Public Safety Notices

GNWT Emergency Bulletin

July 26, 2017

Risk levels around the Fort Good Hope wildfire have lowered substantially; favourable winds and cooler temperatures have resulted in reduced fire behaviour. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources continues to action the fire with structural protection systems remaining in place and the regional crew coordinating wildfire suppression activities.   The State of Local Emergency for the Community of Fort Good Hope expired on Thursday July 20th and is no longer in effect.

The EMO continues to monitor wildfire activity in the vicinity of Fort Good Hope and the broader NWT for the remainder of the season and will reactivate should risk levels increase for any community.

Information current as of 2:30 p.m., July 26, 2017.

No further updates will be provided unless risk and threat levels for the community increase.


Government of the Northwest Territories departments are working together with community governments and other organizations and agencies to monitor and respond to potential threats to public safety, communities and critical infrastructure in the Northwest Territories.

The NWT Emergency Plan sets out the policy and guidance whereby GNWT agencies and their partners support local emergency operations, and meet a collective responsibility to provide a prompt and coordinated response management for territorial emergencies.

Information to help individuals prepare their family and pets for an emergency are available on the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs’ website

To report a community emergency, contact the NWT Emergency Measures Office 24 hours a day at 867-920-2303.

Below is a list of websites with the most recent, accurate official information to help keep residents informed on issues related to their communities. For more information, please contact the appropriate department representative.

Wildland Fire

Highway Closures

  • The Department of Transportation (DOT) is providing information about road closures on its Road Conditions page. The department aims to update information every four to five hours between 6:00 a.m. and midnight, or as significant developments occur.
  • You can also follow DOT on twitter at @GNWT_DOT  to receive the latest updates from Transportation, or call 1-800-661-0750.

Air Quality and Public Health Advisories

Fire Bans and Park Closures

  • Information about fire bans and territorial park closures will be found under alerts on Industry, Tourism and Investment’s NWT Parks website.
  • You can also follow NWT Parks on Twitter at @NWTParks or Facebook at fb.com/nwtparks for updates.

Each department or organization is responsible for updating their pages on their own as required by the current situation. Requests for information or updates should be directed to the responsible department.