Category Archives: Environment and Natural Resources

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Sep, 3 2015

Multiple bear sightings at Hidden Lake Territorial Park

YELLOWKNIFE (September 3, 2015) – The public is asked to refrain from using the Cameron Falls Trail and parking lot that are located in Hidden Lake Territorial Park until further notice due to bear sightings in the area. Hidden Lake Park is on the Ingraham Trail approximately 47 km east of Yellowknife. A temporary blockade […]

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Aug, 18 2015

Public Safety Update: Reid Lake Fire/ MISE À JOUR DE SÉCURITÉ PUBLIQUE – FEU AU LAC REID

YELLOWKNIFE (August 18, 2015) – Fire ZF-014, near Reid Lake, remains active. The GNWT is working to suppress the fire and ensure the safety of the public. The following are updates from the various government agencies involved in the response to this wildfire. The next Public Safety Update will be issued on Friday, August 21, 2015, unless the […]

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Aug, 7 2015

Public Safety Update: Reid Lake Fire, Highways 3 and 4/ MISE À JOUR DE SÉCURITÉ PUBLIQUE – FEU AU LAC REID, ROUTES 3 ET 4

YELLOWKNIFE (August 7, 2015) – Fire ZF-014, near Reid Lake, is still a threat. The GNWT is working to suppress the fire and ensure the safety of the public. The following are updates from the various government agencies involved in the response to this wildfire. The next Public Safety Update will be issued on Monday, August 10, […]

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Aug, 6 2015

Public Safety Update: Reid Lake Fire/MISE À JOUR DE SÉCURITÉ PUBLIQUE – FEU AU LAC REID

YELLOWKNIFE (August 6, 2015) – Fire ZF-014, near Reid Lake, is still a threat. The GNWT is working to suppress the fire and ensure the safety of the public. The following are updates from the various government agencies involved in the response to this wildfire.

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Jul, 23 2015

GNWT cites broad support for Thaidene Nëné

YELLOWKNIFE (July 23, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is pleased to announce, based on feedback received from public and stakeholder meetings on Thaidene Nene (TDN) held in Yellowknife last week, that, broad support is building for the GNWT’s balanced approach to find a solution that meets the many complex interests of northerners in […]

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Jul, 10 2015

GNWT to begin Thaidene Nëné Territorial Conservation Area engagement sessions

YELLOWKNIFE (July 10, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has been working collaboratively with Aboriginal governments and is pleased to announce that it has a proposed approach towards the establishment of a Thaidene Nëné territorial park and wildlife conservation areas. The collaborative approach ensures that the majority of the land within the […]

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Jul, 8 2015

GNWT to sign climate change statement at Climate Summit of the Americas

TORONTO, ON (July 8, 2015) – The Government of the Northwest Territories will be a signatory to the Climate Summit of the Americas Common Statement. Minister of Environment and Natural Resources J. Michael Miltenberger will sign the Common Statement on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) at the Climate Summit in Toronto, Ontario tomorrow. […]

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Jun, 30 2015

Media Advisory: Wildfire Response in the Deh Cho and South Slave

(June 30, 2015, Updated at: 4:58 PM) – There is currently a wildfire burning approximately 2 kms northwest of Jean Marie River.  In addition, a wildfire approximately 20,000 hectares in size is burning approximately 6 kms south of Hay River.  As a result of these fires, the communities of Jean Marie River and Hay River and […]

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Jun, 30 2015

Avis aux médias – Lutte contre les feux de végétation dans les régions du Dehcho et du Slave Sud

(30 juin 2015, Mis à jour à : 16 h 58) – Un feu de végétation est en activité à environ deux (2) kilomètres au nord-ouest de Jean Marie River. De plus, un feu de végétation d’une superficie d’environ 20 000 hectares est en activité à environ six (6) kilomètres au sud de Hay River. En raison de ces feux, les […]

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Jun, 1 2015

J. Michael Miltenberger: 2015 Fire Season Forecast

Mr. Speaker, I do not wish to be the bearer of bad weather reports but as Mother Nature may have it, and based on the reports from our meteorologist, we will once again experience drought over the summer of 2015. The prediction for this fire season is for another year of hot, dry weather. The […]

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