early intervention and school-based practice. She joined the MEHRIT Centre in 2007 working alongside Dr. Stuart Shanker.

 In her presentation, Ms. Robinson will highlight the paradigm and strategies of Dr. Stuart Shanker’s five-domain model of self-regulation, as described in his book, Calm, Alert and Learning. This interactive presentation will present the journey of an elementary school as they shift from a behavioural to a self-regulation approach to classroom management for students who are experiencing significant self-regulation difficulties. Exploring this case study together, Chris will look at the “how-to’s” of applying Dr. Shanker’s five-domain model to the real life of parenting and teaching.

There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentation. Media and the public are welcome.

For more information on the MEHRIT Centre, visit: www.mehritcentre.com.

 For more information, please contact:

 Vera Raschke, Legislative Librarian

Legislative Assembly of the NWT

P: 867-669-2203 or toll-free 1-800-661-0784

F: 867-920-4735

E: vera_raschke@gov.nt.ca

 

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17th Assembly 5th Session Fourth Sitting – Day One, October 16th, 2014

I used my  Member Statement today to thank Northern Firefighters for their hard work this summer.

The Premier delivered a sessional statement. My Oral Questions were to the Premier on the Public Consultation on Devolution Legislation.

The following documents were tabled:

NWT Capital Estimates 2015-2016

Government of the Northwest Territories Response to CR 6-17(5): Report on the Review of the 2014 Report of the Auditor General of Canada on Northwest Territories Child and Family Services

Building Stronger Families: An Action Plan to Transform Child and Family Services  

Government of the Northwest Territories Response to Motion 13-17(5): Training for Early Childhood Workers

Government of the Northwest Territories Response to Motion 22-17(5): Funding to Implement Junior Kindergarten

Government of the Northwest Territories Response to Motion 15-17(5): Public Access to Automated External Defibrillators

Summary of Financial Securities Held by the Government of the Northwest Territories

There was no business for Committee of the Whole.

Here is the link to today’s Hansard.

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October 17th – Arts, Culture and Heritage Organizations: Vital Forces in Our Communities

Friday, October 17th 2014:  7pm – 9pm

Museum Café – Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife

This is an opportunity to celebrate and explore the exciting and important achievements by our artists and arts, cultural and heritage groups throughout communities in the NWT.

Delicious refreshments will be provided! The Keynote Speaker is this year’s Canada Writes prizewinner Patti-Kay Hamilton of Fort Smith, who will moderate a panel and audience discussion about how our community life is enriched through arts and culture. The three Northern Panelists are:

  • Stephen Ellis, Tides Canada Foundation – Yellowknife
  • Mason Mantla, Tłı̨chǫ Government – Behchoko
  • Rosalind Mercredi, Down to Earth Gallery – Yellowknife

This event opens the 2014 NWT Arts, Culture, and Heritage Gathering, taking place in Yellowknife from October 17th – 20th.

The Gathering is hosted by the GNWT Department of Education, Culture and Employment and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, with sponsoring partners Canada Council for the Arts and GNWT Industry, Tourism and Investment.

 

 

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WSCC October Newsletter

The latest issue of Safety Net,  the Workers Safety and Compensation Commission newsletter, is out. Click here to read about “Injury vs. Incident Reporting: What’s the Difference?” – information for workers, employers, and health care providers.

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YK Education District No. 1 History of Public Schooling – Ryan Silke

Click here to download Yellowknife author and historian Ryan Silke’s book Yellowknife Education District No. 1 – A History of Public Schooling  

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