Transportation Strategy – Information Meeting

NWT Transportation Strategy 2015- 2040 – Public Meeting

Wednesday, May 13th – 7 PM – Tree of Peace

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GNWT Yellowknife Warehouse Cash-and-Carry Sale!

The GNWT Warehouse in Yellowknife will be offering extended hours during the month of May for its cash-and-carry sales to the public.

Every Friday in May (1, 8, 15, 22, 29), from 1 to 6 p.m. the public is invited to cash-and-carry sales of surplus goods at the Warehouse which is located at 415 Byrne Road.

Community governments and non-profit organizations are eligible to receive surplus goods at little or no cost. Please note that goods must be picked up and any transportation costs will be incurred by the buyer.

Click here for more information.

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Mental Health Week – Great Video!

As part of Mental Health Week GNWT Health and Social Services launched a made-in-the-North video today. It is an awesome song; the performers are our own; the message is powerful. Have a listen(click here) and then start the conversation.


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YWCA May Newsletter

A message below from  the Y
In our May newsletter:
-Lynn’s Place has some growing pains
-the YWCA has a new finance director
-YWCA publishes legal resources for women facing family violence
-board members have new roles
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GNWT Human Resources Open House

The Department of Human Resources (DHR) will be holding Open Houses in communities across the NWT on May 14th from 10-4pm in various locations.

In Yellowknife the Open House will be in YK Centre – lower Level – across from Gourmet Cup. Click here for a complete list of the Open Houses.

DHR staff will be on hand to review resumes, offer tips and feedback on applications and discuss GNWT employment programs; such as internships and summer student opportunities.

Department program staff will also be available to discuss GNWT careers, programs, services and initiatives.

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It’s NAOSH Week !

NAOSH Week GraphicIt’s that time of year again – North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week is May 3-9 2015!

The WSCC is hosting Safety Street in Yellowknife again this year, indoors at the lower level of Centre Square Mall (old Head Gear space).

This year, our five safety stations walk you through getting important safety information before you start your job, to an injury occurring, determining your reporting requirements, figuring out why the injury happened, and successfully returning to work.

Sign up your team of four for any of the start times between 11am-1pm, for your chance to test your safety knowledge, have fun, and a chance to win some great new prizes!

Enjoy a free lunch courtesy of Northern Territories Federation of Labour from 12 – 1pm in the WSCC Classroom (5th Floor, Centre Square Tower), and then join us again at 3pm for a special coffee break, sponsored by Northern Safety Association, for the announcement of the winners!

Challenge your co-workers, other departments, businesses, organizations, or your friends and family to see who is the best at navigating through Safety Street! To register your team, click here!

For more information on our other NAOSH Week activities, like a Colouring Contest (students K-grade 5), Why Do You Go Safe? Contest (students grade 6-12), our #wsccsafetyselfie challenge (young workers age 13-25), and the Toolbox Employer Challenge, visit our website for more information, or email us at!

Get your registration in by May 6th, and we hope to see you again at WSCC’s Safety Street!

For further information:
Sarah McLeod
Communications Officer, Executive Services
Phone: 867-920-3823
Email address:

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Youth Parliament Session This Thursday

The Youth Parliament 2015 Model Session is taking place in the Chamber of the Legislative Assembly building on Thursday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m.

The public is invited to view the Youth Parliament proceedings from the Public Gallery. Come and show your support for our talented NWT youth parliamentarians!

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Field Law Community Fund – Open for Applications

A local law office – Field Law – has only a week left before applications close for their Field Law Community Fund. This Fund allows local individuals and organizations an opportunity to apply for funding for a project to better their community. There is $20k up for grabs in the NWT market and they would love to see more applications come in. This really is an opportunity to create a dialogue with your neighbours and friends on ways to give back to your community.  After applications close, the public will get to vote on which projects they like best. It’s fun, interactive, and best of all – it really does make a difference.

For further details click here to read the press release. Deadline to apply is May 11, 2015.

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Stop, Drop and Read

From the NWT Literacy Council – this is great advice!

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Consultation on Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations

As you may have heard, the GNWT Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment is holding ‘public engagement sessions’ to hear from residents about the proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Filing Regulations.

The Yellowknife public meeting is set for the evening of June 15, 2015 (no other details available at this time). For information about the Regulations and a full list of the public meetings in all of the NWT communities, click here.

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