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November 14, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (November 14, 2017) - On average, five people die on Canada's roads each day. The National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims is Canada’s way to remember and honour these victims and their families.

It is commemorated the third Wednesday each November and is solemn reminder of the often preventative nature of these tragedies. When it comes to driving, avoidable actions can save lives.

November 9, 2017
Public Service Announcement

TUKTOYAKTUK (November 9, 2017) - The Department of Infrastructure is pleased to announce that the official opening ceremonies of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway will take place in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk on Wednesday, November 15.

To allow residents of Tuktoyaktuk the opportunity to take part in the Inuvik ceremonies, the highway will open to southbound traffic at 6:00 a.m. on November 15.

November 8, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (November 8, 2017) - The Department of Infrastructure (INF) advises that the Mackenzie River ferry crossing, the Liard River ferry crossing and the N’Dulee River ferry crossing are now closed for the season.

The Peel River ferry crossing will close on Thursday, Nov. 9, or earlier depending on river conditions.

The public is encouraged to visit the INF website or Twitter, where regular updates are posted regarding ferry operations.

October 25, 2017
Public Service Announcement

Fort Simpson (October 25, 2017 ) - The Department of Infrastructure (INF) advises that, due to low water levels, the Liard River ferry could close in 78 hours or sooner.  INF will continue to monitor water levels on a daily basis and will advise drivers should conditions change.   

The public is encouraged to visit the INF website or Twitter, where regular updates are posted on ferry conditions.

October 20, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on October 20, 2017

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories is following through on its mandate to strengthen connections with public sector partners in order to invest in strategic transportation infrastructure.

October 17, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on October 17, 2017

Mr. Speaker, more than 50 years ago Prime Minister John Diefenbaker announced his goal to connect Canada coast to coast to coast.

Today, I am pleased to announce the official opening of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway will be held on November 15, 2017. Canada’s first highway to the Arctic Ocean will finally connect the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk to our all-season highway system, while allowing for new economic opportunities, increased tourism, improved accessibility to health care, and a lower cost of living for residents.

October 3, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on October 3, 2017

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories is nearing the successful completion of its first season delivering Marine Transportation Services to communities on the Mackenzie River and Arctic coast.

October 3, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered October 3, 2017

Mr. Speaker, since 2013, September 30th has been marked as Orange Shirt Day, a day for all Canadians to remember the survivors of the residential school system.

Organizers chose an orange shirt as the symbol for that day based on a story told by Phyllis Jack Webstat, a survivor of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School in Williams Lake, BC. In her story, Ms. Webstat tells of having the shiny, new orange shirt her grandmother had given to her being taken away on her first day at residential school.

September 26, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on September 26, 2017

Mr. Speaker, infrastructure investments help connect residents to essential services, lower the cost of living, increase our resiliency to the impacts of climate change, and support economic development. Today, I want to provide Members an update on priority infrastructure projects being pursued by the Government of the Northwest Territories.

September 25, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (September 25, 2017) – The Department of Infrastructure is releasing the Government of Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Draft 2030 Energy Strategy for public comment.

The GNWT is seeking public input to the Draft 2030 Energy Strategy. Instructions for feedback can be found on the Departmental website at www.nwtenergy.ca

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