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Giant Mine ‘must be better prepared’ for wildfires, evacuations

sam, 05/11/2024 - 09:02

When there's a wildfire or evacuation at one of Canada's most toxic sites, what should happen next? That situation faced Giant Mine and now there are questions.

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Yellowknife launches emergency email notifications

sam, 05/11/2024 - 08:58

Yellowknife wants people to sign up for emergency emails, while the GNWT is promoting Alertable, a community notifications app. Here's how you sign up for them.

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How to use wifi calling on Starlink to make or receive calls

sam, 05/11/2024 - 00:56

If an outage takes out your cell service but you have Starlink, you can usually turn on wifi calling and start making and receiving calls again. Here's how.

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Northwestel confirms cell, internet disruption from wildfire damage

ven, 05/10/2024 - 23:44

Residents in Fort Simpson, Inuvik and other NWT communities reported loss of cell, internet or both on Friday. Northwestel said wildfire damage is to blame.

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NWT bans open flames, fireworks in Dehcho after Friday flare-ups

ven, 05/10/2024 - 22:53

The NWT government imposed fire restrictions on the entire Dehcho region after a windy Friday saw wildfires close highways and grow near communities.

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Wildfire jumps Liard River, ‘risk rising’ to Fort Liard

ven, 05/10/2024 - 20:45

A wildfire southwest of Fort Liard crossed the Liard River on Friday afternoon, NWT Fire said, meaning "risk has risen" to the hamlet.

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Flames roll across highways as roads south of NWT close

ven, 05/10/2024 - 20:15

The two highways connecting the NWT to BC and Alberta closed on Friday because of wildfires. Video showed flames being driven across one highway by the wind.

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Fires flare up along Highway 1, near Sambaa K’e and near Hay River

ven, 05/10/2024 - 17:49

A wildfire closed Highway 1 about 15 km from Sambaa Deh Falls, while smaller fires were also reported south of Hay River, near Enterprise and near Sambaa K'e.

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Sheila Bassi-Kellett to return as Yellowknife city manager (for now)

ven, 05/10/2024 - 13:33

Sheila Bassi-Kellett will once again be Yellowknife's city manager from Monday after her successor almost immediately resigned. It's an interim appointment.

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Air Tindi tries to navigate Yellowknife Bay’s low water

ven, 05/10/2024 - 10:36

Air Tindi, which operates floatplanes from Yellowknife Bay, says it's racing to find solutions to this year's record low water, which raises all kinds of issues.

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Alone returns in ‘northernmost location’ on Gwich’in land

ven, 05/10/2024 - 09:50

TV show Alone, which sees who can last the longest in the wilderness on their own, is back in the NWT. The new season was shot near Inuvik. Watch the trailer.

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NTPC tries again to hike rates over increased diesel costs

ven, 05/10/2024 - 09:03

The NWT Power Corporation tried to raise rates in February because of high diesel prices. It was told to redo some of its math, and the new proposal is now in.

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Researchers criticized after response overwhelms YK project

ven, 05/10/2024 - 07:58

Researchers expected maybe 30 people, but 100 showed up in a Yellowknife mall. An Indigenous resident felt the ensuing situation was badly mishandled.

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Abandoned Yellowknife couch makes it to shore ahead of lake thaw

ven, 05/10/2024 - 07:49

A couch abandoned on Great Slave Lake off Yellowknife's Mosher Island has been rescued from a plunge through the ice. (Now it needs a ride to the dump.)

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Wind could ‘challenge’ work to control fire southwest of Fort Liard

jeu, 05/09/2024 - 19:25

Fire crews tackling a wildfire southwest of Fort Liard are bracing for the effect of forecast strong winds on Friday.

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GNWT switching from Hay River to Tuk for some barge shipments

jeu, 05/09/2024 - 18:28

The GNWT will send some barges from Tuktoyaktuk rather than Hay River to avoid "extremely low water" on the Mackenzie River. It means big changes for cargo.

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Feds aim to strengthen emergency response in BC, NWT

jeu, 05/09/2024 - 17:49

A pilot program will use federal funding to boost the ability of NGOs to help in BC and the NWT if the summer of 2024 develops into another bad fire season.

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Hay River declares full fire ban with strong wind forecast

jeu, 05/09/2024 - 15:37

The Town of Hay River declared a full fire ban ahead of an expected "major wind event" on Friday and Saturday. NWT Fire says winds could gust up to 70 km/h.

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North West Company defends use of Nutrition North funding

jeu, 05/09/2024 - 14:49

Northern retailers and airlines told MPs more must be done to address the high cost of food, while a company central to the discussion defended its practices.

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Rice, Kakfwi and Wilson among authors at 2024 NorthWords festival

jeu, 05/09/2024 - 14:10

The 2024 NorthWords Writers Festival will welcome Waubgeshig Rice, Stephen Kakfwi and Dr Marie Wilson among others from May 30 to June 2.

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