Category Archives: Media Advisory

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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Jun, 26 2015

Fire ban in place for several Dehcho and South Slave Territorial Parks

YELLOWKNIFE (June 26, 2015) – Weather conditions are extremely hot and dry throughout the Northwest Territories. A fire ban is in effect for the following parks: Sambaa Deh Falls Territorial Park Blackstone Territorial Park Fort Providence Territorial Park In addition to the fire ban, Little Buffalo River Falls Territorial Park is closed to the public […]

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Jun, 5 2015

Fire ban for Fred Henne and Yellowknife River Territorial Parks Lifted

YELLOWKNIFE (June 5, 2015) – The fire ban implemented at the Fred Henne and Yellowknife River Territorial Parks has been lifted. Campers and those using the parks are asked to follow safe fire practices. Consistent with the fire ban implemented by the Hamlet of Fort Providence, a fire ban remains in effect at the Fort […]

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May, 27 2015

Fire ban in place for Fred Henne and Yellowknife River Territorial Parks

YELLOWKNIFE (May 27, 2015) – Consistent with the fire ban implemented by the City of Yellowknife, a fire ban is in effect for Fred Henne and Yellowknife River Territorial Parks effective immediately. Use of camp stoves and enclosed barbecues is permitted. Any device that uses propane to supply a burner for heating and or cooking […]

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Apr, 14 2015

Online reservations for NWT campgrounds open tomorrow

YELLOWKNIFE (April 14, 2015) – Residents and visitors can begin booking their favourite Northwest Territories (NWT) campsites at nwtparks.ca beginning at 10:00am tomorrow. The GNWT’s online reservation system allows campers to select and book campsites in 16 campgrounds across the NWT.   In addition to listing campsite costs and power options, the online reservation system […]

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Mar, 30 2015

NWT Minister of Education hosts sessions on innovation in Aboriginal education

BANFF, AB (March 27, 2015) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty hosted sessions on new and innovative approaches to education in the North at the 5th International Summit on the Teaching Professions (ISTP) in Banff, Alberta on March 29-30, 2015. On March 28th, Minister Lafferty took part in discussions surrounding the critical changes that we must […]

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Jan, 30 2015

Minister of ITI issues oil and gas call for bids

YELLOWKNIFE (January 30, 2015) – Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment David Ramsay today issued a call for bids for exploration licences for two parcels of land located in the in the Central Mackenzie Valley. The Call for Bids process invites companies to bid on specific parcels of land to secure and possibly obtain an […]

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