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All Communities in NWT Now Have Modern Water Treatment Plants

All communities in the Northwest Territories (NWT) now have modern water treatment plants. This goal was originally set by federal, territorial, and community governments. As...

NWT Releases Videos Promoting Water Quality Monitoring Program

New videos promoting the NWT-wide Community-based Water Quality Monitoring Program have been released by the Government of Northwest Territories’ Department of Environment and Natural...

Agreement Reached to Ensure Access to Water at Giant Mine Town Site

An agreement, which provides continued public access to the water at the Giant Mine Town Site, has been reached by the City of Yellowknife,...

Construction of Water Reservoir in Faro, Yukon Completed

Construction of a new water reservoir in Faro, Yukon is now complete. With a capacity of 625-cubic-metres, the new reservoir replaces an old reservoir...

N.W.T. Releases Water Quality Results for Hay and Slave Rivers

The results of water quality monitoring conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in July 2020 indicate this year’s prolonged high water...

Water Quality Monitoring to Resume with Federal and Territorial Support

The Governments of Northwest Territories and Canada have resumed long-term water quality monitoring at two key sites in northern Alberta and two sites in...

Government of Canada Releases Report on the State of Marine Ecosystems in the Canadian Arctic

Together with Inuit and Northern partners, the Government of Canada is working to better understand the Canadian Arctic, sea ice, and the complex ecosystems...

Arctic Water—An Abundant Resource in Short Supply

It is estimated that 37 per cent of Canada’s total freshwater is contained in the three territories. In spite of this abundant resource, water...

Nunavut Tunngavik Invests in Clean Water for Community Handwashing

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) is investing $1.25 million to ensure Inuit in have a steady supply of clean water to wash hands. “Water is a...

Government of Yukon to Launch Online Water Well Registry

The Government of Yukon is launching a new water well registry that will allow users to search for water well records across the territory. The...

Canadian Arctic Scientist Awarded Weston Family Prize

Canadian Arctic scientist Dr. Wayne Pollard has been awarded the Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research. Dr. Pollard has dedicated more...

Five-Year Report on Yukon Water Strategy Released by Yukon

The Government of Yukon released the five-year report on the Yukon Water Strategy and Action Plan at the fourth annual Yukon Water Forum. “This report...

Permafrost Loss Could Cause Abrupt Arctic Climate Changes

Researchers from McGill University have published Abrupt changes across the Arctic permafrost region endanger northern development, which has projected that as permafrost continues to...

TMAC Resources Inc. Fined for Failure to Comply with Metal Mining Effluent Regulations

Nunavut-based TMAC Resources Inc. has been ordered to pay $50,000, in the Nunavut Court of Justice, after pleading guilty to one offence under the Fisheries...

Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan Has Been Finalized

The Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan has been finalized nearly 15 years after the Peel Watershed Planning Commission was formed. Leaders from the Governments...

New Standards for Wastewater Treatment in Northern Communities

Northern communities now have access to two new standardization resources that provide important strategies to integrate climate resilience into building and infrastructure design, guides,...

Town of Faro, Yukon Receives Funding for Water and Sewer Upgrades

The Government of Canada is providing funding for water and sewer upgrades in the Town of Faro, Yukon. The announcement was made by Larry...

Yukon Announces Launch of Open Data Portal

The territorial government of Yukon has announced easier access to valuable government information through the launch of the government’s first open data portal. This...

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