YELLOWKNIFE (September 25, 2017) – The Department of Infrastructure is releasing the Government of Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Draft 2030 Energy Strategy for public comment.
The GNWT is seeking public input to the Draft 2030 Energy Strategy. Instructions for feedback can be found on the Departmental website at www.nwtenergy.ca
The Draft 2030 Energy Strategy sets out the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) long-term approach to addressing the affordability, security and sustainability of energy supply and energy use in the NWT.
For more information, please contact Peter Lennie-Misgeld, Senior Analyst, Energy Policy and Planning, at 867-767-9021 ext. 32015, or email Peter_Lennie-Misgeld@gov.nt.ca.
For media inquiries, please contact Catherine Boyd at 867-767-9082 ext. 31042, or by email Catherine_boyd@gov.nt.ca.
The Government of Canada has introduced the proposed Cannabis Act and has made a public commitment to legalize cannabis by July 2018. The proposed Act would set the national framework for cannabis legalization while giving provinces and territories the authority to establish measures to control sale and distribution, minimum age for purchase and consumption, drug-impaired driving, workplace safety, public smoking of cannabis and more.
The GNWT is committed to having effective measures in place to protect the health and safety of our people and communities and wants to hear from Northerners on the best ways to do it.
The GNWT wants to know what you think so the new laws will make sense for the NWT. GNWT officials will be in the following communities to get your view on the issues surrounding the legalization of cannabis:
September 6, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Fort Simpson — Nahanni Inn Boardroom
September 7, 2017 – Noon to 1:00pm
Fort Liard — Community Hall
September 11, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Inuvik — Mackenzie Hotel Boardroom
September 12, 2017 – Noon to 1:00pm
Tsiigehtchic — Chief Paul Niditchie School
September 13, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Norman Wells — Heritage Hotel Banquet Room
September 14, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Yellowknife — Explorer Hotel – Javier Room
September 18, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Fort Smith — Pelican Rapids Inn Blue Room
September 19, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Hay River — Ptarmigan Inn Banquet Rooms
September 20, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Behchoko — Behchoko Culture Centre