Diavik Community Contribution Program upcoming deadlines

Diavik Diamond Mine Community Contribution Program has three elements:  

  • The deadline to apply for a community scholarship is May 15.  
  • You have until May 30 to apply to get your organization a polished diamond for a fundraising initiative.
  • You can apply for the $25,000 Healthy School Grant until June 6
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Avens APRIL Newsletter.

Click here to download the April Avens ‘A Community for Seniors’ newsletter. Read about the Vivacious Volunteers who make such a difference in the lives of the residents, ‘Easter for AVENS’ and more.

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A Competition! – NWT Human Rights Commission

The NWT Human Rights Commission is asking for submissions to their contest “Show and Tell: My Vision of Human Rights“.

The Commission wants to hear from residents about equality human rights in your community. Enter your image and story in one of four categories for a chance to win one of sixteen prizes including a 128GB iPad Air.
You must be 13 years or older to enter and the deadline for entries is May 11th at 11:59 PM.

For further info email: contest@nwthumanrights.ca; check out full details on the NWT Human Rights Commission Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/nwthrc) or at http://www.nwthumanrights.ca.

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Carnival For A Cure! April 20th

You are invited to the Carnival for a Cure.  This event is brought to you by the Canadian Cancer Society for Relay for Life Carnival Fundraiser. There will be lots of games, prizes and fun! Click here to view the Relay carnival poster 2014

Sunday April 20th at the Multiplex DND Gym 11:00am – 4:00pm.

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NWT Literacy Awards – Nominate someone today!

Do you know a youth, educator, adult learner or organization in your community that excels in promoting literacy and helping others improve their literacy levels in any of the NWT’s official languages? Nominate someone today! Deadline for nominations: May 31, 2014. Find more information here.

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NWT SPCA Newsletters

Warning – cute animals ahead … The NWT SPCA Spring Newsletter  Newshound Volume 1, Issue 2_PR[1] shares the story of Brave; it is an emotional story of a timely rescue.

Click here to download the previous newsletter, the January Volume 1 Issue 1 of  newshound.

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New Online Site for Booking NWT Campgrounds

When the NWT Campgrounds Reservation System opens for reservations starting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, people booking NWT camping spots online will have a new, user friendly website to make the process smoother.  Before making a reservation, all users will be required to create a new account (passwords and usernames used on the previous reservation system will no longer work).

Most NWT parks open on Thursday, May 15. Campers are encouraged to book early as many campgrounds fill up quickly. Info on NWT Parks can be found at www.nwtparks.ca.





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Online payments available for GNWT accounts

Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) customers can now pay their account online at any one of the five major banks. By  following the following steps, customers can  pay their property taxes, student loans, land leases or any other invoice that they may receive from the GNWT.  

 Setting up online payments through your bank

Set up the Government of the Northwest Territories as a payee by selecting the appropriate Government payee name according to each bank’s formatting.Here is how the GNWT payee appears for each major bank:

  • CIBC                                             Govt of Northwest Territories
  • RBC                                               Govt of the Northwest Territories
  • TD Canada Trust                        Government of the Northwest Territories
  • Scotia Bank                                  Govt of the Northwest Territor
  • BMO                                              Govt of the Northwest Territories

Enter your 10 digit account number. Customers account numbers are  located on the  GNWT invoice and/or GNWT statement. Some banks provide you with an example to help you to locate your account number.

Once you have set up the GNWT as a payee you will be able to select it for online payments. If you have multiple invoices outstanding you can pay them all at one time by entering the total amount, however it is recommended that you contact the issuing department to advise them of how to apply your payment to specific invoices.

Have a question?

If you have a question about setting up this service at your bank please call Accounting Services, Department of Finance at 867-920-3401. If you have a question about an online payment you have made please call Financial Shared Services, Department of Finance at 867-873-7527.


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Public Review of Auditor General for Canada Report on Child and Family Services

The Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Government Operations will review the Auditor General’s Report  of the Department of Health and Social Services: Child and Family Services this month. The meetings to be held April 22nd and 23rd will be open to the public according to this schedule.

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Clara’s Big Ride

Clara Hughes is a six-time Canadian Olympic speed-skating and cycling medallist and the national spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk. Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk is a 110-day national bicycle tour through every province and territory, beginning in Toronto on March 14, 2014 and concluding in Ottawa on July 1, 2014. As part of Clara’s Big Ride, Clara Hughes will cover 12,000 km and visit 95 communities along the way. She will be in Yellowknife from May 4 – 6. Clara’s Big Ride will help grow awareness, acceptance, and action to create a stigma-free Canada.

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