Northwest Territories News

The Northwest Territories News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) station in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut completed its fourth season of providing maritime search and rescue services on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
  2. The Canadian Coast Guard is past the mid-way point of its 2021 Arctic operational season, which runs annually from June to November and ensures safe and efficient movement of vessels in Canada's northern waters.
  3. The safety of Canada’s Arctic waters and those who use them is a top priority for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). As traffic increases in this vast region, so does the demand for essential coast guard services, including search and rescue.
  4. The following three agreements have been signed by Canada and the Yellowknives Dene First Nation:
  5. Today, the parties signed three agreements aimed at renewing our relationship and moving forward to address the legacy of the mine and to provide socio-economic benefits as a result of the Giant Mine Remediation Project.
  6. The Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories have reached an agreement on an extension to the Canada–Northwest Territories Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
  7. Today, Minister of Northern Affairs Daniel Vandal, along with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, announced $8 million for Métis communities in the Northwest Territories to respond to their critical infrastructure and housing needs, as identified in their community-led infrastructure plans.
  8. As part of Budget 2021, the Government of Canada is making historic new investments in Indigenous infrastructure to address critical infrastructure gaps and improve economic, social and health outcomes in their communities.
  9. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Shane Thompson, Territorial Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, announced joint funding for seven wastewater and solid waste projects across the Northwest Territories.
  10. Joint federal, territorial and community funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support seven wastewater and solid waste projects in the Northwest Territories.
  11. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Shane Thompson, Territorial Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, announced joint funding for 15 community infrastructure projects across the Northwest Territories.
  12. Joint federal and community funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support 15 community and cultural infrastructure projects in the Northwest Territories.
  13. The Government of Canada is providing a total of $17.25 million under the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) for the following 33 Northwest Territories’ communities. In addition, the Government of Canada is providing a total of $16.5 million as a top-up, calculated based on 2020-21 federal Gas Tax Fund allocations for the following communities.
  14. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that the Northwest Territories has received $17.25 million through the new Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) for the 2021–22 fiscal year, and that the territory will receive a top-up of $16.5 million. This top-up doubles the amount of money that Northwest Territories communities received through the program in 2020-21, enabling them to carry out infrastructure projects that support the well-being of their residents.
  15. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Federal Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, and the Honourable Shane Thompson, Northwest Territories’ Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, announced funding for 18 local road projects across the Northwest Territories.
  16. The Government of Canada is investing over $37 million in these projects through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada Plan. Northwest Territories’ communities and Indigenous ultimate recipients are providing over $12.3 million towards these projects.
  17. The Government of Canada, the Northwest Territories, and the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador and British Columbia are pleased total funding of $8,596,200 for eight projects. The non-repayable Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund (CFSOF) contributions will fund essential market research, consumer research and domestic and international marketing strategies.
  18. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Diane Archie, Territorial Minister of Infrastructure, announced funding for the construction of a new transmission line in Fort Providence and Kakisa.
  19. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today announced that the Government of Canada will invest $1,080,000 over two years in the Western Boreal Initiative with the Dene Nation. The Western Boreal Initiative is a collaboration between provinces, territories, and First Nations governments to evaluate the cumulative effects of wildfire, predation, key pests, human disturbances, and climate change on the Western Boreal Forests of Canada.
  20. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure announcement with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Diane Archie, Territorial Minister of Infrastructure.