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SPRING CLEAN-UP APPLICATIONS

Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2022 09:30 AM

With warmer weather on the horizon and the return of longer days, the City of Yellowknife (the City) is once again offering Spring Clean-Up service contracts to non-profit organizations. This long-running program offers $550 to community groups to clean-up an assigned area in the city after the spring snowmelt.

This year’s clean-up will take place from Monday, May 16 to Sunday, May 22, 2022. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 29, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Organizations are required to provide ten volunteers...

Capital Update March 4, 2022

Posted on Friday, March 04, 2022 09:45 AM

Capital Update March 4, 2022

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DRAFT BUILDING BY-LAW

Posted on Friday, March 04, 2022 05:00 AM

On February 28, 2022, the City of Yellowknife (the City) brought forward a proposed new Building By-law to Council during the Governance and Priorities Committee Meeting.

The NWT Cities, Towns and Villages Act gives the City authority to regulate construction practices and standards in Yellowknife, and the City does this through the Building By-law. The current Building By-law, adopted by the City in 2008, is being updated. The new Building By-law adopts the National Building Codes rather than...

CITY LIFTS PROOF OF VACCINE POLICY and CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS

Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2022 11:30 AM

The City of Yellowknife (the City) has implemented changes to the proof of vaccine requirements and capacity restrictions, in accordance with the Government of the Northwest Territories Office of the Chief Public Health Officer’s (OCPHO) recent announcement that as of March 1, 2022, gathering restrictions and the Proof of Vaccine Program for businesses will no longer be in effect.

The Proof of Vaccine Policy (POV) at City facilities has been rescinded and POV is no longer required at any City facility,...

FIRE AT YELLOWKNIFE COURTHOUSE

Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2022 06:30 AM

At approximately 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022, the City of Yellowknife Fire Division (YKFD) received a call to service for a vehicle on fire at the Yellowknife Courthouse.

On arrival, a vehicle was noted to be burning. YKFD extinguished the fire and was on the scene for approximately one hour. No injuries, and limited damage, was reported.

This incident is under the jurisdiction of the Government of the Northwest Territories, Office of the Fire Marshal in the Department of Municipal and Community...