May 16, 2018
Public Service Announcement

JEAN MARIE RIVER (May 16, 2018) - The Government of Northwest Territories, in cooperation with the Jean Marie River First Nation, will be conducting a full scale airport emergency exercise on May 17, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

These exercises are intended to prepare local agencies and groups for real aircraft and airport emergencies.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Greg Hanna,  Communications Coordinator, at or 867-767-9082, ext. 31046.

May 14, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (May 14, 2018) — The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is pleased to have partnered with the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) on infrastructure projects across the Northwest Territories.

A team of 30 RMC officer cadets and staff were assigned to four projects across the NWT from May 7 to 12, 2018:

May 1, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (May 1, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories has released its broad vision related to energy and climate change in the Northwest Territories.

The GNWT recognizes that NWT residents are concerned about the impacts of climate change and is committed to a government-wide approach that takes into account northern energy demands and the cost of living, while reflecting international and national commitments to lower greenhouse gas emissions, exploring options for carbon pricing systems, and capturing local alternatives.

April 30, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (April 30, 2018) - The Department of Infrastructure advises that on May 1, 2018 the Deh Cho Bridge toll rates will be increased in accordance with the NWT Consumer Price Index.  

Toll rates will be increasing by 1.2 per cent. A copy of the amended rates can be found attached to this email.

April 27, 2018
Media Statement

YELLOWKNIFE (April 27, 2018) – Minister Wally Schumann issued the following statement on potential funding opportunities under the National Trade Corridor Fund (NTCF):

“The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to securing meaningful investment in transportation infrastructure that will provide our residents the opportunity to contribute in greater capacity to the Canadian economy, and achieve economic self-determination.

April 26, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (April 26, 2018) – With changing weather conditions, the Department of Infrastructure (INF) reminds drivers that it is unsafe and illegal to drive on a closed winter road.

Driving on a closed winter road can endanger your life, the lives of others, and your vehicle. 

The fine for operating a vehicle on a closed seasonal road is $863 under the Seasonal Highway Regulations.

March 13, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on March 12, 2018

Mr. Speaker, as per the Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories and the commitments made in the 25-year Transportation Strategy, the Government of the Northwest Territories has been working to secure funding to advance planning and construction of critical transportation corridors in the Northwest Territories.

March 9, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (March 9, 2018) – Yellowknife Airport (YZF) is the site of a unique ice sculpture being prepared by internationally recognized carvers Eli Nasogaluak , John Sabourin and Derrald Taylor.

Working together as Frozen Rock Studios, the three local carvers will create a special northern themed sculpture celebrating the Dene and Inuvialuit cultures. The carving of the ice sculpture is expected to take two to four days, depending on weather conditions.

March 7, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on March 7, 2018

Mr. Speaker, investments in effective and resilient infrastructure provide the foundation for a stronger North. Through infrastructure improvements, we can better connect communities to the services they rely on, while mitigating the cost of living and doing business. Replacing or upgrading our assets increases our resiliency to the impacts of climate change and as we expand our infrastructure, we will support important economic development that provides residents with well-paying jobs and training opportunities.

February 22, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on February 22, 2018

Mr. Speaker, airports are an integral component of our northern transportation infrastructure.  Air travel contributes to social cohesion by enabling relatives and friends to stay connected.  Air travel saves lives through our medevac system and facilitates business enterprises throughout our vast territory.  Many communities rely on air travel to deliver essential goods.