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Update on flooding at Ch’ëdähdëk Forty Mile Historic Site: Damage assessed and Request for Proposals issued for long-term conservation plan

22/02/2024 This is a joint release with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. In May of 2023, an ice jam formed at the confluence of the Forty mile and Yukon rivers 88 km downriver from Dawson City, resulting in extensive ice and water damage to the co-managed Ch’ëdähdëk (Forty Mile) Historic Site, one of the eight component sites that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202437 Views

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Yukon First Nations, advocates push for chinook salmon protection at parliamentary committee – CBC

Feb 22, 2024 Whitehorse dam, infighting among governments and mining impacts among talking points at committee Warning of looming extinction, delegates at a recent parliamentary committee told lawmakers challenges faced by Yukon River chinook salmon are manifold and in need of swift action. They said teeming hatchery pinks are outcompeting chinook for food in the ocean, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202442 Views

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Jay Macdonald: Our Commitment to Caribou Stewardship

Mr. Speaker, barren-ground caribou are extremely important to the people, cultures, and communities of the Northwest Territories. They have supported northern Indigenous peoples from time immemorial, and it is important that we all work together to ensure caribou populations remain strong for future generations. In recent years, many herds across the NWT have undergone significant […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202443 Views

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NWT Reports on Climate Action and Energy for 2022-2023

February 20, 2024 The North is experiencing climate warming faster than anywhere in Canada, and residents, businesses and governments across the Northwest Territories (NWT) are answering this call to action. Today, the Departments of Environment and Climate Change (ECC) and Infrastructure (INF) are releasing annual reports on climate action, energy that outline progress made in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 202436 Views

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First Nation warns of ‘ecocide’ as spring melt poses risk to tailings pond at Yukon mine site – CBC

Feb 16, 2024 Calling it an impending crisis, the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation says problems have been in plain sight The Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation is warning spring melt could cause the tailings dam at the abandoned Mount Nansen mine in central Yukon to overflow or breach, and send a toxic slurry into the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202442 Views

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Have Your Say – Wildfire Management Annual Engagement

February 15, 2024 As part of the Department of Environment and Climate Change’s annual engagement activities, forest managers across the Northwest Territories (NWT) are visiting communities in all regions to get input on wildfire management from Indigenous leaders, community governments and the public. We are seeking ideas and input from the public that consider both […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202434 Views

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Statement on flood preparedness from Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn

15/02/2024 Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn has issued the following statement: “In recent years, a number of locations across Yukon have been impacted by severe flooding. I know flood preparedness is on top-of-mind for many Yukoners. While it is too early to predict what the spring will hold, we are taking steps to prepare […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202434 Views

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Independent Reviews of Wildfire and Emergency Response for 2023 Wildfire Season Underway

February 15, 2024 Work is underway to complete independent reviews of the 2023 wildfire season to gain a full understanding of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) wildfire and emergency response. The ultimate goals of these reviews are to improve our effectiveness as a government and ensure we have appropriate preparedness and response strategies […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202444 Views

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GNWT Launches Phase 2 of 2022 Flood After Action Review

February 14, 2024 The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) invites Hay River and Kátł’odeeche First Nation (KFN) residents and businesses to provide their feedback on 2022 flood recovery activities. The GNWT is launching Phase 2 of the After Action Review (AAR) to hear the perspectives of those who were involved with recovery activities in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 202439 Views

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Closure of Baffin Island Caribou harvest

February 12, 2024 The Baffin Island Caribou 2023-2024 harvest is closed effective immediately. No further harvesting is allowed. The Total Allowable Harvest (TAH) of 400 caribou established by the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board for 2023-2024 has been reached. Any remaining tags are immediately void and are to be returned to the local Wildlife Office or […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 202441 Views

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