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Wildfire smoke advisory issued for Northwest Territories

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
N.W.T.'s Chief Public Health Officer has issued a wildfire smoke advisory for the entire territory, saying many communities are experiencing varying levels of poor air quality.
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​Nunavut and NWT animal protection laws still lack bite, says report

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The Animal Legal Defense Fund released its 2016 Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings on Thursday and Yukon placed eighth, Northwest Territories 12th, and Nunavut dead last compared to the other Canadian jurisdictions. Nicole Spencer, N.W.T. ...

Government of Canada invests in Northwest Territories to improve transportation and support tourism

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
As the only all season-road traversing Wood Buffalo National Park and connecting the communities of Fort Smith and Hay River, Northwest Territories, this investment will result in an improved level of service for this essential regional transportation ...

Minister McKenna visits Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
YELLOWKNIFE, NT, July 12, 2016 /CNW/ - From July 11-12, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, travelled to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to gain knowledge and raise awareness of climate change ...

Wildfires near small hydro plants along Northwest Territories' Snare River

HydroWorld - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Northwest Territories Power Corp., which owns the Snare hydro system, said at that time it was monitoring its assets -- primarily including 150 kilometers-worth of transmission lines in the Yellowknife, Behchoko and Dettah area -- but that local fire ...

'We could have lost lives:' NWT fishing lodge wasn't warned of approaching fire

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
After all, the fishing lodge, located on a point between two bays and accessible only by float plane in summer, had survived the last two years of extreme fire seasons in the Northwest Territories. They had started fire smarting the property five years ...

16 Parks In Yukon, NWT And Nunavut For Adventurous Camping

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut are home to some breathtaking national and territorial parks ideal for an experienced camper, but also for families looking for their next Canadian getaway.

NWT averaging 1 fentanyl related death per year, study finds

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
There have been five fentanyl-related deaths in the Northwest Territories in the past five years, according to a study by the N.W.T's coroner's office released Tuesday. The study, published in collaboration with the Office of the N.W.T.'s Chief Public ...

Government of Canada Supports Advancing Treaty and Self-Government Negotiations in the Northwest Territories ...

Canada NewsWire (press release) - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Today, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, and Premier and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations for the Government of the Northwest Territories, Bob McLeod, announced the appointment of Thomas ...

Canada Upgrading Two Important Northwest Territory Parks

Travel Market Report - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Wood Buffalo National Park is home to the world's largest free-roaming herd of bison. Photo: Portal Canada. Parks Canada this week announced over $23 million will be invested in various projects at two important parks in the Northwest Territories ...

$80 million allocated for NWT roads

Daily Commercial News - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. - The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories have announced funding for major roadwork in the territory.

Glimpsing the future: Researchers predict how fires will change NWT forests

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
A group of forest fire scientists are studying areas of forest in the Northwest Territories that have re-burned in the past 15 years to try and understand what the future boreal forest might look like.

Here's why the NWT Power Corp. wants to hike power rates, again

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Northwest Territories Power Corporation says it wants to hike power rates to pay for upgrading aging generators, adding a new customer service division, hiring 12 new full-time employees, and rising operation costs and inflation.
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De Beers puts Canada's Snap Lake diamond mine up for sale

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
De Beers has hired Bank of Montreal to market the underground mine in Northwest Territories, said spokesman Tom Ormsby, but he did not provide financial details.

Learning from China: 65 NWT businesses heading over seas in 2017

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
So far, the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce says 65 people from all over the Northwest Territories have signed up for the trip, which is set to happen in April 2017.
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Trucking industry big winner in provincial trade deal: Pallister

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Premier Bob McLeod, of the Northwest Territories, left to right, Premier Brian Pallister, of Manitoba and Premier Christy Clark, of British Columbia, wave during a meeting of Premiers in Whitehorse, Yukon, Thursday, July, 21, 2016.
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Smell of smoke wafting into Fort McMurray from N.W.T.: officials

CP24 Toronto's Breaking News - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo issued a statement on Saturday advising that smoke from wildfires in the Northwest Territories is blowing through northern Alberta. It says there are no active wildfires in the vicinity of Fort McMurray or ...

Teens from Nunavut get sweltering welcome

St. Catharines Standard - ‎6 hours ago‎
The not-for-profit, registered charity offers an experience-based educational work and travel for Aboriginal youth from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. The two volunteering full-time at local work placements to learn new skills and explore ...
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World's first successful IVF and frozen embryo wood bison produced in Saskatchewan

Cantech Letter - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
In 1922, the Canadian government established Wood Buffalo National Park, now straddling northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories, to help preserve the species. This proved to be a successful endeavor up until the wood buffalo started ...

Timeline: Major recent spills on the Prairies

Globalnews.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
May 2012 - A leak that goes undetected for days from a Pace Oil and Gas waste disposal line releases about 3.5 million litres of a water-oil emulsion into muskeg near Rainbow Lake close to the Alberta-Northwest Territories boundary. It is discovered ...
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