The NWT will begin providing standardized records of vaccination against Covid-19 – increasingly a requirement for travel – by the end of October.
Fort Providence's Big River and Snowshoe Inn gas stations lost power, warning drivers the community was potentially unable to provide fuel for several hours.
North-Wright Airways suspended scheduled flights to and from Fort Good Hope and Colville Lake. Flights to Délı̨nę and Tulita may be cancelled at short notice.
Nunavut suspended its portion of the common travel area, meaning more isolation for some travellers. The NWT, meanwhile, extended its public health emergency.
Expect a new Frank Channel Bridge to open by the end of 2024. The federal and NWT governments have set aside $50 million to replace the 61-year-old bridge.
Canada's seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases, a key marker in the NWT's reopening plan, moved back above 1,000. The GNWT said that won't immediately matter.
Vaccination rates across Canada effectively reached the milestone for a further reopening of the NWT, but the territory's own rate is not at the required level.
Despite restrictions easing federally, the GNWT gave no indication it will relax mandatory isolation requirements for children under 12 and their caregivers.
The pandemic checkpoint between the NWT and Alberta outside Fort Smith will be dismantled on August 1, the territorial government said on Wednesday.
Residents reported delays on the NWT's busiest highway after a semi truck overturned between Behchokǫ̀ and Fort Providence on Saturday. The road has reopened.
Fully vaccinated travellers eligible to enter Canada will no longer be required to stay at a federal isolation centre or complete a Covid-19 test on day eight.
The federal and territorial governments are contributing a combined $42 million for a new airport terminal in Inuvik.