Officials expressed concern on Wednesday as conditions threatened to push a forest fire closer to Highway 7 and in the direction of Fort Liard's local dump.
Residents in Dehcho and South Slave communities have been told to take precautions as hot weather parks itself over the southern Northwest Territories.
Dehcho First Nations leader Herb Norwegian has received a $10,000 prize for his work to protect the region's boreal forests, wetlands, and watersheds.
Fort Simpson teacher Val Gendron has received the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers from the Governor General in Ottawa.
The National Energy Board approved plans to repair an Enbridge pipeline vital to oil production in Norman Wells, which has been shut off since late 2016.
A social worker who counsels northern residential school survivors is trying what he believes is a new way to address issues with alcohol, drugs, and abuse.
Ministerial approval for a new all-season road to the Dehcho's Prairie Creek Mine is delayed to allow further consultation with affected Indigenous groups.