Inuvik Tuk Highway Progress Report – January 2015

GNWT Department of Transportation has published the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway Monthly Progress Report for the month of January 2015. Information is provided on construction progress, environmental and safety incidents, quality, emerging issues, employment and training, and communication. A map and several photos are also provided.

Progress reports will be distributed monthly and can be found on the project website.   http://www.ith.dot.gov.nt.ca/

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17th Assembly 5th Session Fifth Sitting – Day Sixteen, February 26th, 2015

My Member Statement reported on Pink Shirt Day activities held in the Great Hall on February 25th.

My Oral Questions were to the Minister of  Lands on the status of the Recreational Land Lease Policy and Framework under development, and the current moratorium on issuing leases.

In Committee of the Whole, we considered two bills which are now ready for third reading.
Bill 38 – An Act to Amend the Jury Act
Bill 41 – An Act to Amend the Partnership Act

Here is the link to today’s Hansard.

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Concussion Cafe

Concussion Cafe

A learning and sharing event on concussion prevention and management will be held  March 6, 2015 7-9 PM – Heritage Museum Cafe, Yellowknife, NT

SESSION IS FREE

The event (a public forum on preventing and recognizing head injuries) is open to everyone, no registration required. 

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Michael Vassilyadi, MD 
Dr. Shelina Babul, Ph.D 
Tassy Lyras 
Miriam Lewis 
Jackie Hardy

For more information contact Spider Jones, spider@sportnorth.com / (867) 669-8329

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Youth Parliament is Coming!!

ATTENTION GRADE 9’s AND 10’s – Looking for a gung ho Frame Lake student to be the MLA for Frame Lake in the 2015 Youth Parliament!

This is a week long program, and an opportunity for grade 9 & 10 students in the Northwest Territories to assume the role of an MLA at the Legislative Assembly in Yellowknife to gain an understanding of how the government works. This will include researching community concerns, meeting with your MLA to discuss issues, writing a Member’s or Minister’s statement, thinking about and writing questions for Question Period, learning the process of making a bill into a law, and having lots of fun!

Students from across the north participate and spend the week in Yellowknife (May 4-8).  All expenses such as food and accommodation will be covered.

Click here for further info or to apply.

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17th Assembly 5th Session Fifth Sitting – Day Fifteen, February 25th, 2015

The Premier delivered a statement on the Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

My Member Statement was a tribute to Barb Bromley – a Yellowknife pioneer and true Northerner who passed away February 15th.

My Oral Questions were to the Minister of Transpoortation on the status of the long promised retrospective analysis of theDeh Cho Bridge Project.

In Committee of the Whole, we considered and concluded the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and started consideration of the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs.

Here is the link to today’s Hansard.

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17th Assembly 5th Session Fifth Sitting – Day Fourteen, February 24th, 2015

My Member Statement was on Early Childhood Development Programs.

My Oral Questions were to the Minister of  Education Culture & Employment on the the same subject.

In Committee of the Whole, we continued  with the 2015-16 Budget – continuing consideration of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Here is the link to today’s Hansard.

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17th Assembly 5th Session Fifth Sitting – Day Thirteen, February 23rd, 2015

Minister Abernethy made a statement –  an update on the Anti-Poverty Round Table and Action Plan.

My Member Statement was on Income Support Policies.

My Oral Questions were to the Minister of  Education Culture & Employment on the the same subject.

In Committee of the Whole, we continued  with the 2015-16 Budget and concluded the Departments of Transportation and Executive and began consideration of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Here is the link to today’s Hansard.

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Giant Mine Public Meetings

The Giant Mine Remediation Project Team invites the public to attend public sessions on Thursday, February 26th and Friday, February 27th.
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17th Assembly 5th Session Fifth Sitting – Day Twelve, February 20th, 2015

My Member Statement was on changes to the Ekati Independent Environmental Monitoring Agency Board.

My Oral Questions were to the Minister of  Environment and Natural Resources on the same subject.

In Committee of the Whole, we continued with the 2015-16 Main Estimates – Department of Transportation.

Here is the link to today’s Hansard.

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17th Assembly 5th Session Fifth Sitting – Day Eleven, February 19th, 2015

Minister Ramsay delivered a Minister’s Statement on the NWT Oil and Gas Strategy.

My Member Statement spoke about Thaidene Nene — a potential East Arm park.

My Oral Questions were to the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources on Thaidene Nene.

Motion 35-17(5) – Lobbyist Registry was debated and passed (For – 10, Opposed – 0, Abstaining – 8).

 In Committee of the Whole, we continued with the 2015-16 Main Estimates, concluding the Department of Health and Social Services and starting the Department of Transportion.

 Here is the link to today’s Hansard.

 

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