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February 15, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on February 15, 2018

Mr. Speaker, the Mackenzie River is our marine highway to the Arctic Ocean. A reliable shipping route for generations, the Mackenzie River is the northernmost link of an intermodal supply chain that stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Beaufort Sea and beyond.

February 9, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on February 9, 2018

Mr. Speaker, the infrastructure that supports transportation has always been crucial to Northerners, to enable us to grow and develop our economy, and to help create opportunities for our residents to find success. Transportation infrastructure has always been at the forefront of enabling Northerners to grow and develop our economy, and never has it been more important in guaranteeing our future growth and prosperity than today.

February 2, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (February 2, 2018) – The Department of Infrastructure is anticipating heavy industrial traffic along the Ingraham Trail (Highway 4), 24 hours per day until the end of March. Simultaneously, the Yellowknife area continues to see an increase in tourism and related traffic on Highway 4.                                                                                                                 

February 2, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (February 1, 2018) – The Department of Infrastructure advises of delays, lasting up to one hour, on Highways 1 and 3 on Friday, February 2, 2018. 

The delays are due to a scheduled convoy of three wide load trucks, which will leave the Alberta and Northwest Territories border (highway 1) around 11:00 a.m. and reach Yellowknife (highway 3) around 7:00 p.m.

January 23, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (January 23, 2018) - The Department of Infrastructure is pleased to announce the opening of a new controlled crosswalk at the intersection of the Chateau Nova Hotel and Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife.

This crosswalk – in addition to recently installed lighting and pedestrian pathway – greatly improves visibility and safety for pedestrians and motorists.

December 14, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (December 14, 2017) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) would like to advise residents that the deadline for submitting feedback to the Draft 2030 Energy Strategy is January 3, 2018.

December 11, 2017
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (December 11, 2017) – Residents of the Northwest Territories (NWT) now have the option to display an 'X' in the sex section of driver's licence and identification cards issued by the Department of Infrastructure.

This change helps to ensure services offered by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) are inclusive and respectful of transgender, two-spirit, intersex, and non-binary residents.

December 5, 2017
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (December 5, 2017) – The Government of the Northwest Territories has issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the construction of the Tłı̨chǫ All-Season Road (TASR).   Three proponents identified through a Request for Qualifications will be invited to submit proposals:  Aurora Access Partners, NAE Transportation Partners and North Star Infrastructure.

Proponents may access the RFP by visiting the GNWT’s Contract Event Opportunities website at: http://contracts.fin.gov.nt.ca

November 21, 2017
Public Service Announcement

INUVIK (November 21, 2017) - The Department of Infrastructure will be replacing a culvert on the Inuvik Access Road (Hospital Hill) this winter. Though exact dates are to be determined, traffic will likely be disrupted for up to eight weeks.

To answer any questions you have, the Department of Infrastructure will be hosting an open house at the Midnight Sun Complex in Inuvik on Wednesday, November 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

November 15, 2017
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be here today for this historic event, and the realization of the dream Former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker had to connect our nation from coast to coast to coast.

Thank you to her Excellency the Right Honourable Governor General Julie Payette, for being here to celebrate with us today, and to Ministers Amarjeet Sohi and Carolyn Bennett. This project wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Canada.

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