A Yellowknife-wide fire ban in place since June 9 has been lifted effective immediately, the municipality announced on Thursday.
Highway 1 between Fort Simpson and Wrigley will reopen for an eight-hour period on Thursday and traffic will be escorted through a wildfire-affected section of the road.
A wildfire along Highway 1 southeast of Wrigley has grown to 3,000 hectares in size but isn't threatening the community, the NWT government says.
A worsening wildfire has closed Highway 1 between Wrigley and Fort Simpson. "Conditions have been terrible," a retired Wrigley firefighter said.
Alberta is sending five crews to help fight wildfires in the NWT, where 43 fires are currently burning in the North Slave, South Slave, Sahtu and Dehcho.
Anyone venturing outside in Yellowknife on Thursday evening will have noticed a layer of smoke falling over the city. Here's where it's likely coming from.
A team of researchers visited Ulukhaktok as part of a four-year study examining how underwater noise from ships could impact ringed seals.
A wildfire visible to the southeast of Yellowknife and Dettah was attacked by two air tanker groups on Wednesday, the NWT government said.
Lone Sorenson calls it a market garden, a teaching garden and a healing garden. This week, her Northern Roots garden welcomed seniors looking to get active.
The NWT can expect an average wildfire season in 2022, a territorial expert said, though there could be "potential extreme fires" around Great Slave Lake.
Short-term fixes to combat permafrost thaw are fine, a report stated, but ultimately a lot of money must be spent and much larger-scale changes introduced.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says it "got lucky" that a human-caused fire was put out before it spread to a nearby territorial park.