On November 25th, 2020 at 09:55am, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will issue a live test of NWT Alert, the Northwest Territories public alerting system. Residents may see and hear the public alert test on wireless devices, radio stations and cable networks across the NWT.
Beginning January 1st, 2021, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will resume collecting aircraft landing fees, lease fees, concession fees, and licence fees for all businesses operating at all NWT airports.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources would like to advise the public of higher than normal water levels and flow rates on many lakes, rivers and streams across the Northwest Territories (NWT).
The Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Paulie Chinna has extended the State of Emergency in the City of Yellowknife. This extension is being made under s.14 of the Emergency Management Act.
The extension continues through December 4, 2020.
Drivers are advised that the speed limit has been increased from 70 km/h to 80 km/h on the Ingraham Trail (Highway 4) from kilometre 0 to 7.5 (junction of Highways 3 and 4 to Yellowknife River).
The Government of Northwest Territories is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2021 Anti-Poverty Fund. The annual $1 million Fund can be used to support poverty reduction initiatives in NWT communities.
Minister of Health and Social Services, Julie Green has extended the territory-wide Public Health Emergency under the Northwest Territories’ Public Health Act on the advice of Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Dr. Kami Kandola.
Beginning November 2, 2020, the Yellowknife Driver and Motor Vehicle (DMV) office will no longer accept walk-ins, and will focus on servicing clients through scheduled appointments.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) has released two new videos promoting the NWT-wide Community-based Water Quality Monitoring Program.
The Government of the Northwest Territories advises that Highway 8 (The Dempster Highway) will temporarily close to all traffic between kilometre 1 and 14.2 once ferries stop operating for the season. Both ferries are currently on notice and could close within days, depending upon conditions.