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December 14, 2016
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (December 14, 2016) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources advises work to mitigate risk at the Ptarmigan Mine, Tom and Tin Mines on the Ingraham Trail starts this week.

Mobilization of drill and other equipment to the abandoned mine sites and construction of fencing around the sites is set to start on January 4, 2017. Fencing is being installed at the three mine sites to restrict public access for safety reasons.

This work is expected to be completed by March 31, 2017.

December 7, 2016
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (December 7, 2016) - The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has committed to updating the Fire Prevention Act. The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) has completed extensive research to address issues and concerns and is now conducting stakeholder and public engagement from December 5, 2016 to March 5, 2017.  

November 16, 2016
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (November 16, 2016) – November 16 is the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Canada.  Since 2007, citizens, support groups and road and safety officials have joined together on this day across Canada to remember crash victims, and to recognize that ‘safe driving saves lives.’

According to the 2014 Transport Canada statistics, on average, five people die on Canada’s roads each day.  Almost 1,900 people are killed each year, and nearly 149,000 are injured.

October 19, 2016
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (October 19, 2016) – Two tourism mentorship programs are now accepting applications from Northwest Territories (NWT) residents interested in gaining insight and experience in the tourism industry.

The Youth Mentorship for Tourism Program and Tourism Business Mentorship Program are provided through the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) and offer training opportunities for students, young professionals, and those new to the tourism industry.

October 19, 2016
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (October 19, 2016) – The public is invited to attend a series of free agriculture sessions in Yellowknife with internationally-renowned speakers.

Sessions include:

October 18, 2016
Public Service Announcement

FORT SIMPSON (October 18, 2016) – The Department of Transportation would like to advise the public that the M.V. Lafferty ferry near Fort Simpson on Highway 1 is on 72-hour notice for closure. The ferry will continue to operate during normal hours from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. daily, with a closure possible sooner than 72 hours depending on conditions.

Though water levels continue to drop, the Department hopes to keep the Lafferty operating as long as possible. The ferry will need to be closed if water levels are not high enough to safely cross the river.

October 17, 2016
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (October 17, 2016) – The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Northwest Territories (NWT) Youth Ambassador Program. The program provides NWT youth with opportunities to build leadership skills through participation at special events and volunteer assignments.  In the past, NWT Youth Ambassadors have attended the Arctic Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, Canada Summer Games, and the North American Indigenous Games.

October 7, 2016
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (October 7, 2016) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) released tourism visitation and spending numbers for 2015-2016, with visitation numbers matching the highest-ever achieved, and expenditures reaching largest recorded by a significant margin.

September 27, 2016
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (September 27, 2016) – The public is invited to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Northwest Territories Pavilion at Expo 86.

The NWT pavilion at Expo 86 showcased the culture of our territory on an international stage. Hundreds of northerners were involved in making it one of the most popular pavilions, attracting over 1.5 million visitors.

The evening will feature storytelling and a 25-minute video tour of the pavilion while marking the opening of a new community-curated Expo exhibit.

September 27, 2016
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (September 27, 2016) – The NWT Trapper Recognition Program recognizes the hard work NWT trappers put into their craft and the well-earned contribution they bring to the economy.  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources would like to congratulate the 2015-2016 NWT trapper award winners.

Awards are given out to the top trapper in each region for four categories:

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