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City Wide Fire Ban Reinstated

Posted on Monday, July 04, 2022 04:24 PM

Effective immediately the City of Yellowknife is re-implementing a mandatory open air burning ban. The ban includes the use of approved fire pits within the city.

Due to very dry conditions, no indication of rain in the forecast, and an expected increase in lightning activity later in the week, the City of Yellowknife’s Fire Chief, Nelson Johnson, has implemented an open air burning ban.

The City will be issuing fines for non-compliance. Anyone with a complaint regarding burning during the ban can...

City Wide Fire Ban Lifted

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2022 04:27 PM

Effective immediately, the mandatory ban on open air fires that was put in place on Thursday, June 9, 2022, has been lifted for the City of Yellowknife. The ban may be reinstated at any time if extremely dry forestry conditions return.

Please practice fire safety at all times, burn responsibly, and ensure your fire is cold before leaving. To learn more about fire prevention, visit our Fire Prevention page at

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Canada Day Parade Road Closure

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2022 10:50 AM

The City of Yellowknife (the City) wishes to advise residents of road closures for the 2022 Rotary Community Parade on Canada Day occurring Friday, July 1, 2022.

The parade will start at 11:00 a.m. in front of City Hall on Veterans Memorial Drive (49 Avenue), it will then turn right onto 48 Street, and turn right again onto Franklin Avenue (50 Avenue) and continue on Franklin Avenue until it finishes by the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool. Roads along the parade route will be closed from approximately 10:00...

July 1 Canada Day Event

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2022 01:21 PM

The City of Yellowknife (the City) invites residents to come to Somba K’e Civic Plaza on July 1 for a day of free family-friendly activities, local food vendors and artisans, and live performances from William Prince, Patrick Jacobson & the Bush Pilots and Bella Beats!

The event will begin at 12:15 p.m. with opening ceremonies and the Yellowknives Dene Drummers, and finishes at 5 p.m. This engaging and family-friendly event will feature local entertainment and activities like a bouncy castle...


Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 05:22 PM

The City of Yellowknife (the City) and NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines (Chamber) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada 2022 Convention (PDAC).  PDAC is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community and serves as an ideal backdrop for signing this MOU and marks a milestone for the City and mining industry. 


The MOU recognizes the mineral industry as a key contributor to the City’s economy and...