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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.

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.

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