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One non-resident worker diagnosed with COVID-19 at Ekati

One non-resident worker has been diagnosed with COVID-19 at Ekati.Six contacts have been identified and are all isolating at the mine site.“Assessment by the...
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Yellowknife

Two NWT Superintendents win national awards

Two NWT education Superintendents have won national awards for their work on school boards in the territory.Renee Closs from the Sahtu Divisional Education Council...

Det’on Cho testing for arsenic in Ndilǫ’s soil

The environmental arm of Det’on Cho are testing the soil at people’s houses on Ndilǫ to test arsenic levels.The company, run by Yellowknives Dene First...

YKCF appoints new Executive Director

Sophie Kirby has been announced as the new Executive Director for the Yellowknife Community Foundation, effective August 3rd.YKCF Chair Robin Greig says Kirby comes...
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Hay River

Road treatment faces delays in Hay River

Wetter conditions mean the Hay River’s public works department has had to delay treatment to some roads.The town is preparing to treat the roads...

Hay River RCMP arrest and charge woman for multiple incidents

Hay River RCMP have arrested and charged a woman in connection with a string of incidents that occurred in town over the last month...

Fort Providence and Kakisa receive funding for reliable and efficient energy generation

A new transmission line is set to be built in both Fort Providence and Kakisa.The Government of Canada is investing $45 million in this...
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Northwest Territories News

Mandatory minimum changes: how will it impact the NWT?

While Bill C-22 is being discussed in Ottawa, statistics show mandatory minimums are impacting people of colour more than other groups.Just under 5 per...

Adjustments made to pandemic relief extension program

New adjustments to the recently introduced Pandemic Relief Extension Program means that businesses who rely on tourism but do not have a Tourism Operators...

Applications open for fund addictions recovery and aftercare fund

Health and Social Services is now accepting applications for the new Addictions Recovery and Aftercare Fund.The fund will provide funding to Indigenous Governments and...

Highway 5 checkpoint on Alberta border removed Aug. 1

The GNWT is removing the Highway 5 checkpoint station located at the Alberta and NWT border near Fort Smith. The change will come into...

Fort Liard chosen to pilot community safety officer program

Fort Liard has been selected as the community where the GNWT will trial its community safety officer program.The safety officers won’t be able to...
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Feds acting on Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 50 with over $900K investment for Indigenous laws

Ottawa is investing just under $1 million on initiatives to improve Indigenous laws and law-making institutions in Canada.The projects focus on protecting Indigenous Peoples’...

Air quality advisory in effect for Thebacha Region

Fort Smith and the Salt River Reserve are experiencing environmental smoke exposure from wildfires in Alberta.The amount of smoke is expected to change due...

Hotıì ts’eeda says NWT education needs to include UNDRIP

Hotıì ts’eeda says the NWT’s modernized education act needs to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and work more...

Heat warnings in effect for several northern NWT communities

The communities of Inuvik, Fort McPherson, Tulita, Fort Good Hope and Aklavik have received heat warnings from Environment Canada.A warning was issued today due...

Mixing doses and international travel advice expected within weeks

News on what combinations of COVID-19 vaccines will be accepted in Europe and in the States will be shared in the next few weeks. Canada’s...

Almost 30k NWT residents fully vaccinated; still below 70%

The territory has moved a little closer to being 70 per cent vaccinated as over 650 residents were vaccinated this past week.The territory still...

COVID-19 cases in Canada lowest they’ve been in about a year

Canada is set to hit the 66 million COVID-19 vaccine threshold next weekIn the federal cabinet’s weekly vaccine update, Chief Public Health Officer Dr....

Man found deceased after presumed drowning near Behchoko

A 29 year-old man was located deceased after a presumed drowning the night of July 18th under the bridge on Frank’s Channel.Behchoko RCMP received...

Feds fund Dene Nation caribou conservation efforts

The Dene Nation and the federal government are joining forces to help preserve caribou populations as part of the Western Boreal initiative.The feds are...

Finance and ECE departments receive new deputy ministers

Premier Caroline Cochrane has appointed William MacKay as Deputy Minister of the Department of Finance and John MacDonald as Deputy Minister of the Department...

Breaking: Canadian border reopening to fully vaccinated U.S. travellers in early August

Canada's border is set to reopen to fully vaccinated travellers from the U.S in a few weeks.Federal officials say the border, closed to non-essential...

Toronto Blue Jays returning to Canada

The Toronto Blue Jays are coming home.The team announced Friday evening they will play their first game back in Toronto on July 30th.Club officials...

Dene Nation looking for candidates for National Chief

The Dene Nation is looking for candidates to run for National Chief in its upcoming election.Any Dene NWT resident can run.Nominations are open July...

$485 million in federal tourism relief funding

485 million in federal relief funding is up for grabs for tourism businesses that have struggled during the pandemic.The fund has been set Canadian...

YK Chamber calling for liquor law changes to support businesses

Liquor at retail stores, BYOB on tourism trips, and more on-site breweries.That’s what the YK Chamber is calling for from the GNWT, who is...

New organization launched to grow NWT agrifood sector

The NWT agrifood industry has launched a new grassroots organization to drive the growth of the agrifood sector in the territory.Board Chair Kevin Wallington...

Man stabbed last night outside of Mildred Hall School

A man was reportedly stabbed last night at Mildred Hall School on Franklin Avenue.Yellowknife RCMP say they received a call for service at approximately...

More than half of Canadians fully vaccinated, 2nd dose uptake plateauing

It seems fewer people are getting the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.  Only 1-per cent of Canadians got the shot last week.Second dose...
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Cruise ships could start sailing in Canada again come November

Cruise ships could soon begin sailing in Canada again.Federal officials say the ships will start sailing again on November 1st "if operators are able...

City reviews homelessness plan, point-in-time count coming

Results from the city’s latest point in time count of its homeless population are expected in late August or early September.The survey was done...

City wide power outage caused by lightning, could happen again this evening: NTPC

Power has been restored in Yellowknife after it shut down citywide Wednesday afternoon. But officials say the outages could happen again during the night.Lightning...