Two new programs to support harvesters and families going out on the land in 2020-2021 are now taking applications.
1) Take a Family on the Land Program: As per this program, families engaged in outdoor learning experiences to spread the Northern values and perspectives will be provided up to $10,000 as funding.
Applications for this program are being accepted from NWT Indigenous governments and organizations, community governments and not-for-profit associations.
2) The COVID Regional Training, Mentorship and Support Program: As per this program, funding will be provided to support community-led opportunities for harvesting mentorship, on-the-land training and skills development, and supply of country foods into communities.
Regional Indigenous governments can apply for two streams of funding:
- COVID Harvest Subsidy: up to $10,000
- Community Training and Knowledge Exchange Program: up to $25,000
Applications for the above two programs will be received till November 20, 2020, till 5 pm. The funding provided for these programs must be spent by March 31, 2021, and activities should be done between October 2020 and March 2021.
Alongwith the above two programs, there is another program announced for 2020-2021, The Pilot Trapper Mentorship Program, applications for which will be opened in November.
All application guidelines and forms are available online at www.enr.gov.nt.ca.
A tariff application for new business and residential Internet packages with an unlimited data option has been submitted by Norwestel to CRTC for approval. If approved, it will be available to order after November 2, 2020, via online or through the customer service channels. If the application gets approved, Internet plans with unlimited data will be available in Carcross YT, Fort Nelson BC, Fort Smith NWT, Hay River NWT, Norman Wells NWT, Whitehorse YT, and Yellowknife NWT.
Northwestel plans on offering unlimited data on three residential Internet plans: Internet 250, Internet 125, and Internet 50. These internet plans will allow customers to use unlimited internet for only $10 more per month.
As advised by the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO), Dr. Kami Kandola and under the Northwest Territories’ Public Health Act, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Julie Green has extended the territory-wide Public Health Emergency through October 27, 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated significantly across Canada in the last few weeks as COVID cases in the country surged to its highest point.
The Public Health Emergency will continue to decisively respond to such public health situations and maintain preventative measures to contain the spread.
Detailed Information: www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19