Northwest Territories News

The Northwest Territories News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. CanNor funding of $600,000 to the Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation will help with the construction of Wekweètì’s new grocery store
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The National Action Plan builds on existing federal, provincial, and territorial approaches and strategies to prevent and address GBV.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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).
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Government of Canada announces over $1.2 million to support Indigenous tourism projects in the Northwest Territories
  27. Government of Canada announces over $1.2 million to support Indigenous tourism projects in the Northwest Territories
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Federal funding for Indigenous tourism initiatives in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories
  33. Federal funding for Indigenous tourism initiatives in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories
  34. 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
  35. Government of Canada invests $1 million in the winter fishery in the Northwest Territories #GoC #CanNor #NWT @GCCanNor @GovCanNorth
  36. Patients, their families, and caregivers have unique insights about themselves and what matters when they are receiving health care services. Through their lived experience, patients bring valuable firsthand perspectives to research that help lead to new and better ways of delivering care that will improve the health of all people in Canada.
  37. Everyone deserves access to affordable, fresh food, no matter where they live. That's why the government of Canada is making strategic investments to offset the high costs of labour, transportation, and socio-economic challenges that impact the ability of northerners and Indigenous peoples to grow, harvest and buy local food.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Polar Knowledge Canada was proud to present the 2022 Northern Science Award to Lucassie Arragutainaq, of Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, at the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.