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Destinations: Travel & Tourism GNWT Speeches: Tom Beaulieu: Transportation Research and Development
Feb 24, 2015 –  Mr. Speaker, ensuring our residents are able to share the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories is our shared vision. Infrastructure is a key... Read the rest

GNWT News: GNWT research will reduce effects of climate change on NWT transportation system
Feb 24, 2015 –  YELLOWKNIFE (February 24, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is leading research into innovative construction techniques that will reduce the effects of climate change on the northern... Read the rest

YTG News: Yukon embarks on Asia tourism trade mission
Feb 23, 2015 –  WHITEHORSE—Twelve Yukon tourism industry delegates representing a number of sectors, along with Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor, will promote Destination Yukon on a nine-day tourism... Read the rest

GNWT Speeches: Tom Beaulieu: NWT Transportation Strategy
Feb 18, 2015 –  Mr. Speaker, the Department of Transportation is updating its Multi-modal Transportation Strategy that will guide further development of our integrated air, road, rail, and marine systems over the next 25... Read the rest

GNWT Speeches: David Ramsay: CanNor tourism funding
Feb 12, 2015 –  Mr. Speaker, the tourism industry offers opportunities for economic development throughout all regions of the Northwest Territories, and federal funding can support this growing and vibrant industry.  On February 9,... Read the rest

CIRI News: CIRI Alaska Tourism hiring for 2015 season
Dec 29, 2014 –  CIRI Alaska Tourism (CATC) is accepting applications for the 2015 tourism season to fill a variety of positions at its lodge and restaurant operations in Talkeetna, Seward and Fox Island,... Read the rest

GNWT News: First year of near-continuous highway service to Inuvik through freeze-up
Dec 11, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (December 11, 2014) – Traffic is flowing safely and reliably across both Dempster Highway ice crossings. This is the first year highway service to the Beaufort-Delta region has been interrupted... Read the rest

GNWT News: Bridging the Dehcho chronicles the history of the Mackenzie River
Dec 3, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (December 3, 2014) – A new book documents the history of the Mackenzie River, the people of the region and the crossing at Fort Providence. Bridging the Dehcho explores the ancient... Read the rest

YTG News: Parking lot changes at the Whitehorse airport will alleviate traffic congestion
Dec 1, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is taking measures to alleviate traffic congestion and parking issues at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport.  As of today parking rates at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse... Read the rest

CIRI News: CIRI sells stake in Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Nov 29, 2014 –  Ten years ago, CIRI invested in the 491-room Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa near Austin, Texas. The resort quickly developed a reputation as a sought-after destination for meeting... Read the rest

YTG News: Four Yukon tourism leaders up for Canadian Tourism Awards
Nov 24, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Four Yukon tourism innovators are among the finalists for Canadian Tourism Awards presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC).  The awards are presented annually by TIAC to recognize... Read the rest

GNWT News: 60th Parallel Territorial Park employees receive hospitality award
Nov 24, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (November 24, 2014) – Two employees of the 60th Parallel Territorial Park have received the 2014 Parks Hospitality Award.  Vi and Eric Bartlett received multiple nominations and were acknowledged for their... Read the rest

GNWT News: Trout Lake Airport Opening
Nov 14, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (November 14, 2014) – Trout Lake residents and visitors now have access to a wider variety of travel and shipping options with the opening of the community’s new airport. The... Read the rest

GNWT Speeches: Tom Beaulieu – NWT Transportation Strategy
Oct 29, 2014 –  Mr. Speaker, building a safe and effective transportation system is vital to support the development of a sustainable economy and meeting the social needs of NWT residents.  Goals identified by... Read the rest

YTG News: New amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act clarify regulations for off-road vehicle use
Oct 28, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Today in the Yukon legislature Highways and Public Works Minister Wade Istchenko introduced an Act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act. The amendments clarify rules and regulations for the use of... Read the rest

GNWT News: Minister promotes investment in northern transportation infrastructure
Oct 2, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (October 2, 2014) – Minister Tom Beaulieu met with federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Transportation and Highway Safety this week to discuss ways to connect rural, northern and remote... Read the rest

GNWT News: Tourism industry invited to provide input for Tourism 2020 plan
Sep 29, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (September 29, 2014) – Initial planning is underway for Tourism 2020, a new plan to guide Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) activities and investments into tourism over the next five years.... Read the rest

YTG News: Contract awarded for Ross River suspension bridge stabilization work
Sep 25, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon has awarded a $1,275,200 contract to Klondike Welding Ltd., to complete the first phase of stabilization work on the Ross River suspension bridge. “The Yukon government... Read the rest

GNWT News: Inspections make NWT roads and highways safer during Brake Safety Week
Sep 17, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (September 17, 2014) –  Department of Transportation staff continued to ensure the safety of NWT roads and highways by conducting brake inspections in four communities last week. “Safe driving is everyone’s... Read the rest

GNWT News: Destination Délįnę offers new model for community-based tourism in the NWT
Sep 11, 2014 –  DELINE, NWT (September 11, 2014) – An Aboriginal tourism initiative between the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) and the community of Délįnę is proving to be a viable model... Read the rest

GNWT News: Raising the profile of tourism in the NWT at Ministers Conference
Sep 10, 2014 –  CHARLOTTETOWN (September 10, 2014) – Aboriginal tourism development, improving visitor access and engaging the United States market were topics highlighted at the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers Meeting this week. Minister... Read the rest

YTG News: Tender for stabilization of Ross River suspension bridge work to be issued
Sep 4, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE— A public tender will be issued next week to stabilize the Ross River suspension bridge, with work expected to begin as soon as possible. “The Yukon government recognizes the... Read the rest

YTG News: Governments of Canada and Yukon announce largest tourism marketing initiative in Yukon’s history
Sep 2, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—Today, Yukon MP Ryan Leef and Yukon Minister of Tourism and Culture Mike Nixon announced the joint investment of a two-year marketing initiative to promote local tourism and increase economic... Read the rest

Government expands camping and visitor services for tourism shoulder seasons
Aug 14, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is ensuring all of its visitor information centres and key campgrounds will be open for the fall and spring shoulder season effective immediately, the ministers of Tourism... Read the rest

Boat safety training in communities to benefit tourism industry
Aug 14, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (August 14, 2014) – A boat-safety certification course that will improve the safety skills and knowledge of tourism operators and their guides out on the water is an important initiative... Read the rest

Yukon government supports the Klondike Visitors Association and Dawson City tourism
Jul 15, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is providing a one-time, $1.1 million contribution to the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) in Dawson City to replace aging slot machines at Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall.... Read the rest

Public input sought in developing 25-year transportation strategy
Jun 27, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (June 27, 2014) – Minister of Transportation Tom Beaulieu announced today that the Government of the Northwest Territories is seeking input from Northerners to update the NWT Transportation Strategy. “This... Read the rest

Multi-party agreement reached on Dome Road solution
Jun 18, 2014 –  WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government, City of Dawson and owners of the Slinky mine have negotiated a multi-party agreement which will see a number of initiatives move forward. “This agreement will enable... Read the rest

National Tourism Week celebrated in the NWT
Jun 13, 2014 –  YELLOWKNIFE (June 13, 2014) – National Tourism Week in Canada takes place June 16-20 this year and NWT residents are invited to take part in events across the territory. Tourism is... Read the rest

Construction of Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway Well Underway
May 30, 2014 –  With its first construction season over, the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway construction project is well underway. It was a short and busy winter as more than 425 workers began constructing... Read the rest

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