Northwest Territories News

The Northwest Territories News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Building a strong economy means supporting businesses as they adapt, grow and seek out new economic opportunities. In the Northwest Territories (NWT), Indigenous and Northern businesses are building a path forward through creativity, new ideas and innovation, and diversifying our economy, and the Government of Canada is making targeted investments to support businesses and create good jobs Northerners can depend on.
  2. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament, Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, announced investments of over $210,000, delivered by CanNor, to support three projects that enhance economic development in the Northwest Territories (NWT) through innovation and diversification.
  3. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, and Diane Archie, Minister of Infrastructure of the Northwest Territories, announced joint funding of $14 million for the rehabilitation of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway.
  4. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure announcement with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, and Diane Archie, Minister of Infrastructure of the Northwest Territories.
  5. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, December 19, 2022—Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, and Diane Archie, Minister of Infrastructure, announced $4,150,000 in federal funding to improve ventilation in four public buildings in the Northwest Territories.
  6. Federal funding of $4,150,000 is provided through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure stream (CVRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and will support four projects in communities across the Northwest Territories.
  7. Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) and the Canadian Museum of Nature have signed a Letter of Agreement to continue collaborating on research and monitoring in the North and Arctic to further understand rapidly changing northern ecosystems.
  8. For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long wait lists and too few high-quality child care options. That is why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, giving children the best possible start in life and making life more affordable for families across Canada.
  9. Polar Knowledge Canada was proud to present the 2022 Northern Science Award to Lucassie Arragutainaq, of Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, at the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting.
  10. Today, Charles McNeely, Chairperson of the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated, and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, marked a historic investment for housing and infrastructure in the communities of Colville Lake, Fort Good Hope, Norman Wells and Tulita.
  11. The Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, Michael McLeod, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; joined by Charles McNeely, Chairperson of the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated, will announce historic investments in Indigenous infrastructure.
  12. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, and Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament, Northwest Territories, announced an investment of $86,602, delivered by CanNor, to assist Javaroma Gourmet Coffee and Tea to expand their business operations into the YK Centre Mall in downtown Yellowknife.
  13. Please be advised that The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, will make a funding announcement regarding the Javaroma Gourmet Coffee and Tea business expansion and deliver remarks on the 2022 Fall Economic Statement.
  14. The Dehcho Region is aiming to reduce its reliance on costly, highly polluting diesel with two new initiatives that will increase energy efficiency, create jobs and explore clean energy opportunities for its communities.
  15. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat station in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut has wrapped up its season, and closed on October 25, 2022.
  16. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, announced an investment of $50,000, delivered by CanNor, for the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce as they host two local business capacity development events in the Northwest Territories (NWT).
  17. Ndahecho Gondié Gháádé (Following the Words of Our Elders) Agreement includes a new model for the Nahanni National Park Reserve cooperative management body, and additional provisions for economic benefits and employment and training opportunities.
  18. Signing of the Ndahecho Gondié Gháádé Agreement for Nahanni National Park Reserve.
  19. Indigenous, federal, territorial and provincial partners gathered in Yellowknife today to discuss priorities and next steps in the implementation of Canada’s Arctic and Northern Policy Framework (the Framework) at the third annual Arctic and Northern Policy Framework Leadership Committee meeting.
  20. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - A busy week of environmental response training ended in celebration with a community open house event in Iqaluit, Nunavut, last week.
  21. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Shane Thompson, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Minister of Lands, and Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs; and Her Worship Rebecca Alty, President of the Northwest Territories Association of Communities and Mayor of the City of Yellowknife, announced funding totaling over $26 million for ten projects across the territory that will improve recreational infrastructure and increase protection from wildfires. Together, Canada, the Northwest Territories and First Nation communities are working to ensure health and safety of all residents, advance meaningful reconciliation, including economic reconciliation, and strengthen First Nations communities across the North.
  22. Joint federal and community funding through the Community, Culture and Recreation Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF), and the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) will support ten infrastructure projects across the Northwest Territories.
  23. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure event with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the
  24. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced today that Canada’s new Clean Energy for Indigenous and Remote Communities Hub has invested a total of $5.586 million to help advance the Inuvik 1-Megawatt Solar Project, including $1 million from Northern Responsible Energy Approach for Community Heat and Electricity Program (Northern REACHE), $4.189 million from Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities Program, and $397,000 from Natural Resource Canada’s Indigenous Off-Diesel Initiative.
  25. Traditional country foods have long been healthy and sustainable sources of nutrition for Indigenous and Northern communities, and crucial to food security across the North.
  26. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada is investing over $383,000 through the Northern Isolated Community Initiatives (NICI) Fund supporting a two-year project led by the Inuvialuit Community Economic Development Organization (ICEDO) to help revitalize the Mackenzie Delta reindeer herd.
  27. Everyone deserves access to healthy, affordable food, no matter where they live. However, many Canadians living in northern and isolated communities face increased costs related to shipping rates and supply chains.
  28. Minister Vandal to make a funding announcement related to the Nutrition North Canada while visiting the Inuvik Community Greenhouse
  29. Four Métis groups of the Northwest Territories to receive Budget 2022 funding to help respond to housing needs.
  30. Today, while in Yellowknife, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, announced investments of over $1.2 million, delivered by CanNor and Canadian Heritage, to support the further development of the Yellowknife Historical Society’s Community Museum and Interpretive Centre as a historical and cultural tourist attraction.
  31. The Government of Canada is working with Survivors, and affected families and communities to address historical wrongs and the lasting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harms related to the legacy of residential schools.
  32. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced over $12.5 million in funding for two green infrastructure projects in the Town of Inuvik and the Hamlet of Fort McPherson.
  33. Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding public infrastructure in Inuvik with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; His Worship Clarence Wood, Mayor of the Town of Inuvik; and Wanda Pascal, Chief of the Teetl’it Gwich’in Band.
  34. Public spaces in communities across the NWT, are critical for supporting residents, encouraging tourism, supporting local businesses and creating jobs. The pandemic highlighted the value of public spaces as important community assets and the importance of community events to the well-being of Northerners. CanNor has been there with financial support for northern businesses, organizations, and communities since the beginning of the pandemic, and now continues with support delivered through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF).
  35. Please be advised that Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, will make a virtual announcement supporting Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife.
  36. MP McLeod to Make an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Announcement in the Northwest Territories During #EVWeek in Canada
  37. The Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) annual Arctic operational season is underway. In total, seven CCG icebreakers are scheduled to deploy from June into November to support northern communities and operational and program commitments.
  38. The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat station in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut is now open for the season. The station is crewed by Indigenous members hired and trained by the Canadian Coast Guard under Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan.
  39. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, and Grand Chief Ken Kyikavichik of Gwich’in Tribal Council announced $2.3 million in funding for the renovation of Gwich’in Wellness Camp, a culturally centred wellness camp in the Northwest Territories.
  40. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; joined by Grand Chief Ken Kyikavichik, Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC); Kelly McLeod, Vice Chair of GTC; and Sharla Greenland, Chief Operating Officer for GTC, will announce a project under the Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program.
  41. The Government of Canada and Inuit leaders have been working closely together through the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee (ICPC) to advance reconciliation, strengthen the Inuit-Crown partnership, and create a more prosperous Inuit Nunangat through meaningful collaboration.
  42. Join us on Canada Day with free admission at national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas.
  43. A key to Canada's economic recovery is supporting local businesses as they rebuild from the impacts of the pandemic so they can better serve their communities and lead economic growth. Indigenous businesses, organizations and communities across the North and Arctic faced significant challenges during the pandemic and now play a vital role in economic recovery and in achieving long-term economic development goals across the territories.
  44. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, announced a combined investment of over $550,000, delivered by CanNor, to support five projects that help Indigenous businesses across the Northwest Territories recover, diversify, innovate and grow.
  45. Please be advised that Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, will make a virtual announcement supporting Indigenous businesses and organizations across the Northwest Territories.
  46. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada, through CanNor, is investing nearly one million dollars to promote NWT tourism development through two projects.
  47. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will fund three projects submitted by local organizations in Northwest Territories and Yukon under the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).
  48. Northern, remote and Indigenous communities in Canada face unique housing and infrastructure needs.
  49. YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, will provide details on how Budget 2022 will help Canada continue to lead in global efforts to fight climate change, protect nature and build a clean economy.
  50. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, and Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, highlighted good jobs, clean air and a strong economy in Yellowknife, as part of Budget 2022.