$24.6M in new funding for NWT’s Snare Forks hydro upgrades
The federal and territorial governments will provide $24.6 million for “green infrastructure” upgrades to the Snare Forks Hydroelectric Facility.
Inuvik Wind Generation project receives $40 million
The project will be the first to receive money under a new federal fund created to support energy security in northern communities.
Dr Chris Burn, permafrost expert, receives Polar Medal
A scientist with more than three decades’ experience working in the Mackenzie Delta has received the Polar Medal from the Governor General of Canada.
Fort Smith given climate change cash to plan landslide fix
The Town’s senior administrator says climate change is the reason the riverbank’s stability is increasingly fragile – and the next step is clear.
Prairie Creek Mine access road gets ministerial approval
The federal government has issued final approval for a project to construct a new all-season road to the Dehcho’s Prairie Creek Mine.
Dehcho’s Edéhzhíe becomes first Indigenous protected area
The Dehcho First Nations and federal government have signed a document recognizing Canada’s first Indigenous protected area – Edéhzhíe, in the NWT’s Dehcho.