Call for Nominations – Minister’s Culture & Heritage Circle


The Department of Education Culture and Employment is now accepting nominations for the Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle.

The Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle recognizes youth, individuals, Elders, and groups in the NWT who exemplify excellence and dedication to the promotion and preservation of the arts, culture, and heritage in their community or region.

Further information and nomination forms can be found here.

Deadline for nominations is August 29th, 2014.

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Frame Lake Constituency Celebration

MLA Wendy Bisaro invites Frame Lake constituents to
drop by her annual Constituency gathering for lunch next week.

When:     Friday, September 5th from 11:30 – 1:30 pm
Where:   Telus stage area, Yellowknife Community Arena parking lot

“Murray’s cooking lunch and Wendy’s treating!”

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Dog Agility Competition This Weekend

Spectators are welcomed!

Dog Agility Meet Poster first 2014

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Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce August Newsletter

Please click here to access the August newsletter from the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.

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Fire Ban Lifted

YELLOWKNIFE (August 22, 2014) – The fire ban in all North Slave and South Slave territorial parks and campgrounds has been lifted effective immediately. Fires in designated fire pits in all territorial parks in the Northwest Territories are now permitted.


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Workers’ Safety and Compensation August Newsletter

 Click here to read the August newsletter from the WSCC.  Articles include information on Working with Poor Air Quality and a Homeowners’ Responsibilities Brochure

Do you know that as a homeowner the WSCC might consider you to be an employer when you hire friends, family, or others to perform work on or in your home? Check out our new brochure, available here.

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#Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

The 2014 Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Business Awards are open for nominations until August 29th.

Download their Nomination package and nominate a worthy Yellowknife business for one of the following ten awards:

1) Small & Medium Enterprise Of The Year Award
2) Locally Owned Franchise Of The Year Award
3) Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award
4) Customer Service Award of Excellence
5) Safety Award
6) Corporation Of The Year Award
7) New Business Of The Year Award
8) Aboriginal-Owned Business Of The Year
9) Community Involvement Award
10) People’s Choice Award


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NWT summer students invited to GNWT information session on Student Financial Assistance

The Departments of Human Resources and Education, Culture, and Employment would like to invite all NWT summer students to an information session regarding Student Financial Assistance (SFA) and employment with the GNWT after graduation

The session will be held at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife August 19, 2014 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. Remote access and presentation summaries will be available for attendees outside of Yellowknife. Please sign up for the information session via the GNWT Training Calendar (  For more information please contact

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Aviation Scholarship Opportunity

Again this year, Northerners who are training to work in the aviation industry at northern airports are eligible for scholarships sponsored by the Governments of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Discovery Air, Keewatin Air and North-Wright Air.

Scholarships worth $5,000 will be awarded to help students with the high costs of training for a variety of careers in northern aviation.

The Northern Aviation Scholarship is available to full-time residents of either territory. Applications are due August 29th for this month’s intake and September 26th for the final intake of the year.

Click here to download further details and to access application forms.

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Canada Cares Caring Community Award

Nominate a Community for the Caring Community Award

Do you know a community that deserves recognition for its support and celebration of caregivers? Canadians are being asked to nominate a city or town for the Canada Cares Caring Communities Award.

Canada Cares salutes communities across the country that are demonstrating leadership in the areas of accommodation and recognition of caregivers. One nominee will be awarded the Canada Cares Caring Communities Award.


Nominations will be reviewed by a national committee of consumers and health professional organizations  according to criteria found here. One community will be awarded the Canada Cares Caring Communities Award.

For full rules and regulations please click here.

Nominations will be accepted until September 15, 2014 (11:59 pm). Award winners will be announced November 2014.

 Click here to download the Caring Community nomination form as a PDF. (email, fax or mail your entry)

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