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  Northwest Territories - Search View - MSN Encarta
The Northwest Territories is located in northwestern Canada and occupies nearly 13 percent of the country’s landmass.
At the beginning of the 20th century the Northwest Territories was the homeland of Indians, Métis, and Inuit.
The remaining Dene land claims are in the southern half of the Northwest Territories and represent the southern half of Denendeh.
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  Northwest Territories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1882 Regina in the then-District of Assiniboia became the territorial capital; after Alberta and Saskatchewan became provinces in 1905, Regina became the provincial capital of the new province of Saskatchewan.
In 1876, the District of Keewatin, at the centre of the territory, was separated from it.
Quebec was also extended, in 1898, and Yukon was made a separate territory in the same year to deal with the Klondike Gold Rush, and remove the NWT government from administering the sudden boom of population, economic activity and influx of non-Canadians.
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 Northwest Territories - MSN Encarta
The Northwest Territories (IPA : /ˌnɔrθˌwɛstˈtɛrɨtɔriz/) (NWT or NT ; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) is a territory of Canada.
Melville Island and Victoria Island are divided between the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
The physical environment of the Northwest Territories also results in uneven population distribution, with most people living in a settlement, town, or city in the Mackenzie River valley or around Great Slave Lake.
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 Symbols // NWT Style of Government // Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mace reflects the new Northwest Territories and is the symbol of the authority of the Legislature and its Speaker.
The Flag was adopted by the Council of the Northwest Territories in January 1969.
The Tartan of the Northwest Territories includes many of the colors of the North - the white of the snow, the green of the forest, the yellow of the birches in fall, the red of the tundra and the blue of the lakes, rivers and oceans.
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 Northwest Territories - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Over half the population of the Northwest Territories is located in the city; the remainder is spread across 33 settlements throughout the region, including Hay River (population, 2001, 3,510); Inuvik (population, 2001, 2,894); and Fort Smith (population, 2001, 2,185).
In 1969 the territorial department of education was created, and estimates for 1999 have 9,671 students enrolled in 46 schools across the territory.
The Northwest Territories is represented in the Canadian Parliament by one senator appointed by the Canadian governor-general in council and by one member of the House of Commons popularly elected to terms of up to five years.
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Northwest Territories is bounded on the N by the Arctic Ocean; on the S by the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia; and on the W by Yukon Territory.
Canadian Shield, extending into Northwest Territories, is bordered on the W by a N extension of the low-lying Interior Plains of North America.
In 1969 the territorial department of education was created, and in the late 1990s the Northwest Territories had 47 elementary and secondary schools with a combined annual enrollment of about 9800 students.
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 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yellowknife (62°27′N 114°21′W MST) is the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories, and the only city in the territory, with a population of over 20,000 as of 2006.
Of the eight official languages of the Northwest Territories, five are spoken in significant numbers in Yellowknife: Chipewyan, Dogrib, South and North Slavey, English, and French.
In 1967 Yellowknife became the capital of the Northwest Territories.
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 The Northwest Territories - Canadian Confederation
The history of the political, constitutional and territorial evolution of the Northwest Territories is closely tied to the history of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, the Yukon Territory and Nunavut.
Ontario's borders are extended at the expense of the Northwest Territories.
Quebec's borders are extended at the expense of the Northwest Territories.
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca /confederation/023001-2245-e.html   (1912 words)

 Northwest Territories. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
Until 1999, when the Northwest Territories were divided and the eastern portion became Nunavut, the region occupied more than one third of Canada’s area.
The territory is governed by a 19-member assembly that elects a premier and cabinet; an appointed commissioner holds a position similar to that of a lieutenant governor in the Canadians provinces.
In 1992, Northwest Territories residents voted to divide the territory roughly along ethnic lines, with the Inuit in the east and the Dene in the west.
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 Same-sex marriage in the Northwest Territories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Same-sex marriage in the Northwest Territories: The Northwest Territories began granting marriage licences to same-sex couples on July 20, 2005 upon the granting of Royal Assent to the Civil Marriage Act.
On May 20, 2005, a Yellowknife couple sued the Northwest Territories government over the right to get married, saying that refusing them a licence is a violation of their Charter rights.
The territorial Supreme Court was supposed to hear the case on Friday, May 27, 2005; however, it was adjourned for some three weeks at the request of a couple who wanted intervenor status in the case in order to oppose same-sex marriage.
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 Welcome to the Northwest Territories, Canada
One of the territories of Arctic Canada, the Northwest Territories (NWT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) has a landmass of 1,171,918 square kilometers and a population of 42,944 as of January 1, 2005.
The Northwest Territories are located east of Yukon, west of Nunavut, and north of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
In 1876, the District of Keewatin, at the centre of the territory, was separated from it.
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 Northwest Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Territorial boundaries were drawn in Washington, with little consideration for the people living in the region.
The territorial capital was in Detroit, which was too far away for people living on the western side of Lake Michigan.
Michigan Territory settlers wanted the Illinois state border fixed at the southern tip of Lake Michigan, so they could control Chicago and all of the Lead District, and objected when the border was fixed 61 miles to the north.
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 Northwest Territories
To celebrate the centennial of the Territories in 1970, this new plate design, cut to the shape of a polar bear, was issued.
There was a recent controversy in the Territories regarding plates, as the new territory of Nunavut formed from the northeast portion of the NWT in 1999.
Beginning with late 1990 expirations, the territory switched to a staggered monthly registration system, as opposed to the old arrangement where all plates expired at the end of March.
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 Northwest Territories
Situated in N.W. Canada, the Northwest Territories is 1,304,896 square miles.
Geographically the area is divided by the tree line that runs northwest to southeast from the Mackenzie River delta to the Churchill area on Hudson Bay.
Chosen as symbolic of the bold new spirit of Canada's Arctic Northwest Territories, the Polar Bear, as he is artistically depicted in the Arctic Blue Circle, is truly representative of the adventurous, hardy people who come to live and play in this vast frontier of unlimited opportunity and vigorous development.
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 Northwest Territories — FactMonster.com
Northwest Territories - Map of Northwest Territories & articles on flags, geography, history, statistics, disasters current events, and international relations.
Northwest Territory - Northwest Territory Northwest Territory, first possession of the United States, comprising the...
Northwest Territories: History - History When European incursions into the area began, they encountered the hunting and fishing...
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 Northwest Territories License Plates - The Plate Hut
The Northwest Territories was established on June of 1869, and extended some 1,322,900 square miles within its borders.
Along with the discovery of gold in 1937 in the area, many miners, prospectors, and entrepreneurs were attracted to the Northwest Territories.
It was in 1969 that the government of the Northwest Territories proposed a contest for school children throughout the territories whereby a unique license plate design was sought.
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 Parks- Tourism and Parks, ITI, GNWT, Canada
Northwest Territories (NWT) is known for its extensive system of parks.
There are parks that are operated by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), while there are others, such as national parks, managed by other agencies.
Possession of firearms or hunting is not permitted in territorial parks, National Parks, game reserves or other protected areas in the Northwest Territories.
www.iti.gov.nt.ca /parks/parks_p_t/parks.htm   (393 words)

 This Province is available to be hosted Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories, administrative region of Canada, encompassing all the country, N. of lat.
The Northwest Territories was acquired by Canada in 1870, and its present boundaries were drawn in 1912.
A vast, sparsely settled region, the Northwest Territories was formerly important mainly as a fur trapping region.
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 Confederation for Kids: Northwest Territories
In 1870 Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory were bought by Canada, and the whole area was renamed the Northwest Territories.
Finally, in 1975, the people were allowed to vote for all the council members that govern the Northwest Territories.
The Northwest Territories is not a province, so it does not have the same powers.
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca /confederation/kids/h2-1390-e.html   (132 words)

 Northwest Territories (Canada)
The Flag was adopted by the Council of the Northwest Territories in January 1969.
The flag described in the Schedule is adopted as the flag of the Northwest Territories.
The centre panel is coloured white (513-201) and in the centre of the centre panel is the shield of the armorial bearings of the Northwest Territories.
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 Northwest Territories
The name was originally applied to the territory acquired in 1870 from the Hudson's Bay Company and Great Britain - RUPERT'S LAND and the North-Western Territory - which lay northwest of central Canada.
In 1880 Great Britain also transferred to Canada the arctic islands, north of the mainland, thereby adding to the territories.
Large portions of NWT were subsequently removed to create the provinces of Manitoba (1870), Saskatchewan (1905) and Alberta (1905); the Yukon Territory (1898) and Nunavut (1999); and to add to the areas of Manitoba (1880, 1912), Ontario (1912) and Québec (1912).
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0005818   (103 words)

 Northwest Territories (Canada)
The status of the official tree (jack pine) and the Government of the Northwest Territories logo (three legged polar bear) have yet to be determined.
The name "Northwest Territories" will continue to be used until such time as residents vote on a new constitution.
In anticipation of the forthcoming territorial pavilion at EXPO 86, Michael Moor, Deputy Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, suggested a display of municipal flags, one advantage of which would be that the newly created flags would outlast the exhibition.
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 northwest territories canada flag and description
The flag of Northwest Territories was officially adopted in 1969.
Blue is said to be symbolic of the many lakes and rivers in the territory, and white represents the ice and snow.
The white panel displays the shield from the territory's coat of arms, one adopted in 1956.
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 Northwest Territories
The Northwest Territories are above British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan and between Nunavut and the Yukon Territory.
The capital city of the Northwest Territories is Yellowknife.
The Mountain Avens was chosen as the Northwest Territories provincial flower because it is very common and grows on high or rocky ground in the Northern tundra.
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