Access to 9-1-1 in the Northwest Territories is restored

Last modified: May 17, 2023 at 12:01pm

RCMP in the Northwest Territories say the ability to dial 9-1-1 has now been restored.

The NWT government previously said residents might have trouble dialling 9-1-1 to reach emergency services across the territory.

The disruption was reported in a brief message shared at midnight between Tuesday and Wednesday on the territory’s website.


“There is an incident that has caused a disruption to 9-1-1 service,” the message stated, providing no further detail.

Shortly before noon, RCMP said 9-1-1 had returned.