Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2023 08:07 PM
The City of Yellowknife (the City) would like to assure residents that despite the increasingly smoky conditions, our community is not currently at risk due to the ongoing wildfires. As a result of strong westerly winds, NWT Fire had previously forecasted smoky conditions for the city going into this weekend.
What are we doing?
City staff and contractors continue with proactive work to expand firebreaks and install sprinklers. Residents are reminded to avoid work areas and follow all signage. ...
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023 06:15 PM
The City of Yellowknife invites all residents to participate in its annual reconciliation gathering to create a vision for what Reconciliation looks like in Yellowknife, and what it should entail moving forward. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on August 29, 2023, at the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre. This evening will be facilitated by Tanya Tourangeau and Dëneze Nakehk’o and will include an overview of what actions the City has undertaken to date, opportunities to share information and ideas...
Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2023 01:03 PM
The City of Yellowknife would like to advise residents that firesmarting work has commenced in the community.
Heavy equipment will be operating in the sand pits to expand firebreaks. Residents are asked to avoid the work area and follow all signage. City staff have removed sprinklers from community parks and will begin installation in the Kam Lake area today.
The City wants to stress that our community is not currently at threat. These measures are precautionary, and more information on the...
Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2023 10:44 AM
AUGUST 5, 2023
The City of Yellowknife would like to update residents on proactive actions we are taking in response to Behchokǫ̀/ Yellowknife Fire ZF015, which is currently burning 37km northwest of Yellowknife.
As dry and windy conditions are forecast to continue throughout the weekend and upcoming weeks, the City is working closely with experts from the GNWT Department of Environment and Climate Change to mitigate any potential future risk to Yellowknife. Based on expert advice, work to...