NWT News

Allen Services pleads guilty in Vinnicombe case

November 3, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

Allen Services & Contracting Limited pleaded guilty to not properly supervising a work site, one of nine charges the company and supervisor Brian McCarthy faced under the NWT Safety Act.

The plea took place in Yellowknife court this week following the death of 19-year-old David Vinnicombe June 28, 2016. He had been working just off Airport Road when a heavy machinery accident killed him.

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Northern Youth Abroad

October 29, 2017

Friends, it’s good to know the GNWT is doing what it can to ensure our Youth have ways of relating to the outside world. The Northern Youth Abroad (NYA) program, for instance, is specifically set up to help young people, ages 15 to 20, who might not otherwise get to travel. A recent article in News/North about this features Jayme Nerysoo, 20, of Fort Macpherson. She went to Ottawa to take part in a construction course, another participant was Jessica Andre, of Tsiigehtchic.

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Two statutory officers appointed

October 28, 2017 - Somba K'e/Yellowknife

The NWT legislative assembly has confirmed appointments for two commissioner roles.

According to a news release, David Phillip Jones will again serve as conflict of interest commissioner and Elizabeth Joy Noonan, a mediator and arbitrator in Ontario, will serve as equal pay commissioner.

Jones and Noonan are both expected to serve four-year terms.

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International Kimberlite Conference coming

October 27, 2017 - NWT

Yellowknife will host the 12th International Kimberlite Conference in 2021, according to the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment. The bid was a collaboration between the GNWT, the city of Yellowknife and NWT Tourism, according to a news release from the department. This will be the second time the conference has been held in Canada since its start in 1973. The department expects around 500 delegates to attend, generating about $1 million for the local economy.

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NWT Fishermen’s Federation to meet

October 24, 2017 - Hay River

The annual fall meeting of the NWT Fishermen’s Federation will take place on Nov. 6, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Hay River Metis Government Council.

Topics to be discussed include bylaw changes for the federation and the Great Slave Lake Harbour Authority, operations of the fish plant and the upcoming meeting of the Great Slave Lake Advisory Council.

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