Northwest Territories News

The Northwest Territories News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Minister Vandal to make a funding announcement related to the Nutrition North Canada while visiting the Inuvik Community Greenhouse
  6. Four Métis groups of the Northwest Territories to receive Budget 2022 funding to help respond to housing needs.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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).
  11. 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.
  12. MP McLeod to Make an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Announcement in the Northwest Territories During #EVWeek in Canada
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Join us on Canada Day with free admission at national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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).
  24. Northern, remote and Indigenous communities in Canada face unique housing and infrastructure needs.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Today, the Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, and Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, highlighted Budget 2022 investments in housing.
  28. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, will deliver remarks on good jobs, clean air, and a strong economy in Budget 2022.
  29. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, will deliver remarks on Budget 2022 investments in housing in Yellowknife.
  30. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, announced a combined investment of over $3.1 million, delivered through CanNor, to support nine projects and help communities across the Northwest Territories recover and grow.
  31. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, announced a combined investment of over $3.1 million, delivered through CanNor, to support nine projects that help communities across the Northwest Territories in their recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  32. Please be advised that The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, will make a virtual announcement on Monday regarding funding support for community revitalization projects in the Northwest Territories.
  33. Too many families across Canada lack access to high quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care. That is why the Government of Canada has laid out a plan to provide families in Canada with, on average, $10 a day child care for children under six years of age by March 2026. This plan will make life more affordable for families, create new jobs, get parents— especially women—back into the workforce, and grow the middle class, while giving every child a real and fair chance at success.
  34. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Honourable Karina Gould, will join the Honourable R.J. Simpson, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment of the Northwest Territories, to announce additional support for families.
  35. The Canadian Coast Guard completed its 2021 Arctic operational season on November 20, 2021. A total of eight icebreakers deployed to the Arctic this year, including a maiden voyage by the CCGS Jean Goodwill, the second of three medium interim icebreakers acquired by the Canadian Coast Guard in 2018.
  36. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Prairie Region today released operational and enforcement highlights covering the period from January 1 to October 31, 2021.