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White River First Nation Demands Panel Review of Yukon Mining Project

The White River First Nation is calling on the Yukon Government and the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board to conduct a Panel Review...

Climate Change Has Large Impact on High Arctic’s Lake Hazen

New research has found that an approximate change of one degree Celsius in summer air temperature caused dramatic changes to Lake Hazen, the High...

Yukon Updates Community Grant Framework to Support Regulatory Compliance

The Yukon government has updated its funding program for municipalities to ensure predictable and sustainable funding over the next five years. In part, the...

Yukon Prepares for Second Phase of Marwell Tar Pit Remediation

The Government of Yukon announced preparations for the next phase of remediation work at the Marwell Tar Pit site in Whitehorse, which will begin...

NWT to Receive $200M Over Ten Years for Green Infrastructure

The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories are forwarding infrastructure for Northern Canadian communities, with over $200 million for green infrastructure projects devoted to reducing greenhouse gases,...

Yukon 2018–19 Budget Includes $3M in Water Resource Spending

Yukon’s Premier and Finance Minister, Sandy Silver, delivered the 2018–19 budget yesterday in the Legislative Assembly. Local construction activity within the Territory will continue to...

NWT Releases 2018–19 Budget with Some New Spending on Water Infrastructure

The Government of Northwest Territories has released its 2018–19 Budget projections, which include $500,000 in new spending for water infrastructure projects and the same...

Dawson to Receive $15M for Water Infrastructure Upgrades

Canada and Yukon are investing $15 million in water infrastructure to ensure Northern Canadians have access to reliable and modern water services. Member of Parliament for Yukon, Larry Bagnell;...

First Nations, Territorial Government to Finalize Peel Land Use Plan

Leaders from the Government of Yukon and affected First Nations met in Dawson on January 29th to discuss next steps for finalizing the Regional...

Auditor General: NWT Lacks Leadership on Climate Change Adaptation

Canada’s Auditor General, Michael Ferguson, was in Yellowknife this week to speak with the territory’s legislators about his office’s report on climate change adaptation...

NWT Releases Draft Climate Change Strategic Framework

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has released a draft NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework (CCSF) for public comment. NWT Premier Bob McLeod wrote...

Iqaluit Upgrades Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Iqalungmiut’s water and wastewater infrastructure has been improved by investments from the local government and the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150). The...

Citizen Science Water Research in Canada’s North

Two Wilfrid Laurier University-led citizen science research projects are set to receive funding from Global Water Futures. The projects will help monitor changes that...

Supreme Court Backs Indigenous Rights in Dispute Over Peel Watershed

Yukon First Nations and environmental groups have won a landmark Supreme Court case. The judgment released on Friday upholds a land use plan that...

Rankin Inlet Seeks Proposals to Replace Failing Water Infrastructure

The Government of Nunavut has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to produce a feasibility study to determine solutions for the replacement of aged and...

Nunavut Water Board Approves Type B Water Licence for Gold Exploration

NxGold Ltd. has been issued a Type B Water Licence by the Nunavut Water Board in respect of the Kuulu Project in Nunavut. This licence...

Yukon Appoints New Chair of Its Water Board

The Government of Yukon has appointed Piers McDonald as the chair of the Water Board. McDonald has accepted the position, effective as of September...

NWT Releases Guidelines for Effluent Mixing Zones

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) announced the release of the Guidelines for Effluent...

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