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Posted Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The City of Yellowknife Community Advisory Board on Homelessness regrets to inform residents that the public session ‘An Evening with Kim Barthel’, scheduled to take place tonight, Wednesday August 21, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. This event will be rescheduled for a later date and information will be posted on the City’s website and social media channels.

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Posted Friday, July 26, 2019

The open air burning ban has been lifted for the City of Yellowknife, and Fred Henne and Yellowknife River Territorial Parks, effective immediately. If extremely dry forestry conditions return, the ban will be reinstated.
Please burn responsibly and ensure your fire is cold before leaving. 

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Posted Monday, July 22, 2019

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019 a small fire was reported burning along the shoreline of Great Slave Lake on Tin Can Hill. The Yellowknife Fire Division could not access the scene with emergency vehicles so the GNWT department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) deployed a helicopter and bucket to suppress the fire. The City is appreciative of the coordinated response of the Yellowknife Fire Division and ENR in dealing with this threat.
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Posted Friday, July 19, 2019

Effective immediately the City of Yellowknife is implementing a mandatory open air burning ban. The ban includes the use of approved fire pits within the city.
Due to very dry conditions and no indication of rain forecast throughout the weekend, the City of Yellowknife’s Fire Chief, John Fredericks, has implemented an open air burning ban.
The open air burning ban will remain in effect until further notice. The public will be advised of a change in status through...

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Posted Sunday, June 30, 2019

The City of Yellowknife wishes to advise residents that due to tomorrow’s weather forecast the Canada Day celebrations are being moved inside. There will be live music, food vendors and family-friendly activities taking place in the the Ed Jeske Arena inside the Multiplex, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., tomorrow, Monday, July 1st. The annual Canada Day parade celebrations will take place as usual between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

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