Northwest Territories News

The Northwest Territories News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. The Canadian Coast Guard is warning mariners to use extreme caution and prioritize safety on the Mackenzie River due to low water levels, specifically between Wrigley Harbour on Great Slave Lake and the entrance of the Aklavik Channel (Mile 952) near Inuvik.
  2. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced a federal investment of more than $1.4 million, delivered by CanNor, to support ten projects that will help Indigenous businesses and organizations across the territories expand their infrastructure and services.
  3. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada is investing more than $1.4 million in ten projects in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon.
  4. Investing in Canada’s communities isn't just about building infrastructure, it's about building connections to other communities, to markets, and to Canadians.
  5. The Canadian Coast Guard’s Arctic Marine Response Station (AMRS), formerly known as the Inshore Rescue Boat North (IRBN) station, in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, is now open for the season.
  6. Every child deserves the best start in life. But for young families, including Millennial and Gen Z parents, the costs of child care can add up to a second rent or mortgage payment.
  7. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, and Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, met with members of the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to emphasize Budget 2024’s investments in post-secondary education for the next generation of First Nations students. These investments include $5.2 million over two years, starting in 2024–25, to support the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning as they provide innovative Indigenous-led land-based post-secondary education and research programming in northern communities.
  8. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, and Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, will make an announcement and hold a media availability at the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning to highlight the federal budget’s investments in post-secondary education for Indigenous students in the North.
  9. A national park in the Peel Watershed would permanently protect the area, contribute to the recovery of species at risk, and support the continuation of Indigenous cultural practices for future generations.
  10. MP McLeod announces $15 million to Indigenous governments and organizations in the Northwest Territories affected by 2023 wildfires
  11. The community along the West Channel village in Hay River will be safer from floods after an investment of more than $1.1 million from the federal government.
  12. The Government of Canada to announce supports to Indigenous governments and organizations of the Northwest Territories affected by the 2023 wildfires
  13. Addressing the harms suffered by Survivors, their families and communities is at the heart of reconciliation and is essential to renewing and building relationships with Indigenous partners, communities, and governments in Canada.
  14. The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories announced today a three-year action plan to improve and expand licensed early learning and child care (ELCC) programming across the territory. The 2023 to 2026 action plan covers investments outlined in the Canada-Northwest Territories Canada-wide ELCC Agreement – 2021 to 2026 and the Canada-Northwest Territories ELCC Agreement – 2021 to 2025. The action plan sets a road map for strengthening and expanding the ELCC sector and improving access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive ELCC opportunities for families throughout the territory. It builds on progress achieved to date during the first two years of both agreements.
  15. Families across Canada know that affordable child care is not a luxury—it is a necessity. That is why the Government of Canada is working with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system that will bring fees for regulated child care across the country down to $10 a day on average for children five years of age and younger by March 2026.
  16. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jenna Sudds, will join Northwest Territories’ Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Caitlin Cleveland, for an announcement in Yellowknife.
  17. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $99,999 towards Diamonds de Canada Ltd.’s purchase of a CT scanner-equipped Synova laser diamond cutting machine, which assists this NWT-based business in offering finished diamonds from raw diamonds mined in the territory, and help maximize the economic benefits this sector can give Northerners by keeping advanced stages of diamond refinement within the Northwest Territories.
  18. Today, Michael V. McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced over $1.15 million for two community organizations in Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  19. CanNor funding of $600,000 to the Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation will help with the construction of Wekweètì’s new grocery store
  20. During the recent summer season, Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Search and Rescue (SAR) teams successfully completed SAR training with the crew of the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier and community Guardians in Taloyoak, Nunavut.
  21. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Caroline Wawzonek, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women in the Northwest Territories, announced a historic bilateral agreement.
  22. The National Action Plan builds on existing federal, provincial, and territorial approaches and strategies to prevent and address GBV.
  23. The new Wellness and Recovery Centre in Yellowknife will be built thanks to the investment of more than $24 million from the Government of Canada. Announced by Member of Parliament Michael McLeod and Minister Julie Green, this Centre will provide a permanent home for services supporting populations experiencing homelessness, hunger, addictions and mental health challenges.
  24. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, and Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services.
  25. As this year’s wildfire season has shown us, Northern and Indigenous communities are already feeling the devastating effects of climate change, and it’s crucial that they have the tools they need to lead on adapting to the changing environment.
  26. Today, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Chair and Chief Executive Officer Duane Ningaqsiq Smith; the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs and Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and CanNor; the Honourable Caroline Cochrane, Premier of the Northwest Territories; and the Honourable Ranj Pillai, Premier of Yukon, signed the Western Arctic – Tariuq (Offshore) Accord on behalf of their respective governments.
  27. Every Canadian deserves a safe place to call home. Investments in safe, inclusive, and stable housing help Canadians experiencing or at risk of homelessness access the community-based supports they need, in order to make housing their reality.
  28. Members of the media are invited to join an announcement with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, Paulie Chinna, Minister Responsible for Housing Northwest Territories, and Eleanor Young, President and CEO of Housing Northwest Territories.
  29. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, Diane Archie, N.W.T Minister of Infrastructure, on behalf of Caroline Wawzonek, N.W.T. Minister of Finance, and Duane Smith, Chair and CEO of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, announced a joint investment of more than $19.7 million for the construction of a fibre optic line from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk, bringing highspeed fibre optic communications to Tuktoyaktuk.
  30. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, Diane Archie, N.W.T. Minister of Infrastructure, and Duane Smith, Chair and CEO of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation.
  31. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, His Worship Erwin Elias, Mayor of Tuktoyaktuk, and Duane Smith, Chair and CEO of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, announced a federal investment of more than $53.7 million to mitigate current and future impacts of climate change on the shoreline of the Inuvialuit community of Tuktoyaktuk.
  32. Michael V. Mcleod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Labour and Seniors, Seamus O’Regan Jr., will announce funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program for four community-based projects to support seniors in Yellowknife. This investment will assist local organizations in empowering seniors within their communities.
  33. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, along with Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning and Minister for the Status of Women, Natalie Jameson, will deliver remarks as co-chairs following the Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Most Responsible for Early Learning and Child Care, in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
  34. Today, the Government of Canada and the Government of Northwest Territories are taking the next step by announcing an agreement in principle for a shared plan that will invest $361 million in federal funding over 10 years in Northwest Territories, including $73 million for a new bilateral agreement focusing on shared health priorities. This investment also includes $150 million in CHT growth since 2022-2023, a guaranteed 5 per cent growth to the CHT for the next five years (expected additional value of $20 million over 10 years), and $2 million through an immediate one-time CHT top-up to address urgent needs.
  35. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada has invested over $472,000 in a project by the City of Yellowknife to reduce barriers at two local recreational facilities to ensure they are more accessible to visitors and residents.
  36. Please be advised that Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, will make an announcement tomorrow at Yellowknife's Fieldhouse.
  37. Today, the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and the Government of Canada celebrated the signing of a procurement framework agreement with respect to the Giant Mine Remediation Project, which is the culmination of continued partnership and collaboration.
  38. On behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, will make an important funding announcement regarding HIV and the Hepatitis C Community Action Fund (CAF).
  39. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth met with community leaders and families who have been impacted by the Northwest Territories wildfires.
  40. In January 2022, Women and Gender Equality Canada launched a call for proposals to bolster the capacity of Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations to provide gender-based violence (GBV) prevention programs to address the root causes of violence.
  41. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, was joined by the Honourable Caroline Wawzonek, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women for the Northwest Territories, the Honourable Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services for the Northwest Territories, and the Honourable Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, to announce $500,000 to support crisis hotlines in Northwest Territories until March 31, 2026.
  42. Government of Canada announces over $1.2 million to support Indigenous tourism projects in the Northwest Territories
  43. Government of Canada announces over $1.2 million to support Indigenous tourism projects in the Northwest Territories
  44. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, along with the Honourable Caroline Wawzonek, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women for the Northwest Territories, the Honourable Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services for the Northwest Territories, and Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, for an announcement to support crisis hotlines across the Northwest Territories.
  45. A renewed funding partnership between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will see an investment of $7.6 million to strengthen the competitiveness, innovation, and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food sector in the Northwest Territories (NWT) over the next 5 years.
  46. Today the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, was in Yellowknife to highlight Budget 2023: A Made-in-Canada Plan: Strong Middle Class, Affordable Economy, Healthy Future and investments to make life more affordable.
  47. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls highlighted the underlying systemic causes of ongoing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. The COVID-19 pandemic also created unprecedented challenges for victims and survivors seeking help and the frontline organizations that support them.
  48. Federal funding for Indigenous tourism initiatives in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories
  49. Federal funding for Indigenous tourism initiatives in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories
  50. Government of Canada invests over $498,000 to support the development of the Sundog Business Park in Hay River, Northwest Territories #GoC #CanNor #NWT @GCCanNor @GovCanNorth