Category Archives: Emergency Bulletin

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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Aug, 6 2014

Public Safety Update: North Slave Region

YELLOWKNIFE (August 6, 2014) — North Slave communities are experiencing intermittent smoke issues due to ongoing fires in the region. Residents are advised to be aware of travel restrictions and health issues related to smoke. At this time no communities are being threatened by forest fires. The GNWT continues to work with our partners in […]

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Aug, 6 2014

PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE – NORTH SLAVE REGION – 4:47PM

(4:47pm AUG 5, 2014, YELLOWKNIFE) Smoky conditions and reduced visibility from the Birch Lake fires and the fires north of Birch Lake, are significantly affecting travel between Yellowknife and Fort Providence. At this time no communities are being threatened by forest fires. The GNWT continues to work with our partners in community governments and local […]

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Jul, 7 2014

GNWT Emergency Bulletin: Reid Lake Fire (July 7, 2014 – 3:00 p.m.)

No change from the July 07 11:00 a.m. bulletin Local smoke conditions in Yellowknife could worsen this afternoon and later tonight. Bulletins will  be suspended until new information or conditions demand. Residents: For more information on wildfires please consult www.enr.gov.nt.ca and the NWT Fire Facebook page. Media: For more information on wildfires please call: Judy […]

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Jul, 7 2014

GNWT Emergency Bulletin: Reid Lake Fire (July 7, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.)

Environment and Natural Resources continue to assess and plan operations for the fire near Reid Lake.  Today teams are preparing for a potential burnout operation.  Conditions over the next few days will determine when the action can be conducted. This operation is intended to keep the fire from advancing south and west towards the Ingraham […]

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Jul, 6 2014

Emergency Bulletin: Reid Lake Fire (July 6, 2014 – 3:00 p.m.)

High winds and extreme weather conditions on Friday, July 04 pushed a fire near Consolation Lake towards Reid Lake.  This fire is currently 7.5 kilometres east of the Ingraham Trail. Weather conditions on Saturday allowed for Environment and Natural Resources teams to assess the fire and plan further operations over the coming days.  Additional resources […]

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Jul, 5 2014

Emergency Bulletin: Reid Lake Fire (July 5, 2014 – 3:00 p.m.)

High winds and extreme weather conditions on Friday, July 04 pushed a fire near Consolation Lake toward Reid Lake.  This fire is currently 11 kilometres east of the Ingraham Trail. Environment and Natural Resources have brought in additional resources, including an Incident Management Team, to support operations.  Today personnel will continue to assess the situation […]

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