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Yellowknife – May 10, 2019
Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife Airport continues to focus on improvements that contribute to better passenger experience.  Necessary upgrades are being made to the regular baggage screening system.  As a result, passengers with checked baggage are asked to arrive 90-minutes before their scheduled departure time to avoid delays. During this phase of the upgrades, passengers are required to have their bags tagged at the airline counter before bringing them to the oversized baggage area for screening. This phase of the project is scheduled to continue until the end of May.

 

Yellowknife – March 20, 2019
Public Service Announcement

The Department of Infrastructure advises that unseasonably warm temperatures are impacting roads and ice road conditions across the Northwest Territories. Here are the latest road conditions:

 

Yellowknife – March 18, 2019
Public Service Announcement

The Government of the Northwest Territories advises that a new vehicle pull-out has opened adjacent to the Detah ice road.

 

The new pull-out is located approximately half way along the 6.3 kilometre ice road between Yellowknife and Detah.

Residents and tourists will benefit from the pull-out by having the option of safely stopping to enjoy winter activities, such as aurora borealis viewing. 

The attached map illustrates the layout of the pull-out, as well as the location of nearby signs.

 

Yellowknife – January 9, 2019
Public Service Announcement

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will be holding engagement sessions to gather input for possible mandatory entry-level training for new Class 1 and Class 2 drivers.

Currently, the GNWT does not have regulated training requirements for Class 1 or 2 licences.

Mandatory training could result in safer, more highly skilled drivers working in the truck and bus industries.

Four engagement sessions will be held to gather feedback:

September 7, 2018
Public Service Announcement

JEAN MARIE RIVER (September 7, 2018) – The Jean Marie River Airport will be closed temporarily in order to accommodate the resurfacing of the airport runway.

The airport will close as of 8:00 a.m. on September 10, 2018 and is expected to reopen at approximately 5:30 p.m. on September 20, 2018.

The airport runway will be resurfaced with new gravel and a dust control product during this time. The airport will be closed for the duration of this project.

A contingency plan has been developed should any medical emergencies arise during the closure. 

July 11, 2018
Public Service Announcement

Łutselk'e (July 11, 2018) - The Government of Northwest Territories, in cooperation with the community of Łutselk'e, will be conducting a full scale airport emergency exercise at the Łutselk'e airport on Thursday, July 12, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Emergency exercises are vital to supporting safe and efficient travel in the North and are intended to prepare local agencies and residents for real aircraft and airport emergencies.

June 1, 2018
Public Service Announcement

INUVIK (June 1, 2018) –The Department of Infrastructure advises that the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway (Highway 10) will reopen to light vehicles as of 7:00 p.m. on June 1, 2018.

The highway was temporarily closed to traffic on May 12.

May 30, 2018
Public Service Announcement

BEHCHOKǪ̀ (May 30, 2018) – An engagement session will be held on the replacement of the Frank Channel Bridge. This is a chance for residents to learn about the replacement project and provide their input into the project.

Located on Highway 3, the Frank Channel Bridge was built in 1960. The bridge is structurally safe; however, the GNWT is planning to build a new bridge that will be designed and constructed to meet the needs and challenges of the future, including improved visibility, wider lanes, and improved overhead clearance for commercial vehicles.

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 greg_hanna@gov.nt.ca or 867-767-9082, ext. 31046.

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.

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