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Fort Smith RCMP asking for public assistance to locate youth

Fort Smith RCMP is seeking the public's assistance in locating 14-year-old Dayton Lafferty, from Fort Smith.Lafferty was last seen in Fort Smith on December...
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Yellowknife

State of Emergency extended in Yellowknife

The Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Paulie Chinna has extended the State of Emergency in the City of Yellowknife. This extension is being...

YKDFN calls on feds to apologize and compensate them for Giant Mine

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation issued a call to the federal government to give an apology and compensation for the damage caused by the...

GNWT not paying for isolation stays for discretionary travel starting Jan. 5

People who choose to travel for discretionary reasons will no longer have their isolation paid for, the GNWT announced.Discretionary travel includes travelling to visit...
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Hay River

Hay River completes installation of waste water testing equipment

With the installation of an autosampler in Hay River, all the communities set up with waste water testing are operational.Hay River had additional plumbing...

Changes to self-isolation centres to be announced tomorrow

The premier will be announcing changes to self-isolation centres Tuesday, after a report was released by the GNWT, finding a majority of residents don’t...

NWT Tourism appoints new CEO

NWT Tourism has made Donna Lee Demarcke its new chief executive officer.Demarcke was working as general manager at the Aurora Food dealership in Hay...
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Registration open for Walk to Tuk 2021

It's time to get walking as Walk to Tuk 2021 is right around the corner. Community members, schools, and workplaces are encouraged to form...

New protocol gives Indigenous governments more decision making power in legislation

Leaders from nine Indigenous governments and the Government of the Northwest Territories, agreed to adopt a new protocol that will guide future legislation.The deal...

Two projects receive funding in recognition of UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Two different projects, in Ndilǫ  and Yellowknife, are receiving funding to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.The federal government announced $100,000 in funding for...

Operation Gingerbread launches for 2020

December 1st saw the start of NT RCMP’s annual traffic enforcement Operation Gingerbread. The RCMP note that residents can expect to see more traffic...

Funding for housing projects in Nahanni Butte and Colville Lake

The GNWT has sent two rural Indigenous communities funding to address housing needs.The Nahanni Butte Dene Band is receiving $50,000 to conduct repairs on...

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Dental services resume in several rural communities

Dentals services in several rural communities in the Northwest Territories will resume, after they'd been suspended because of COVID-19.  Back in March, Indigenous Services Canada...

Fort Providence seniors’ home renovations complete

Renovations to the Deh Gáh Got’ıe Koe Seniors complex in Fort Providence have been completed, the GNWT announced.The renovations will allow four more...

Two private cannabis stores coming to Yellowknife

Two private cannabis stores will be opening in Yellowknife after they received approval from the GNWT.ReLeaf NT and Trailblazers Cannabis Shop will now be...

NWT Disabilities council cutting office hours

The NWT Disabilities Council are reducing their office hours because of COVID-19.The organization, which runs a variety of services including the day sobering centre...

A million in federal funding to fight substance use issues

The GNWT received federal funding to help the territory deal with its substance use issues.Health minister Julie Green and federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc...

‘We’re on it right now’: territory plans for distributing vaccines

While timelines are still fuzzy, the premier said she is working with the federal government to ensure “all of our people will receive the...

One confirmed COVID-19 case in Yellowknife, not counted to NT’s total

One confirmed positive COVID-19 case has been reported in Yellowknife, according to the office of the Chief Public Health Officer.The worker had travelled into...

Snow Removal schedule released; starts December 2nd

Snow removal season has begun in Yellowknife. The season usually runs from December to late April depending on the weather. Snow removal begins at...

Prime Minister Trudeau announces National Operations Centre for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says we are in one of the toughest phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.In an update Friday morning, Trudeau says we...

Det’on Cho Management wins national business award

Det'on Cho Management, the business organization for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation won a national business award.They were one of the recipients of Canada's...

Fort McPherson RCMP stop alcohol from entering community

Fort McPherson RCMP intercepted a significant amount of alcohol en route to Fort McPherson where alcohol is restricted under the NWT Liquor Act. On...

$60 million for municipal and Indigenous govts., not just GNWT: Minister

Housing minister Paulie Chinna clarified what will happen with the GNWT”s portion of a federal housing fund, amid criticism for the program.The Northwest Territories...

Santa Claus Parade gates closed due to ‘safety concerns’

The city said the reverse-Santa Claus parade couldn't be extended due to safety concerns stemming from the cold temperatures.The parade was driven through by...

All-season road to Whatì named Tłı̨chǫ Highway

The all-season road to Whatì will be called the Tłı̨chǫ Highway or Highway 9.The road, which had previously been called the Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road,...

Public Health Emergency extended through December 8th

Minister of Health and Social Services, Julie Green has extended the territory-wide Public Health Emergency under the NWT's Public Health Act on the advice...

Emergency alert test set for Wednesday

Don't be alarmed if your cell phone sounds an alert on Wednesday.Alert Canada, the national public alerting system is conducting country-wide tests.The alert will...

City ‘conflicted’ about applying for funding for permanent housing

Yellowknife city council is weighing up an application for $25 million in funding from the federal government to retrofit a building in order to...

CRTC approves Northwestel’s unlimited internet plans on interim basis

Northwestel will be allowed to sell their unlimited internet plans in time for Christmas.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the federal regulator,announced Tuesday Northwestel...
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Army polar bear plunge training happening December 8 and 9

The army will be running a cold water immersion training exercise for its personnel on December 8 and 9 on Long Lake.Activities will include...

Yellowknife rethinking policy on flying international flags at city hall

The city is rethinking their policy on flying other nations’ flags for special occasions outside city hall.City administration staff drafted a policy which lays...

Live NWT Alert test to air Wednesday morning

On November 25th at 9:55 a.m., the GNWT will issue a live test of NWT Alert, the NWT's public alerting system. Residents may see...